domingo, abril 16, 2006

Angels in America

"I hate America, Louis. I hate this country. Nothing but a bunch of big ideas and stories and people dying, and then people like you. The white cracker who wrote the National Anthem knew what he was doing. He set the word free to a note so high nobody could reach it. That was deliberate. Nothing on Earth sounds less like freedom to me."

2 comentários:

M. disse...

Amo essa mini-série! Enquanto lá estive nunca a vi, mas neste Natal ofereceram-me o DVD com os seis episódios e não me canso de os ver... É um dos melhores exemplos de auto-consciência que os EUdaA jamais produziram!

Duas citações que me chamaram a atenção:

I don't understand why I'm not dead. When your heart breaks, you should die. But there's still the rest of you. There's your breasts and your genitals... They're amazingly stupid, like babies, or faithful dogs. They don't get it, they just want him. Want him. Harper Pitt

Smell is... an incredibly complex and underappreciated physical phenomenon. Inextricably bound up with sex. ... Smelling. Is desiring. We have five senses, but only two that go beyond the boundaries of... of ourselves. When you look at someone, it's just bouncing light, or when you hear them, it's just sound waves, vibratting air, or touch is just nerve endings tingling. Know what a smell is? ... It's made up of the molecules of what you're smelling. Some part of you, where you meet the air, is airborne. Louis Ironson

Nuno Guronsan disse...

Ora continuam os pontos de Contacto. Também me ofereceram esse fantástico DVD (obrigado, Suburbano!) mas só agora tive tempo para ver tudo ao pormenor (quando a série deu na 2: não consegui ver todos os episódios). É um belo retrato da vida americana nos anos 80 e do sentimento que se vivia na altura. Fascinante...