Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Today's Mood

A very happy birthday to Virginia Madsen,
whom I'll always love because of Candyman and this role:

Maya (Virginia Madsen),

Everybody always pin-points the scene where she talks about how wine is a living thing as the moment she most commands the screen, but I love the way her voice haunts the film's final moments, so that's the quote I'm using:
"[on answering machine] Hello, Miles. It's Maya. Thanks for your letter. I-I would have called sooner, but I think I needed some time to think about everything that happened and... what you wrote to me. Another reason, um, I didn't call you sooner is because I wanted to finish your book, which I finally did last night. And I think it's really lovely, Miles. You're so good with words. Who cares if it's not getting published? There are so many beautiful and... painful things about it. Did you really go through all that? Must have been awful. And the sister character - jeez, what a wreck. But I have to say that, well, I was really confused by the ending. I mean, did the father finally commit suicide, or what? It's driving me crazy. Anyway, it's turned cold and rainy here lately, but I like winter. So, listen, if you ever do decide to come up here again, you should let me know. I would say stop by the restaurant, but to tell you the truth, I'm not sure how much longer I'm gonna be working there, because I'm going to graduate soon. So, I'll probably want to relocate. I mean, we'll see. Anyway, like I said, I really loved your novel. Don't give up, Miles. Keep writing. I hope you're well. Bye. "

1 comment:

Stacie Ponder said...

I'm so glad Virginia Madsen is getting some props these days. I love her.