The Hours Richmond Train Station Virginia and Leanord scene.  

Virginia Woolf and Leonard train station scene at Richmond, UK from the film, the Hours

The Hours, Virginia and Leonard at the Train Station

This Train station in Richmond, England scene from the film, The Hours, has so much emotional intelligence it should be mandatory viewing for couples. Forgive the image quality (obviously not HD) of this video capture and listen closely to Virginia and Leonard work through the argument to understanding/empathy and love. When Leonard collapses in the classic British semi-collapse, sans tears, then looks up at Virginia to inquire, “Are you hungry”? A sincere inner boy creature comfort line after a difficult obstacle has been overcome.

It is readily apparent how well acted this scene is by both actors.  The reason the acting seems so genuine is that it is drawing on universal themes and human frailty.

The Hours Film

  Publisher Description The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel becomes a motion picture starring Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Nicole Kidman, directed by Stephen Daldry from a screenplay by David Hare The Hours tells the story of three women: Virginia Woolf, beginning to write Mrs. Dalloway as she recuperates in a London suburb with her husband in 1923; Clarissa Vaughan, beloved friend of an acclaimed poet dying from AIDS, who in modern-day New York is planning a party in his honor; and Laura Brown, in a 1949 Los Angeles suburb, who slowly begins to feel the constraints of a perfect family and home. By the end of the novel, these three stories intertwine in remarkable ways and finally come together in an act of subtle and haunting grace. The Hours is the winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
Music in this video Song Words Artist Virginia Woolf Licensed to YouTube by UMG (on behalf of Deutsche Grammophon (DG)); Audiam (Publishing), and 5 Music Rights Societies Song Words Artist Celia Johnson Album Virginia Woolf Licensed to YouTube by The Orchard Music (on behalf of Saland Publishing); ASCAP, UMPG Publishing, and 4 Music Rights Societies

The Recorded Voice Of Virginia Woolf

This is the only surviving recording of Virginia Woolf’s voice. It is part of a BBC radio broadcast from April 29th, 1937. The talk was called “Craftsmanship” and was part of a series entitled “Words Fail Me”. The audio is accompanied by a slideshow of photographs of Virginia Woolf. The text was published as an essay in “The Death of the Moth and Other Essays” (1942), and I’ve transcribed the recorded portion here:

LITERATURE – Virginia Woolf

In her novels and essays, Virginia Woolf captured the intimate moments of the 20th century like no one else. She opens our eyes to the neglected value of daily experiences.

The Waves: An Evening of Virginia Woolf at 92Y

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