The Bridges of Madison County

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The Bridges of Madison County ' is a 1995 American romantic drama film based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Robert James Waller.[3] It was produced by Amblin Entertainment and Malpaso Productions, and distributed by Warner Bros. Entertainment. The film was produced and directed by Clint Eastwood with Kathleen Kennedy as co-producer and the screenplay was adapted by Richard LaGravenese. The film stars Eastwood and Meryl Streep. Streep received an Academy Award for Best Actress nomination in 1996 for her performance in the film.



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Love is unpredictable, it comes in different ways and unexpected moments and happiness can only be felt when we find our true love. Married and has two children, Francesca, a war-bride from Italy, is lonely and unhappy with her life. It was nothing but an ordinary day when she met Robert Kincaid a National Geographic photographer from Bellingham, Washington who passed by their farm house and was looking for the Roseman Bridge in Madison County to create a photographic essay on the covered bridges in the area. Francesca, alone and bored while her husband and children were away at the Illinois state fair in the summer of 1965 was reluctant seeing that Robert is a complete stranger but then decided to guide Robert on his way to the covered bridges.

It was with Robert that she felt the love and affection that she has been looking for all through her married life. It was strong and real that even if they just met and spent time with each other for a short time, they can feel it in their hearts that it is truly and without a doubt, love. It was a four-day love affair, too short to know someone's personal life but too long to fall in love with someone you are destined to fall in love with. The connection between Francesca and Robert and their love for each other was eternal. Through the pain of being separated from her secret love and the stark of isolation she felt as the details of her life consumes her, Francesca wrote her thoughts of the four-day love affair which took up three journals. When she died, she asked her children to cremate her body and scatter her ashes all over the Roseman bridge where she and Robert fell in love and where Robert's ashes were scattered years before her death. The journals were found by her children through the key of her hope chest on her bedroom where some of her and Robert's things were kept. The story that Francesca wrote about her secret love affair with Robert taught a very important lesson and helped her children find a sense of direction in their lives, both of whom are facing marital issues.

There are things that are meant to happen to teach us a very important lesson in life, things that we want but cannot have, things that we will have for a short time to make us live with the lessons and come up with the realization that whatever happens, it's for a reason and that happiness and love is what keeps us going. We may be apart from someone we love but the feeling and the memories that we've shared will always be kept in a very special place that no one could ever find; our hearts.


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Keywords : Love, Secret affair, Dancing, Romantic


  • I See Your Face Before Me - Johnny Hartman

Keywords: Love Song Only Dream Your Face Before Me In love


"When I think of why I make pictures, the reason that I can come up with just seems that I've been making my way here. It seems right now that all I've ever done in my life is making my way here to you. "

-Littlemy, Robert Kincaid

"Don’t you see, I love you so much that I cannot think of restraining you for a moment. "

-Littlemy, Francesca

"I dont want to need you, 'cause I can't have you. "

-Littlemy, Robert



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