Sunday, May 16, 2010

Love's Labor


This weekend, I got to see all of Mr. Wonderful's hard work from the last year pay off, on the big screen. Six months of work in London and the surrounding area... Seven months of post-production... Many tears on my part, as I missed him from thousands of miles away...

But to watch this amazing creation in the darkness of a Hollywood theater with his mark on it made the grief seem almost trivial.

I wanted to tap the shoulder of the person next to me and say, "My boyfriend played a huge role in this film." I wished I'd had my camera to snap a picture as his name scrolled by in the credits. I felt compelled to kiss him halfway through because I was so darn impressed with his talent and eye for detail.

One of the best parts of the whole thing, though, was being able to bombard him with a million questions after the movie. How'd they do that? Were there really that many boats in the water or did you create them? Was that horse totally okay after he fell? Is Cate's skin really that flawless? He answered every single one, and added his own insider commentary. I could tell that he was proud of his work—which made me even more proud of my boy.

8 comments:

Danielle said...

That is so great. I love that you are so proud of him. You both are such a great couple.

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

Oh yay! Man, that was a challenging time for you. But, also a time full of opportunity. And growth, personally and for the two of you together. You wouldn't be where you are today without that film. Hooray for finally getting to see the end result!

LesleyG said...

Very cool!
I think most of my questions would be about Cate. She seems like the most real yet perfect person pretty much ever.

brookem said...

that's SO great! it must have been so special to be there with him to celebrate. im really happy for the two of you.

Sizzle said...

Well now I want to go see it, just to be supportive of him/you. Despite my enduring dislike for Russell Crowe. I will overcome it for you. :-)

Anonymous said...

You will be even more proud of him if he wins an award for his talents. Congrats to Mr. W - we look forward to seeing the movie.

Dingo said...

Damn you! You're going to make me go see a Russell Crowe movie? *sigh*

And please tell, is Cate Blanchette's skin as flawless as it seems? I love, love, love her.

Mel Heth said...

Danielle - You're so sweet. :)

Nilsa - Ah yes, a time of growth and growing pains... I suppose it's all worth it when you see what a cool think he made while he was gone.

Lesley - I know, right? He said she's really pretty in real life.

Brookem - It was pretty darn cool. I might have embarrassed him a little with my enthusiasm.

Sizzle - If you can try to blur out Russell Crowe, the rest of the movie is pretty good!

Anonymous - I think we'll be running the vineyard by the time he'd be winning an award...

Dingo - He said her skin isn't totally perfect. She has some lines. But not too many - he said she looks really good. :)