Although I have the book I have actually never read it as it always came across as a bit dry and heavy for my liking.
So, there I was watching the movie and my husband and son came to join me. My son was brushing his teeth at the same time as he was getting ready for bed.
The film is visually very beautiful. Full of all the delicious English scenery that you could want.
Huge estate with a lush green garden full of bees and butterflies. Blue sky on a summery day.
Lots of languid laying around looking fabulous. Smoking cigarettes has never looked so glamorous.
The characters are gorgeous looking. Terribly, terribly English, vastly rich and wonderfully cast.
Especially the delightful Kiera Knightley who would be best known for her appearance in Pirates Of The Carribean.
The whole thing is just what I want to watch before I go to bed so that I may dream of it.
Anyway, there is a part in it where one of the characters is drafting a letter to the character that is played by Kiera Knightley. He wants to apologise for a misunderstanding that occurred earlier in the film.
The camera goes back and forth from where he is to where the object of his affection is in that slow and dreamy way that drags you into what is happening. The music is the intense operatic piece La Boheme and fills the scene with sexual tension.
So, just for his own amusement, he firstly types a letter he would like to send her as opposed to a correct letter he intends to give to her.
The camera zooms in on the cream parchment sitting in the heavy typewriter and my husband, son and myself are all staring at the television screen as the following words appear, inky and blurred, on the paper.......
I want to kiss your cunt.
My son went "What" and I put my hand over my mouth trying to cover up a laugh. My husband said to my son to hurry up and go to bed.
After that my son had no trouble getting himself to bed, having seen all he could handle for one night.
It was really such a funny moment.
But it did kind of break the atmosphere in the film for a few crucial moments.
I might read the book now.
It may not be so dry and heavy as I thought.