6 O’ Clock
►The Dead (1987)
“- Six o’clock on Christmas morning! And for what?
– Well, isn’t it for the honour of God, Aunt Kate?
– I know all about the honour of God, Mary Jane”
They came from John Huston’s movie “The Dead” which is based on James Joyce’s short story “The Dead” which is available separately (from Penguin books in the US) or as part of “Dubliners” (a collection of Joyce’s short stories).
The words are (from the book):
–No, continued Aunt Kate, she wouldn’t be said or led by anyone, slaving there in that choir night and day, night and day. Six o’clock on Christmas morning! And [all] for what?
–Well, isn’t it for the honour of God, Aunt Kate? asked Mary Jane, twisting round on the piano-stool and smiling.
Aunt Kate turned fiercely on her niece and said:
–I know all about the honour of God, Mary Jane, but I think it’s not at all honourable for the pope to turn out the women out of the choirs that have slaved there all their lives and put little whipper-snappers of boys over their heads. I suppose it is for the good of the Church if the pope does it. But it’s not just, Mary Jane, and it’s not right.
►Falling In Love (1984)
►Light Sleeper (1992)
“What am I doing ?”
“What are you doing ?”
“I haven’t behaved as I should”
“Everything you need is around you.
The only danger is inside you.”
“I thought you could control life, but it’s not like that.
There are things you can’t control.”
The woman’s voice (“Everything you need is around you. The only danger is inside you.”) is Mary Beth Hurt’s, from a movie called “Lightsleeper”, directed by Paul Schrader in 1992. It also starred Willem Dafoe and Susan Sarandon.
The male voice is Jeremy Irons’ from the movie “Damage,” from Louis Malle, also in 1992.
(Jeremy Irons in Damage)
The feeling that (3:23) I HAVEN’T BEHAVED AS I SHOULD. You know, what you were saying in Hartley about passion… You were right. I was distanted. I know I was.
(Mary Beth Hurt in Lightsleeper)
(3:26) EVERYTHING YOU NEED IS AROUND YOU, THE ONLY DANGER IS INSIDE YOU
(Jeremy Irons in Damage)
(3:34) YOU SEE, I THOUGHT YOU COULD CONTROL LIFE…
(3:39) BUT IT’S NOT LIKE THAT… There are things you…
(3:42) THERE ARE THINGS YOU CAN’T CONTROL
The man and woman saying “What are you doing?” after the first verse are Robert DeNiro and Meryl Streep from the movie Falling In Love.
Space Dye Vest
►A Room With A View (1985)
►The Fifth Estate : Trouble With Evan (1994)
“…he’s the sort who can’t know anyone intimately, least of all a woman.
He doesn’t know what a woman is. He wants you for a possession, something to look at,
like a painting or an ivory box, something to own and to display.
He doesn’t want you to be real, or to think, or to live. He doesn’t love you. But I love you.
I want you to have your own thoughts and ideas and feelings,
even when I hold you in my arms…it’s our last chance.”
The first sample in SDV is from the Merchant/Ivory film “A Room With A View”.
These lines are spoken by actor Julian Sands’ character, George Emerson. In this pivotal scene, he’s trying to convince the woman he loves, Lucy Honeychurch (played by Helena Bonham-Carter), who is engaged to be married to someone else, that she’s making a horrible mistake and that she truly belongs with him instead.
Another interesting connection between SDV and A Room With A View is that Kevin based most of the song around a chord progression that’s actually from the background music in movie! It only appears a couple of times in very short sections, but it’s definitely the same chord progression that Kevin used in SDV.
This sample was taken from TV commentator Jim Hill of KCBS in Los Angeles during the O.J. Simpson police chase:
“Some people gave advice before about facing the facts, about facing reality. And this is, this without a doubt, is his biggest challenge ever. He’s going to have to face it. You’re gonna have to try, he’s gonna have to try and, uh, and, and, and get some help here. I mean, you know, now no one can say they know how he feels…”
The following is from an episode of Late Night with Conan O’Brien (unconfirmed):
“That’s what they say that, like that in Houston, or something. They say ‘yeah, it’s 180 degrees, but it’s a dry heat.’
“In Houston they say that?
“Oh, maybe not, I’m all mixed up.”
“Dry until they hit the swimming pool.”
These samples have been identified as being taken from the documentary “The Trouble With Evan,” from a Canadian series called “The Fifth Estate”:
Evan’s stepfather: (unintelligible talking)”…I’ll get up with the sun…she doesn’t, she doesn’t want you to sleep in…I don’t care what you do, I don’t care what you say, you’re grounded… that door gets locked, that door gets locked at night by 9 o’clock. If you’re not in this house by 9 o’clock, then you’d better find someplace to sleep…you think you can go to your mom’s house and sucker her into it?…”(unintelligible talking)
Evan: “I can move out on my own, uhm, get a job, get my own place… I’ll go to the mall whenever I like… they tell me I’m much too young…”
Irene Raceu explains that the documentary is about child abuse. As Irene explains, “The show was filmed by some researchers because the parents supposedly complained that Evan was a problem child, had all sorts of behavior problems, etc. So they set up cameras in the house for many months and filmed what went on”.