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Sunday, February 26th, 2006
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Is anyone still around?

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Sunday, June 5th, 2005
8:09 am - Juliette Binoche

If you love Juliette Binoche in The English Patient, you should join our brand new community!

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Thursday, May 5th, 2005
11:16 pm - "The English Patient" special edition disc

Even if it's been a while since you've seen the movie and feel as if your sole copy of the original DVD is enough, I highly recommend with all my heart the following:

Take a look at some of the GORGEOUS menus...Collapse )

This is a serious gift for those who've often wished that the original DVD contained "a little bit more of everything."

Recently caught TEP on a Vancouver channel while I vacationed there this past weekend. It was this lovely, spontaneous thing on TV, but in French. Reminded me to replace my copy of the soundtrack, since it's so badly scratched up from use. :)

For anyone interested, I wrote a extensive paper deconstructing the book when I was in high school. I'd be more than happy to share.

Don't skip out on that disc.

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Monday, September 6th, 2004
12:23 am


Betrayals during war are childlike compared to betrayals during peacetime. New lovers are nervous and tender, but smash everything, for the heart is an organ of fire.

In the desert the most loved waters, like a lover's name, are carried blue in your hands, enter your throat. One swallows absence. A woman in Cario curves the white length of her body up from the bed and leans out of the window into a rainstorm to allow her nakedness to receive it.

I walked in a desert.
And I cried:
Ah, God, take me from this place!
A voice said: "It is no desert."
I cried: "Well, but-
The sand, the heat, the vacant horizon."
A voice said: "It is no desert."

Their bodies had met in perfumes, in sweat, frantic to get under that thin film with a tongue or a tooth, as if they could grip character there and during love and pull it right off the body of the other.

The wild poem is a substitute
for the woman one loves or ought to love,
one wild rhapsody a fake for another.

I have loved this book for years and everything in it. Is there still anyone floating in this community? Are there any other communities floating about for Michael Ondaatje's other novels? I'm beginning In the Skin of a Lion as of now, its marvellous. Let me know what's up.

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Sunday, April 18th, 2004
3:08 am

Hi! New to the community. But I've been quite a big fan both the film and book, as well Michael Ondaatje for a while. I am currently reading his book "In the skin of a lion" and I think in some ways it's a prequel to TEP. It sort of introduces you to the characters Hana & Caravaggio, and gives you insight to Hana's family.

I noticed this hasn't been updated for awhile, but I found this link to a deleted scene in the english patient. So in case you guys haven't seen it yet, here's the link: http://djuna.nkino.com/KST/index.html

It's a Kristin Scott Thomas Appreciation site.
Go to gallery and go to "The English Patient" section.

-It also has additional commentary from Anthony Minghella on certain scenes. This was all from a TV special called Black and White to Colour: The making of TEP

-BTW, does anyone know how to get a hold of this making of documentary? or maybe it might be included in the special edition DVD coming out??? Please let me know, I really want to see the whole thing. Thanks!

current mood: thoughtful

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Friday, February 27th, 2004
5:14 pm - New here and a question


My name is Kara and I've been a lurker here for a quite a few weeks now and finally decided to introduce myself.

I love both the movie and the book, I think they are utterly amazing. ´

Since I'm from Germany, I only own the book in German (though the English copy will be the next thing I buy if I will ever have enough money ;)) and I'd love to knew how two quotes from the book are in English. The first one would be the postcard Katherine sends to Almásy (it goes something like she can't take not to touch him but on the other hands feels like it doesn't matter if she'll ever see him again) and the second one the quote about dying and what there is in our body when we die- tastes, lovers, fears etc. ...

I'm not very good at describing things like that and even worse in doing that in English and I would love if anyone could find those quotes for me.

Anyway, sorry for the long babbling/stupid question ;)

current mood: cold

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Monday, June 23rd, 2003
6:37 pm

How did you hate me? she whispers in the Cave of Swimmers, talking through her pain of injuries. A broken wrist. Shattered ribs. You were terrible to me. That's when my husband suspected you. I still hate that about you--disappearing into deserts or bars.

You left me in Groppi Park.

Because you didn't want me as anything else.

Because you said your husband was going mad. Well, he went mad.

Not for a long time. I went mad before he did, you killed everything in me. Kiss me, will you. Stop defending yourself. Kiss me and call me by my name.

Their bodies met in perfumes, in sweat, frantic to get under that thin film with a tongue or a tooth, as if they each could grip character there and during love pull it right off the body of the other.

Now there is no talcum on her arm, no rose water on her thigh.

You think you are an iconoclast, but you're not. You just move, or replace what you cannot have. If you fail at something you retreat into something else. Nothing changes you. How many women did you have? I left you because I knew I could never change you. You would stand in the room so still sometimes, so wordless sometimes, as if the greatest betrayal of yourself would be to reveal one more inch of your character.

In the Cave of Swimmers we talked. We were only two latitudes away from the safety of Kufra.

current mood: nostalgic

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Thursday, December 19th, 2002
1:26 pm - Welcome Fans of "The English Patient"

This is a new community as of the 19th December 2002. I would love anyone and everyone to join to talk about all aspects, of the film, story, book, actors or just why you love it all.

current mood: accomplished

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