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Title: Four (now FOURTEEN!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: southendmd on November 19, 2009, 04:40:55 pm
"Damn, four years..."

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As we count down to the fourth anniversary of BBM (yes, fourth), let us know when exactly your personal anniversary is, and how you plan to celebrate.

Did anyone see the film on the release date of December 9, 2005?  (NY, LA, SF, I believe.)

Limited release started December 16, and then it just kept on growing, around the country and around the world.

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Title: Re: Four Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: southendmd on November 19, 2009, 04:47:41 pm
I'll go first.

I saw BBM on opening night in Boston, Friday, December 16, 2005 at the beautiful Art Déco Coolidge Corner Theatre.  I was a complete and utter BBM virgin, never having read the story, never having read a review, never having even seen the trailer.  Heath?  That jousting rocker?  Jake who?  It's a good thing I carry a handkerchief.

(http://www.berkshirefinearts.com/uploadedImages/articles/741_Coolidge-Corner-Thea538324.jpg)

December 16 this year is a Wednesday, and, I gotta work.  I think I'll simply curl up with a Broketail and watch the film at home.  

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Quick reminder:  The Broketail, the BBM-inspired cocktail born this June in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

~Canadian whisky of your choice
~A dash of cherry liqueur
~Add a lemon twist
~Serve over ice, add a splash of soda and voilà!
Title: Re: Four Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Monika on November 19, 2009, 04:54:22 pm


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wow, what a beautiful theatre.

Celebrating and remembering with a Broketail and the movie, sounds like a good way to do it, Paul.
Watching the movie with other Brokies sure is fun, but I often find that watching Brokeback is something I prefer to do alone.
Title: Re: Four Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Lynne on November 19, 2009, 05:05:00 pm
I saw Brokeback Mountain on January 22, 2006 (a rainy Sunday matinee) at a theater in Nashville.  So my anniversary date isn't hard to remember, given events two years later.   :'(

I went back several times in the next two weeks, frequently sneaking out of work around 4 so I could catch a 4:30ish matinee...the theaters in Huntsville, AL were virtually empty.

Running up until the Oscars, I saw it for the last time alone at a theater in Murfreesboro.  That was viewing #19.  After that, the DVD came out and we started having get-togethers and I stopped counting viewings.

January 22 falls on a Friday this year.  Maybe I'll go skiing, take my DVD along for a private showing, and I can say 'Why is it we're always in the cold?'

 :)
Title: Re: Four Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: serious crayons on November 20, 2009, 02:45:52 am
This is six months premature, but I happened to be strolling down Memory Lane through my old posts tonight, for probably the first time in three and a half effin' years. Here's my first surviving post on BetterMost

Thanks for sharing this, you guys. Frankly, I often wonder about the depth of my devotion to BBM. I mean, I love the movie completely. I think about it constantly. I watch the good YouTube videos over and over. I enjoy spending time on these boards. But ...

... what is it with me that I have spent two and a half MONTHS thinking constantly -- and I do mean constantly -- about a movie that only lasts 134 minutes? Two and a half YEARS from now, do I really want to be thinking constantly about the same 134 minutes of celluloid? If not, how do I get from point A to point B?

I feel very Ennis-like about all this. My love is genuine, but it kind of freaks me out. Some of you more Jack-like people may be impatient with my self-doubting attitude, but there it is. It's a goddam bitch of an unsatisfactory situation, because what do I do about it? Move to Wyoming and start a little cow-and-calf operation?   :-\ :-\ :-\

Anyway, I'm so happy to know you guys and remember that I'm not the only one who's like this.




Title: Re: Four Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: delalluvia on November 20, 2009, 02:13:32 pm
I saw BBM on Dec 9th, I'm pretty sure, down here in Texas with an early screening free pass I got from Focus Films.

Can't believe it's been so long already....time flies...so much has happened.  The world has changed all around us in ways we could not even have imagined.  Legal gay marriages, a president NOT from the good ole boy school, women running for president and taken as serious contenders...the list goes on and on...

And even with BBM.  Heath is almost two years gone, Jake still silent on his reaction but seemingly close to having his own family while Matilda grows up without her father.  Anne has ditched her purveyor of religious property boyfriend (straight out of a Chaucer story) and is busy carving out a successful career while Randy Quaid is garnering more press as a nutjob.

No, no celebrations but will just be in deep awe at the changes time has wrought.
Title: Re: Four Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: RouxB on November 21, 2009, 01:53:46 am
I'm thinking my first viewing was Thursday December 15-I knew nothing about the movie until hearing a review on the radio. I went that night, and 2 nights later and a week later and another week later.

Love is indeed a force of nature.

My Four effin' years tattoo has been designed and reviewed by a tattooer who told me it was too busy for where I wanted to put it. Design stays, placement needs rethinking.

The last tattoo.
Title: Re: Four Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Meryl on November 21, 2009, 02:37:34 am
Saw it on December 10 in Chelsea here in NYC with friends from livejournal who were squeeing about seeing A-list stars in a slash movie.  I went along for the ride.  Guess who became the Brokie?  ;)
Title: Re: Four Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Monika on November 21, 2009, 02:51:10 am
Saw it on December 10 in Chelsea here in NYC with friends from livejournal who were squeeing about seeing A-list stars in a slash movie.  I went along for the ride.  Guess who became the Brokie?  ;)
hehe I had a similar experience. I had a bunch of friends from LJ who were talking about BBM back in 06, mainly because it involved gay sex.
I didn´t go along for the ride, however.

It´s only been two effin´years for me. Or will be on January 22.
I watched it alone, in bed on my laptop. Illegally! :o
I remember it was pitch dark outside as well as in my bedroom. And afterwards it felt like someone had punched me in the stomach and I was left trying to figure out why.
Don´t know if I´ll celebrate. For obvious reasons, it´s a strange day to celebrate on. Maybe I´ll think a little extra on my plans on going back to Wyoming this summer and to drive the distance between Childress and Riverton. It´s my way of paying tribute to the story. Doesn´t hurt that I have fun doing it either. O0
Title: Re: Four Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Brokeback_Dev on November 21, 2009, 06:45:50 am
My first viewing of Brokeback Mountain was January 22, 2006 with my daughter at the Hollywood 18 Theatre in New Port Richey.  I hadnt read the short story or saw any of the reviews.  Something just attracted me to this movie about "gay cowboys" but I soon learned it was so much more.   It was beautiful and sad.  A true love story beyond boundries.  I couldnt get enough of Brokeback Mountain  and went back several times to see it until I got the dvd.  I watched it everyday for at least a year.  I immediately got involved in message boards like Bettermost, and soon made these non coincidental bonds with other brokies online and in person.
Title: Re: Four Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: retropian on November 21, 2009, 07:44:18 am
I saw it Saturday 12-10 with several friends. i became the only Brokie. Actually I was already a Brokie by the time it was released on 12-9. I had never read the story, but I do recall a display of Annie Proulx books, probably Close Range in the late 90's at my local Borders. I remember because Proulx is such a distinctive name, but at the time I wasn't interested in western literature so I passed. I think it was in 2004 reports of "a gay cowboy" movie being filmed with JG and HL began to appear in the various entertainment rags. I really wasn't familiar with either of them, I don't think I'd seen a single film of theirs. I vaguely remember Heath being promoted as the Hot new Aussie hunk in the early 2000's. I recall the report of Heath nearly breaking Jakes nose during a take of the reunion kiss. Of course a report like that really put the movie on my radar, and so I started following any reports on the progress of it's filming I could find. Still, I did not read the SS. finally in september 05 it debuted at the Venice Film Festival and I started assiduously checking IMDB for comments and reviews. Then the Toronto film festival happened and around that time I read the SS, repeatedly. Damn, I had to wait 'til December to see it. I started googling it and discovered the message board that later evolved into the Dave Cullen site. Later came Bettermost. So Saturday the 10th rolled around and I was almost sick with anticipation, but had to play it cool with my friends. I just didn't want to let on how obsessed I already was. The movie did not disappoint, far from it. I had never been affected by a film like that before. Today, 4 years later, I still think about it. I'm still here.
Title: Re: Four Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: CellarDweller on November 21, 2009, 11:12:12 am
On a date I can't remember in October, I went to work and opened yahoo.  In the news section was a headline that caught my eye.

"Gay Cowboy Movie Wins Golden Lion Award".

I read the story, with quotes from Ang Lee (who I knew) and Heath and Jake (who I didn't).  The online article ended with a link to the trailer, which I sat at my desk and watched.



[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xuugq7fito[/youtube]


I was immediately hooked, and I made note of the release date of 12/9.  It was at that moment I decided to dress as a cowboy for Halloween that year.

I learned that the movie was "limited release" at first, with no Jersey dates.  I only live about 45 mintues from the city, but couldn't justify spending $10.00 on tolls, $20.00 for parking, movie ticket prices, and whatever food or drink I got.  So I decided to wait.

That year, Christmas fell on a Sunday.  That meant my job was closed on Monday.  I also found that Brokeback was now playing in Montclair, a 10 minute ride from my house, with much cheaper parking.  My friends were all working, so I intended on going along.  Mom decided to join me the last minute.

We got there for the 1:00 showing, a half hour early, thinking that would be plenty of time.  There was a line outside the theater.  When we walked in, they were announcing the only seats available for the 1:00 showing was front row.  The 3:45 and the 6:30 showings were already sold out.  Mom and I grabbed those front row seats, and we ran in and sat down, and slid down in the seats.

That was the first of many showings of BBM for me.
Title: Re: Four Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Sason on November 22, 2009, 04:02:50 pm
For me it'll be 2½ effin' years the 7th of January 2010.

When the movie was released in Sweden some time during spring of 2006 I read a very positve review, and thought to myself that it seemed to be an interesting film, and that I'd like to see it. I had never heard of HL or JG, but the way the review was written appealed to me.

Then time went by, I never got to see it and forgot about it. 1½ years later I saw the name Brokeback Mountain again, in a list of films on the website of an online DVD subscription site I was a member of. "Oh yeah, it's that film I wanted to see" I thought and ticked it off. Some time later it arrived in my letter box, and on the 7/7 -07 I, totally unprepared, put it in my DVD player and sat down to watch it alone at home.

Nothing has been the same ever since.
Title: Re: Four Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Berit on November 22, 2009, 04:36:18 pm
January 2006, a small theatre in a small town in northern Sweden. I don't know why I went. I drove 26 km from my home to the town, went alone. I never asked anyone to come.
 
I remember when I came out on the street after the film. I was numb. I couldn't figure out what had hit me.

I went back the next night. two nights later I went with my hubby. When we got home he ordered the film from Amazon, it wasn't released yet in Sweden. My daughter helped me with the down loading. Later that spring they were on Oprah, I called in sick and stayed home just because.....

No, nothing has been the same ever since......
Title: Re: Four Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Shakesthecoffecan on November 22, 2009, 04:46:25 pm
I always have to go back and look in my journal to be sure, but I am pretty sure it was Friday, the 6th of January, 2006. I had been following the progress of the movie since first hearing about it in September 2005 when it was at the Toronto Film Festival and was reported on by NPR.

The week before I bought a copy of the the Roanoke Times and checked the movie section, knowing if it was in Roanoke it would be at the art house cinema, The Grandin.

(http://vacationplanning.net/Libraries/Trip_Tips_Images/grandinblog.sflb.ashx)

It opened there that afternoon at a matinee, we made the 7pm show and it was a crowd of people there. The movie was being shown in the largest theater of the 5 or so they have, it was full. A lot of gay men were there, a lot of straight couples and old women too, and when Jack Twist told L.D. Newsome to sit down, we all applauded.

I will probably have a toast in recognition of the day, I think about the story and film and its impact on my life everyday. I am glad I don't cry like I once did.
Title: Re: Four Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Kelda on November 22, 2009, 06:37:56 pm
I was early January, in Dundee. I must go find my ticket stub for the actual date. But the next day, I went and bought the soundtrack and joined IMDB message boards.

And th rest, as they say is history!
Title: Re: Four Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: serious crayons on November 22, 2009, 10:46:24 pm
A Sunday in January 2006. Other people have mentioned seeing it on the fateful date of Jan. 22. That may have been it for me, too, but I'm thinking it was more likely Jan. 15.

I decided to go to a movie, and it was between Brokeback Mountain, Munich and The New World. I'd noticed that BBM was getting good reviews, and was mildly interested in seeing it, although having read the story I thought I kind of knew about what to expect and wasn't super excited about it. Not that I didn't like the SS, just that I basically got the message and felt the movie would be preaching to the choir. I chose it more for the way the movie schedule worked into my time frame than anything else.

I went here:


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I never did see Munich or The New World. I didn't see any other movie at all for months afterward.





