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19 February 2009 @ 05:41 pm
The Interpreter: Silvia Broome Picspam  

The Interpreter is one of my favorite Sydney Pollack movies besides Three Days of the Condor. It's one of the few movies that I've seen more than once in the cinema. And everybody needs to watch it at least twice. Once for the story and another time for the details because it's amazing. This is probably the last picspam for this months picspammy challenge unless I get bored too much by exam preparation.

AMERICAN AMBASSADOR: Let's be clear, Mr. Ambassador. The United States may not recognize the I.C.C. as a legitimate court, but we certainly do not condone the methods President Zuwanie uses against his own people.
SILVIA: [translating from Ku] Dr. Zuwanie is an educator. He is... our teacher. But his opponents engage in evermore ferocious acts. The partisans of both Kuman-Kuman and Ajene Xola have become... terrorists.
AMERICAN AMBASSADOR: The French proposal is a diplomatic headache for both of us.

SILVIA: Do you think I'm making it up? Why would I report a threat I didn't hear?
KELLER: People do.
SILVIA: I don't.
KELLER: Some people like attention.
SILVIA: I don't!
KELLER: Maybe you don't want Zuwanie at the U.N.
SILVIA: I didn't make it up.
KELLER: How do you feel about him?
SILVIA: I don't care for him.
KELLER: Wouldn't mind if he were dead?
SILVIA: I wouldn't mind if he were gone.
KELLER: Same thing.
SILVIA: No, it isn't. If I interpreted gone as dead I'd be out of a job, if dead and gone were the same thing there'd be no UN.
KELLER: Your profession is playing with words Ms. Broome.
SILVIA: I don't play with words.
KELLER: You're doing it right now.
SILVIA: No, you are. If I wanted him dead, I wouldn't have reported it. I would sit back and let it happen. That's not what I want, that's not why I'm here.

SILVIA: Any leads?
KELLER: Maybe one. Come on down to Mexico.
[hands her a picture of a rally, her face can be seen among the crowd]
KELLER: Is that you? Can you tell me what somebody like you, who uses the word "diplomacy", like she's chastising me, is doing at a rebel rally?
SILVIA: A peace rally.
KELLER: I don't want to do this again!
SILVIA: That's exactly what it is. What I am doing is listening.
KELLER: After that, after you listen.
SILVIA: You're asking the wrong question.
KELLER: I'm asking you the question you don't want to answer.
SILVIA: Why would somebody take a picture and type the names of everyone in it on the back. This is a death list. The question you should be asking is "who gave me this?" and "why?"

KELLER: Who was that in the park?
SILVIA: It's personal.
KELLER: No, no, no, no, no. We're past that. What's his name?
SILVIA: It's not your business.
KELLER: Is he the one you e-mailed the night before you decided to report the threat? "Where are you? I'm worried about you. Write me"...”Please. I need to know you're Okay?". Worried why? Because he's involved? Is that him, here, now, in my country, making threats? That is my business.
SILVIA: You're wrong. It's got nothing to do with you.

SILVIA: What do you do when you can't sleep?
KELLER: I stay awake

KELLER: What were you doing on that bus?
SILVIA: Thank you for bringing me home.
KELLER: Hey. Hey! I lost a man today. A kid. How do you know Kuman?
SILVIA: I don't. I never met him before.
KELLER: You're lying to me again.
SILVIA: I'm not lying. I went to him for help.
KELLER: With what?
SILVIA: I can't tell you. Someone might get hurt.
KELLER: "Someone might get hurt". There's a bus full of dead people! "Someone might get hurt?". Who? Someone you know? Someone who's mixed up in all this?

KELLER: What are you not telling me?
SILVIA: What are you accusing me of?
KELLER: How do you feel about Zuwanie, never mind "I don't care for him"?
SILVIA: I feel disappointment.
KELLER: That's a lover's word. What about rage? Of all the people that I've looked into since this thing started, the one with the darkest Zuwanie history is you. It was his landmines that killed your...

SIMON: Don't cry. Don't cry.
SYLVIA: I'm not crying.
SIMON: You don't have to cry.
SYLVIA: I'm not.
SIMON: Because I'm here and I won't leave. I promise. I'll take care of you.

SYLVIA: I grew up seeing you with this gun. It's the gun you saved out counrty with. It's the same one you used to kill it. Look at it. [hands him the book] LOOK AT IT! How could someone who was so good, who gave us so much, so much take away more?

