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Author Topic: Wno Wants To Live Forever?  (Read 2680 times)

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Offline Life

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Wno Wants To Live Forever?
« on: February 10, 2007, 02:35:37 PM »
Stumbled across this........  (yeah, Freddie)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2c137mu9ug

Offline Razorbill

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Re: Wno Wants To Live Forever?
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2007, 02:43:39 PM »
That was so depressing.

Offline Life

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Re: Wno Wants To Live Forever?
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2007, 02:48:36 PM »
I never saw the movie... Not sure I wana...

Offline Razorbill

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Re: Wno Wants To Live Forever?
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2007, 02:50:21 PM »
I think I'll pass on it too.  I was already feeling blue.  Like the song tho.

Offline bear60

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Re: Wno Wants To Live Forever?
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2007, 03:02:02 PM »
I saw the movie....in a theater.  I recommend it. Why?  Because its about "being different" and how that can affect lives.
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Offline Razorbill

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Re: Wno Wants To Live Forever?
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2007, 03:08:17 PM »
Fuck no.  I'm not anti-gay ya know.  Because life's tough enough and I got my own sadness.  I don't need to pay to see someone's made up tragedy.

Offline Blixer

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Re: Wno Wants To Live Forever?
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2007, 08:12:20 PM »
I saw the movie the day it opened in St. Louis.  It was amazing.  A totally mixed gay/straight crowd.  But in the end, everyone walked out of the theatre totally silent.  It was one of the most amazing things I had seen.  It really seemed to touch everyone in one way or another.  Yes, it is sad in some says, but it shows so much about choices and brings in the concept of the pressure to conform even when we know we are different.   And to me it demonstrated what some people give up because of that.  I loved the film. 
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Offline aupointillimite

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Re: Wno Wants To Live Forever?
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2007, 09:07:24 PM »
Wow... I really loathed Brokeback Mountain.

I failed to see what was so uplifting about a story of two guys who lie (to themselves and others) and cheat on their wives.   

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Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: Wno Wants To Live Forever?
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2007, 09:28:54 PM »
Brokeback Mountain wasn't suppose to be uplifting. I liked the movie, my partner was bored by it.

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Re: Wno Wants To Live Forever?
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2007, 09:35:59 PM »
Brokeback Mountain wasn't suppose to be uplifting. I liked the movie, my partner was bored by it.

I thought the characters were pretty reprehensible, myself.  By the end, I was pulling for one of them to die (which I figured would happen within the first ten minutes of the movie, anyway... it screamed "star-crossed lovers" from start to finish).  Much like I was for the Blair Witch to kill those pissant college kids in that other crappy movie.

Yeah, I was bored to tears in Brokeback Mountain, too... and I didn't see why anyone was engaged in the story at all.  It was dull.  Pretty scenery... boring plot.
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Offline Blixer

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Re: Wno Wants To Live Forever?
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2007, 09:43:10 PM »
Unfotunately, I had to live through some of what they tried to bring out in the story.  Being raised in an environment where being gay was looked on as a disease.  It was viewed as a choice....  and being forced into a counseling situation where I was told, "just do the right thing, get married, and the gay stuff will all go away."  So I saw the whole movie from a different set of eyes. I could see back into that time and see the struggles they went though.  I could see how they felt forced to do what they did.  And I could see how that wrecked their lives and the lives of those around them.  I guess it all depends on your frame of reference in what you see in the movie or don't see in the movie.  And I guess that is like lots of other movies too. 
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Offline aupointillimite

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Re: Wno Wants To Live Forever?
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2007, 09:47:49 PM »
I grew up Southern Baptist.  With a hardcorely religious mother (who is now Catholic... double trouble).  Much the same BS.   

But if I'd wanted to watch such pathologically conformist characters wallow in misery and making everyone around them as pathetic as they were for what felt like an interminable length of time... I could have gone back to high school.