Title: Re: Four Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Luvlylittlewing on November 23, 2009, 12:50:56 am
I saw BBM a few days after XMAS, 2005.  I don't remember the exact day, but I suspect it was Dec. 28th.  My daughter asked me to take her to see it, as she waited for the movie to be released for over a year.  I had every intention of seeing Brokeback, and we saw it for the first time at the AMC complex in Emeryville, CA.  I knew nothing about the short story, or anything else about Brokeback.  After the movie ended I couldn't account for my feelings.  I rushed home and read every review I could find and became a regular poster over at IMDB.  I was hooked! I saw the movie 15 more times in 06 at 3 or 4 different theaters in The Bay Area.  I don't know how I'll celebrate.  My daughter wanted to watch it on Bravo yesterday, but I didn't feel up to it. Once the movie starts, I can't take my eyes of of it.  I may take out one of my copies of the DVD (I have 3 for some reason) and have a private showing, just my daughter and I.  4 years is not such a long time, IMHO.  I plan to be a Brokie forever.

Title: Re: Four Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Ellemeno on November 23, 2009, 01:19:03 am
I used to play the movie and book games on IMDb, and had favorite players whose posting history I would check, as a quick way to find the best games in play.

One was DryToast.  I started noticing that he had dozens (and eventually hundreds) of posts in the IMDb forum for a movie with a weird name, "Brokeback Mountain."  I took a look, and then read more and more of the posts in the forum.  I can't say what got me sucked in, but I was.  That was in October 2005.

I read all the posts, I downloaded the short story to my Palm and read it over and over.  I watched YouTube videos people had made from the Logo documentary about BBM.  And then, the day BBM was supposed to open here in Seattle, Dec 16, 2005, I flew across the country to be with my family for the holidays.  The day it opened there, I flew back to Seattle.  I finally, finally saw it, by myself, on December 31st.  I saw it a bunch of times in the theater, and several (though not a bunch of) times on my DVDs.  Now I mostly just watch it when I'm with other Brokies, or in an organized chat to watch it.  Like many of you, I can play it in my head if I want to watch it.

I don't know how I plan to celebrate - I guess I see my anniversary as mostly in October, when I first discovered it.  Sometimes to honor BBM, I wear blue and brown together (something I had never done before), or talk in Brokieisms.

Title: Re: Four Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Marina on November 23, 2009, 01:22:32 am
I saw Brokeback Mountain on Jan. 1, 2006 - it made such an impression on me that I kept the ticket stub.  I remember I had heard a discussion about it on Good Morning America, and it sounded so intriguing to me.   I love Wyoming as well - then I heard the author's name and I realized I had a copy of Wyoming Stories that we bought, but I hadn't had time to read.   I read the short story and it brought me to tears, especially the part where Ennis still dreamt of Jack - so I fell hook, line and sinker for the entire thing.   My husband read it too.  We were not disappointed when we saw it either -  everything, from the soundtrack to the cinematography, to the magnificent performances of Heath and Jake, to the beauty of their intimacy.   Just amazing.  I've seen it countless times, I even enjoyed it on Bravo last night, even though I own 3 copies of the DVD - the first one, the Collector's edition, and then one on Blu-Ray, and if a deleted scenes/anniversary edition comes out,  you bet I'll get that too.   I have the soundtrack as well.   We both just sat there as the credits rolled, stunned - couldn't cry, couldn't even move.   Looking around, I did see that it affected everyone in some way - some couples touching each other affectionately, some softly crying.  In subsequent viewings I have cried buckets too.  I guess you could say it made an impression on me - and it is one of my very favorite films, ever.   Just a haunting and affecting film.

How will I celebrate four years later?   I'd love to see it on the big screen again, somewhere.  I have only seen it on the big screen once.

 :D
Title: Re: Four Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Penthesilea on November 23, 2009, 03:13:09 am
I saw it on Tue, March 21st 2006, I still have the ticket stub. I had somehow heard of the movie, read good reviews and was mildly interested. Then I saw a report about it, and another one about the reactions to the movie from people in Wyoming in an arts magazine. That was when I decided to see the movie.
I went with a friend (who wasn't a friend back then, "only" an aquaintance). I came out of the movie, saying  "That was something completely different. I've never seen anything like it." Like so many others, I didn't know what had hit me. I didn't cry till two days later, when I saw a denim shirt of my husband hanging at the closet door. A picture so similar to The Shirts in BBM. That was when I ran for the bathroom and cried.
My friend and I went back to see the movie again, something I had never done before in my life. And then again, and again ....
We both became Brokies, and close friends.

How will I celebrate? As every year, I will watch the movie around that time, not necessarily on the exact date. On the date itself, I will just raise my glass to Ennis and Jack.
Title: Re: Four Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: horo04 on November 23, 2009, 09:41:42 am
Every year I go hiking & sure enough I must make that one stop in canmore to "embrace" the celebration, even after 4 years.
Title: Re: Four Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on November 23, 2009, 09:50:22 am
I didn't cry till two days later, when I saw a denim shirt of my husband hanging at the closet door. A picture so similar to The Shirts in BBM. That was when I ran for the bathroom and cried.

(((Chrissi)))  :-*
Title: Re: Four Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Front-Ranger on December 05, 2009, 01:56:44 pm
Every year I go hiking & sure enough I must make that one stop in canmore to "embrace" the celebration, even after 4 years.

Say "Time to hit the hay, cowboy" for me, friend horo!!
Title: Re: Four Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: SFEnnisSF on December 07, 2009, 02:05:14 pm
December 09th, 2005:  It opened in three theatres in the country. (Or was it five, I can't remember).  The Embarcadero Cinema in SF even did a midnight show Thursday night, unheard of for an art house film! 

I remember a co-worker of mine who loves movies drove to the Embarcadero Cinema in San Francisco that day to see it right away the first matinee, and she said it was a madhouse, with lines around the theatre and all shows for the day were sold out. 

I was running a movie social group at the time in the East Bay area, and it opened in the East Bay the following week on December 16th, 2005.  We saw it that opening night.  I had about 80 members of my movie club in attendance.  We sort of took over that California Theatre in Berkeley, where mind you it was playing on all three of their three screens.  :D

After the movie I was so choked up it was hard for me to continue to play "host" to the group afterwards.  (Our tradition was to go out to eat or go to the local watering hole for cocktails and socializing after seeing movies.)  But I made it through it.  The next day I went back to see it (at a different theatre) and saw it twice in a row, and the rest is history...
Title: Re: Four Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: southendmd on December 07, 2009, 02:41:34 pm
That's a cool-looking theatre, Eric.  Good for you for thinking to photograph the marquee.
Title: Re: Four Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Penthesilea on December 07, 2009, 03:01:41 pm
... where mind you it was playing on all three of their three screens.  :D

That's a cool-looking theatre, Eric.  Good for you for thinking to photograph the marquee.

What Paul said. Thanks for posting the pic.

"on 3 screens" - makes me happy to read this :).
(and yes, I realize it was four effin years ago, don't mattter none to me)
Title: Re: Four Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: SFEnnisSF on December 08, 2009, 09:22:36 pm

Also don't forget that awesome BBM Theatre Pictures thread we have on here...
 :D
http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,697.0.html
Title: Re: Four Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Meryl on December 09, 2009, 01:12:25 am


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HAPPY EFFIN' ANNIVERSARY, BUDS!
Title: Re: Four Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Kerry on December 09, 2009, 02:04:32 am
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It won't be four effin years for me until Jan 26, next year. It was on that date in 2006, the Australia Day public holiday, that Brokeback Mountain had it's first public screening in Australia. I saw it  at the morning session with my friend George at the multiplex in the Broadway Shopping Centre (pic above) in Sydney, not far from where I live. We went to the morning session because usually few people go to that session. Not so on this occasion. The place was packed. I'd read a few reviews in the media leading up to the release date, most of which played up the gay cowboy thing. I wasn't expecting a lot. I'd never heard of Jake, nor Annie Proulx for that matter. I'd heard of Heath as a minor actor in low-budget Aussie soap operas on TV. The only person I knew was Ang Lee from Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. Though the cinema was packed, it was received very well. Not a peep from the audience throughout and nearly everyone remained, hushed, for the credits at the end. It had a four month run in Sydney and I saw it about twenty times at the cinema, some of them with George. He loved the movie but did not become a Brokie. My reaction following the first viewing could be likened to shock. I couldn't stop thinking about it and often found myself in tears. I had not read the short story prior to seeing the film. I sought out info online and found IMDB, which I didn't know about until then. From IMDB, thanks to the Trolls, who drove me away, I found my way here to BetterMost in Nov 2006. I had never belonged to such a site before and didn't know how they worked. I had never "chatted" with others on line before. It's not exaggerating to say Brokeback Mountain changed my life.
Title: Re: Four Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: southendmd on December 09, 2009, 11:17:18 am

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/BBMLinesVisualized/BrokieBrunch/Brokeback/LakeJump.jpg)

HAPPY EFFIN' ANNIVERSARY, BUDS!
You said it, Meryl!  Aren't we glad we took the plunge?
Title: Re: Four Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Monika on December 09, 2009, 11:27:17 am

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HAPPY EFFIN' ANNIVERSARY, BUDS!
happy effin anniversary, yourself Meryl!
Title: Re: Four Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Penthesilea on December 09, 2009, 12:01:26 pm
Happy Anniversary to all my BetterMost buds!

It's not my personal anniversary yet, but still ... four years - damn! How's that possible - four! effin years :o. Where has the time gone? To think that I know so many of you for four years now boggles my mind.


Four years proud Brokie!
Title: Re: Four Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Marge_Innavera on December 09, 2009, 12:43:47 pm
First saw it in mid-January, when it was in limited release in the KC area.  That meant I had to drive all the way over to Cupcakeland*  to see a matinee, which was a sold-out screening.  About three weeks later it went into wide release in the metro area and I saw it again in a multi-plex closer to home.

One of these days, I'll get to view it in one of those old-time movie palaces, like the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.


* suburban KC on the Kansas side -- a horror show of solid pavement, office parks, shopping malls, obscenely overpriced condos, and Republicans.
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Post by: CellarDweller on December 09, 2009, 03:00:12 pm
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Post by: Berit on December 09, 2009, 04:37:21 pm
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It won't be four effin years for me until Jan 26, next year. It was on that date in 2006, the Australia Day public holiday, that Brokeback Mountain had it's first public screening in Australia. I saw it  at the morning session with my friend George at the multiplex in the Broadway Shopping Centre (pic above) in Sydney, not far from where I live. We went to the morning session because usually few people go to that session. Not so on this occasion. The place was packed. I'd read a few reviews in the media leading up to the release date, most of which played up the gay cowboy thing. I wasn't expecting a lot. I'd never heard of Jake, nor Annie Proulx for that matter. I'd heard of Heath as a minor actor in low-budget Aussie soap operas on TV. The only person I knew was Ang Lee from Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. Though the cinema was packed, it was received very well. Not a peep from the audience throughout and nearly everyone remained, hushed, for the credits at the end. It had a four month run in Sydney and I saw it about twenty times at the cinema, some of them with George. He loved the movie but did not become a Brokie. My reaction following the first viewing could be likened to shock. I couldn't stop thinking about it and often found myself in tears. I had not read the short story prior to seeing the film. I sought out info online and found IMDB, which I didn't know about until then. From IMDB, thanks to the Trolls, who drove me away, I found my way here to BetterMost in Nov 2006. I had never belonged to such a site before and didn't know how they worked. I had never "chatted" with others on line before. It's not exaggerating to say Brokeback Mountain changed my life.
Amazing.....Kerry saw it in Sydney and I saw it in Piteå, Northen Sweden......and the story is the same.....This movie really changed my life.....
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Post by: Kerry on December 09, 2009, 09:15:20 pm
Amazing.....Kerry saw it in Sydney and I saw it in Piteå, Northen Sweden......and the story is the same.....This movie really changed my life.....

 :-* {{{ Berit }}}  :-*
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Post by: Meryl on December 10, 2009, 11:51:05 am
Well, it's not often you know exactly where you were at a given moment four years in the past.  I was in my seat at the Chelsea Cinema watching the boys on the mountain for the very first time.

I'm glad to be with you all four years out and counting.  Here's to our boys and to good friends!  :-*

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Post by: Penthesilea on December 10, 2009, 02:49:59 pm
Well, it's not often you know exactly where you were at a given moment four years in the past.  I was in my seat at the Chelsea Cinema watching the boys on the mountain for the very first time.

I'm glad to be with you all four years out and counting.  Here's to our boys and to good friends!  :-*


Aww, that's sweet :).
Cheers right back atcha! :-*
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Post by: Aloysius J. Gleek on December 12, 2009, 03:43:13 pm


I had been reading everything I could about the movie on line (on the IMDB board especially), and I was counting down the days until the (very) limited December release. As per usual, I was working crazily on a major project, and I had been working past midnight every night, so I figured it would be easy to go to the theater Thursday night (December 08) to see the Midnight showing on the Upper West Side. It was--

Well, you know.

Anyway, the first thing I did the next morning (before going back to my project) was read the following review.

And I said--Yes. That's it.

It still is one of the best reviews I've ever read.



http://movies.nytimes.com/2005/12/09/movies/09brok.html (http://movies.nytimes.com/2005/12/09/movies/09brok.html)
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Movie Review
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
NYT Critics' Pick


December 9, 2005
Riding the High Country, Finding and Losing Love


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Jake Gyllenhaal, left, and Heath Ledger in "Brokeback Mountain."

