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Brokeback Mountain: Our Community's Common Bond => Heath Ledger Remembrance Forum => Topic started by: Ellemeno on May 10, 2008, 05:31:37 am

Title: A film about Heath?
Post by: Ellemeno on May 10, 2008, 05:31:37 am
What is this?  I found it on YouTube.  "Chris Emerson - Clips from "The Final Days of Heath Ledger"


[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgSd_6tqx5c[/youtube]
Title: Re: A film about Heath?
Post by: Penthesilea on May 10, 2008, 07:07:24 am
I hope not.
Title: Re: A film about Heath?
Post by: Fran on May 10, 2008, 09:33:13 am
Yikes!

From the YouTube description:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0256194 and http://www.PlanetEmerson.com present a edited clips from a shortened version of Corey-Bodoh Creed's "The Final Days of Heath Ledger."
Title: Re: A film about Heath?
Post by: Meryl on May 10, 2008, 11:56:38 am
Interesting find, Elle.  I guess that's one way of working out your grief.  But that doesn't mean I'm up to watching it.  :(
Title: Re: A film about Heath?
Post by: Penthesilea on May 10, 2008, 02:01:17 pm
I guess that's one way of working out your grief. 

And I guess I'm more cynical than you are :-\. I think it would be just another way to cash in on a tragedy.
Title: Re: A film about Heath?
Post by: Ellemeno on May 11, 2008, 04:06:52 am
The guy doesn't speak with an Australian accent. 
Title: Re: A film about Heath?
Post by: serious crayons on May 11, 2008, 04:33:48 am
The guy doesn't speak with an Australian accent. 

No. Though to be honest, other than that he's not a terrible Heath, if you can say that about a guy who really doesn't look or sound at all like Heath playing Heath. Still, there's some kind of faint similarity there.

Is the older guy supposed to be Jack Nicholson? No similarity there whatsoever, but I thought I heard "Heath" call him "Jack," and then there was a sort of lecture on drugs and lifestyle.

It's like this is the filmed version of that Esquire piece.  :P








Title: Re: A film about Heath?
Post by: mariez on May 11, 2008, 09:58:37 am
It's like this is the filmed version of that Esquire piece.  :P

The Esquire piece (or I should say the things I read about the Esquire piece) troubled me.  The idea that someone would kind of take it to another level troubles me even more.  I share Chrissi's cynicism.  In both cases, I still ask myself, "What's the point?"

Marie
Title: Re: A film about Heath?
Post by: Ellemeno on May 11, 2008, 12:13:53 pm


It's like this is the filmed version of that Esquire piece. 
:P





I think you are right.  That was the name of the piece - wasn't it? 

Ack.  Ugh.  Feh.
Title: Re: A film about Heath?
Post by: Artiste on October 21, 2008, 10:06:34 am
May I propose a whole movie of 2 hours about Heath Ledger ?
Title: Re: A film about Heath?
Post by: Artiste on November 09, 2008, 10:12:25 am
I look forward to a film that could be created about Heath Ledger, his life !
Title: Re: A film about Heath?
Post by: Monika on November 10, 2008, 07:01:41 am
I donīt want a movie about Heath Ledger. I donīt want him to become a phenomenon like River Phoenix or Elvis or James Dean, although Iīm sure that will happen anyways. Thatīs so not what he was about and when people become "larger than life" they become almost mythical and who they really were gets lost somewhere along the way. I dont want that to happen to Heath Ledger. :-\
Title: Re: A film about Heath?
Post by: optom3 on November 10, 2008, 09:16:22 am
I donīt want a movie about Heath Ledger. I donīt want him to become a phenomenon like River Phoenix or Elvis or James Dean, although Iīm sure that will happen anyways. Thatīs so not what he was about and when people become "larger than life" they become almost mythical and who they really were gets lost somewhere along the way. I dont want that to happen to Heath Ledger. :-\

What a lovely way of putting it. Heath was a private man, except when he had to promote a movie. I cannot imagine anything he would hate more than a movie about himself. I can almost feel him cringing.

The only thing I think he would have liked would be an award from his acting peers. He mentioned in interviews that what pleased him most, family aside, was recognition and praise from respected actors.
I think that is what most of us like , praise from our fellow professionals, no matter the occupation.