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“I’m a jealous man.”

Jealousy. It feels so simple and dirty but it isn’t – it makes you
truly get to know yourself… Graham Greene’s novel “The End of the
Affair” gets to the essence of jealousy (and the longing for a
God). And with such wonderful, wonderful passion, bitterness,
cynicism, and mathematical precision for the core of the human
condition.

“The sense of unhappiness is so much easier to convey than that of
happiness. In misery we seem aware of our own existence, even though
it may be in the form of a monstrous egotism: this pain of mine is
individual, this nerve that winces belongs to me and no other. But
happiness annihilates us: we lose our identity.”

And in the film version from 1999, Ralph Fiennes somehow was able to
simulate (?) the facial expressions of jealousy. Because you can
really see the jealousy in people’s faces, and if it persists for
years, it gets carved into permanent wrinkles…

Just watch him in this scene:

And, the whole movie:

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