By STEPHEN HOLDEN
Published: December 9, 2005


THE lonesome chill that seeps through Ang Lee's epic western, "Brokeback Mountain," is as bone deep as the movie's heartbreaking story of two cowboys who fall in love almost by accident. It is embedded in the craggy landscape where their idyll begins and ends. It creeps into the farthest corners of the wide-open spaces they share with coyotes, bears and herds of sheep and rises like a stifled cry into the big, empty sky that stretches beyond the horizon.

One night, when their campfire dies, and the biting cold drives them to huddle together in a bedroll, a sudden spark between Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) and Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) flares into an undying flame.

The same mood of acute desolation permeates the spare, gnarly prose of Annie Proulx's short story, first published in The New Yorker in 1997, adapted by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana. Mr. McMurtry knows about loneliness. Its ache suffused his novel and his screenplay for "The Last Picture Show," made into a film 34 years ago by Peter Bogdanovich.

The sexual bouts between these two ranch hands who have never heard the term gay (in 1963, when the story begins, it was still a code word transiting into the mainstream) are described by Ms. Proulx as "quick, rough, laughing and snorting."

That's exactly how Mr. Lee films their first sexual grappling (discreetly) in the shadows of the cramped little tent. The next morning, Ennis mumbles, "I'm no queer." And Jack replies, "Me neither." Still, they do it again, and again, in the daylight as well as at night. Sometimes their pent-up passions explode in ferocious roughhouse that is indistinguishable from fighting.

This moving and majestic film would be a landmark if only because it is the first Hollywood movie to unmask the homoerotic strain in American culture that Leslie Fiedler discerned in his notorious 1948 Partisan Review essay, "Come Back to the Raft Ag'in, Huck Honey." Fiedler characterized the bond between Huckleberry Finn and Jim, a runaway slave, as an unconscious romantic attachment shared by two males of different races as they flee the more constraining and civilizing domain of women. He went on to identify that bond as a recurrent theme in American literature.

In popular culture, Fiedler's Freudianism certainly could be applied to the Lone Ranger and Tonto. Minus the ethnic division, it might also be widened to include a long line of westerns and buddy movies, from "Red River" to "Midnight Cowboy" to "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid": the pure male bonding that dare not explore its shadow side.

Ennis and Jack's 20-year romance begins when they are hired in the summer of 1963 by Joe Aguirre (Randy Quaid), a hard-boiled rancher, to work as sheepherders on Brokeback Mountain in the Wyoming high country. (The movie was filmed in Alberta, in the Canadian Rockies.) Subsisting mostly on canned beans and whiskey, the two cowboys develop a boozy friendship by the campfire.

So taciturn and bottled up that he swallows his syllables as he pulls words out of his mouth in gruff, reluctant grunts, Ennis tells Jack of being raised by a brother and sister after his parents died in a car crash; Jack, brought up in the rodeo, is more talkative and recalls his lifelong alienation from his father, a bull rider.

When signs of an early blizzard cut short their summer employment, Ennis and Jack go their separate ways; Ennis's farewell is a simple "See you around." Both, though, are torn up. Ennis marries his girlfriend, Alma (Michelle Williams), and they have two daughters. Jack meets and marries Lureen (Anne Hathaway), a Texan rodeo queen, with whom he has a son, and joins her father's farm-equipment business.

Four years pass before Jack, who is living in Texas, sends a general-delivery postcard to Ennis, who has settled in Wyoming, saying he will be in the area and would like to visit. The instant they set eyes on each other, their suspended passion erupts into a spontaneous clinch. Alma sees it all, and her face, from that moment on, remains frozen in misery. The reunited lovers rush to a motel.

So begins a sporadic and tormented affair in which the two meet once or twice a year for fishing trips on which no fish are caught. Jack urges that they forsake their marriages and set up a ranch together. But Ennis, haunted by a childhood memory of his father taking him to see the mutilated body of a rancher, tortured and beaten to death with a tire iron for living with another man, is immobilized by fear and shame.

Both Mr. Ledger and Mr. Gyllenhaal make this anguished love story physically palpable. Mr. Ledger magically and mysteriously disappears beneath the skin of his lean, sinewy character. It is a great screen performance, as good as the best of Marlon Brando and Sean Penn. The pain and disappointment felt by Jack, who is softer, more self-aware and self-accepting, continually registers in Mr. Gyllenhaal's sad, expectant silver-dollar eyes.

The second half of the movie opens up Ms. Proulx's story to follow both men's slowly crumbling marriages. For years, Alma chokes on her pain until one day, after she and Ennis have divorced, it rises up as if she were strangling on her own bile. As Jack, desperately frustrated, has clandestine encounters with other men, Ms. Hathaway's Lureen slowly calcifies into a clenched robotic shell of her peppery younger self.

"Brokeback Mountain" is not quite the period piece that some would like to imagine. America's squeaky closet doors may have swung open far enough for a gay rodeo circuit to flourish. But let's not kid ourselves. In large segments of American society, especially in sports and the military, those doors remain sealed. The murder of Matthew Shepard, after all, took place in "Brokeback" territory. Another recent film, "Jarhead" (in which Mr. Gyllenhaal plays a marine), suggests how any kind of male behavior perceived as soft and feminine within certain closed male environments triggers abuse and violence and how that repression of sexual energy is directly channeled into warfare.

Yet "Brokeback Mountain" is ultimately not about sex (there is very little of it in the film) but about love: love stumbled into, love thwarted, love held sorrowfully in the heart.

Or, as Ms. Proulx writes, "What Jack remembered and craved in a way he could neither help nor understand was the time that distant summer on Brokeback when Ennis had come up behind him and pulled him close, the silent embrace satisfying some shared and sexless hunger."

One tender moment's reprieve from loneliness can illuminate a life.



"Brokeback Mountain" is rated R. It has mild violence and sexual situations.

Brokeback Mountain

Opens today in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
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Post by: Monika on December 12, 2009, 04:39:29 pm
that made me cry. what a wonderful review. The reviewer really caught the essence of the movie.


"One tender moment's reprieve from loneliness can illuminate a life."


"THE lonesome chill that seeps through Ang Lee's epic western"
that´s exactly what makes me cry so often. That lonesome chill throughout the movie.





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Post by: Ellemeno on December 12, 2009, 09:12:01 pm

I had been reading everything I could about the movie on line (on the IMDB board especially), and I was counting down the days until the (very) limited December release. As per usual, I was working crazily on a major project, and I had been working past midnight every night, so I figured it would be easy to go to the theater Thursday night (December 08) to see the Midnight showing on the Upper West Side. It was--

Well, you know.

Anyway, the first thing I did the next morning (before going back to my project) was read the following review.

And I said--Yes. That's it.

It still is one of the best reviews I've ever read.


Thank you for re-posting this, John.  I remember how excited we were by this review, especially


Both Mr. Ledger and Mr. Gyllenhaal make this anguished love story physically palpable. Mr. Ledger magically and mysteriously disappears beneath the skin of his lean, sinewy character. It is a great screen performance, as good as the best of Marlon Brando and Sean Penn. The pain and disappointment felt by Jack, who is softer, more self-aware and self-accepting, continually registers in Mr. Gyllenhaal's sad, expectant silver-dollar eyes.


In the few minutes it's taken me to re-read the review, and post, I've gone through remembered elation, and now to a renewed bummed-out-ed-ness at Heath's stupid death. 

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Post by: sel on December 13, 2009, 07:17:45 am
Saw BbM for the first time in August 2006, rented the DvD. All I knew was that is was about a love story between two men. The impact it had on me was something I had never experienced before. With BbM it was love at first sight, which was so unlike me, it pull down all my protection barriers, it allowed all sorts of emotions flowing in and out. It was a struggle to keep how I felt inside, then one day I found IMDb and here I am.

I Still, I did not read the SS. finally in september 05 it debuted at the Venice Film Festival and I started assiduously checking IMDB for comments and reviews. Then the Toronto film festival happened and around that time I read the SS, repeatedly. .

Is 5th September really BbM's debut day? I just wanted to make sure as if it were it would make BbM even more special to me. I googled it, but so far I haven't  found anything with the actual debut date.
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Post by: southendmd on December 16, 2009, 10:58:08 am
Is 5th September really BbM's debut day? I just wanted to make sure as if it were it would make BbM even more special to me. I googled it, but so far I haven't  found anything with the actual debut date.

IMDb says it opened in Venice on 2 September. 
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Post by: southendmd on December 16, 2009, 11:03:41 am
Today is my fourth effin' anniversary.  Among other things, I'll have dinner with a friend I haven't seen in many years.  However, there won't be any kissing!

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I'll be thinking of a wonderful day at Elbow Falls in Alberta, visiting the site of the "sweet life" rocks, with Monika, Sonja and Henry.  Cheers, Brokies!
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Post by: Meryl on December 16, 2009, 11:05:05 am
Happy Anniversary, bro-mod!  :-*
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Post by: Front-Ranger on December 16, 2009, 11:12:31 am
Happy anniversary!

I never read that Holden review before! It's terrific!
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Post by: Sason on December 16, 2009, 06:50:22 pm

I'll be thinking of a wonderful day at Elbow Falls in Alberta, visiting the site of the "sweet life" rocks, with Monika, Sonja and Henry.  Cheers, Brokies!


 :)  :-*
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Post by: Sason on December 16, 2009, 06:51:43 pm
And Happy Anniversary Paul!!
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Post by: Sason on December 16, 2009, 07:05:27 pm

I'll be thinking of a wonderful day at Elbow Falls in Alberta, visiting the site of the "sweet life" rocks, with Monika, Sonja and Henry.  Cheers, Brokies!


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Post by: southendmd on December 16, 2009, 11:49:04 pm
Thank you, Lee and Sonja.  Great photo.  I had forgotten about the lone hat photos.
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Post by: Ellemeno on December 17, 2009, 03:07:32 am
Happy anniversary Paul!  Sure am glad that BBM gave us you.  :-*
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Post by: Kerry on December 17, 2009, 07:54:14 am
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Post by: Lynne on December 17, 2009, 08:47:02 am
Happy Anniversary, Paulie!  I hope you had a wonderful time last night! :*
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Post by: southendmd on December 17, 2009, 10:00:18 am
Thank you, Clarissa, Kerry and Lynnie.   :-*
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Post by: Sason on December 17, 2009, 04:22:52 pm
  I had forgotten about the lone hat photos.

So had I, until I was checking for something appropriate to post.  :D
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Post by: Front-Ranger on March 30, 2010, 04:41:41 pm
One tender moment's reprieve from loneliness can illuminate a life.

   ~ Stephen Holden
Title: Re: Four Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: southendmd on December 16, 2010, 03:32:25 pm
Five Effin' Years!

Here it comes around again.  Today is my fifth anniversary. 

As chance would have it, I was able to watch the film yesterday on a plane!  AirFrance had it as a choice on their video lineup.  Kismet!

I had never seen the film while wearing earphones; I heard new things!  Even after five years.  Mostly background stuff I had never noticed; or dialogue that trails off at the end of a scene.  Example:  Lashawn (paraphrasing):  "Thank you for asking me to dance.  Randall never does.  We haven't danced since our wedding day."

Still packs an emotional wallop for me. 
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Post by: Kelda on December 16, 2010, 04:57:19 pm
Happy 5th anniversary Pauly..  :-* :-* I'm a January anniversary..
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Post by: Sason on December 16, 2010, 05:55:05 pm
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Happy 5th anniversary Paul!!

Five years! Damn!


So glad you're here!

  
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Post by: Berit on December 16, 2010, 06:09:33 pm
Five in January for me.......

I am truly blessed to have this in my life.
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Post by: Meryl on December 16, 2010, 08:28:35 pm
Congrats on five years, Paul!  I'm so glad Brokeback brought you into my life.  :-*
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Post by: CellarDweller on December 16, 2010, 09:02:47 pm
Happy Anniversary Big Brother Paul! :-*
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Post by: Penthesilea on December 17, 2010, 03:57:43 am
Happy Anniversary Paul! :)

Cheers!
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Post by: Brown Eyes on December 17, 2010, 02:56:07 pm

Congrats everyone!!!  It really is amazing how long BBM has been in our lives and the Brokie community has become and remained so strong.  Very, very impressive and cool!

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Post by: Penthesilea on March 24, 2011, 04:27:45 am
Kerstin and my fifth anniversary was on Monday, 21st.

I'd like to be reflective and think about what changed over time. But right now I'm too excited that the Brokie meeting in Bochum this weekend is already on the way. Lynne flew all the way from Boston to Germany, Berit is on her way to Monika, who is sitting on packed suitcases at work, marking the last hours till take-off. Another Brokie (Uli) will celebrate her fifth anniversary with the group in Bochum on Saturday. Ten people will take the treck to Bochum this weekend, and more would have liked to join.


I think that says it all.

One more thing maybe: thank you to the people who brought the short story and movie into the world, and thank you to all my Brokies. :-*

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Post by: Kelda on March 24, 2011, 05:01:05 am
 :-*
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Post by: Lynne on March 24, 2011, 05:54:55 am
Kerstin and my fifth anniversary was on Monday, 21st.

