08 October 2006

Bridges of Madison County, The (1995)

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"This kind of certainty comes but once in a lifetime."

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The Bridges of Madison County (1995)

Also known as:Los Puentes de Madison

Directed by

Clint Eastwood

Writing credits:Robert James Waller (novel)
Richard LaGravenese (screenplay)

Memorable quotes:
  • Robert: It seems right now that all I've ever done in my life is making my way here to you.
  • Robert: This kind of certainty comes but once in a lifetime.
  • Francesca: I want to keep it forever. I want to love you the way I do now the rest of my life. Don't you understand... we'll lose it if we leave. I can't make an entire life disappear to start a new one. All I can do is try to hold onto to both. Help me. Help me not lose loving you.
  • Francesca: 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 think that love like this can happen to you.
  • Francesca: So, do you want more eggs or should we just fuck on the linoleum one last time?
Plot Outline: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 Iowa state fair in the Summer of 1965, Robert Kincaid happens upon the Johnson farm and asks Francesca for directions to Rosamunde Bridge. He explains that he is on assignment from National Geographic magazine to photograph the bridges of Madison County. She agrees to show him to the bridges and thus begins the 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 down the story of this four-day love affair in a 3-volume diary. The diary is found by her children among her possessions and alongside Robert Kincaid's possessions after Francesca is dead. The message they take from the diaries is one of hope that they will do what is necessary to find happiness in their lives -- whatever is necessary. After learning that Robert Kincaid's cremated remains were scattered off Rosamunde Bridge and that their mother requested a similar disposition for her own ashes, the children must decide whether to honor their mother's final wishes or bury her alongside their father as the family had planned. Adapted from the novel by Robert Waller, this is the story of love that happens just once in a lifetime -- if you're lucky. [Summary written by Mark Fleetwood]


Clint Eastwood.... Robert Kincaid
Meryl Streep.... Francesca Johnson
Annie Corley.... Caroline Johnson
Victor Slezak.... Michael Johnson
Jim Haynie.... Richard Johnson
Sarah Kathryn Schmitt.... Young Carolyn
Christopher Kroon.... Young Michael
Phyllis Lyons.... Betty
Debra Monk.... Madge
Richard Lage.... Lawyer Peterson
Michelle Benes.... Lucy Redfield
Alison Wiegert.... Child #1
Brandon Bobst.... Child #2
Pearl Faessler.... Wife
R.E. 'Stick' Faessler.... Husband
Tania Mishler.... Waitress #1
Billie McNabb.... Waitress #2
Art Breese.... Cashier
Lana Schwab.... Saleswoman
Larry Loury.... UPS Driver
James Rivers.... James Rivers Band
Mark A. Brooks.... James Rivers Band
Peter Cho.... James Rivers Band
Eddie Dejean Sr..... James Rivers Band
James C. Brewer.... James Rivers Band
Kyle Eastwood.... James Rivers Band
George Orrison.... Café Patron
Ken Billeter.... Café Patron
Judy Trask.... Café Patron
David Trask.... Café Patron
Edna Dolson.... Café Patron
Dennis McCool.... Café Patron
Michael C. Pommier.... Café Patron
Jana Corkrean.... Café Patron
M. Jane Seymour.... Café Patron
Karla Jo Soper.... Café Patron