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Heaven holds the faithful departed

Posted by Girish Krishnan on November 6, 2006

Saw a couple of interesting movies over the weekend..and both had memorable quotes on after life..
Martin Scorscees The Departed is a must see for people who love those twisty thrillers. One doesnt come with a greater ensemble cast as Damon, DiCaprio, Nicholson,Sheen, Wahlberg – and Marty himself(as director) ! The movie is predictable in parts but gets u really involved and for me thats the sign of a good movie. You are primed with “Heaven holds the faithful departed” as seen in a card in Billy’s mothers grave, and the same sympathy is evoked in the end too.

Its really a bit late to catch up with The Da Vinci Code, but neverthless did that, and that was a good one too. Cant compare it to the experience of reading the book, but for someone like me who is not very aware of the christian history the movie visuals help to understand the story better and from that perspective the movie had a greater impact than the book.Its euphoria when “She rests at last beneath the starry skies” gives a new meaning to what Langdon and Neveu are searching for, and again the quote remains on ur head even after the movie is over..

I gather that some quotes have an unusual impact on you especially if you are observing something in its backdrop. What you are observing could be your own life! Ever seen people put up these posters about honesty, inspiration etc in their rooms??
The connect they make with the quote and some happening makes it significant to them. On the other side, on a daily basis the quote reminds them of what to do/not to do or probably against something they go wrong with frequently, which in turn give a cue or two about the person 😉

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2 Responses to “Heaven holds the faithful departed”

  1. Where was Marty himself in the Departed. Totally missed him.. Which scene.. I know Quentin appearing for a scene or 2 in his movies.. but is Scorese too?

  2. sorry man, didnt mean marty was in the movie – was pointing to his presence as a great director.

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