I'd like to be reflective and think about what changed over time. But right now I'm too excited that the Brokie meeting in Bochum this weekend is already on the way. Lynne flew all the way from Boston to Germany, Berit is on her way to Monika, who is sitting on packed suitcases at work, marking the last hours till take-off. Another Brokie (Uli) will celebrate her fifth anniversary with the group in Bochum on Saturday. Ten people will take the treck to Bochum this weekend, and more would have liked to join.


I think that says it all.

One more thing maybe: thank you to the people who brought the short story and movie into the world, and thank you to all my Brokies. :-*



Very well said, Chrissi - and what a fitting celebration - even though my anniversary was earlier this year - or back in October 2010 - because sometimes I like to count from the first time I read the short story.

I doubt any of us could have predicted the changes this film has brought into our lives - and the best part - the friendships!  Last week I was telling someone that I cannot imagine what my life would look like had I never run across the short story, then the film, then Phillip's post at IMdB...my life without this - without you all in it - is beyond anything I can fathom.

Happy Fifth Anniversary to all!  I'm so fortunate and grateful that I'm able to be here.
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Post by: Ellemeno on March 26, 2011, 01:08:24 am
I had my 5th anniversary in October.  I count myself a Brokie from when I first stumbled upon the IMDb forum for it.  Very few of us had seen it - some lucky ones who had seen it in NY and LA, and somebody even in Venice.  I first saw the movie in real life on December 31st, 2005.

Happy anniversary Chrissi and Kerstin!
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Post by: serious crayons on March 26, 2011, 01:43:45 am
There's Brokie anniversary, and then there's BetterMostian anniversary. They're related, but different, and for me are separated by more than three months.

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Post by: Ellemeno on March 26, 2011, 02:27:06 am
There's Brokie anniversary, and then there's BetterMostian anniversary. They're related, but different, and for me are separated by more than three months.




My BetterMost anniversary: March 30, 2006.
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Post by: CellarDweller on March 26, 2011, 09:32:24 am
My Brokie anniversary is 12/26/2005.  My BetterMost anniversary is May 29, 2007, 09:28:50 pm.
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Post by: Kelda on March 27, 2011, 09:56:54 am

My BetterMost anniversary: March 30, 2006.

Me too!

I saw BBM on 15th Jan 2006.
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Post by: CellarDweller on March 27, 2011, 02:50:19 pm
Me too!

I saw BBM on 15th Jan 2006.

;D  My birthday!
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Post by: Kelda on March 27, 2011, 05:08:43 pm
;D  My birthday!
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An omen!!  :D
Title: On this day in history - Brokies were "born"!
Post by: CellarDweller on December 06, 2011, 07:01:49 pm
Yup!  12/6/2005 was the NYC premier of Brokeback Mountain.

Six years ago today.

And it's still making headlines!


Here's The Top Grossing Venice Golden Lion Winners

by Peter Knegt

indieWIRE has a new weekend feature: A retrospective box office chart, based on a debuting indie release or a current event on the international film scene. Today, iW is taking a look at the track record of Venice Film Festival's Golden Lion winners, in honor of the ongoing edition of the festival.

Listed below are the top 10 grossing winners of the Golden Lion, which is a juried prize handed out to the best feature film at the festival. For those currently in competition at the festival, it suggests winning the top prize doesn't exact translate into cash money: Only two winners have ever grossed over $15 million dollars.

Ang Lee's "Brokeback Mountain" is far and away the top grossing Golden Lion winner, taking in $83 million back in 2005 (or $101.3 million if adjusted for 2011 inflation).

http://www.indiewire.com/article/heres_the_top_grossing_venice_golden_lion_winners
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Post by: CellarDweller on December 06, 2011, 07:21:37 pm

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Post by: CellarDweller on December 06, 2011, 07:23:55 pm

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Post by: CellarDweller on December 06, 2011, 07:25:27 pm
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Post by: southendmd on December 06, 2011, 07:26:04 pm
Well, the date is up for debate!

The film was actually first shown in the US at the Telluride film festival, on September 3, right after Venice. 

I'll admit the NYC 'premiere' was 12/6/05, but that was for the stars and the press.  That's where the cast were all photographed.  Probably an invitation-only event. 

The 'opening', however, was on Friday, 12/9/05, when the public was invited, at least in NYC, LA and SF.  To me, that's when 'Brokies' were born!

IMDb considers the 'release' date to be 12/16/05, when it was released wider.  That's when I became a Brokie!

 
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Post by: CellarDweller on December 06, 2011, 07:27:26 pm
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Post by: CellarDweller on December 06, 2011, 07:31:58 pm
I'll admit the NYC 'premiere' was 12/6/05, but that was for the stars and the press.  That's where the cast were all photographed.  Probably an invitation-only event. 

The 'opening', however, was on Friday, 12/9/05, when the public was invited, at least in NYC, LA and SF.  To me, that's when 'Brokies' were born!

IMDb considers the 'release' date to be 12/16/05, when it was released wider.  That's when I became a Brokie!

I saw it the first time on 12/26/2005, but was aware of the movie when it won the Golden Lion before Halloween, and I even dressed as a cowboy that year because of the movie....Techincally I guess I was a Brokie then.

12/5 was the NYC premiere, and that's when I REALLY started to hear about Brokeback everywhere....TV, radio, print, everywhere, and that's when people started to anticipate the public release.
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Post by: CellarDweller on December 06, 2011, 07:34:02 pm
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on December 06, 2011, 08:08:24 pm
IMDb considers the 'release' date to be 12/16/05, when it was released wider. 

That's when it opened in Philadelphia--on three screens, IIRC. That was a Friday, as I saw it first on Sunday, 12/18/05.

I just double-checked the date on my ticket stub. ...  ::)
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Post by: Aloysius J. Gleek on December 06, 2011, 09:15:11 pm



Well, the date is up for debate!

The film was actually first shown in the US at the Telluride film festival, on September 3, right after Venice. 

I'll admit the NYC 'premiere' was 12/6/05, but that was for the stars and the press.  That's where the cast were all photographed.  Probably an invitation-only event. 

The 'opening', however, was on Friday, 12/9/05, when the public was invited, at least in NYC, LA and SF.  To me, that's when 'Brokies' were born!

IMDb considers the 'release' date to be 12/16/05, when it was released wider.  That's when I became a Brokie!

 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0388795/releaseinfo



Yup!--except--

They released it at midight the night before! I was there with a friend Thursday night, December 8th--they opened the theater (it was at the Loews on Broadway and 68th) and started the trailers just around 12--and there it was.

And there I was--I went again the very next night, Friday December 9 (at the Loews at 11th and 3rd Ave). And then the next night (you get the idea)--and so on--

 :)

Title: Re: On this day in history - Brokies were "born"!
Post by: Luvlylittlewing on December 06, 2011, 09:36:11 pm
I sure wish I had a head for dates, and I'm too lazy (tired) to look it up  ;D but I think Brokeback opened in Oakland first at the Art House Theatre: The Piedmont, the second week of December.  It spread like wildfire shortly after that.  I believe every theatre  in town featured it, except the Grand Lake.  The Grand Lake owner said he would have shown it but the Piedmont was so close in proximity. 

I became a Brokie right after Xmas and I've never been the same!  8)
Title: Re: On this day in history - Brokies were "born"!
Post by: Front-Ranger on December 06, 2011, 10:42:47 pm
I first saw the movie a few days after Christmas too. My daughter took me to see it...it was her Christmas present to me.

Fancy that the U.S. first showing of Brokeback was in Colorado...wow!! It also showed at the Denver International Film Festival in early November. Ang Lee, Annie Proulx and other stars were there. I didn't go...I was being stubborn.
Title: Re: On this day in history - Brokies were "born"!
Post by: Luvlylittlewing on December 06, 2011, 11:45:21 pm
I, too, went with my daughter.  We actually saw it together 10 times after that.  We saw it in just about every East Bay theatre; screenings at the Castro in SF were especially nice!   :)
Title: Re: On this day in history - Brokies were "born"!
Post by: Marge_Innavera on December 07, 2011, 09:00:50 am
About this time I was reading a story in the Kansas City Star about the making of the film; the account centered around the scene with Ennis and Jack's parents.  BBM didn't open in the Kansas City region till January of 2006, and I drove all the way out to "Cupcakeland" (suburban KC on the Kansas side) to see it.  Just a few weeks later it opened in a suburban theatre closer by, and I saw it a second time and was thoroughly hooked.


Wonderful artwork in this thread!
Title: Re: On this day in history - Brokies were "born"!
Post by: Shakesthecoffecan on December 07, 2011, 01:39:08 pm
Happy Birthday Friends!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It was about this time I first saw the trailer on TV, after a couple of months of hearing about it on NPR, and so began the switch from "I'll have to remember the name of this movie so I can rent it later" to "I have to fine this movie and see it". It was as simple as that, by this point in 2005 I knew something big was about to happen.

I had no idea.......

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xuugq7fito[/youtube]
Title: Re: On this day in history - Brokies were "born"!
Post by: Sason on December 07, 2011, 02:35:06 pm
I haven't watched the trailer in a long time. Just did, and it gave me goosebumps.

The power of Brokeback is beyond comprehension.


At this time 6 years ago I knew nothing about Brokeback. It wasn't until several months later (don't know exactly when) I read the review of it in my Swedish newspaper. But I never got around to actually see it at that point, it wasn't until over a year later I saw it for the first time. The rest is, as they say, history.
Title: Re: On this day in history - Brokies were "born"!
Post by: Shakesthecoffecan on December 07, 2011, 03:36:37 pm
I have wondered sometimes the connection betwixt Jake Gyllenhaal being of Sweedish descent and the popularity of the movie amongst Sweeds.
Title: Re: On this day in history - Brokies were "born"!
Post by: Sason on December 07, 2011, 03:53:31 pm
I'm not sure there is a connection, Truman.

I for one knew nothing about Jake or Heath when I saw the movie the first time. It was the movie itself that hit me, not the origin of the actors.

Of all the people I've talked to about Brokeback here, most of them said they liked it, but not even one of them mentioned anything about Jake being of Swedish origin.

I'm not sure the general public knows that.
Title: Re: On this day in history - Brokies were "born"!
Post by: Penthesilea on December 08, 2011, 03:20:56 am
On this day six years ago, I had no idea what was about to come into my life. The movie came out mid-march 2006 in Germany (that's right, after the Oscars). First time I ever heard of it must have been around late Feb/beginning of March. I know I thought 'might be interesting'.

What made me actually go to the theater was a report from my favorite arts/cultural TV program about BBM and about the reactions of people in rural Western communities of the US. Two facts stood out to me: BBM was described as moving, but without being overly sentimental/sappy. Now that's something rare in Hollywood (Titanic, anyone?). Second was the fact that it ruffled so many feathers in the US (an effect that was totally lost in Europe, no feathers ruffled, which is a good thing in my book, but hence BBM got less attention over here).


I remember I felt like a late-comer when I joined the IMDB boards. Now this thought is funny, almost six years later. :)
Title: Re: On this day in history - Brokies were "born"!
Post by: Meryl on December 08, 2011, 03:43:55 pm
I had no idea.......

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xuugq7fito[/youtube]

Love it.  And that music!  8)  :-*
Title: Re: On this day in history - Brokies were "born"!
Post by: Sason on December 08, 2011, 04:38:00 pm
Yeah, I love that music too. Gives me goosebumps.
Title: Re: Four (now Six) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: ifyoucantfixit on December 08, 2011, 06:12:56 pm

  I went to my first viewing of Brokeback, on January 5th, of 2006.  It will be six years next month.  My grandaughter and I had agreed to wait until after the holidays to go and see it.  She was in her first year of College at the time, and that was the most opportune time for us to go together.  We went to see it on Jan 5th.  We chose that one because as you may remember?  His other movie Casanova was out at the same time more or less.  I told her that it would be better to see this one first, because the other one would be more uplifting, afterwards.  If we went to see the other one first then we would be in a grave funk for a long time afterward.. She agreed with the decision.  She was fine afterward, but I never recovered.  I cried for weeks on end.  My family thought that I was losing my mind.  I was totally obsessed.  I think that it was the both the worst time of my life, and the best.  I will never forget this awe inspiring movie.  I was totally into the movie.  I listened to the cd over and over.  After taking two weeks to find it.  I watched the movie over one hundred times after the release of the video.  I knew it pretty much by heart.   It will forever be a life altering moment in time for me.
Title: Re: Four (now Six) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Meryl on December 08, 2011, 07:07:32 pm
It just occurred to me that this year the days of the week are the same date as in 2005, so Saturday, the 10th of December, will be exactly 6 years since I first saw the movie.  I went with 3 friends to an early show, and we sat for 5 hours afterward drinkin' and talkin' and all.  8)
Title: Re: Four (now Six) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: southendmd on December 08, 2011, 09:59:41 pm
With Chuckie's kind permission, I have merged the two anniversary threads. 

