Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Virgin and the Gypsy (1970)

A scene from the film version of D.H. Lawrence's long short story, "The Virgin and the Gypsy" (1930), where a smitten Yvette travels through the rain to visit the Gypsy, only to hear from his wife that he is not home. Upon returning, she meets him travelling in the opposite direction, on horseback. He invites her to "warm places," but she declines. As he rides off, she has a change of heart.

Some memorable lines:

Some silver, for my luck.

Beware the voice of the water.

Be braver in your body or your luck will leave you.

A horse will go up a hill.

It's a stallion.

Be braver or your luck will leave you.

I am expected home for tea and there is no more to be said.

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