Film Magistery #9: The Remains of the Day/Regrets



– “When did you last see the world, Mr. Stevens?”

James Ivory’s The Remains of the Day (1993) is, besides being a masterfully crafted drama, a great example of how people can fall into a pitfall of not doing something that will have a considerable impact on people’s lives and ultimately have a greater existential meaning. Many of us are waisting the best days of our lives and we are not even aware of it. In this episode, Dino talks about how Mr. Stevens, the main character in the film The Remains of the Day, realizes too late what could have his life been if he only acted and thought differently. The main subject of this episode is regrets, in this case, regrets of not doing the right thing, the regrets of not exploring the opportunities that present themselves at some point of one’s life.

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LINKS:
The Remains of the Day on IMDb.
The Remains of the Day on Letterboxd.

MUSIC:
Kevin MacLeod: Ghost Dance
Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)

VIDEO and IMAGES:
Image of Socrates, copyright 2005 – Eric Gaba for Wikimedia Commons
“The Remains of the Day” Dir. James Ivory. Columbia Pictures, 1993
Video footage of youth from videezy.com
Scenes from the film by movieclips.com

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