Eternity (1989) (part 2 of 4)

All is not well, however, because that night (maybe, the film’s grip on time is, shall we say, less than lucid) Romi plots with his henchmen. It’s not quite clear what’s going on (I guess this film has goals too lofty to be concerned with inconsequential things like coherence), but they finish their scheming with a good round of maniacal cackling.

The next day, Edward walks down the aisle with his bride, and he and Dahlia are married in front of the budget-conscious kingdom. They repeat their vows to each other: “I now take an oath to you and God. I will cherish you in every way possible. For you are my wife.” She says, “For you are my husband.” Well, it’s the sentiment that counts. The festivities continue into the night, and Edward dances in a circle that was apparently the only form of dance until the late twenties. He gives this completely rehearsed laugh as if to say, “I’m so happy,” and, as expected, tragedy instantly strikes.

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Jessica Ritchey

Born in Western North Carolina, Juniper was discovered in a filthy shack in the lovely Blue Ridge Mountains, speaking a made up language to a tattered rag doll, her only companion. Her social skills have improved little in the intervening years. She is currently making flailing efforts at being a freelance writer. One of history's supreme procrastinators she plans on writing a book about it someday.

Multi-Part Article: Eternity (1989)

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