Tell us about your first experience!
Title: Re: Four (now Six) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Aloysius J. Gleek on December 09, 2011, 12:57:43 am



It just occurred to me that this year the days of the week are the same date as in 2005, so Saturday, the 10th of December, will be exactly 6 years since I first saw the movie.  I went with 3 friends to an early show, and we sat for 5 hours afterward drinkin' and talkin' and all.  8)


Yup! I've been thinking about that all this week, Meryl--

And, at 11:57pm, I know exactly  where I was six years ago....


 :)


Title: Re: On this day in history - Brokies were "born"!
Post by: serious crayons on December 09, 2011, 01:23:25 am
I remember I felt like a late-comer when I joined the IMDB boards. Now this thought is funny, almost six years later. :)

Me too!  :laugh:  By mid-January of 2006, I already felt like a late-comer, sort of an outsider, at imdb. The only reason I even migrated here was sort of half by chance: Jenny newyearsday, I think it was, reached out and figuratively grabbed my hand and told me to come.


Title: Re: Four (now Six) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Ellemeno on December 09, 2011, 06:32:42 am
Me too!  :laugh:  By mid-January of 2006, I already felt like a late-comer, sort of an outsider, at imdb. The only reason I even migrated here was sort of half by chance: Jenny newyearsday, I think it was, reached out and figuratively grabbed my hand and told me to come.





Aw, latjoreme, I never thought of you as a latecomer.



My story is somewhere back at the beginning of this thread.  I had been playing games on IMDb, and one of the ways I would find the best games to play was to follow the posting history of my most admired players.  I noticed that one them, Dry Toast, was posting a lot on the board of a movie with a weird name, Brokeback Mountain, so I took a look.  This was in October 2005.  I had never heard of a single person involved in the movie except for Larry McMurtry and Randy Quaid, but I got instantly hooked.  We used to watch YouTubes of compilations that were made from the LOGO documentary about it (the documentary itself wasn't on YouTube then), and read and reread the short story.  The movie came out here in Seattle on December 16th, but I flew to Richmond, Virginia that day for the holidays, and the movie wasn't out there.  So it wasn't until December 31st, 2005, that I got to see it.  I went by myself, because I wanted to be alone with it.  I went as frequently as I could for quite a long time afterward.  On February 13th, 2006, I saw it in Santa Monica, California, at the Aero Theatre, and stayed for the Q&A afterward with Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams, Diana Ossana, Gustavo Santaolalla, and Rodrigo Prieto (that's the order they sat in on the stage).  I would come back to IMDb and read and write obsessively about the "beloved subtle details."  On March 30th, 2006, I followed Yaadpyar here to BetterMost.  On June 12th, 2006, I watched BBM at the Castro Theatre with many of you.  In May 2007, I saw it at the BBQ in Colorado with many of you.  In July 2007, I went to Alberta with some of you and saw the film sites.  I am a Brokie.
Title: Re: Four (now Six) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: serious crayons on December 09, 2011, 10:02:28 am
Aw, latjoreme, I never thought of you as a latecomer.

 :-*



Title: Re: Four (now Six) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: chowhound on December 09, 2011, 02:20:57 pm
Here in Toronto, there was a very early opportunity to see the movie as it was shown on 10 September, 2005, as part of TIFF (Toronto International Film festival). The major cast members were all in attendance as well as Ang Lee but he had to leave midway through the festival to fly back to Venice to accept his Golden Lion award. ( A six minute video of an interview with Jack, Heath, Anne, Michelle, Ang and, I think, James Schamus can still be found on YouTube).

I'd not even heard of the movie then, so saw it first on its general release here on 6 January 2006. I was so transfixed by it, that I went back to see it twice more when it was still playing in local cinemas - something I'd never done with a movie before or, indeed, since. Maybe it would have slowly faded away after that but then the DVD came out and I discovered, amongst other things, this board and since then, I don't think there's been a day when I haven't been reading something or writing something to do with the movie or short story. I don't know how long this will go on but I hope for a good while yet.
Title: Re: Four (now Six) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Sason on December 09, 2011, 02:28:36 pm
It just occurred to me that this year the days of the week are the same date as in 2005, so Saturday, the 10th of December, will be exactly 6 years since I first saw the movie.  I went with 3 friends to an early show, and we sat for 5 hours afterward drinkin' and talkin' and all.  8)

Yes, I thought about that too!

I suppose it will happen every 6 years.

I think we should name them 'Sacred Brokie Years'.   ;)

So 2011 is The First Sacred Brokie Year!   ;D
Title: Re: Four (now Six) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: brian on December 09, 2011, 03:48:10 pm
Yes, I thought about that too!

I suppose it will happen every 6 years.

I think we should name them 'Sacred Brokie Years'.   ;)

So 2011 is The First Sacred Brokie Year!   ;D
Afraid not so simple as only 2008 was a leap year, there will be 2 leap years in the next 6 years. I first saw the movie on Thursday February 9, 2006, same day next year  but from March next year the day will be different.
Title: Re: Four (now Six) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Sason on December 09, 2011, 04:01:42 pm
Of course Brian - I should have thought of that.   :-\


But it means that The Second Sacred Brokie Year will be in 2016!  :D

Title: Re: Four (now Six) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Brown Eyes on December 10, 2011, 12:03:37 am

Awww, I love the nostalgia in this thread.  :-*

For me, I arrived here on April 6, 2006 following an invitation at imdb from latjoreme (Katherine)!  I came here for refuge from the troll wars on the main Brokeback board on imdb.  I was never a member of Chez Tremblay over there... Somehow I just didn't know about it until it was almost too late and people had moved to BetterMost.

I feel like the story of the migration from imdb to BetterMost is its own epic story.  I love the stories that folks here have of that very unusual internet phenomenon (the idea of a community picking up and moving together to a new place).  I remember of the secretiveness... secret invitations... not mentioning it on the open imdb board (for fear of trolls).  I also remember the archive and the desperate attempt to save the good, old, endlessly interesting discussion threads at imdb before they got ruined by trolls.

I miss that burning feeling of being compelled to talk about the movie/story and it's content as often and as deeply as possible.  It really was a compulsion almost at the height of Brokie fever for me back in 06 and into 07, etc.

I saw the movie for the first time only in February of 06 because it did not open in Pittsburgh until that month.  I do remember seeing it (I think) the weekend that id opened here.  But, I'm sad to say that I don't recall the first date that I saw it.  I saw it 5 times in the theater... which is the most times I've ever seen any movie in the theater and many hundreds of times since then.

(http://bestsmileys.com/hugging/6.gif)
Title: Re: Four (now Six) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: serious crayons on December 10, 2011, 12:59:27 am
Awww, I love the nostalgia in this thread.  :-*

For me, I arrived here on April 6, 2006 following an invitation at imdb from latjoreme (Katherine)!  I came here for refuge from the troll wars on the main Brokeback board on imdb.  I was never a member of Chez Tremblay over there... Somehow I just didn't know about it until it was almost too late and people had moved to BetterMost.

I feel like the story of the migration from imdb to BetterMost is its own epic story.  I love the stories that folks here have of that very unusual internet phenomenon (the idea of a community picking up and moving together to a new place).  I remember of the secretiveness... secret invitations... not mentioning it on the open imdb board (for fear of trolls).  I also remember the archive and the desperate attempt to save the good, old, endlessly interesting discussion threads at imdb before they got ruined by trolls.

I miss that burning feeling of being compelled to talk about the movie/story and it's content as often and as deeply as possible.  It really was a compulsion almost at the height of Brokie fever for me back in 06 and into 07, etc.

I saw the movie for the first time only in February of 06 because it did not open in Pittsburgh until that month.  I do remember seeing it (I think) the weekend that id opened here.  But, I'm sad to say that I don't recall the first date that I saw it.  I saw it 5 times in the theater... which is the most times I've ever seen any movie in the theater and many hundreds of times since then.

(http://bestsmileys.com/hugging/6.gif)

Good tales  :D!

I remember being so Brokie feverish that, when out of town and away from my own computer, I would secretly sequester friends' computers, or go into public libraries and ask to use their computers -- including libraries in counties I had never been in before -- mainly to log onto BetterMost and argue some point of why Ennis said this or what Pa Twist meant when he said that.

I wish I could tell Phllip and John how valuable a resource this place was. I mean, I know they know. But at the same time, I wish they could hear it individually and repeatedly, from all of us, six f'in years later.

Title: Re: Four (now Six) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Front-Ranger on December 10, 2011, 10:51:01 am
It just occurred to me that this year the days of the week are the same date as in 2005, so Saturday, the 10th of December, will be exactly 6 years since I first saw the movie.  I went with 3 friends to an early show, and we sat for 5 hours afterward drinkin' and talkin' and all.  8)

Happy anniversary, Meryl!! Six years...damn!!
Title: Re: Four (now Six) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: CellarDweller on December 10, 2011, 11:06:47 am
I thought of the days being the same this year as 2005 when I flipped the calendar page to December.

I work for a bank, and the year that Brokeback was released, it came to my area around Christmastime.  That year Christmas fell on a Sunday, so the bank was closed on Monday in observance.  It's the same this year, so Monday the 26th is my first viewing anniversary.
Title: Re: Four (now Six) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Meryl on December 10, 2011, 11:37:15 am
Happy anniversary, Meryl!! Six years...damn!!

Thanks for the reminder, FRiend.  Six years ago this minute, I was watching our boys on the mountain for the first time!  8)  8)  8)
Title: Re: Four (now Six) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: delalluvia on December 10, 2011, 01:49:41 pm
Can't believe it's been so long and how much the world - and all of us! - have changed in that time!

I got a free pass from Focus films to see it at my local cinema - I want to say Dec 5 - and I remember taking off from work to go.  I was one of two females in the entire jam-packed audience.

I can't recall how many times I saw BBM in the theater.  It was overwhelming.  I bought the DVD promptly when it came out and haven't watched it since.  I didn't want to blunt the impact of the movie.  I just watched the Youtube trailer someone posted and it gave me that goosebump, deeply tragic, moving feeling I remember having back in 2005-2006.

I never want to lose that for this movie.

Awww, I love the nostalgia in this thread.  :-*

For me, I arrived here on April 6, 2006 following an invitation at imdb from latjoreme (Katherine)!  I came here for refuge from the troll wars on the main Brokeback board on imdb.  I was never a member of Chez Tremblay over there... Somehow I just didn't know about it until it was almost too late and people had moved to BetterMost.

I feel like the story of the migration from imdb to BetterMost is its own epic story.  I love the stories that folks here have of that very unusual internet phenomenon (the idea of a community picking up and moving together to a new place).  I remember of the secretiveness... secret invitations... not mentioning it on the open imdb board (for fear of trolls).  I also remember the archive and the desperate attempt to save the good, old, endlessly interesting discussion threads at imdb before they got ruined by trolls.

I miss that burning feeling of being compelled to talk about the movie/story and it's content as often and as deeply as possible.  

Yes, even the trip to the board here is part of my whole BBM experience.  Still a deeply moving personal event - both the movie and our community here.
Title: Re: Four (now Six) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Penthesilea on December 10, 2011, 03:25:17 pm
Thanks for the reminder, FRiend.  Six years ago this minute, I was watching our boys on the mountain for the first time!  8)  8)  8)


Today! Happy anniversary, Meryl :-*
Title: Re: On this day in history - Brokies were "born"!
Post by: SFEnnisSF on December 10, 2011, 06:57:51 pm
I sure wish I had a head for dates, and I'm too lazy (tired) to look it up  ;D but I think Brokeback opened in Oakland first at the Art House Theatre: The Piedmont, the second week of December.  It spread like wildfire shortly after that.  I believe every theatre  in town featured it, except the Grand Lake.  The Grand Lake owner said he would have shown it but the Piedmont was so close in proximity.  


Ah yes, Littlewing.  The California in Berkeley and the Piedmont in Oakland got it on 12/16/05.  I was in talks with the Grand Lake Theatre on getting them to show it.  They wanted to really bad, but Landmark already had the exclusive on it to show at the Piedmont... and they can't show the same movies because they're too close to each other...

I saw it at the California theatre in Berkeley Friday night 12/16/05.....  Went back to the Stonestown Twin in San Francisco and watched it twice the next day... rest is history.
Title: Re: Four (now Six) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: SFEnnisSF on December 10, 2011, 07:01:24 pm
It just occurred to me that this year the days of the week are the same date as in 2005, so Saturday, the 10th of December, will be exactly 6 years since I first saw the movie. 

I was noticin' that too Meryl...  ;)
Title: Re: On this day in history - Brokies were "born"!
Post by: Luvlylittlewing on December 10, 2011, 07:17:00 pm
Ah yes, Littlewing.  The California in Berkeley and the Piedmont in Oakland got it on 12/16/05.  I was in talks with the Grand Lake Theatre on getting them to show it.  They wanted to really bad, but Landmark already had the exclusive on it to show at the Piedmont... and they can't show the same movies because they're too close to each other...

