Cartea ‘Inainte sa te cunosc‘, de Jojo Moyes (T.O. Me Before You) mi-au oferit suficiente citate cat sa fac un articol intreg pe tema asta. Continuarea, ‘After You‘ mi-a placut parca si mai mult, dar nu mai sper la vreun sequel, asa ca ma multumesc cu bucuria lecturarii unui roman emotionant si vizionarea unui film sfasietor de dulce. Imi propusesem inca de anul trecut ca toate cartile care vor avea ecranizari anul acesta sa fie citite pana la aparitia filmului.
Am reusit sa bifez cateva titluri, dar niciunul nu mi s-a inradacinat cu atata profunzime in suflet cum a facut-o ‘Me Before You’ de Jojo Moyes (am citit versiunea in engleza). Stiam foarte putine despre volum, dar am inceput sa urmaresc proiectul cand nu se stia decat numele actorilor principali distribuiti, ambii foarte dragi mie din diferite alte proiecte. Si am inceput sa citesc. Si am citit. Si am sperat. Si am ras, am suferit, am plans, m-am atasat iremediabil de poveste si de personaje, pana la a crede pentru prima oara ca o carte chiar poate schimba conceptii si idei cat pentru a motiva.
Imi place sa cred ca am invatat sa fiu obiectiva, dar cumva scriitura lui Jojo Moyes mi-a umbrit judecata rationala si am ales sa ma indragostesc de fragilitatea protagonistilor, desi constienta ca totul este doar fictiune.
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Subiectul controversat al filmului “Me Before You” – despre ce e vorba
O tanara naiva si visatoare se gaseste in postura de a fi somera. Asumandu-si rolul de responsabil pentru greutatile familiei, stie ca nu poate sta prea mult acasa, cand situatia financiara nu este tocmai usoara. Gaseste un loc de munca de la care nu stie la ce sa se astepte – trebuie sa aiba grija de un tanar care este tintuit la pat, in urma unui accident. Tot ce stie este ca trebuie sa fie in permanenta cu el. Doar ca sederea nu este usoara, cand domnul este ursuz, greu de multumit si ii aminteste mereu ca nu este dorita in casa. Insa Louisa este incapatana si atasata de Will si va face orice pentru a-l face sa se indragosteasca din nou de viata si sa renunte la o idee absurda, dar indreptatit sa o propuna (sunt cateva pasaje in carte unde se detaliaza concret chinul prin care trece personajul). Subiectul controversat a ridicat cateva polemici. Atat in randul unor spectatori, cat si al criticii, care nu a parut sa inteleaga in totalitate mesajul filmului, desigur unul delicat. Dar cred ca uitam un lucru important si anume ca nu trebuie sa judecam. Admir curajul autoarei de a tine cu incapatanare de finalul acela, ceea ce m-a facut si mai mult sa apreciez valoarea subiectului. Intr-un univers cand puteai face orice, este destul de greu sa realizezi ca ai devenit mic. Ceea ce se intampla personajului principal. Dar nu incerc sa explic, ci doar sa inteleg. Lucru usor de facut odata ce cunosti detaliile imaginate in carte. Exista si o continuarea ‘After You’ – mai amaruie si apasatoare despre o Louisa in ruine, care gaseste puterea de a-si striga durerea si reprosurile acolo unde se astepta mai putin. Filmul lanseaza indirect intrebarea ‘ce-ar fi daca’, dar nu a intentionat nicio secunda sa ofere raspunsul. Se vede din 1 iulie in cinematografe si este distribuit de CineForum. Vizionare trailer film Me Before You – Inainte sa te cunsc: https://youtu.be/3JIDYzmL4UE Pentru ca, asa cum precizam mai sus, m-am atasat de roman, am decis sa aleg replicile care m-au ravasit si cucerit in egala masura. Desigur, alegeri subiective:
Replicile preferate din cartea “Me Before You: Inainte sa te cunosc” de Jojo Moyes:
“I am conscious that knowing me has caused you pain, and grief, and I hope that one day when you are less angry with me and less upset, you will see not just that I could only have done the thing that I did, but also that this will help you live a really good life, a better life, than if you hadn’t met me. You’re going to feel uncomfortable in your new world for a bit. It always does feel strange to be knocked out of your comfort zone. But I hope you feel a bit exhilarated too. Your face when you came back from diving that time told me everything; there is a hunger in you, Clark. A fearlessness. You just buried it, like most people do.”
Me Before You
“Push yourself. Don’t settle. Wear those stripy legs with pride. And if you insist on settling down with some ridiculous bloke, make sure some of this is squirreled away somewhere. Knowing you still have possibilities is a luxury. Knowing I might have given them to you has alleviated something for me. So this is it. You are scored on my heart, Clark. You were from the first day you walked in, with your ridiculous clothes and your bad jokes and your complete inability to ever hide a single thing you felt. You changed my life so much more than this money will ever change yours. Don’t think of me too often. I don’t want to think of you getting all maudlin. Just live well. Just live.”
“How is it you have the right to destroy my life, I wanted to demand of him, but I’m not allowed a say in yours? But I had promised. So I held him, Will Traynor, ex-City whiz kid, ex-stunt diver, sportsman, traveler, lover. I held him close and said nothing, all the while telling him silently that he was loved. Oh, but he was loved.”
