Thursday, May 31, 2007

Way way back in the 70s, there was this exquisitely made movie called Friends shot in the beautiful French countryside. It hit my sleepy little town several years later and, along with all my friends, I just loved it to pieces. After all, back then there were relatively no teen movies and TV was just a figment of our dreams. I remember in particular this scene where the 14 and 15 year old leads talk about their parents and the pretty Michelle says, "My mother died giving birth to me. She was very old. She was 28." Ouch.

Time passed and I had forgotten all about it until recently when I managed to get hold of another old fav movie Picnic at Hanging Rock through the Net. I wondered if Friends might also not be available and google-ed it down. Turns out the film's rather hard to find but in a movie forum I came across this amazing gentleman from the US who offered to burn and mail a copy of the fabulous soundtrack to anyone anywhere. So I emailed him and voila, guess what finally arrived in the mail this morning? :)
It's amazing what friends will do for friends, but I think it's even more amazing that a total stranger would be willing to do something like this. Don, thank you so much! You bring back to me so many sweet memories. And your generosity restores my faith in the goodness of people.



  1. oh wow!! and don't forget, the Indian Postal Department too has made an exception for you and got the CD across to you...

    on the topic of what friends should do for friends (or even a stranger for the sake of humanity!!), i don't always buy into that...

    for instance, how about mailing me the CD when you finish watching it 15 times? :)

  2. C'mon, the post people around here are pretty reliable. They don't normally filch stuff.
    It's an audio cd btw. Elton John had made the music at a time when he wasn't yet a big star. If you ask me nicely, I can still send you a copy :)

  3. Thank you for the kind words "amazing gentleman from the US".
    I'm happy you're enjoying the "friends" soundtrack CD as much as I'm happy to be able to share it with others.

    Don in the US

  4. These days it is almost impossible to expect any thing nice from any one at all. So it is always a pleasant feeling when some is kind enough to take the effort to make some one else happy without any motive.

  5. folks, firstly accept my apologies for sounding so pessimistic. Good people do exist (still!) and its things like these that's keeping humanity alive (though I won't still put my money on it... not a penny :)

    secondly, yes you can only listen to a soundtrack (my bad!)

    lastly, Don thanks for the offer of sending a copy to me as well, but honestly i'm not such an Elton fan and also I hope to someday collect this in person from this blog's author ;)


  6. Good things can happen to anyone if they happen to come across a good person :)