How do you keep the music playing?

Gandang ganda ako sa kantang “How do you keep the music playing” nina James Ingram at Patti Austin. Lalo na sa pelikulang “Best Friends” na kung saan ito ang soundtrack.

Ang “Best Friends” ay isang simpleng comedy-love story starring Burt Reynolds at Goldie Hawn as Richard Babson and Paula McCullen. Hollywood screenwriters sila who have lived and worked together for a number of years. Gusto ni Richard na magpakasal pero si Paula ay ayaw. Pero nung makatapos sila ng isang script para sa kanilang producer, the couple decides to get married without letting anyone else know. Alam ni Paula na mahalaga iyon ke Richard kaya she reluctantly agrees.

Ikinasal sila sa LA marriage bureau at ang pinakahoneymoon ay ang cross-country trip by train para ipaalam sa kanilang magulang na sila ay nagpakasal. The first stop is sa Buffalo, NY where they are met in a winter snowstorm by Paula’s parents. Old fashioned ang mga magulang ni Paula, kaya kailangan sila ay matulog ng separate. Naiinis si Richard na tinatratong parang bata, tapos malamig pa at laging bukas ang bintanan. From there they go to Virginia to visit Richard’s parents, who reside in a giant high-rise condominium. No window is ever opened there, and Paula, feeling increasing panic attacks, is in dire need of some fresh air. She also accidentally overdoses on Valium at napasubsob into a salad at lunch.

Natutuwa ang mga magulang ni Richard believing that they are engaged, but devastated to learn that they are already married. They throw a party at a restaurant, where Paula is upset by the comments of guests. Medyo dito na nagumpisa ang pagtatalo at ang pagiisnaban. Dumating ang Producer at sinabing kailangang kailangang mairewrite ang script. Paula insists that they return home to California immediately, but once there, their personal and professional relationship has soured.

Larry locks them in a room, where the writers bicker and get no work done. Paula again demands fresh air until Richard breaks a window. When they finally talk it through, they are in agreement that getting married might not have been the best idea. They finish the rewrite and then walk off into the sunset, which turns out to be a Hollywood prop.

Ang nagustuhan ko rito ay kahit na sila ay madalas na nagtatalo, malaki ang pagkakaiba ng kanilang ugali at gawi, when they realized it, they reached an agreement. Ito kasi ang kailangan natin sa ating buhay e, reach an agreement with everyone. Walang bangay bangay, iringan, patutsadahan, intrigahan. Be honest with your feelings and accept others.

This is the way to understanding. We exist for one another. We live for one another.

Eventually, we will love somebody.

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And since you know we’re always changing. How can it be the same? And tell me how year after year . You’re sure your heart won’t fall apart. Each time you hear his name? I know the way I feel for you is now or never. The more I love, the more that I’m afraid . That in your eyes I may not see forever, forever.
If we can be the best of lovers. Yet be the best of friends. If we can try with every day to make it better as it grows . With any luck than I suppose . The music never ends.” (James Ingram and Patti Austin) 

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