Thursday, August 19, 2010
A Bridges of Madison County Moment
I am sure most people will have read Robert James Waller's 1992 best seller, 'The Bridges of Madison County', Although a work of fiction, Waller admitted in an interview that there were strong similarities between the main character and himself.
The book, which was published in the UK as "Love in Black and White' came to the screen with Streep and Eastwood (famous = when everyone in the world knows who you are even without your first name being mentioned!).
It tells the story of a four day affair between a housewife and a photographer for National Geographic and although they part and never meet again, their lives are interlocked until death according to the epilogue, 'A Thousand Country Roads'.
I am sure that throughout the world there are many couples some dead, some alive who have had a 'Bridges of Madison County' moment.