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wist fuhl nuhs

  • n  a sadly pensive longing

  • But what distinguishes Brideshead is its sensitive ability to translate the novel's tone of wistfulness and regret to the screen.
  • What shadows Casa is wistfulness.
  • In his comedies people always act improbably, but they are full of a sort of fierce wistfulness too.
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  • Oh, you pretty things
    Some say nostalgia in fashion trends runs on a 20-year cycle. Others put it at around 50. That would give modern-day wistfulness to anything from the flannel-and-combat boot grunge look of the ‘90s to the fastidiously groomed, impeccably decked-out “Mad Men”-era chic of the ‘60s.
    June 12, 2013 - City Pulse

  • Bret Easton Ellis in calendarlive.com
    There's a wistfulness to it that's missing from a lot of contemporary fiction by people in their 20s,said Ellis, who settled back in LA last year after two decades spent mostly in New York. "And a sadness that seems very adult, as if Jeff...
  • Stephen Lang in CNN
    Pandora is a pristine world and there is the synergy between all of the creatures of the planet and I think that strikes a deep chord within people that has a wishfulness and a wistfulness to it,Lang said. "James Cameron had the technical...
  • Paul Muldoon in International Herald Tribune
    Muldoon noted: "Thematically, there does seem to be a wistfulness throughout these choices, a sighing either for what was or what might have been. How that refers to Carla Bruni I really couldn't tell you, except that we tend to prefer sadness to...

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