“Hey Clark’, he said.’Tell me something good’. I stared out of the window at the bright-blue Swiss sky and I told him a story of two people. Two people who shouldn’t have met, and who didn’t like each other much when they did, but who found they were the only two people in the world who could possibly have understood each other. And I told him of the adventures they had, the places they had gone, and the things I had seen that I had never expected to. I conjured for him electric skies and iridescent seas and evenings full of laughter and silly jokes. I drew a world for him, a world far from a Swiss industrial estate, a world in which he was still somehow the person he had wanted to be. I drew the world he had created for me, full of wonder and possibility.”
“ Shhh. Just listen. You, of all people. Listen to what I’m saying. This…tonight…is the most wonderful thing you could have done for me. What you have told me, what you have done in bringing me here…knowing that, somehow, from that complete arse, I was at the start of this, you managed to salvage something to love is astonishing to me. But…I need it to end here. No more chair. No more pneumonia. No more burning limbs. No more pain and tiredness and waking up every morning already wishing it was over. When we get back, I am still going to go to Switzerland. And if you do love me, Clark, as you say you do, the thing that would make me happier than anything is if you would come with me. So I’m asking you – if you feel the things you say you feel – then do it. Be with me. Give me the end I’m hoping for.”
“ And then, just like that, my heart broke. My face crumpled, my composure went and I held him tightly and I stopped caring that he could feel the shudder of my sobbing body because grief swamped me. It overwhelmed me and tore at my heart and my stomach and my head and it pulled me under, and I couldn’t bear it. I honestly thought I couldn’t bear it.”
” I kissed him, trying to bring him back. I kissed him and let my lips rest against his so that our breath mingled and the tears from my eyes became salt on his skin, and I told myself that, somewhere, tiny particles of him would become tiny particles of me, ingested, swallowed, alive, perpetual. I wanted to press every bit of me against him. I wanted to will something into him. I wanted to give him every bit of life I felt and force him to live.”
” I looked at Will and I saw the baby I held in my arms, dewily besotted, unable to believe that I had created another human being. I saw the toddler, reaching for my hand, the schoolboy weeping tears or fury after being bullied by some other child. I saw the vulnerabilities, the love, the history. That’s what he was asking me to extinguish — the small child as well as the man — all that love, all that history.”
“ I hadn’t realized that music could unlock things in you, could transport you to somewhere even the composer hadn’t predicted. It left an imprint in the air around you, as if you carried its remnants with you when you went.”
“ You only get one life. It’s actually your duty to live it as fully as possible.” “I was good at keeping secrets from my parents (it’s one of the things we learn while growing up, after all).”
“ Some mistakes… Just have greater consequences than others. But you don’t have to let the result of one mistake be the thing that defines you. You, Clark, have the choice not to let that happen.” / “ I will never, ever regret the things I’ve done. Because most days, all you have are places in your memory that you can go to.”
” I’m sorry. It’s not enough.’ I lowered his hand. ‘I don’t understand.’ He waited before he spoke, as if he were struggling, for once, to find the right words. ‘It’s not enough for me. This – my world – even with you in it. And believe me, Clark, my whole life has changed for the better since you came. But it’s not enough for me. It’s not the life I want.’
“ All I can say is that you make me… you make me into someone I couldn’t even imagine. You make me happy, even when you’re awful. I would rather be with you – even the you that you seem to think is diminished – than with anyone else in the world.”
” I just . . . want to be a man who has been to a concert with a girl in a red dress. Just for a few minutes more.’ I released the door handle.‘Sure.’ I closed my eyes and lay my head against the headrest, and we sat there together for a while longer, two people lost in remembered music, half hidden in the shadow of a castle on a moonlight hill.”
“ There was nothing left for me to do. Do you know how hard it is to say nothing ? When every atom of you strains to do the opposite? I just tried to be, tried to absorb the man I loved through osmosis, tried to imprint what I had left of him on myself. I did not speak…”
“ I want him to live if HE wants to live. If he doesn’t, then by forcing him to carry on, you, me….. we become just another shitty bunch of people taking away his choices.”
“Best before: 19 March 2007”
“ What if I like watching television? What if I don’t want to do much else other than read a book?… What if I’m tired when I get home? What if I don’t fill my days with frenetic activity?” But one day you might wish you had”
” I needed to tell him, silently, that things might change, grow or fail, but that life did go on. That we were all part of some great cycle, some pattern that it was only God’s purpose to understand. I couldn’t say that to him, of course – Will and I have never been able to say much to each other – but I wanted to show him. A silent promise, if you like, that there was a bigger picture, a brighter future.”
” His fingers squeezed mine. A faint movement, but there it was. “Louisa. It wasn’t your fault.” I cried then. Not sobbing, this time. The tears left me silently, and told me something else was leaving me. Guilt. Fear. A few other things I hadn’t yet found words for. I leaned my head gently on his shoulder and he tilted his head until it rested against mine. “
Pentru a marca premiera filmului in cinematogrfe, RanEventsComm a organizat o sedinta tare interesanta despre… iubire. Invitata si speaker a fost Nicoleta Vascan care ne-a invitat sa cugetam putin la ideea despre dragoste si implinire, prin prisma protagonistilor din film. Am urmarit trailerul (eu a 30-a oara cel putin :D). Ni s-a cerut la un moment sa ne gandim la un singur cuvant care ne rasare in minte cand auzim ‘Me Before You’. Eu am ales ‘schimbare’. Pentru ca pana la urma despre asta este vorba. Intalnirea a fost gazduita printre decoruri de epoca de la The Victorian Rose (stiti ca ador tot ce tine de zona asta) si am incercat sa imi pastrez cumpatul ca sa nu fac mai multe poze decat erau necesare pentru a imortaliza momentul.