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Offline leatherman

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Re: Bittersweet movies
« Reply #50 on: August 16, 2010, 05:52:34 PM »
Simon Birch
Not only does Ian Michael Smith, playing the title character, die after rising to heroic heights; but the most painfully bittersweet part of the movie is when a baseball, that he hit, kills the only lady to ever "mother" him, the beautiful Ashley Judd
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Re: Bittersweet movies
« Reply #51 on: August 16, 2010, 06:00:53 PM »


Some of these movies sound more "totally tragic" than bittersweet, to me. 
Summer 2004--became HIV+
Dec. 2005--found out

Date          CD4    %       VL
Jan. '06    725    25      9,097
Nov. '06    671    34     52,202
Apr. '07    553    30      24,270
Sept. '07  685    27       4,849
Jan. '08    825    29       4,749
Mar. '08    751    30     16,026
Aug. '08    653    30       3,108
Oct. '08     819    28     10,046
Jan '09      547    31     13,000
May '09     645   25        6,478
Aug. '09    688   30      19,571
Nov. '09     641    27       9,598
Feb. '10     638    27       4,480
May '10      687      9    799,000 (CMV)
July '10      600     21      31,000
Nov '10      682     24     15,000
June '11     563    23     210,000 (blasto)
July  '11      530    22      39,000
Aug '11      677     22      21,000
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Offline Rev. Moon

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Re: Bittersweet movies
« Reply #52 on: August 16, 2010, 06:01:58 PM »
Not to mention co-starring with Patrick Wilson's taut buttocks in Little Children.

I know. They look so smooth. Makes you wanna bite them.
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Offline Nestor

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Re: Bittersweet movies
« Reply #53 on: August 16, 2010, 07:57:30 PM »
Now, Voyager?  The Corn is Green? 

Indochine (or is that too tragic?) 

Anything by Ozu--especially Late Spring 
Summer 2004--became HIV+
Dec. 2005--found out

Date          CD4    %       VL
Jan. '06    725    25      9,097
Nov. '06    671    34     52,202
Apr. '07    553    30      24,270
Sept. '07  685    27       4,849
Jan. '08    825    29       4,749
Mar. '08    751    30     16,026
Aug. '08    653    30       3,108
Oct. '08     819    28     10,046
Jan '09      547    31     13,000
May '09     645   25        6,478
Aug. '09    688   30      19,571
Nov. '09     641    27       9,598
Feb. '10     638    27       4,480
May '10      687      9    799,000 (CMV)
July '10      600     21      31,000
Nov '10      682     24     15,000
June '11     563    23     210,000 (blasto)
July  '11      530    22      39,000
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Offline mecch

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Re: Bittersweet movies
« Reply #54 on: August 16, 2010, 08:15:20 PM »

Some of these movies sound more "totally tragic" than bittersweet, to me. 

Gee Nestor, I made that point several times in the beginning of the thread, but so few care about the finer distinctions anymore.   

OK fellas, bring on the weepie suggestions, but I ain't gonna watch 'em if there are 3rd act dramatic deaths, etc etc etc.    Soon enough summer will be over, I'll have had my fill of bittersweet, and think I might move on to Southern Gothic or Film Noir to build up to Halloween.
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Re: Bittersweet movies
« Reply #55 on: August 16, 2010, 08:29:51 PM »
Gee Nestor, I made that point several times in the beginning of the thread, but so few care about the finer distinctions anymore.   

OK fellas, bring on the weepie suggestions, but I ain't gonna watch 'em if there are 3rd act dramatic deaths, etc etc etc.    Soon enough summer will be over, I'll have had my fill of bittersweet, and think I might move on to Southern Gothic or Film Noir to build up to Halloween.

Ok, I'll confess--I was reading the thread backwards (a danger when one has just discovered the "recent posts" function and starts from there) and hadn't read the beginning.  Not the ideal way of reading, to be sure. 
Summer 2004--became HIV+
Dec. 2005--found out

Date          CD4    %       VL
Jan. '06    725    25      9,097
Nov. '06    671    34     52,202
Apr. '07    553    30      24,270
Sept. '07  685    27       4,849
Jan. '08    825    29       4,749
Mar. '08    751    30     16,026
Aug. '08    653    30       3,108
Oct. '08     819    28     10,046
Jan '09      547    31     13,000
May '09     645   25        6,478
Aug. '09    688   30      19,571
Nov. '09     641    27       9,598
Feb. '10     638    27       4,480
May '10      687      9    799,000 (CMV)
July '10      600     21      31,000
Nov '10      682     24     15,000
June '11     563    23     210,000 (blasto)
July  '11      530    22      39,000
Aug '11      677     22      21,000
Sept. '12    747     15      14,000

Offline loop78

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Re: Bittersweet movies
« Reply #56 on: August 19, 2010, 08:08:34 AM »
Annie Hall is bittersweet.

