The Agony and the Ecstasy
video from 1965 movie with
Charlton Heston as Michelangelo and Diane Cilento as Contessina de'Medici.
Michelangelo: I am sorry, Tessina. I am truly sorry.
Contessina de'Medici: Why be sorry? It was a great success! I spent a delightful evening making conversation with an empty chair.
Michelangelo: Slipped my mind, that.
Contessina de'Medici: Three hundred guests. It 's taken me six months to collect artists from France and Spain. scholars from Germany and England. all anxious to meet the great Michelangelo.
Michelangelo: I forgot! I was working and I forgot! I suppose I should apologize to your brother.
Contessina de'Medici: Why? Why should anyone expect the slightest courtesy from you. Now I understand my brother, Bramante, the Pope, all of them. The reason that you have no friends is that you are impossible! And it's my misfortune to love the impossible.
Michelangelo: Tessina, if I ever loved, it would be you.
Contessina de'Medici: Nothing's changed really.
Michelangelo: Except you're married.
Contessina de'Medici: I submitted to a ceremony.
Michelangelo: And to an embrace?
Contessina de'Medici: The contract called for children.
Michelangelo: I'll never understand the ways of nobility.