Fiddler on the Roof: Miracle of Miracle

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Wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles-
God took the tailor by the hand
Turned him around and Led him to the promised land!
When David slew Goliath (yes!), that was a miracle.
When God gave us manna in the wilderness, that was a miracle too.
But of all God’s miracles large and small,
The most miraculous one of all
Is the one I thought could never be:
God has given you to me.

NGENEST: A fine story from Ernest Prakasa

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Sangat menghibur! walau plot ceritanya terasa agak maksa. Walau film ini bukan masterpiece, tapi cukup menghibur. Banyak ide yang mengangkat topik yang sensitif dalam lingkungan orang cina. Masalah ras, masalah agama, masalah budaya …, sebagian memang fakta, sebagian adalah fakta yang mungkin agak exaggerated, sehingga (saya percaya setiap orang cina yang nonton film ini, pasti ada momen ia merengutkan keningnya. Entah itu karena merasa ada kesamaan pengalaman, atau … perasaan ga gitu deh!

Ada juga celetukan khas sunda yang emang agak jarang terdengar di film-film bioskop. Kalau urang sunda yang nonton mah, pasti ketawa da!

Walau pun sama sekali tidak ada suatu adegan dengan tampilan sensual, tapi banyak ide komedi yang bersifat sangat vulgar. Hal ini menjadikan film ini tidak akan cocok ditonton bersama dengan anak-anak dibawah umum.

Overall, it’s a good movie. On En Tay’s rating scale, I give this one 4 of 5.

Word of wisdom:

… waktu itu bukan ‘cuma’. Waktu yang kau buang sekarang adalah waktu yang kau pinjam dari masa depan

Tidak semua yang kita inginkan akan terwujud dan tidak semua yang kita takutkan akan terjadi.

Ten Commandment (1956): Moses & Sephora

Moses & Sephora

Sephora:

She was very beautiful, wasn’t she?
This woman of Egypt who left her scar upon your heart.
Her skin was white as curd.
Her eyes, green as the cedars of Lebanon.
Her lips, tamarisk honey.
Like the breast of a dove, her arms were soft.
And the wine of desire was in her veins.

Moses:

Yes. She was beautiful… as a jewel.

Sephora:

A jewel has brilliant fire, but gives no warmth.
Our hands are not so soft, but they can serve.
Our bodies not so white, but they are strong.
Our lips are not perfumed… but they speak the truth.
Love is not an art to us.
It’s life to us.
We are not dressed in gold and fine linen.
Strength and honor are our clothing.
Our tents are not the columned halls of Egypt, but our children play happily before them.
We can offer you little… but we offer all we have.

Moses:

I have not little, Sephora. I have nothing.

Sephora:

Nothing from some is more than gold from others.

Moses:

You would fill the emptiness of my heart?

Sephora:

I could never fill all of it, Moses. But I shall not be jealous of a memory.