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The path of Francesca Johnson's future seems destined when an unexpected fork in the road causes her to question everything she had come to expect from life. While her husband and children are away at the Illinois state fair in the summer of 1965, Robert Kincaid happens turn into the Johnson farm and asks Francesca for directions to Roseman Bridge. Francesca later learns that he was in Iowa on assignment from National Geographic magazine. She is reluctant seeing that he's a complete stranger and then she agrees to show him to the bridges and gradually she talks about her life from being a war-bride from Italy which sets the pace for this bittersweet and all-too-brief romance of her life. Through the pain of separation from her secret love and the stark isolation she feels as the details of her life consume her, she writes her thoughts of the four-day love affair which took up three journals. The journals are found by her children after the lawyer was going over Francesca's will and ... Written by
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When Francesca is driving with him in his truck to initially show him where the bridge is, there is no sunshine on Robert's shoulders. Suddenly, in the next shot it's on his right shoulder, then the next shot switches to his left and then back again. See more »
Robert, please. You don't understand, no-one does. When a woman makes the 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 become a mother, a wife and you stop and stay steady so that your children can move. And when they leave they take your life 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 in your life ...
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Masterful, beautiful, unforgettable film. The best of its genre without doubts.
"Francesca Johnson" (Meryl Streep), is a housewife who left her dreams for caring for her husband, and raise her two children in a small farm in the lost Madison County. The arrival of a photographer for the National Geographic "Robert Kincaid" (Clint Eastwood), a weekend that her family is out, will open the eyes and hearts to a world buried in years of routine, and it will entail hidden feelings that come into conflict with the person who has been so far.
With this simple, and austere history, Clint Eastwood is confirmed as one of directors living larger American cinema and reveals to him as a filmmaker multifaceted and minimalist sensitivity, capable of portraying aspect with more than poetic the simple emotion of two human beings.
The sensitive direction of Eastwood returns to give meaning to that expression of "small is great" something as simple as the face of it discovering that is being desired and admired, when he is photographing in the bridges. Or that hand undecided on the door of the car, which shows a scene that rubs the prodigious in regard to containment stylistic and emotional tear. And of course the scene best remembered for "The Bridges of Madison County" that is the scene of the rain with nothing more and nothing less than Clint crying.
Particularly in the film is gently until the end, leaving the talent of the actors speaks for itself, without further excuse argument that the miracle of a love matched in the twilight of life.
There are also emphasizing the fantastic photography, the soundtrack, and the ambiance.
"The Bridges of Madison County ", one of the best films of Eastwood, is already a classic modern of the few there in the 1990. And Clint Eastwood demonstrated once again that is one of the great masters and that fault of the very well-deserved awards for "unforgiven," films like it or as "A perfect world" passed with more penalties to glory in regard to awards when they were of the best films of its respective years.
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