There’s this incredible scene in Parade’s End that I haven’t seen a good gif of it yet. Sylvia is giving Christopher this great speech, (which pretty much seduces her husband). Here it is:
YOUR BROTHER REFERS TO ME AS ‘THAT WHORE’. I HAVEN’T HAD A MAN, CHRISTOPHER, FOR FIVE YEARS AND MORE - NOT ONE. I HAVEN’T LET MYSELF BE KISSED OR TOUCHED; NOT ONCE NOT SINCE PEROWNE. POTTY PEROWNE. CAN YOU SEE HOW I MUST HAVE BEEN FEELING TO GO OFF WITH A FOOL LIKE POTTY? I WAS OUT OF MY SENSES, I BROKE UNDER YOUR FORBERANCE, YOUR PERMANENT WELL MANNERED FORGIVENESS FOR MY DOING THE DIRTY ON YOU WHEN I MARRIED YOU NOT KNOWING, STILL DON’T KNOW WHETHER MY CHILD WAS YOURS OR GERALD DRAKE’S. YOU FORGAVE WITHOUT MERCY. TO SCREAM BLUE MURDER AND THROW ME OUT WOULD HAVE BEEN A KINDNESS COMPARED TO FIVE YEARS UNDER YOUR ROOF BANISHED FROM YOUR COMFORT. LOOK WHAT YOU’VE BROUGHT ME TO, THROWING MYSELF AT YOU IN MY WHORE’S TROUSSEAU MY HEAT MUST HAVE PUT A SPELL ON ALL THE SENTRIES AND TICKET INSPECTORS; THE MUSK OF FIVE YEARS WANTING A MAN. THEY MUST HAVE SMELLED IT. WELL, DON’T BOTHER NOW, I’VE CHANGED MY MIND….
And before she says another word, (Christopher, who is visibly getting more and more turned on) suddenly grabs her to him. The first pic up there is him getting ready to do it.
The second pic is him not knowing what to do next, he thinks he’s crossed some sorta line with her. She kisses him and then he takes over from there.
When I first saw it, it was so fucking passionate I had to back up my blu ray and watch that shit again. Benedict in that scene is sexy as fuck… and my God, when he orders her to “Get in the bed”…with that voice all outta breath….fuccck……it just took me by surprise when it happened.
I just wanna watch that one part over and over again, is that so wrong? Especially his face as he’s slowly losing his reserve and just jumps the fuck up and grabs her, then his look of surprise of “oh shit, I grabbed her”.