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April 25, 2011



Ask Jerry (or, as I have noticed, most men) what his favorite movie of all time is, and undoubtedly he will say Braveheart. The epic tale of patriotism with a little romance thrown in, Jerry loves to watch the defiance William Wallace shows toward the English noblemen. Have you noticed how men thrive on this kind of movie? They want to be Wallace, to defy someone, and take a huge sword out and swing it around and yell something like, “Freedom!” at the top of their lungs. I suppose since much of that is frowned upon in our society today, letting him claim this as a favorite is a good thing. So, I’ll give it to him; it’s a good movie, I’ll admit it.  And, it’s one of the only movies to bring a tear to his eye (another one being Ramona and Beezus, but that’s a story for another day!)

I present Jane Austen’s Persuasion as my fave. Not as popular a movie pick as Pride & Prejudice, I still love the story (the book’s great too!) And the cast of this particular adaptation (1995) is well chosen. I like the thought that love might not necessarily be lost, even when you think it is. And, honestly, as a girl, to have a man pine years for you is pretty romantic. (I have one of those kinds of guys, ladies!) Watch the movie or read the book if you haven’t already!

What’s your favorite?

 “You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight and a half years ago. Dare not say that a man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant.”
~Frederick Wentworth (Jane Austen, Persuasion)


3 Comments leave one →
  1. faerylandmom permalink
    April 26, 2011 4:27 pm

    I think Persuasion is my favorite Austen book, actually. Haven’t seen the movie, though… 🙂

    • Marla permalink*
      April 26, 2011 8:17 pm

      We are a rare breed, we who choose Persuasion over P& P!

  2. April 27, 2011 1:13 pm

    “You have come to fight as free men, and free men you are. What will you do with that freedom? Will you fight? Aye, fight and you may die, run and you’ll live. At least a while. And dying in your beds many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one chance to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom!” – (Mel Gibson as William Wallace)

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