The Bridges of Madison County 廊桥遗梦
You've got tO know deep down that the minute we leave here,everything will change.
I'II say this once.I never said it before. This kind of certainty comesjust once in a lifetime.
Robart: Where's your family ?
Francesca: My husband took the kids to the I IS State Fair for my daughter 's Entrance Prrize steer.
Robert: How old ?
Francesca: Oh, a Year and half.
Robert: No, you know, I mean kids.
Francesca: Oh, Michael is 17 and Carofyn is 16.
Robert: lt's nice to have kids.
Francesca: Yea, but they are not kids any more. Things change.
Frabert: They always do. One the law of nature, Most people are afraid of change, but if you look at it like it's something that can always count on, then it can loe a comfort. It doesn't have many things that you can count on.
Francesca: Ah, I guess l'm one of those people that frightens anything.
Robert: No, I doubt that.
Francesca: Why did you say that ?
Robert: From ltaly to lowa, that's a big change.
Francesca: No. But Richard was in the army there. I married him when I was living in Naples, I didn't know anything about lowa. I just cared that it was America, and of course. oeing with Richardson.
Robert: VVhat 's he like ?
Francesca : He is very clean and.
Francesca: Yeah, no. I mean ( laugh ) he is a very hard worker,very caring, honest He is gent(e , he is good father.
Robert : C1ean ?
Robert: And you like liv;ng in lowa, ) guess.
Francesca: Em, yea
Robert: Go ahead.I'm not going to telI anyone.
Francesca: Oh. l'm supposed to say, lt's just fine, lt's quiet. The people are really nice, and all that is true, mostly. lt's quiet and people are nice. In some ways, you know, we'II help each other out. When someone is sick or hurt, all the neighbors come in. They pick com. or harvest oats, whatever. When it's been done, you're going to town, you can leave your car unlocked, let the kids run around, don't worry about them. Yea, there are lot of nice things about peopte here and I respect them for these qualities, but--
Robert: But ?
Francesca: Well, it is not what I dreamed of as a girl.
Robert: Yea. I scribbfed something down the other day. I often do that when I am on the road. It goes like this, the old dreams or good dreams, they didn't work out, but I had them. I don't know what all that means, just thought it might be used someday. Well, anyway I thlnk I kind of know how you feel.
Robert: Tell me why you 're not coming with me ?
Francesca: How I keep turning it around in my mind-it doesn't seem like the right thing.
Robert: For whom ?
Francesca: For everYone. They'II never be able to live through the talk. And Richard.. will never be able to get himself all around this, it will break him in two-half. He doesn't deserve this, as he never rude anyone else in his whole life.
Robert: ( getting aggressive ) Then he can move on as people move!
Francesca: His family has been on this farm for almost a hundred years. Richard doesn't know how to live anywhere else. And the kids...
Robert: The kids are grownl You told me that they hardty talk to you.
Francesca: No, they don't say much. But Carolyn's 16. She's just about to find out about all this for herself-she's going to fall in love, she 's going to try and figure out how to build a life with someone.1f leave what does that say to her ?
Robert: What about us ?
Francesca: You've got to know deep down that the minute we leave here, everything will change.
Robert: Yeah. It could get better.
Francesca: No matter how much distance we put between us and this house, I carry it with me. And I'll feel it every minute we 're together. I will start to blame loving you for how much it hurts. And then even these four beautiful days won't be anything more than something sordid and a mistake.
Robert: Francesca, listen to me. You think what's happened to us happens to just anybody ? All we feel for each other were hardly...hardly to separate people now. Some people search their whole lives for this and never found it-others don't even think it exists. You are going to tell me that this is the right thing to do, to give it up ?
Francesca: We are the choices that we have made, You don't understand. Don't you see, nobodY understands when a woman makes a choice to marry, to have children ? In one way her life begins, but in another way it stops. You build a life of details, you just stop and stay steady so that your children can move. And when they leave, they take your fife of details with them. And then you 're expected move again only you don 't remember what moves you, because no one has asked in so long, Not even yourself. You never think that love like this can happen to you.
Robert: But now you have it.
Francesca : I want to keep it forever. I want to love you the way I do now the rest of my life. But if we leave we lose it. And I can 't make an entire life disappear to start a new one. All I can do is try to hold up so well inside of me. You have to help me.
Robert: Who is us ? Don't throw us away. Maybe you feel in this way, maybe you don't Maybe it's because you are in this house.
Maybe tomorrow when they come back, you will feel in different way. Don't you think it's possible ?
Francesca: I don't know.
Robert: Well, look, l'm gonna be here a few more days. We can talk it later. We don 't have to decide it right now.
Francesca : Robert. Don 't do this.
Robert: I don't want to say goodbye right nowl We hav6 to make that decision. Maybe you'II change your mind, Maybe we will see each other and you will change your mind.
Francesca: lf that happens, you have to decide. Because? I can't.
Robert: l'II say this once. I never said it before. This kind of certainty comes just once in a lifetime.
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Practising Exercse 实战提升
No mafIer how much distance We put belween US and this house.
I Carry it With me.And I,II feel il every minute we're together.
I Want to keep it forever.1 Want to lovee you the Way l do now the rest of my Iife.but if We leave We lose it.And I Can't make an entire Iife d isappear to Start a new one.