Edited to Add: I was 8 when the Cold War ended.  That doesn't mean I don't find Dr. Strangelove to be absolutely hilarious.  I just think that Brokeback Mountain was a pandering piece of bad cinema that was so cynical in its manipulation of its intended audience, even I was surprised.
« Last Edit: February 10, 2007, 09:49:24 PM by aupointillimite »
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Re: Wno Wants To Live Forever?
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2007, 10:30:43 PM »
Like many a movie before it Brokeback Mountain was made for a heterosexual audience.   I was bored to tears within the first 15 minutes and hated Ledger's character and wanted to kick Gyllenhaal in the teeth for putting up with such a shit.  Yeah the scenery was beautiful and yes it was a sympathetic (although still formulaic) look at the homosexual "dilemma" of that era but as far as I can tell Brokeback would be highly accurate if it were plotted in present day Wyoming or wherever the hell they were.

Like Philadelphia with AIDS it was a good intention on the film maker's part so I won't go around trashing it to death but I didn't buy the DVD either. 

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Offline ademas

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Re: Wno Wants To Live Forever?
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2007, 11:08:57 PM »
More than anything, I thought it was way too long.
I preferred the 5:15 recap from the YouTube link.
« Last Edit: February 10, 2007, 11:12:27 PM by ademas »

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Re: Wno Wants To Live Forever?
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2007, 11:29:27 PM »
I liked the song, but it could have been put to a better movie in the clip.

I didn't like the movie.  Mostly the cast choices. Also Ledger makes me want to hurl. That could be one reason why I didn't like the movie.
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Re: Wno Wants To Live Forever?
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2007, 12:10:41 AM »
More than anything, I thought it was way too long.
I preferred the 5:15 recap from the YouTube link.

Did you catch the clip of Nathan Lane's "Brokeback, the musical" on David Letterman?  It left tears in my eyes.

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Re: Wno Wants To Live Forever?
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2007, 12:16:05 AM »

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Re: Wno Wants To Live Forever?
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2007, 12:35:32 AM »
Thanks, ademas!

"Start spreading the... no, I'm not even gonna go there."

And Dave giving him the bouquet of roses.  I was verklempt.

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Offline cph9680

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Re: Wno Wants To Live Forever?
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2007, 01:56:19 AM »
Nathan Lane's version was far better than the original, at least it seemed to have some purpose...

Bareback Mountain was the biggest waste of time in my entire life, that's 2 hours worth of boring drivel I'll never get back again  :'(
« Last Edit: February 11, 2007, 12:19:59 PM by cph9680 »

Offline Jeffreyj

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Re: Wno Wants To Live Forever?
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2007, 08:13:06 AM »
A little side note on the idea of living forever...   Back in the day in 1985. I was just diagnosed and was in therapy. I was freaking out thinking I would soon die.
My shrink, a lovely older lady, was just awesome. I was freaking out cause every none was dieing. I said to her point blank:
"How long do I have to live?"
She thought for a second, as
I hadthe world on my shoulders and was thinking this was the end. She thought for a second, and looked at me square in th eye..."Jeff, ole buddy, You can expect to live forever!"

Man, the world had just been lifted of my shoulders. I felt immediately relieved. For some reason, that made so much sense to me. I think of that moment to this day.

Just thought I'D share.
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Offline Razorbill

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Re: Wno Wants To Live Forever?
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2007, 11:30:47 AM »
Ive never followed Quen's music closely, so I had never heard the song.  It is so hauntingly sad, I went to Napster and bought it.  Probably not what i need to be listening to right now, but it is beautiful.

Offline northernguy

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Re: Wno Wants To Live Forever?
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2007, 11:49:51 AM »
I must be in the minority, I liked Brokeback.  Beautifully filmed like all of Ang Lee's movies.  I thought Ledger's performance as an inarticulate man trying to struggle with his feelings was incredible.

I hadn't known that the original script the two lovers were Latino.  You can see the original treatment here:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=TK2SPrT6EtY
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