Monday, 21 February 2011

The Graduate

I watched the film "The Graduate" with my flatmates the other night, such a good film, loved the sound track by Simon & Garfunkel reminded me of sitting in the car with my dad driving to my grandmas or to Wales on holiday. Also we were in awe of Katharine Ross's (who plays Elaine) wedding dress, gorgeous.


The film opens & closes to my favourite Simon & Garfunkel song, sound of silence. If you haven't seen the film, definitely watch it, even its just for the fashion (which is amazing)
Hello darkness, my old friend
I've come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence

In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
'Neath the halo of a street lamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence

"Fools", said I, "You do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you"
But my words, like silent raindrops fell
And echoed
In the wells of silence

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the sign said, "The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls"
And whispered in the sounds of silence

3 comments:

  1. one of their best songs, and very cool movie to watch, nice time travel!xx

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  2. it's been on my to do list for a while ... I might have to get it on my LoveFilm list x

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