I saw it at the California theatre in Berkeley Friday night 12/16/05.....  Went back to the Stonestown Twin in San Francisco and watched it twice the next day... rest is history.

I remember how badly Grand Lake wanted to show our film.  I would have seen it there several times, as I love the Grand Lake.  I believe I did see a screening at the California.  Actually, I'm pretty sure I did.  My daughter and I drove around for quite awhile, as the parking in that part of Berkeley is terrible!

I remember the time we saw Heath's last movie together.  It was a very special night for me; I loved meeting your mom and your sister.  Perhaps we can get together again very soon.  :-*
Title: Re: Four (now Six) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: mouk on December 10, 2011, 11:30:05 pm
Happy anniversary Meryl!

Mine is on January 26. I was attracted by the beauty and melancholy of the poster, had never heard anything about the film before.  Had I known what a journey this was going to take me on, I wonder sometimes, would I have dared?

Of course I went through all the 'normal'  Brokie stages - just they did not feel very normal at the time  :laugh: : stunned, heartbroken, dysfunctional for ages, watching again and again, then finding the forums, what a relief, I was not alone! Starting a new forum addiction, needing to dissect and understand every frame of every scene... Then there were the trips to Wyoming and Alberta, my first Brokie meetings.... and eventually the big move to Alberta. I still look at the mountains almost every morning first thing and say howdy to Jack and Ennis. When the going is tough it really helps, strange but true.

I am deeply grateful for this incredible adventure and the wonderful Brokies I have met on the way. There is a connection with you that is not possible with other people, really unique...

I will take January 26 off and visit Camp #2 as I do every year.

Title: Re: Four (now Six) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Front-Ranger on December 11, 2011, 04:12:02 pm
Happy anniversary Meryl!


I am deeply grateful for this incredible adventure and the wonderful Brokies I have met on the way. There is a connection with you that is not possible with other people, really unique...
Amen, friend!!  :-*
I will take January 26 off and visit Camp #2 as I do every year.
We will be with you in spirit!!
Title: Re: Four (now Six) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Sason on December 11, 2011, 04:34:31 pm
What Lee said!

Mouk, your words ring so true for me too. Everything but the date, since I was a latecomer to the movie. (7th June 2007)

This journey has been beyond incredible. And now that the raw feelings of sadness and heartbreak have somewhat worn off, the need to discuss every aspect of the movie in the tiniest of details has subsided; what's now very much in my focus is the wonderful friendships I've made here, and the way we relate to and keep in touch with each other.

Brokeback and all my brokie friends are truly a gift in my life. A gift to be forever grateful for.
Title: Re: Four (now Six) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: mouk on December 11, 2011, 10:05:34 pm
Lee  :-*

Sason it was so lovely meeting you this summer, I hope there will be other opportunities of climbing Moose moutain together. Do keep in touch, friend...
Title: Re: Four (now Six) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Sason on December 12, 2011, 03:39:44 pm
Sason it was so lovely meeting you this summer, I hope there will be other opportunities of climbing Moose moutain together. Do keep in touch, friend...


I loved our hike and our talk, mouk!   :-* :-*
Title: Re: On this day in history - Brokies were "born"!
Post by: SFEnnisSF on December 13, 2011, 01:34:58 am


I remember the time we saw Heath's last movie together.  It was a very special night for me; I loved meeting your mom and your sister.  Perhaps we can get together again very soon.  :-*

 :-* 

*HUGS*
Title: Re: Four (now Six) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: SFEnnisSF on December 17, 2011, 04:10:17 am
Was exactly six years ago tonight...

Friday, December 16th, 2005...

Friday, December 16th, 2011...
Title: Re: Four (now Six) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Sason on December 17, 2011, 06:10:05 am
Congrats on your six years of Brokie-ness, Eric!
Title: Re: Four (now Six) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: southendmd on December 17, 2011, 12:13:03 pm
Was exactly six years ago tonight...

Friday, December 16th, 2005...

Friday, December 16th, 2011...

Me too!  Cheers, Eric!
Title: Re: Four (now Six) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: CellarDweller on January 06, 2012, 11:27:02 pm
How about we commemorate the 6 year anniversary by maybe sharing pics of the memoribilia we have that is somehow connected to Brokeback?


Ok, I have a lot to share, so I didn't take pics as it is, but tried to group them together to decrease the amount of pics that it would take to post.

:D :D :D


Oh, and just saying ahead of time, I'm sure there are things that may have been given to me that are missing, don't be offended if you gave it to me!  LOL  It just means it wasn't easily accessible to be put in the pics.

Ok, I have a lot to share, so I didn't take pics as it is, but tried to group them together to decrease the amount of pics that it would take to post.

:D :D :D


Oh, and just saying ahead of time, I'm sure there are things that may have been given to me that are missing, don't be offended if you gave it to me!  LOL  It just means it wasn't easily accessible to be put in the pics.



(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/BM%20Haunted%20House/Memorbilia001.jpg)


The first two pics I got on E*Bay.  The third was given to me at the Texas BBQ.  Normally I wouldn't put one of me in this type of collection, but it was taken by a Brokie (Ben Franklin) during the Wyoming Road Trip in 2008.
Title: Re: Four (now Six) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: CellarDweller on January 06, 2012, 11:29:24 pm
(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/BM%20Haunted%20House/Memorbilia002.jpg)

Four pieces of pottery given to me as a gift from an ex.  He's long gone, but you can bet your ass I kept this!

:D :D :D

The pieces were designed by DCF's own Jimmy (gnash) and aside from the hats contain lines from the movie.
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Post by: CellarDweller on January 06, 2012, 11:34:29 pm
My Brokie reading material.


(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/BM%20Haunted%20House/Memorbilia004.jpg)


Against the wall is the Oscar promo book, signed by Diana Ossana.  Next is "Crosses & Lovestains", a book of photographs taken by DCF's own Trigger_Hippie (Nick).  He has one for Oxford as well that I thought I had, but can't locate.  I'll have to get another!  My SS copy of Brokeback, signed by Annie Proulx.  On the towel is the Story to Screenplay book, and my copy of "Close Range", the collection that has "Brokeback" in it.

I forgot to put my copy of "Beyond Brokeback" here!  LOL
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Post by: CellarDweller on January 06, 2012, 11:49:57 pm
My DVD & CD collection.


(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/BM%20Haunted%20House/Memorbilia005.jpg)


The DVDs in the back L to R:  Brokeback Special Edition, Widescreen Edition, another copy of Brokeback, and "Finding Brokback", a DVD of the Alberta trip that I didn't attend.

The CDs are a "single" of a friend playing "The Wings", the Soundtrack, the score, and "Meet Me On The Mountian".

I also have DVDs for the 2006 BBQ in Texas (from Conny & Auntie) , and the Oxford gathering (from Janjo (Jess)).    I also have DVDs of The Dave Cullen Forum Band performing in Bay City in 2007, and a compliation of other Bay City items, as well as fan made videos.

I have a CD made by SFEricSF from his Brokeback Radio station, and a CD from the East Coast Slash Bash in 2006.
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Post by: CellarDweller on January 06, 2012, 11:52:33 pm
Some of my Brokie artwork.


(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/BM%20Haunted%20House/Memorbilia006.jpg)


Bettermost Bean Cans (label desiged by gnash), a framed pic of a mural in the Riverton Wy. post office, four pices of artwork by former DCF member Janie-G.
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Post by: CellarDweller on January 06, 2012, 11:57:09 pm
More artwork.


(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/BM%20Haunted%20House/Memorbilia008.jpg)

Two pencil sketches.  The first is by Jeff Eckert & the second is by former DCF member Janie-G.
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Post by: CellarDweller on January 07, 2012, 12:01:09 am
Nametags from various Brokie gatherings.


(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/BM%20Haunted%20House/Memorbilia007.jpg)


Top Row:  Oxford '08, Philly Slash Bash (I think), & Boston Aids Walk in '10.

Middle:  LA in '08 and Wyoming Road Trip in '08.

Bottom:  Chicago in '11 & Texas BBQ in '06
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Post by: CellarDweller on January 07, 2012, 12:03:30 am
(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/BM%20Haunted%20House/Memorbilia010.jpg)


Assorted buttons and goodies from goodie bags
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Post by: CellarDweller on January 07, 2012, 12:08:09 am
Assorted gifts from Brokies.


(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/BM%20Haunted%20House/Memorbilia012.jpg)


The two teddy bears are from the same ex who gave me the dishes.  I kept that too!  LOL  How do you get rid of a Brokie gift?  :D :D :D

Jack & Ennis rubber ducks, hats with twine, a koala from an Aussie Brokie, a glass heart from a Brokie who gave it to me after a break up, a dragonfly in honor of Heath & Jackie, two small sheep.
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Post by: CellarDweller on January 07, 2012, 12:11:19 am
(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/BM%20Haunted%20House/Memorbilia013.jpg)

The goodie bag from the Texas BBQ, an "Auntie's Diner" hat, and a cap with a cowboy's silhouette on it, that says "Jack Nasty" under it.
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Post by: CellarDweller on January 07, 2012, 12:15:54 am
(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/BM%20Haunted%20House/ani2_001_1.jpg)

A replica of the Brokeback Mountain belt buckle.
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Post by: CellarDweller on January 07, 2012, 12:17:38 am

(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/Friday%2013th%20gathering%20NYC/Brokiecollection020.jpg)

Texas BBQ t-shirt
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Post by: CellarDweller on January 07, 2012, 12:18:48 am

(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/Friday%2013th%20gathering%20NYC/Brokiecollection022.jpg)


Wyoming T-Shirt
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Post by: CellarDweller on January 07, 2012, 12:20:36 am

(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/Friday%2013th%20gathering%20NYC/Brokiecollection023.jpg)


Oxford T-Shirt, signed by Brokies who attended the event.


I also have a long sleeve t-shirt from the Colorado BBQ.
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Post by: CellarDweller on January 07, 2012, 12:22:18 am

(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/Friday%2013th%20gathering%20NYC/Brokiecollection024.jpg)


slash bash T-Shirt
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Post by: serious crayons on January 07, 2012, 01:04:19 am
What an awesome collection, Chuck!  :o :D

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Post by: Luvlylittlewing on January 07, 2012, 01:42:35 am
You have an amazing collection there, Chuck!  I'm jealous!  :D
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Post by: Sason on January 07, 2012, 07:40:04 am
(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/BM%20Haunted%20House/Memorbilia002.jpg)

Four pieces of pottery given to me as a gift from an ex.  He's long gone, but you can bet your ass I kept this!

:D :D :D

The pieces were designed by DCF's own Jimmy (gnash) and aside from the hats contain lines from the movie.


I LOVE these, Chuck!   :)
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Post by: Sason on January 07, 2012, 07:53:21 am
(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/Friday%2013th%20gathering%20NYC/Brokiecollection023.jpg)


Oxford T-Shirt, signed by Brokies who attended the event.


I also have a long sleeve t-shirt from the Colorado BBQ.

Oh, this is great fun!  Evokes memories.

I don't really remember signing it, but I see my name there, so I guess I must have  ;D
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Post by: Sason on January 07, 2012, 07:57:13 am
You've got quite a collection there, Chuck!

Awesome stuff.  :D
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Post by: Penthesilea on March 21, 2012, 02:17:32 pm
Damn, six years!

(http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss192/Penthesilea09/bfe013fa.jpg)

Six years ago today, I went to the cinema, not knowing that my life will
take such a turn that since then, I divide many events in my life
into 'before BBM' and 'after BBM'.
What a ride!
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Post by: Sason on March 21, 2012, 02:23:59 pm
Congrats, Chrissi, on the six years!

So your BBM anniversary is actually on my birthday!   :D



And I guess we all agree. What a damn ride...

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Post by: mouk on March 24, 2012, 10:59:58 am
Happy anniversary Chrissi  :-*

and happy birthday Sonja  :-*

I am so glad that along the BBM ride the wind brought you in Alberta and gave us a chance to meet.... can't wait for the next time....
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Post by: Front-Ranger on March 24, 2012, 11:22:50 am
Well, look what the wind blew in! My old roomie from 2007 Alberta! Nice to see you around these parts, friend!
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Post by: Sason on March 24, 2012, 05:00:42 pm
Thanks mouk!   :-*

Yeah, we gotta meet again soon!
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Post by: Sason on July 07, 2012, 03:18:55 pm
Today it's 5 fucking years since I very innocently put the BBM DVD into the player for the very first time.
Little did I know that this simple action would change my life forever.

It changed my life in so many ways, that today I can't really keep track of them all.
Heck, I can hardly remember what my life was like before!
Suffice to say, I now think of my life as pre-BBM or post-BBM.

