Forgive my lips. They find joy in the most unusual places
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I watched on TV a lovely film, A Good Year, with Russell Crowe, Marillon Cotillard, and Albert Finney. This replica comes twice. First, when the heroes are children: he is reading Death in Venice (wow!), she is kissing him while saying that sentence in a whisper, Forgive my lips. They find joy in the most unusual places. Second time, they are both adults, and he came to her, totally in love. Now he's kissing the young lady, saying the phrase he had said long ago.
Is this replica from Death in Venice? Just curious.
I read Death in Venice thirty or forty years ago. A French translation found at an antiquarian. Thomas Mann was perfect in everything he was writing. Much later I saw the film made by Visconti. I remember it was at télécinémathèque, and they had invited a professor from the University of Iași in the studio. He made a great comment: a man who was truly in love for Thomas Mann. And, as the homoerotic openness (only at conceptual level, to be clear) of the author is somehow known, one might say, Forgive my lips. They find joy in the most unusual places.
Enough for today