Some of you “younger” folk might not know how “In A Sentimental Mood” became synonymous with not only Love Jones, but the act of sharing intimacy without sex…
I wouldnt wish what Nia Long did to this brotha this scene on even my worst enemy, having her night gown unzipped and asking him to fix it, looking back over her shoulder at the top of the stairs giving him that moment of encouragement to come and get that, turning off that light to imply that she was going to sleep… that shit hurts down there, its painful.
But Darius recovered and took control of the situation.
He grabbed one of the best pieces to ever be pressed to vinyl and he grabbed this woman… and he held her and smelled her hair and made sure she felt a man in her presence that night.
Probably one of my favorite moments in the entire film.
Definitely one of my favorite songs of all time.
In A Sentimental Mood was born to me in this scene.
Robert Pattinson:“If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are. Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.”