And a work of art :P

What about Muriel's wedding, does it qualify?

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Re: Bittersweet movies
« Reply #57 on: August 19, 2010, 03:47:21 PM »
Vera Drake - I encourage HRaiser and the Wump to see it.

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Re: Bittersweet movies
« Reply #58 on: August 20, 2010, 03:05:47 PM »
My favorite bittersweet movies are:

Blade Runner: Director's Cut

Casablanca

And, of course, Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan.
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Offline Nestor

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Re: Bittersweet movies
« Reply #59 on: August 20, 2010, 03:18:17 PM »
And how about Brief Encounter? 
Summer 2004--became HIV+
Dec. 2005--found out

Date          CD4    %       VL
Jan. '06    725    25      9,097
Nov. '06    671    34     52,202
Apr. '07    553    30      24,270
Sept. '07  685    27       4,849
Jan. '08    825    29       4,749
Mar. '08    751    30     16,026
Aug. '08    653    30       3,108
Oct. '08     819    28     10,046
Jan '09      547    31     13,000
May '09     645   25        6,478
Aug. '09    688   30      19,571
Nov. '09     641    27       9,598
Feb. '10     638    27       4,480
May '10      687      9    799,000 (CMV)
July '10      600     21      31,000
Nov '10      682     24     15,000
June '11     563    23     210,000 (blasto)
July  '11      530    22      39,000
Aug '11      677     22      21,000
Sept. '12    747     15      14,000

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Re: Bittersweet movies
« Reply #60 on: August 20, 2010, 03:53:46 PM »
I haven't seen the movie yet but I was reading "Marley and Me" on an airplane yesterday and was crying like a fool.

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Re: Bittersweet movies
« Reply #61 on: August 20, 2010, 04:58:46 PM »
Marty
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Re: Bittersweet movies
« Reply #62 on: August 22, 2010, 04:12:07 PM »
Ok everyone.... all this movie talk has made me want to watch some of the dvds I keep boxed away in the 3rd bedroom closet. That and when the ex moved out he took the cable boxes, and while I enjoy finding better things to to with my time I still feel like the Big Picture Box is calling me lol. I'm only warning you because I'm going to watch "Life As a House" which I mentioned earlier in the thread. If you never hear from me again I think its safe to assume that an overwhelmingly sad movie + a new POZ diagnosis = too much for me :)
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Re: Bittersweet movies
« Reply #63 on: August 22, 2010, 04:25:12 PM »
If you never hear from me again I think its safe to assume that an overwhelmingly sad movie + a new POZ diagnosis = too much for me :)

 :o  Sometimes a good cry is great therapy!
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Re: Bittersweet movies
« Reply #64 on: August 22, 2010, 05:28:04 PM »
Brahm Stoker's Dracula.
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Re: Bittersweet movies
« Reply #65 on: August 22, 2010, 06:08:28 PM »
Brahm Stoker's Dracula.

Wow, you're so right!
I like this movie so much.
I tried to get college students to watch it, a couple of times, but got a big yawn. Then I bought copies of the novel and toss them out to the goths and sci fi nerds, and offer the the DVD afterwards as a carrot. So far I've had two a year do the whole thing, in English, so its not so easy for them.

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Re: Bittersweet movies
« Reply #66 on: August 22, 2010, 06:22:08 PM »
Wow I just finished it... let me just say this is the definition of Bittersweet... yet really life affirming. I literally balled through the whole thing lol
8/10- 73 cd4, 7%, and 300k VL *First Labs*
9/10- Started Norvir, Prezista, and Truvada
10/10- 511 cd4, 22%, and 886 VL
12/10- 498 cd4, 22%, and 106 VL
3/11- 529 cd4, 29%, and 101 VL
8/11- 620 cd4, 30%, and 74 VL- Switched to Atripla
10/11- 580 ce4, 30%, and 62 VL
12/11- 684 cd4, 31%, and FINALLY *UD*

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Re: Bittersweet movies
« Reply #67 on: August 22, 2010, 08:12:52 PM »
Wow I just finished it... let me just say this is the definition of Bittersweet... yet really life affirming. I literally balled through the whole thing lol

I don't ever even remember that movie coming out, never heard of it before. I must have been under a rock that year (2001).

I'm curious to see it now.

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Re: Bittersweet movies
« Reply #68 on: August 22, 2010, 10:39:34 PM »
Want bittersweet (no melodrama, no need for pills after you finish, just the kinda sweetness that makes you go aaaaawww)?  Then eat your little hearts out, byotches:

The always gorgeous Diane Lane and some cutie from France named Thelonious Bernard (along with Sir Laurence Olivier) in 1979's A Little Romance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPI1IRjonRE

This is one movie that became a favorite of mine since I first saw it back in the mid 90s.  I still watch it every now and then.

Oh, and...

Brahm Stoker's Dracula.

Another favorite.


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