Cornel1801.com  
 

The Thorn Birds movie 29 | Welcome to Rome needing a tour guide

Quotes from film part 29

Cappuccino for you. Thanks. How do you do? I'm Rainer Hartheim. Welcome to Rome. You've a terrific approach, Mr. Hartman, but I won't be needing a tour guide. You are Miss O'Neill, Dane's sister? Yes. Is Dane all right? He was supposed to meet me at the station. He was also to leave a message here, saying that I would bring you along. Along? To tea with Cardinal de Bricassart. Shall we? Why not? You look safe enough. Do I? How very disappointing. I must say you don't look at all like Dane. So they tell me. Herr Hartman Hartheim. Rainer Moerling Hartheim. All that? Impressive. Isn't it? I chose it myself. Who are you, exactly? An old friend of Cardinal de Bricassart. I see. Do all his friends have those little flags on their fenders? I'm a member of the West German parliament. I make a point of visiting the Cardinal whenever I'm in Rome. Remarkable man, the Cardinal. A matter of taste, I suppose. You're not like your brother, are you? No, I'm the comic relief. Sorry. It's just it's always been rather difficult measuring up to Dane his being so Christlike and all. I gather it's a case of sibling rivalry. No. None. Strange, isn't it? By rights, I should resent him terribly but, in fact, I've always adored him. Good Lord! Do you always do this? What? Go about worming intimate facts from perfect strangers. Whenever possible. And I doubt that you're perfect. Here we are. Crikey! I always wanted to play the Vatican. The latest reports from our UN observer are not encouraging. Your Eminence. My dear Justine, you disappoint me. Just rendering unto Caesar, Your Eminence. Besides, I'm determined not to embarrass Dane. I won't hold you to it. Come, I want you to meet Cardinal Contini-Verchese. Really, darling, must I meet the entire team? Miss O'Neill Dane tells me you are an actress. In London, yes. How exciting. What play are you doing now? I'll start Joan of Arc in January. I see. No doubt you will be quite splendid. After this, I'll be better. I get the feeling that our little world antagonizes you, my dear. No, I suppose it shouldn't, really. One doesn't often get such good theater. It's very male, though. Isn't it? I mean, with the exception of the Virgin Mary women are relegated to the cheap seats, in the upper balcony. Yeah, but you are forgetting that we call that upper balcony Il Paradiso. Paradise. Your Eminence. I'll see you when I return. Thank you, Your Eminence. You are looking forward to your holiday? Cardinal, it's been a fascinating afternoon. You Cleary women. Forever pitting yourselves against God and the Church. Our fate, perhaps. Or maybe it's hereditary a sort of bad seed. There's little question you're descended from Mary Carson. And from your mother. Much as Mom might wish otherwise. Fortunately, we Cleary women have Dane to pray for our redemption. You feel very protective toward Dane, don't you? And, I think, rather fearing for him here among we red-robed vultures. Even I wouldn't have put it that uncharitably but it's pretty fast company for a boy whose only ambition is to give his soul to God. Touche, my dear. You're very young to be so cynical. And so wise. Rainer will take care of you. How very disappointing. A bit of fresh pasta, a green salad. Exquisite. Here. When you suggested dinner, I had some mad idea we'd end up in a restaurant. An understandable error. Grazie, Giovanni. I thought you lived in Germany. Yes, but I'm often here in Rome so I keep this place. I've another in London, as well. I seem to need to make a home for myself wherever I go. Perhaps because I was orphaned as a child. Bit of a posh life for an orphan, wouldn't you say? If you're all that domesticated, why not marry? I did, once. But for the worst of reasons. I'm sure I'll never marry, not for any reason. No? But why? For starters, there's my work. You're saying an actress can't marry? Some can, of course. But each of us has only so much to give, haven't we? And just imagine on the stage I can commit suicide or murder. I can go mad, sacrifice myself for love save men or ruin them. Compared to all that I suppose marriage does sound rather dull. You seem to have forgotten that there is an excellent reason to marry. Falling in love. That. Of course that. What could be better? Almost anything, I think. The truth is, if you love people, they kill you. If you need people, they kill you. So I don't want to need anyone, not ever. Very sad. It's what I want most of all. Then I hope you find it. You're awfully certain about things, aren't you? Why not wait and give life a chance see what develops? Nothing will, I can assure you. What about friendship? At least is that allowed? Only if you feed me. I'm starving. Then you'd best start doing your share, hadn't you? So, my Ralph the children of the rose. I very much like this Justine. Most entertaining. But one wonders what hurts could be so deep that she must make such an effort to keep them hidden. Rather sad. It is easier to be fond of Dane. You're very taken with Dane aren't you? Sometimes when I watch him it's like watching my own self at his age. We'd best get you in bed. My beautiful bed, in which I shall die one of these fine days. And not even a pope's bed. But there still may be time for you. Now, Vittorio. Good evening. Will you tell Herr Hartheim that I'm here? I'm sorry I'm late. Bloody London traffic. How are you? How's Germany? How's Dane? I'm fine, Germany's cold and Dane's dying to see you in Rome when your play's finished here. Herzen. You look marvelous. Thanks, but the black's to match my mood. I trust you've seen my reviews. I doubt this evening will cheer you up. It's all politicians and diplomats. God. And their little wives. If you'd rather not Nonsense, darling. I've been playing hostess to you for three years. I shall do so again, brilliantly. What are friends for? You're sure? Lay on, Macduff. Good evening. How delightful to see you again. You just look stunning, simply stunning. Regarding the election of the new Roman pontiff we, of the College of Cardinals in conclave do promise and swear that we will most religiously keep secret all those things which in any manner pertain to that election.
   
I always wanted to play the Vatican
I always wanted to play the Vatican
 
Thorn Birds 29 Welcome to Rome needing a tour guide
Thorn Birds 29 Welcome to Rome needing a tour guide
 
One doesn't often get such good theater
One doesn't often get such good theater
 
Why not wait and give life a chance see what develops?
Why not wait and give life a chance see what develops?