Thank you, all my wonderful brokie friends, for being you and for doing this amazing journey with me!!!   :-* :-* :-*
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Post by: Meryl on July 07, 2012, 11:16:24 pm
I'm very glad you watched that DVD, Sonja!  I watched the movie twice this week, as it's showing on cable and I can't pass it up.  Yep, still awesome.  8)
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Post by: Sason on July 08, 2012, 01:26:02 pm
Thanks, Meryl!  :-*

Yep, still awesome last time I watched it too, last November in Chicago.  :)
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Post by: mouk on July 09, 2012, 12:36:36 am
Happy anniversary Sonja!  :-*
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Post by: Sason on July 09, 2012, 03:35:12 pm
Thanks mouk!   :-*

Hope to see  you soon again!
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Post by: mouk on July 14, 2012, 08:56:53 pm
 :-*  bring your scrawny arse over here!!
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Post by: Sason on July 15, 2012, 11:10:36 am
:-*  bring your scrawny arse over here!!


 :D
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Post by: Katie77 on December 09, 2012, 04:08:00 am
Only the other day I was at my hairdresser, and the subject of Brokeback Mountain came up.....now she has been listening to me talk about it since day one.....and she said, gee how long ago was it when you first saw it ?....and I said, it had to be 4 or 5 years now..........

Soooooooooooo, I am totally amazed that it is 7 years...actually I didnt see it here until the March, so its not quite 7 years yet for me.

For me, the most amazing thing that has come from seeing the movie, has been making so many friends with people who have this movie and what it means, in common with each other. The icing on the cake, was actually meeting some of these friends on my trip to America, which 7 years ago, was something, I never imagined I would do.

And even now, after all this time, I still talk about the movie, and bring it up in reference to so many other parts of life. Like so many of you, it is in my soul, and is so much a part of who I am today.
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Post by: southendmd on December 16, 2012, 02:04:04 pm
I just read this whole thread, and am feeling very grateful for all of you.   :-*

Today is my seventh anniversary.  I clearly recall seeing the 4pm matinee on a nasty, rainy cold Friday.  So glad I always carry a handkerchief.  I remember talking my best friend's ear off that night, then dragging her to see it with me the next day.  Then buying the short story, the soundtrack (I used to dislike country music), the screenplay.  I discovered the IMDb message board in January and CaseyCornelius' brilliant threads, and I was hooked.  I even printed out some of them early threads at the time.  Then joining BetterMost in April 2006.

Even though I dragged most of my friends to see it with me, I didn't encounter another Brokie until I hosted the Boston party in September 2006. When I look at the group photo, I'm amazed that I am still in touch with 18 out of 20 people who attended.  Since then, I have had the good fortune to meet many more wonderful friends. I even met Jake on the 7th anniversary last weekend!

Because, even though I have spent an obscene amount on BBM-related stuff, it's the people that matter the most.
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Post by: Penthesilea on December 16, 2012, 03:33:52 pm
Congratulations on your anniversary, Paul!


I just read this whole thread, and am feeling very grateful for all of you.   :-*

Today is my seventh anniversary.  I clearly recall seeing the 4pm matinee on a nasty, rainy cold Friday.  So glad I always carry a handkerchief.  I remember talking my best friend's ear off that night, then dragging her to see it with me the next day.  Then buying the short story, the soundtrack (I used to dislike country music), the screenplay.  I discovered the IMDb message board in January and CaseyCornelius' brilliant threads, and I was hooked.  I even printed out some of them early threads at the time.  Then joining BetterMost in April 2006.

Even though I dragged most of my friends to see it with me, I didn't encounter another Brokie until I hosted the Boston party in September 2006. When I look at the group photo, I'm amazed that I am still in touch with 18 out of 20 people who attended.  Since then, I have had the good fortune to meet many more wonderful friends. I even met Jake on the 7th anniversary last weekend!

Aww. Yes, I remember that unquenchable urge to talk about our movie. And to see it again and again ... And the night-sessions we pulled, on the boards, in chat or watching the movie alone on DVD. Getting up on 5AM on a Sunday to chat with friends overseas. Crazy, but warm and happy times.


Quote
Because, even though I have spent an obscene amount on BBM-related stuff, it's the people that matter the most.


Yes, it's the people that matter. The connections we made, the friendships we formed. I too am very thankful for the people I've met through this, and for the experiences I've made.
And every cent I've spent on my Brokie-trips is money well spent! :) There's nothing like meeting with fellow Brokies, who have long become friends, and a part of my life.
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Post by: Sason on December 16, 2012, 07:06:21 pm
Happy 7th Brokieversary, Paul!!

So glad you're here, and to call you my friend.   :-*
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Post by: Sason on December 16, 2012, 07:09:25 pm
Yes, it's the people that matter. The connections we made, the friendships we formed. I too am very thankful for the people I've met through this, and for the experiences I've made.
And every cent I've spent on my Brokie-trips is money well spent! :) There's nothing like meeting with fellow Brokies, who have long become friends, and a part of my life.


Couldn't agree more, Chrissi!
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Post by: mouk on December 17, 2012, 12:24:45 am
Happy anniversary Paul ! And you got to talk to Jake, what a way to celebrate - did you tell him?
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Post by: Penthesilea on March 21, 2013, 12:27:20 pm
Today is my anniversary of seeing Brokeback Mountain
for the first time.
Seven years and counting....
 :D
(http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss192/Penthesilea09/BBM/04a36bfb.jpg)
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Post by: CellarDweller on March 21, 2013, 02:06:04 pm
 :-*
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Post by: southendmd on March 21, 2013, 02:57:42 pm
Happy 7th, Chrissi!
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Post by: Sason on March 21, 2013, 06:12:01 pm
Happy 7th Brokieversary, Chrissi!
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Post by: mouk on March 25, 2013, 06:27:33 pm
Happy anniversary Chrissi, and to many more to come!!!  :-*
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Post by: Front-Ranger on December 09, 2013, 01:57:42 pm
I received two tickets to the movie plus dinner at Boulder's Dushanbee Teahouse from my daughter for Christmas in 2005. She was excited about seeing it because of all the publicity about it being a "crossover" film for mainstream audiences. I only agreed to go with her because of it being her Christmas present...originally I was opposed to them making a movie of my beloved New Yorker story, especially starring those two teen heartthrobs Jake and Heath. I had only seen Jake in Bubble Boy and October Sky and I had just seen Heath in Lords of Dogtown.

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Post by: southendmd on December 09, 2013, 02:44:00 pm
I still look at the mountains almost every morning first thing and say howdy to Jack and Ennis.

I love this, Mouk.  :-*

Happy Eight Effin' Years, everyone!
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Post by: serious crayons on December 10, 2013, 10:58:40 am
Eight years. Damn.

 :o :-*




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Post by: Penthesilea on December 10, 2013, 03:55:51 pm
Eight years. Damn.

 :o :-*


I guess eight years is too long to say "It's just a phase..." ;) :laugh:
But then most of us knew early on it's not a phase, it's something profund and life-changing. I think even those who fell off the Brokie waggon over the years still have memories and impressions that will last them (hopefully) a lifetime.
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Post by: Sason on December 10, 2013, 03:58:09 pm
Happy eighth Brokieversary, everyone!
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Post by: CellarDweller on December 10, 2013, 07:01:55 pm
8 years.  wow
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Post by: serious crayons on December 11, 2013, 09:31:01 am
1/7 of my life!  :o


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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on December 11, 2013, 10:17:19 am
1/7 of my life!  :o

Wrangler tries to remember his "times table." ...  ;)
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Post by: CellarDweller on December 11, 2013, 12:31:36 pm
LOL
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Post by: tampatalon on December 11, 2013, 08:00:57 pm
WOW
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Post by: CellarDweller on December 12, 2013, 07:38:38 pm
I know, it's crazy, isn't it?, to go with the fraction, it's just over 1/5 of my life.  ;D
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Post by: tampatalon on December 13, 2013, 01:52:28 am
So if my fraction is smaller that means I am older?
 :D
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Post by: CellarDweller on December 13, 2013, 09:51:14 pm
I think so!  LOL
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Post by: SFEnnisSF on December 07, 2014, 12:31:55 am
(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/BM%20Haunted%20House/Memorbilia002.jpg)

Four pieces of pottery given to me as a gift from an ex.  He's long gone, but you can bet your ass I kept this!

:D :D :D

The pieces were designed by DCF's own Jimmy (gnash) and aside from the hats contain lines from the movie.


Ok, I have to ask....are these on Cafe Press?
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Post by: SFEnnisSF on December 07, 2014, 12:38:07 am
I really hope we're going to have a gathering for the 10th year anniversary next year..... December 2015.
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Post by: Front-Ranger on December 07, 2014, 11:53:34 am
Something is being planned for the Northeast U.S. Don't forget to put June 2017 on your calendar for the total eclipse in Casper, Wyoming! EDelMar and I have been scoping out sites.
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Post by: CellarDweller on December 07, 2014, 07:27:01 pm
Ok, I have to ask....are these on Cafe Press?

Hiya Eric!

Jimmy (gnash) made them back around the time of the BBQ.  If I recall correctly (so don't take this as 100% true) he was selling them.   Those were given to me as gifts.

I do have Jimmy's email, if you want I can see if he still makes them.
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Post by: SFEnnisSF on December 10, 2014, 03:54:53 am
Hiya Eric!

Jimmy (gnash) made them back around the time of the BBQ.  If I recall correctly (so don't take this as 100% true) he was selling them.   Those were given to me as gifts.

I do have Jimmy's email, if you want I can see if he still makes them.


Sure   :)
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Post by: CellarDweller on December 11, 2014, 09:58:20 am
Ok, I'll send an email over the weekend, and when I get a reply, I'll let ya know!
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Post by: Sason on July 07, 2015, 09:02:49 am
Today is my 8th Brokieversary!!!!   ;D

Who'da thought!

And what a journey it's been, in no small part thanks to all my lovely Brokie friends!  :-*
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Post by: CellarDweller on July 07, 2015, 12:15:47 pm
and a very happy Brokie-versary to you!
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Post by: Sason on July 07, 2015, 01:42:24 pm
Thanks Chuckie! 
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on December 07, 2015, 11:00:42 pm
When did I first climb the mountain?  For the movie it was Sunday, Dec. 18. 2005. (I checked my ticket stub.) For the story it was when it was published in The New Yorker.
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Post by: CellarDweller on December 09, 2015, 09:19:34 am
Day after Christmas, in Montclair, NJ.
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Post by: HerrKaiser on December 09, 2015, 10:59:06 am
Are any screenings being planned for this milestone anniversary?

It would be great if another big event were planned for the Castro Theater again or anywhere. Ten years seems like a small number, but the opening and subsequent flurry of activities in 2005/2006 feels like a long time ago. It would be so nice to time travel back to late December 2005 and January 2006 to relive and re-feel the passion of the time.
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Post by: CellarDweller on December 09, 2015, 11:32:57 am
Well, look what the wind blew in!
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Post by: Meryl on December 10, 2015, 10:42:36 am

Happy 10th Anniversary to me (today) and to all Brokies! I love you, buds! :-*  :-*  :-*
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Post by: CellarDweller on December 10, 2015, 10:45:52 am
Love back to you as well!
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Post by: Penthesilea on December 11, 2015, 01:39:39 am
Happy Anniversary, Meryl! :-*
And yes, really to all Brokies. None of us would have imagined....
I remember we were already amazed when it was 6, 7,... months and we were still at it, lol.

I haven't seen the movie in 4 years; BM is now mostly about meeting friends and like-minded ppl, barely about actually discussing the movie - but still our boys are on my mind every day in one way or the other. Still have the poster up, directly in front of me when sitting at the computer, the 10 year old ticket stub is in a frame to my left. I have tattooed it to my skin, I have all these experiences with me every day, it has become part of me. And I'm happy and thankful for it all.
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Post by: CellarDweller on December 11, 2015, 09:29:37 am
BM is now mostly about meeting friends and like-minded ppl, barely about actually discussing the movie - but still our boys are on my mind every day in one way or the other.

I've made a similar comment over the years, but I didn't originate it, Jimmy (gnash) did.  That the experience went from being about "brokeback - the movie" to being about "brokeback - the people".

I'm so glad that because of this movie, my world view has expanded, my knowledge about other countries increased, and that my path crossed with the paths of so many others.

A blessing beyond belief.
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Post by: Front-Ranger on December 13, 2015, 07:05:30 pm
I'm loving these memories by Meryl, Chuck and Chrissi...how wonderful that we discovered each other! My life has been enriched immensely due to the phenomenon of Brokeback Mountain. And then it was enriched again by meeting and getting to know all of you. And BetterMost too; it has become a part of my daily life and I can't imagine living without it.

So Herr, you just missed a 10th anniversary showing that was held in Tucson, Arizona. More celebrations and showings will be popping up here and there. John Trudell is the one who seems to know about them all.
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Post by: CellarDweller on December 13, 2015, 07:48:22 pm
And BetterMost too; it has become a part of my daily life and I can't imagine living without it.


Oh yeah, I'm here every day to catch up!
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Post by: Front-Ranger on December 15, 2015, 01:01:26 am
But...I have to say, wasn't it, instead of "Damn, four years" "Four years, damn"?
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Post by: southendmd on December 15, 2015, 08:32:27 am
But...I have to say, wasn't it, instead of "Damn, four years" "Four years, damn"?

