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The Bridges of Madison County (1995) - (Movies To See Before You Die - Love Theme)

05 Mar, 2009 | Movies To See Before You Die / Love Theme

It was really surprising to see this sheer poetry on the celluloid coming from a person who is known more for his action and cowboy image, that’s Clint Eastwood. This is his emotional and sensitive movie which forces us to think about whether we are enjoying our lives being where we are, or we still regret the decision we had made in our lives. I was completely spellbound as the end credits rolled and really enjoyed every minute of this movie till its last scene.

The story is about four days in the life of a happily married lady, which she had lived with a complete stranger. She cherishes and remembers those four days till her last breath and leaves her diaries with all her confessions for her two grown up children to read. Meryl Streep is superb and lovable as the confessing lady and Clint Eastwood himself plays the role of the photographer who accidently comes in her life.
The movie has some emotionally written scenes having a spiritual value. The dialogues make you look inside your own life and question your own existence and its worth. The unsaid conversations between Meryl and her husband, who knows everything are filmed in the most impressive way. The best part is that as the children read their mother’s diaries, at first the boy feels disgusting reading it, but then understands the feelings of her mother who was also a loving women from inside. And its even more beautiful to see that in the end they both don’t feel any guilt for their mother but feel proud for her innocence and truthfulness.
Mahesh Manjrekar made “Astitva” in hindi, inspired from this movie, but changed the sensitive topic into a tense drama which becomes cunning and sarcastic in the end. He kept the character of the lady alive to face all the hardships after her confession. Whereas the original movie is lovable till the last scene, the hindi version has only one saving grace "Tabu" who has acted brilliantly. For many reasons, still "Meryl Streep" is more believable in her impactful act. She is just adorable in the scenes which showcase her inner conflicts. Along with "Clint Eastwood" they both look like real life lovers and talk through their eyes. In few words, this is a poetic expression on screen, straight from the heart, not to be missed, even if you have seen “Astitva” or not.
Directed By Clint Eastwood
Starring : Meryl Streep & Clint Eastwood

Tags : Love Theme, The Bridges of Madison County, Meryl Streep, Clint Eastwood, Beautiful Love Story, Brilliant Performances, Movies to See Before You Die, Must See Movies List By Bobby Sing
05 Mar 2009 / Comment ( 2 )

I felt happy that someone, somewhere else in the world had such a lovely feeling about this movie. I was looking for a song transaltion as I do not know much Hindhi and ended up reading this article. when I watched this movie, I really glued onto the leading pair... and wished for them to be united though I know its just cinema.  Then I showed it to my wife then to couple of friends too. 

I will definitely try your movie suggestions since now I know, what kind of feeling you have for them.

Thank you very much..for being there.... somewhere..reflecting myself.


Bobby Sing

Thanks a lot Prathap for sharing your views and praising my honest works at the site.
Really glad that you loved the film too. It is one of my most favourites too.
Do Keep visiting and writing in,

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