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I think this is the most amazing scene of any movie I have ever seen.

Arrgh, and now I'm looking for a quote from Camus' The Stranger and I can't find it and the book is packed away. It's at the very end of the book and it's basically talking about him letting go and saying something about how he felt the benevolence of the universe or something benign indifference of the universe... It may even be the last line in the book. Stupid internets.

And why does LJ have to be so effed up!?

Ah finally, here it is:


“For the first time in a very long time I thought of mother. I felt that I understood why at the end of her life she’d taken a “fiancé” and why she’d pretended to start again. There at home, where lives faded away, there too the evenings were a kind of melancholy truce. So close to death, mother must have felt liberated and ready to live her life again. No one, no one at all had any right to cry over her. And I too felt ready to live my life again. As if this great outburst of anger had purged all my ills, killed all my hopes, I looked up at the mass of signs and stars in the night sky and I laid myself open for the first time to the benign indifference of the world. And finding it so much like myself, in fact so fraternal, I realized that I’d been happy, and that I was still happy.”

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troymccluresf
Nov. 26th, 2006 11:51 pm (UTC)
J: You're Ieaving me for this guy?

P: His name is Les... and he's the most beautifuI thing I've ever seen. And so is his bag.
withbutterflies
Nov. 27th, 2006 12:07 am (UTC)
That is a beautiful clip
unclebill35
Nov. 27th, 2006 12:29 am (UTC)
Funny, I was listening to "Killing An Arab" just last night!
delphica
Nov. 27th, 2006 02:55 am (UTC)
I hate that movie in ways I can't even describe, and I still love that particular scene! It works really well for me if I don't have to sit through the rest of it.
democritus
Nov. 27th, 2006 02:59 am (UTC)
You're just jealous of his sweet hot rod.
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