Bee Season

novel by Myla Goldberg

Bee Season is a 2005 feature film based on the 2000 novel by Myla Goldberg. The film was directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel and written by Naomi Foner. It stars Richard Gere and Juliette Binoche.


Saul: There are people who believe that letters are an expression of a very special primal energy and when they combine to make words they hold all the secrets of the universe...
Saul: Remember the Vikings?
Saul: [takes a green apple] Okay, Vikings called this "aepli".
Saul: Now when they took it across the sea in their ships it became "apfel".
Saul: Crossed another border, it became "appel".
Saul: By the time it got to us it was "apple".
Saul: Its spelling contains all of that.
Saul: It holds its history inside it.
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