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Before Night Falls (film) Quotes

Before Night Falls (film) is a TV show that debuted in 1970 . Before Night Falls ended its run in 1970.

It features Jon Kilik as producer, Carter Burwell in charge of musical score, and Xavier Pérez Grobet, and Guillermo Rosas as head of cinematography.

Before Night Falls (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Before Night Falls (film) is 133 minutes long. Before Night Falls (film) is distributed by Fine Line Features.

The cast includes: Javier Bardem as Reinaldo Arenas.

Before Night Falls (film) Quotes

Javier Bardem as Reinaldo Arenas

  • (Javier Bardem) "Leonardo da Vinci was homosexual, so was Michelangelo, Socrates, Shakespeare, and almost every other figure that has formed what we have come to understand as beauty."
  • (Javier Bardem) "My name, for the moment, is Reinaldo Arenas."
  • (Javier Bardem) "What do you want?"
  • (Cuban Police Officer) "What do I want -- First of all, I want Carlos to frisk this guy."
  • (Javier Bardem) "But he's not even dressed."
  • (Police Officer) "What's your name?"
  • (Javier Bardem) "My name? Franz Kafka."
  • (Police Officer) "Hm. You think I am ignorant?"
  • (Police Officer) "Have any of you ever heard of a Camp called La Isla de Joventud?"
  • (Police Officer) "Then maybe you can tell me, when's the last time you took it up your ass."
  • (Javier Bardem) "The last time? Oh, I don't remember."
  • (Police Officer) "No?"
  • (Javier Bardem) "But I remember the last time you did."
  • (Police Officer) "When was that?"
  • (Javier Bardem) "Maybe the last time you bent over to tie your boots."
  • (Javier Bardem) "Walking along streets that collapse from crumbling sewers. Past buildings that you jump to avoid because they will fall on you. Past grim faces that size you up and sentence you. Past closed shops, closed markets, closed cinemas, closed parks, closed cafes. Sometimes showing dusty signs, justifcations: "CLOSED FOR RENOVATION," "CLOSED FOR REPAIRS." What kind of repairs? When will these so-called renovations be finished? When at last will they begin? Closed -- closed -- closed -- everything closed. I arrive, open the countless padlocks and run up the temporary stairs. There she is, waiting for me. I pull off the cover, and stare at her dusty, cold shape I clean of fthe dust and caress her. With my hand, delicately, I wipe clean her back, her base and her sides. Infront of her, I feel desperate and happy. I run my fingers over her keyboard and suddenly it all starts up. With a tinkling sound the music begins, little by little, then faster; now full speed. Walls, trees, streets, cathedrals, faces and beaches. Cells, mini- cells, huge cells. Starry nights, bare feet, pines, clouds. Hundreds, thousands, millions of parrots. A stool, a climbing plant, they all answer my call, all come to me. The walls recede, the roof vanishes, and you float quite naturally. You float uprooted, dragged off, lfited high. Transported, immortalized, saved. Thanks to that subtle, continuous rhythm, that music, that incessant tap-tap."

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