Saturday, October 16, 2004

Love of the Life

I finally found a copy of one of my favorite movies. Actually, it's not like an oscar-winning production or anything but I like it mainly because of its chinese theme song. I love it so much and I just can't get tired of listening to it. It would be great if I can somehow compose my own lyrics to match the melody and sing it on my wedding day (if ever that day happens). I got the DVD. It may have been in that store all the other times I've been in there but I didn't notice. Anyway I'm so happy I found it!! Too bad my winDVD that somebody sent me a few years ago only allowed 5 minutes of playtime. Maybe I can find a crack for it? And I don't know how to get the DVDPlayer that comes with Windows to play the movie. In the meantime I'll just enjoy it in the living room (much better system anyway) rather than watch it from the computer. Cracks are not a good idea anyway. Here's a clip that I found long ago (RealPlayer format).

A minor reason why I like the movie is because it talks about three friends matching up together so well even unto death. And then, of course, half of it took place in San Francisco which for some reason I feel attracted to. There were a couple of scenes that stick to me in particular. One can be seen in the clip where Alan&Olive are looking out into the ocean with the sun shining on the waters before them. That matched up so well to what I remember seeing back in like 1990 or so when I went to Canada Place in the summertime. Standing outside on the decks with the sun on the white masts and enjoying the fresh summer breeze while looking at the waters and reminiscing of Expo86 when Canada Place was the Canada Pavillion. It was wicked! That reminds me of a Canada song that I heard during Expo86 and I still remember some of the melody too. It'd be great if I could find the song again! And the other scenery of the movie that I particularly appreciated was at the very end when Alan&Olive were on the grassy hill in the sunshine after a short bout of rain and the view in front of them featured a row of Victorian houses as well as skyscrapers further out. Nice scene. I wonder if I have actually seen this movie when it first came out in 1991. So many things seemed to come together in my mind and fit so well - so many images and sceneries. All that imagery is played in my mind along with the music of the song and it is so soothing. The movie also reminds me that I should always treasure friendship because there are some things that were never done that should've been done but you can never turn back the clock


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