Classic Scene #38: Alfie

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" 'He's younger than you are.' That's what she said. Anybody'd think I was dodderin' about on bleedin' crutches... Trouble is, I still keep thinking about her. I can't get her out of me mind. Who'd have thought a ruddy great big lustbox like her would've found her way into anybody's feelings? She might have looked a hard case, but underneath she was quite mumsy, and she was in beautiful condition. Do you know, I'm beginning to think she was beautiful? After all, it ain't through the eyes that you see beauty, it's how the heart hungers for something that makes it beautiful. (He's interrupted by another of his "birds", Siddie, having a brief exchange before returning his gaze into camera and continuing his train of thought.) You know what? When I look back on my little life and the birds I've known, and think of all the things they've done for me and the little things I've done for them, you'd think I'd had the best of it all along the line. But what have I got out of it? I got a bob or two, some decent clothes, a car. I got my health back, and I ain't attached. But I ain't got me peace of mind. And if you ain't got that, you ain't got nothing. I dunno. It seems to me if they ain't got you one way they got you another. So what's the answer? That's what I keep asking myself. What's it all about? Know what I mean?..."