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  • I don't understand. Where are we going?

  • But, you made us rush through dinner,

  • and dad wasn't finished with his profiteroles.

  • Profiteroles? You're going to have the most amazing adventure of your life, ok?

  • - Where? - Just, Inez, please.

  • Why are you carrying that manuscript around?

  • You'll see, and when you do,

  • your jaw is gonna drop, ok?

  • You know I wouldn't hide anything, so if I'm saying it's incredible, it's...

  • Ok.

  • It's just, I don't understand.

  • I know. You've been wondering why I've been acting strange all day?

  • - Yeah. - Well, you're about to find out,

  • and you're gonna wonder why I wasn't acting more strange, when you find out.

  • - This is very... - I know. I know.

  • Well, I don't know what you're carrying on about,

  • but this is not my idea of an amazing adventure.

  • I am tired from the gym and the massage, so I'm gonna get this cab.

  • - Taxi. - Inez, wait.

  • - Let's just wait a little longer. - Look,

  • you want to walk the streets of Paris, and take it in by night,

  • that's fine. You go ahead.

  • But I'm in the middle of a great book that Carol lent me.

  • Come on, just 10 more minutes, and then we can walk home.

  • If I'm asleep when you get in, don't wake me up.

  • What am I doing wrong?

  • Unless she's right, and I need to see a neurologist.

  • Ok, you left the wine-tasting, a little drunk, but not out of control.

  • Lost, you walk along... this is the spot...

  • I mean, it's just like a one-shot deal.

  • The clock struck midnight...

  • Hello.

  • Oh, hi, Mr. Hemingway. Here.

  • Let me just jump in.

  • The assignment was to take the hill. There were four of us.

  • Five if you counted Vicente, but he had lost his hand when a grenade went off

  • and couldn't fight as he could when I first met him.

  • And he was young, and brave.

  • And the hill was soggy from days of rain, and the hill sloped down toward a road,

  • and there were many German soldiers on the road.

  • And the idea was to aim for the first group,

  • and if our aim was true, we could delay them.

  • - Were you scared? - Of what?

  • Getting killed?

  • You'll never write well if you're afraid of dying.

  • - Do you? - Yeah, I do. I'd say it's probably...

  • ...maybe my greatest fear, actually.

  • Well, that's something all men before you have done, all men will do.

  • I know. I know.

  • Have you ever made love to a truly great woman?

  • Actually, my fiancée is pretty sexy.

  • And when you make love to her, you feel true, and beautiful passion

  • and you, for at least that moment,

  • lose your fear of death?

  • No. That doesn't happen.

  • I believe that love that is true and real creates a respite from death.

  • All cowardice comes from not loving, or not loving well, which is the same thing.

  • And when the man who is brave and true looks Death squarely in the face

  • like some rhino-hunters I know, or Belmonte, who's truly brave,

  • it is because they love with sufficient passion, to push death out of their minds,

  • until it returns, as it does, to all men.

  • And then you must make really good love again.

  • Think about it.

I don't understand. Where are we going?

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Midnight In Paris - Talking About Love And Death With Ernest Hemingway

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    Shan posted on 2013/10/28
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