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The Winter Guest-No matter where you hide life will always find you

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Apr. 29th, 2008 | 06:12 pm
Where are you?: Home
How does that make you feel?: touchedtouched
What's on?: 'Take Me With You'- The Winter Guest

I have the DVD, but never watched it. This is my second viewing of the movie on IFC. Here is my not so step-by-step commentary (and some quotes from the movie that stood out to me):

First, the music was beautifully composed by Michael Kamen and the cinematography was by Seamus McGarvey. Directed of course by Alan Rickman. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120521/)

Trailer at IMDB-(http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120521/trailers-screenplay-vi1089863961)

Kind of sad for those old ladies, planning their days around funerals.

"What if there is only one day left us? Out of all our lives, just this one day?"

The relationship between Elspeth and Frances reminds me of my mom and myself. Both needing each other, but to stubborn to admit it to one another. Every once in a while they have breakthroughs, when they are able to show affection for one another. (Like when Frances rubs her mother's face with her coat, snuggling her in.)

I did cry a couple times, but I also laughed my ass off a couple of times ("It's a condom." or "If my balls ever drop.")

Deep-Heat (or Icy-hot) on the penis to make it grow? Bwahaha! That poor boy. . ."It's burning a bit. . . it burns, my penis is on fire. Bugger! F*%K!" OMG!

They have Safe-ways in the UK? We had them here in the US as well. I remember my trips from Mexico with my grandparents to go grocery shopping at the Safeway across the border(into the US).

What the heck is a treacle toffee?

"You've got to open out your arms and let chaos in"

Before I saw this movie, the song "Take Me With You" was a romantic love song. Now, it's more of a familial love song (ie-Daughter to Mother, Mother to Daughter). Oh, don't get me wrong, it's still a love song. But, like any song, given a different situation it can mean something completely different. (Actually listening to it again, it would make a good "Funeral Song". I don't mean to sound morbid. My brother and I discuss from time to time what kind of music we would like played at our funerals if something was to happen to either of us. This song has made it onto my list.)

What does the ending mean to you? You know, with the boys walking off into the distance, over the frozen sea. . .



P.S.- Where the heck was Alan Rickman's cameo? There were several people on the street, besides the main characters, but they were all bundles up with coats and hats. It was difficult to see where he was.

Please got to (http://www.britbitsandclips.com/AR_Audio.htm) to download this beautiful song for those of you who haven't heard it.

Take Me With You
Music: Michael Kamen
Lyrics: Alan Rickman
Performed: Liz Fraser

Your eyes are still closed
Are you sleeping?
Can I touch you?
Would it make you fall?

You sail in love through the sky
When there's a close slips in between us
Am I livin' your dreams?
Take me with you.

The night is still cold
Let me hold you
Drifting homewards
Do you know how the wind blows

You sailing love through the sky
And I will keep you close beside me
Am I livin' your dreams?
Take me with you.

Drifting homewards
Do you know where the wind blows
Take me with...
Take me with you

You sail in love through the sky
And I will hold you close beside me
Am I livin' your dreams?
Take me with you.

Am I livin' your dreams?
Take me with you.

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Alan, Robert & Jason lover

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from: snoopylover9
date: Apr. 30th, 2008 05:08 am (UTC)
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I've only seen it once and really enjoyed it.

Alan is a man without a hat at the very beginning, if I recall correctly.

There are great moments in the movie, and the whole thing feels gentle to me. I like the back and forth between the young man and woman. YOu recognize the Icy-Hot kid as Oliver Wood, from the first two HP movies? I think that Alan recommended him for that role.

Is the ending about opening yourself up to chaos? To go somewhere and you have no idea where the hell you'll end up?

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Monica

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from: monicarnsg
date: Apr. 30th, 2008 04:06 pm (UTC)
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I'll have to dig out my DVD and re-watch it. Not that that's a bad thing.

I did recognize Sean Biggerstaff (Oliver Wood)! He was cute as a little kid!

That is a good interpretation of the ending. . .I'll have to think on it a bit.

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Alan, Robert & Jason lover

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from: snoopylover9
date: May. 1st, 2008 02:45 am (UTC)
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Where did you get your copy, if I may ask? I vaguely recall seeing outrageous prices a while back.

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Monica

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from: monicarnsg
date: May. 1st, 2008 04:43 am (UTC)
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I'm sorry, I don't remember if I got it on Ebay or Amazon.
Here is the link to an ebay search: http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?from=R40&_trksid=m37&satitle=the+winter+guest&category0=
Here is the link for amazon: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=the+winter+guest&x=0&y=0
Some are a little more expensive than others, but there are some less expensive options as well.

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Alan, Robert & Jason lover

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from: snoopylover9
date: May. 1st, 2008 04:59 am (UTC)
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Gracias :o)

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Monica

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from: monicarnsg
date: May. 1st, 2008 05:01 am (UTC)
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De nada. Anytime.

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Alan, Robert & Jason lover

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from: snoopylover9
date: May. 6th, 2008 01:10 am (UTC)
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Albeit late, thanks for the links :o)

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Monica

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from: monicarnsg
date: May. 6th, 2008 01:29 am (UTC)
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I hope you found the links useful.

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Monica

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from: monicarnsg
date: Apr. 30th, 2008 11:11 pm (UTC)
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I'm glad you got to download the song. You are also right about the mother-daughter relationship being complex. My mom and me are like that.

Edited at 2008-05-01 02:17 am (UTC)

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Monica

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from: monicarnsg
date: May. 1st, 2008 04:44 am (UTC)
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I posted some links in the comment above. You may find them helpful.

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me_pirateship

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from: me_pirateship
date: Apr. 30th, 2008 07:34 pm (UTC)
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HI!!!!

Puddy and I have discussed it in detail over here, in case you're interested! I LOVE that film!

http://me-pirateship.livejournal.com/13145.html


Alan's Cameo: He's the man with the hat at the bus stop. As he lifts his hat you can briefly see his profile (very Hitchcock-like)!

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Monica

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from: monicarnsg
date: Apr. 30th, 2008 11:14 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for letting me know where Alan was, I'll have to check it out. I'm heading over to your journal to read what you ladies wrote. Thanks for the link (I haven't been on LJ that long.)

Edited at 2008-05-01 02:17 am (UTC)

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