Movie: The English Patient [1996] Movie: The English Patient [1996]

Movie: The English Patient [1996] Movie: The English Patient [1996]

Almásy: Let me tell you about winds. There is a whirlwind from southern Morrocco, the aajej, against which the fellahin defend themselves with knives. And there is the ghibli, from Tunis...
Katharine Clifton: [giggling] The "ghibli"?
Almásy: [smiling] - the ghibli, which rolls and rolls and rolls and produces a rather strange nervous condition. And then there is the harmattan, a red wind, which mariners call the sea of darkness. And red sand from this wind has flown as far as the south coast of England, apparently producing showers so dense they were mistaken for blood.
Katharine Clifton: Fiction! We have a house on that coast and it has never, never rained blood.
Almásy: No, it's all true. Herodotus, your friend - he writes about it, and he writes about a wind, the samoun, which a nation thought was so evil that they declared war on it and marched out against it in full battle dress. Their swords raised.More Movie: The English Patient [1996] Movie: The English Patient [1996] quotes [10/12/2007 12:10:00]
Katharine Clifton: I'm impressed you can sew.
Almásy: Good.
Katharine Clifton: You sew very badly.
Almásy: Well, you don't sew at all.
Katharine Clifton: A woman should never learn to sew, and if she can she shouldn't admit to it.More Movie: The English Patient [1996] Movie: The English Patient [1996] quotes [10/12/2007 12:10:00]
Katharine Clifton: Am I K in your book? I think I must be.More Movie: The English Patient [1996] Movie: The English Patient [1996] quotes [10/12/2007 12:10:00]
Katharine Clifton: This - what is this?
Almásy: It's a folk song.
Katharine Clifton: Arabic.
Almásy: No, no. It's Hungarian. My daijka sang it to me when I was a child growing up in Budapest.
Katharine Clifton: It's beautiful. What's it about?
Almásy: Szerelam means love. And the story, well, there's this Hungarian count. He's a wanderer. He's a fool. And for years he's on some kind of a quest for... who knows what. And then one day, he falls under the spell of a mysterious English woman. A harpy, who beats him, and hits him, he becomes her slave, and he sews her clothes, and worships...
[Katharine starts hitting him]
Almásy: Stop it! Stop it! You're always beating me!
Katharine Clifton: Bastard! You bastard, I believed you! You should be my slave.More Movie: The English Patient [1996] Movie: The English Patient [1996] quotes [10/12/2007 12:10:00]
Almásy: I once heard of a captain who wore a patch over a good eye. The men fought harder for him.More Movie: The English Patient [1996] Movie: The English Patient [1996] quotes [10/12/2007 12:10:00]

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