SYLVIA: They said you told them I wasn't a danger to the community.
KELLER: I lied.
SYLVIA: Thank you. They didn't believe you. They're sending me back. I wanted to say goodbye. It's okay. I'm going home. I never had time to tell you how much I miss Africa.
KELLER: We never had time for a lot of things.
Feeling: restless
Listening to: Jann - In A Sentimental Mood | Powered by Last.fm
anne_figo on February 19th, 2009 05:42 pm (UTC)
OMG, The Interpreter, I love this movie! This an squee-moment-picspam. I really have watch it again. This is probably my favorite Kidman movie ;) I love the story soo much, just because I have a fascination for the UN and the languages.
I am going to meme this, so I can always take a look at it! Awesome. Thank you, dear!
Say what?: Tinie 055sometimesartist on February 19th, 2009 05:46 pm (UTC)
WHEE! I know you do. I have the urge to watch it again and make new shinier icons because OMG my old ones are so shitty. *snorts*
Katherine: nicole - redkit_kat1990 on February 19th, 2009 05:48 pm (UTC)
Oh god I LOVE this film. This makes me desperate to watch it again :)
Say what?: Tinie 094sometimesartist on February 20th, 2009 07:32 am (UTC)
LOL this kinda is the point of the picspam.
delgaserasca on February 19th, 2009 05:53 pm (UTC)
Love this film so much; the plot, the acting, the direction, oh my. Great spam!
Say what?: Tinie 061sometimesartist on February 19th, 2009 09:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
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Say what?: Tinie 117sometimesartist on February 19th, 2009 06:37 pm (UTC)
I love that quote too. I considered using that for the cut actually. Maybe I'll edit it. Glad you enjoyed this picspam
I wouldn't stop for red lights.no_redlights on February 19th, 2009 06:13 pm (UTC)
oh my god I actually squeed out loud when I saw this. I have always loved this movie but haven't ever found anyone who shared this love. I saw it in the theatre 3 times, and after buying it I have seen it another 20 or so times since. I just love everything about this movie.. the acting is superb, the writing is great, the cinematography is beautiful and the chemistry between Sean Penn and Nicole Kidman is incredible. I just love how they play on the meaning of words in this movie especially the thing about someone being "gone" and "dead" and how everyone keeps confusing the meaning. Now I have to go watch this tonight. great job, and great coloring!
Say what?: Tinie 038sometimesartist on February 19th, 2009 06:38 pm (UTC)
Oh really? I know so many people who love this movie. It's one of those that you can watch over and over and still won't get sick of it because it's just so well made.
Kazzie: kaz36sweetveritas on February 19th, 2009 06:37 pm (UTC)
I love this movie and you've made me want to watch it again!!!!
Say what?: Tinie 111sometimesartist on February 20th, 2009 07:31 am (UTC)
*high fives* DO IT! DO IT!
em ♥: nk  → the loving kindventure on February 19th, 2009 10:34 pm (UTC)
THIS MOVIE IS AMAZING. nicole is so wonderful in it. and so is sean! like everyone else said, you made me want to watch it again. this was beautiful. thank you so much for sharing, the pictures you chose are perfect.

♥ ♥
Say what?: Tinie 037sometimesartist on February 20th, 2009 07:30 am (UTC)
You're welcome. This was fun.
chug-a-lug, donna: f: aus: land of plentyohvienna on February 19th, 2009 10:38 pm (UTC)
I love Nicole Kidman. And this film. And this picspam. :D
Say what?: Tinie 102sometimesartist on February 20th, 2009 07:31 am (UTC)
Thank you. ♥
spinning platenavras_rheya on February 20th, 2009 03:26 am (UTC)
Nicole Kidman is like extra pretty in this movie.
Say what?: Tinie 106sometimesartist on February 20th, 2009 07:32 am (UTC)
Gosh yes, even it was bad which it is not of course that would be reason enough to watch it.
Cec: Nicole Kidmancecism on February 20th, 2009 06:02 am (UTC)
This is so pretty. (Wait, I say that for everything you do. Argh.) I know it's trivial but I can look at Nic's hair in this all day long.
Say what?: Tinie 076sometimesartist on February 20th, 2009 07:30 am (UTC)
Well, It's not like I'd be any more articulate when you do something. *squishes*
you're a classic like a little black dressit_was_enough on February 21st, 2009 03:48 am (UTC)
This movie was fantastic! Sean Penn & Nicole Kidman were great in it. I love this picspam.
Say what?: Tinie 057sometimesartist on February 21st, 2009 09:58 am (UTC)
Thank you.
then start your engines: [mov] i - silvia broomeaetenae on February 21st, 2009 07:43 pm (UTC)
I love this movie. And Silvia has my one of dreamjobs: Interpreter for the UN. So, thanks for the picspam, it's awesome.
Say what?: Tinie 080sometimesartist on February 22nd, 2009 11:06 am (UTC)
You're welcome. This was fun.