I just finished watching Yentl. I just wanted to say that it’s amazing <3. It has beautiful music,and fabulous performances on behalf of everyone involved. I enjoyed it a lot. Barbra was fantastic. <3 You could see how she was inspired by the paintings, the colours were so amazing, her direction really was fantastic. I can see why she dedicated herself to it. The story she told at the Actor’s Studio interview about her father’s grave made it even more profound when in the story Yentl’s father tells her about the tree and mentions her brother.
The story begins in 1904 in Eastern Europe, and it’s about a girl called Yentl who has a yearning to learn. Her father starts teaching her in secret so she can learn. After his death, Yentl realises she has to keep up her dream of learning, so she disguises herself as a man so she can continue. She falls in love with one of the men there, Avigdor, he is meant to be marrying a girl named Hadass, but Hadass’s father forbids him to when he finds out Avigdor’s brother commited suicide. So, in order to be in Hadass’s life still Avigdor convinces Yentl, (who he knows to be Anshel, (the name of Yentl’s dead brother which she took on as a man)) to marry Hadass. So she does. Then Yentl realises just how deep her lie has become and she tells Avigdor (that scene really stood out, it was incredible), he eventually forgives her and Yentl tells him to go back to Hadass (who he really loves, and Hadass really loves him), and she goes away after then, to a new place where she can learn. Presumably America.
Complicated? It does sound that way when it’s explained but it’s not so complicated when you see the movie, it makes sense ;)
Anyway, yes, it was amazing, and Barbra’s passion for it really shows. <3
Memories light the corners of my mind, misty watercolor mem'ries of the way we were. Scattered pictures of the smiles we left behind, smiles we give to one another for the way we were. Can it be that it was all so simple then or has time rewritten ev'ry line? If we had the chance to do it all again, tell me would we? Could we? Memeries may be beautiful and yet, what’s too painful to remember, we simply should forget. Can it be that it was all so simple then or has time rewritten ev'ry line? If we had the chance to do it all again, tell me would we? Could we? Mem'ries may be beautiful and yet, what’s too painful to remember, we simply forget. So it’s the laughter we will remember, whenever we remember the way we were, the way we were, the way we were. the way we were.
Isn’t it rich, Aren’t we a pair Me here at last on the ground, You in mid-air Send in the clowns Isn’t it bliss, Don’t you approve One who keeps tearing around, One who can’t move Where are the clowns? Send in the clowns
Just when I stopped opening doors Finally knowing the one that I wanted was yours Making my entrance again with my usual flair Sure of my lines - no one is there
Don’t you love farce, My fault I fear I thought that you’d want what I want, Sorry my dear But where are the clowns There ought to be clowns Quick send in the clowns
What a surprise, Who could foresee? I’ve come to feel about you what you felt about me Why only now when I see that you’ve drifted away What a surprise, what a cliché
Isn’t it rich, isn’t it queer Losing my timing this late in my career And where are the clowns Quick send in the clowns Don’t bother they’re here.
So, the title… likethegentlerain is from Barbra’s song ‘Gentle Rain’, I think it’s incredibly beautiful so I borrowed it for my url =D The 'whispering’ is the title of a song from the musical 'Spring Awakening’, I love that song. And I also like the fact that sometimes being quiet is more powerful than a really loud noise. I mean, it’s like Amanda said about the little ripples. =) <3