Names and adjectives
Katharine: l wanted to meet the man who could write a long paper with so few adjectives.
Almasy: Well, a thing is still a thing, no matter what you place in front of it.Big car, slow car, chauffeur-driven car.
Madox: Broken car.
Almasy: lt’s still a car.
Geoffrey Clifton: Not much use, though.
Katharine: Love ? Romantic love, plutonic love, filial love. Quite different things, surely.
Geoffrey Clifton: Uxoriousness. That’s my favourite kind of love. Excessive love of one’s wife.
Almasy: Now there you have me.
[From the English Patient, d. Anthony Minghella]
So, a broken car is still a car. And I say, a charming asshole is still an asshole.