This was the first movie scene that ever made me cry (when I watched the 10th, which technically isn't a movie, but you get what I mean). I didn't understand the story of Les Mis at that point, but I did know that the girl who loved a guy who didn't love her back was dying in the guy's arms and it was really, really sad. Along with being special for being the first thing that ever made me cry during a movie, it's just such a beautiful song. In a tragic way, of course. As much as I like Eponine's part in this song, Marius' lines have always been my favorite.
But you will live, 'Ponine,
Dear God above!
If I could close your wounds with words of love...
You would live a hundred years,
If I could show you how.
I won't desert you now...
You don't feel any pain.
A little fall of rain,
Can hardly hurt you now.
And I will stay with you, till you are sleeping.
Will make the flowers...grow.
Of course, it's even more heartbreaking when you read the scene in the book. But I'd rather not go there right now, so just go over to Youtube and listen to the movie version along with the 10th. It's a total toss-up between which version I like (and much as I love Samantha's acting in the 25th's ALFOR, Nick Jonas kills that song). They're both so gorgeous, but seeing how most of the song was cut in the film (grrrrrr), I probably like the 10th a wee bit more.
What is your favorite version of A Little Fall of Rain? What's your favorite line (or lines) from the song?