Yes, of course.  We went through this last year.  I forgot to change the banner.  Consider it fixed.
Title: Re: Four (now TEN!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Berit on December 15, 2015, 09:53:03 am
I have always thought that I saw the film in January but I was wrong. I saw it in February 2006, probably somewhere in the middle of the month. I remember that I was fed up with kids and a husband that worked a lot. It was cold and I wanted to do....just something  ??? I had read about the film in the paper, I had seen films with Heath and Jake and I had read books by Annie so I thought that this something could be "Brokeback"... and gosh, it was "something". I remember getting out on the street after the film and I wondered what hit me. I saw it 3 days in a row and the third my husband followed me. He liked it a lot but that's all.

I've made a similar comment over the years, but I didn't originate it, Jimmy (gnash) did.  That the experience went from being about "brokeback - the movie" to being about "brokeback - the people".

I'm so glad that because of this movie, my world view has expanded, my knowledge about other countries increased, and that my path crossed with the paths of so many others.

A blessing beyond belief.

As Chuck says, it has changed from the movie to the people. My world has expanded, I travel more, I met lovely, lovely people all around the world. I've seen a lot, I'm a more humble person. I don't think I'll ever go to any gatherings again but I'll keep on traveling, keep in touch with good friends. So Thank You Brokeback for this adventure. Thank you for learning, for meeting, for understanding. I owe it to a brilliant film.  :-*
Title: Re: Four (now TEN!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Meryl on December 15, 2015, 10:02:50 am
Well said, Berit! I'm glad for the new friends and the travel, too. That's a rare and wonderful thing, to expand your world, especially as we get older. Hugging the movie and all of you today!  :-*
Title: Re: Four (now TEN!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Berit on December 15, 2015, 11:21:11 am
Well said, Berit! I'm glad for the new friends and the travel, too. That's a rare and wonderful thing, to expand your world, especially as we get older. Hugging the movie and all of you today!  :-*

Thank you Meryl  :-*

Somewhere in the middle of February I'll have a whiskey (sour maybe!) and have a "skål" for this experience.  :laugh: Maybe we at BM could meet in the chat room for a toast (spelling??) one of these days??
Title: Re: Four (now TEN!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: southendmd on December 15, 2015, 01:45:55 pm
Thank you Meryl  :-*

Somewhere in the middle of February I'll have a whiskey (sour maybe!) and have a "skål" for this experience.  :laugh: Maybe we at BM could meet in the chat room for a toast (spelling??) one of these days??

Cheers, Berit! 

Unfortunately, the chat room has been nonfunctional for a few years.
Title: Re: Four (now TEN!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: CellarDweller on December 15, 2015, 03:45:13 pm
that's too bad, I thought it was a sweet idea.
Title: Re: Four (now TEN!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: southendmd on December 15, 2015, 03:47:53 pm
that's too bad, I thought it was a sweet idea.

Is it.  One thought:  we could do a facebook chat.  Seems you can add several people.  Not sure if there's a limit.
Of course, not everyone here is on fb. 
Title: Re: Four (now TEN!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: CellarDweller on December 15, 2015, 03:49:05 pm
Is it.  One thought:  we could do a facebook chat.  Seems you can add several people.  Not sure if there's a limit.
Of course, not everyone here is on fb. 

Oh, that's a good idea.   that never even crossed my mind.
Title: Re: Four (now TEN!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Berit on December 15, 2015, 04:43:09 pm
Oh, that's a good idea.   that never even crossed my mind.

That we can do! Last - and only! - time I used the chat room was before we went to Canada.... I don't think that there is any limit on Fb and if there it's high. Can we use Skype? Can we be many at the same time on Skype?

Let's investigate! Now bedtime for this nurse! Don't want to kill anyone tomorrow  :o 8)
Title: Re: Four (now TEN!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: CellarDweller on December 16, 2015, 09:19:48 am
sleep well, Berit!
Title: Re: Four (now TEN!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: southendmd on December 16, 2015, 09:20:58 pm
Today is my tenth! 

It sure has been a crazy ride. 

Since I first put my boots in the fire, they've been covered with the dust of Wyoming and Alberta, New York and San Francisco; London and Madrid; Georgia and Virginia; Sweden and Tucson, and beyond.

Thank you all for enriching my life.
Title: Re: Four (now TEN!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on December 16, 2015, 11:23:34 pm
Today is my tenth! 

It sure has been a crazy ride. 

Since I first put my boots in the fire, they've been covered with the dust of Wyoming and Alberta, New York and San Francisco; London and Madrid; Georgia and Virginia; Sweden and Tucson, and beyond.

Thank you all for enriching my life.

As you enrich ours.  :)  :-*
Title: Re: Four (now TEN!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: CellarDweller on December 17, 2015, 09:23:53 am
Today is my tenth! 

It sure has been a crazy ride. 

Since I first put my boots in the fire, they've been covered with the dust of Wyoming and Alberta, New York and San Francisco; London and Madrid; Georgia and Virginia; Sweden and Tucson, and beyond.

Thank you all for enriching my life.

(((((hugs)))))
Title: Re: Four (now TEN!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Sason on December 26, 2015, 07:06:41 pm
I've only just now read all the lovely 10th anniversary posts!

I agree with all of them, in every way! The BBM experience has expanded and enriched my life in more ways than I can ever relate.
From the initial obsession and emotional roller coaster, to today's everyday check-in with wonderful friends on forums and FB. Friendships and travelling.
Never in a million years could I have imagined something like this happening to me. And now I don't even remember what my life was like pre-BBM.

I'm very very grateful for BBM coming into my life and the incredible journey it has brought about.

Only thing is, it's not my 10th anniversary yet! I was late to the party, and I still have 1½ years to go!   ;D
Title: Re: Four (now TEN!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: CellarDweller on December 28, 2015, 11:27:28 am
My 10th anniversary came and went on the 26th.
Title: Re: Four (now TEN!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Sason on December 28, 2015, 04:05:27 pm
Happy 10th brokieversary, Chuckie!  :-*
Title: Re: Four (now TEN!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: CellarDweller on December 29, 2015, 08:49:06 am
well thank ya, darlin'!
Title: Re: Four (now ELEVEN!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: southendmd on December 07, 2016, 05:05:18 pm
(http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=40630.0;attach=25181;image)

A lone, black hat on the Sweet Life Rocks in Elbow Falls, Alberta.

Gone now, since the great floods of 2013.
Title: Re: Four (now ELEVEN!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Sason on December 07, 2016, 06:10:35 pm
I'm so glad we have this and other pictures to remember that wonderful place, that plays such an important role in our movie.
Title: Re: Four (now ELEVEN!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: CellarDweller on December 08, 2016, 06:04:06 pm
I'm glad I got to sit on those rocks with Pete Tannen.  :)
Title: Re: Four (now ELEVEN!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: serious crayons on December 13, 2016, 11:34:43 am
I will celebrate by trying not to think about the 170 days, 9 hours and 16 minutes (almost half a year!) I've spent here as time I could have been writing stuff that made actual money and instead think of it as time I spent developing great friendships.  :D
Title: Re: Four (now ELEVEN!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Front-Ranger on December 13, 2016, 02:41:50 pm
Also, think of it as research too, friend! I've developed several topics first explored here into full-fledged blog posts, essays or articles. This is where I really start the "deep dive" process, where I feel safe to think my truest thoughts.
Title: Re: Four (now ELEVEN!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: serious crayons on December 13, 2016, 05:26:19 pm
Also, think of it as research too, friend! I've developed several topics first explored here into full-fledged blog posts, essays or articles. This is where I really start the "deep dive" process, where I feel safe to think my truest thoughts.

My son is currently struggling with an academic paper he has to write for his Media Arts degree. He's writing about the Coen Brothers' films and how they explore chance vs. free will vs. God's will, etc., especially in "No Country for Old Men" and "A Serious Man." As I help talk him through it, I keep thinking about how Brokies would analyze these things, what signs they would look for. I rewatched ASM last night and saw a bunch of things thanks to my Brokie-educated eyes.

For example, at one point the main character gets out a ladder and climbs up on his roof to check out the antenna. The first thing you see is the H shape of the top rung of the ladder against a pure blue sky. "Heaven," I thought, my Brokie spider senses tingling. Then he looks down from the roof to his neighbor's backyard and spots her sunbathing -- the same neighbor who later entertains him in an extremely red-tinted scene, asks him "Do you partake in the new freedoms?" and tempts him into smoking marijuana. Satan/Hell, I guess. I'm not sure whether the neighbor represents Satan in other ways -- she seems nice enough, if a little odd -- but I knew it must be significant.


Title: Re: Four (now ELEVEN!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Front-Ranger on December 13, 2016, 07:06:03 pm
...Then he looks down from the roof to his neighbor's backyard and spots her sunbathing -- the same neighbor who later entertains him in an extremely red-tinted scene, asks him "Do you partake in the new freedoms?" and tempts him into smoking marijuana. Satan/Hell, I guess. I'm not sure whether the neighbor represents Satan in other ways -- she seems nice enough, if a little odd -- but I knew it must be significant.

Well, that's a reference to David and Bathsheba if I ever heard one. I've been thinking about King David recently as a kind of Biblical Trump, in a way.
Title: Re: Four (now ELEVEN!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: serious crayons on December 07, 2017, 09:14:25 pm
I don't celebrate my anniversary until early January, when I saw Brokeback Mountain at the cool little remodeled Main Street multiplex in Oak Park, IL, where I then lived. I chose that over Munich and The New World simply because the time fit better with my schedule. I had read the short story and liked it, but wasn't particularly excited about the movie.

I never did see Munich or The New World. I should probably try them one of these days. I generally like Steven Spielberg, who directed Munich, and I am a fan of Collin Farrell, Christian Bale and director Terrence Malick, all of The New World.

But of course I could watch nothing but Brokeback Mountain for several months after that, and by then those other movies weren't as available in theaters. I think the first movie I saw after BBM, several months later, was Thank You for Smoking, which was palatable only because it was so different.

Title: Re: Four (now ELEVEN!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: serious crayons on December 07, 2017, 09:53:50 pm
Clip of "Four years. Damn." "Yeah, four years." http://yarn.co/yarn-clip/fde9cd5a-9157-486b-a002-354fe27e20f4 (http://yarn.co/yarn-clip/fde9cd5a-9157-486b-a002-354fe27e20f4)


Title: Re: Four (now TWELVE!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: southendmd on December 08, 2017, 10:49:31 am
Nice!
Title: Re: Four (now TWELVE!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Sason on December 08, 2017, 05:21:29 pm
Yeah, nice clip!

And interesting site. Seems to be clips from various movies with more or less the same wording. Creative idea!
Title: Re: Four (now TWELVE!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: CellarDweller on December 09, 2017, 02:31:30 pm
today is the anniversary of the limited release of the film.  :)
Title: Re: Four (now TWELVE!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Sason on December 09, 2017, 06:14:42 pm
Happy filmiversary to BBM!!   ;D
Title: Re: Four (now TWELVE!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: CellarDweller on December 10, 2017, 08:42:41 pm
*thumbs up!*
Title: Re: Four (now TWELVE!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on December 12, 2017, 02:34:48 pm
Twelve years ago this month.

God help me. ...
Title: Re: Four (now TWELVE!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: CellarDweller on December 12, 2017, 07:58:25 pm
time has certainly passed,  hasn't it?
Title: Re: Four (now TWELVE!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on December 12, 2017, 11:28:25 pm
time has certainly passed,  hasn't it?

I'd say it gallops. ...
Title: Re: Four (now ELEVEN!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Front-Ranger on December 14, 2018, 12:11:02 pm
...the first movie I saw after BBM, several months later, was Thank You for Smoking, which was palatable only because it was so different.


Wasn't there a trailer for TYFM on before Brokeback showed?

My first time at the movies was when my daughter took me to see it as a Christmas present in the week between Christmas and New Years. She was alarmed as we were leaving because I think that was the first time she had ever seen me cry.
Title: Re: Four (now ELEVEN!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: serious crayons on December 14, 2018, 02:23:36 pm
My first time at the movies was when my daughter took me to see it as a Christmas present in the week between Christmas and New Years. She was alarmed as we were leaving because I think that was the first time she had ever seen me cry.

What a nice present! Did your daughter know you'd kept the New Yorker with the short story on your bedside table for all those years?



Title: Re: Four (now THIRTEEN!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: CellarDweller on December 16, 2018, 12:52:36 am
Wasn't there a trailer for TYFM on before Brokeback showed?

I don't remember that.  I vaguely remember there being one trailer in particular that was 'odd'......and on DCF someone asked what you were going to miss when Brokeback left the theaters.  One person replied that they would not miss seeing that particular trailer.

lol
Title: Re: Four (now ELEVEN!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Front-Ranger on December 16, 2018, 10:30:10 am
What a nice present! Did your daughter know you'd kept the New Yorker with the short story on your bedside table for all those years?


Yes, she was aware and I had lent it to her because she was interested in reading the story. That was an eventful year for her, her senior year in high school. She was sweet on a boy in her class and he told her he was gay. After initially being heartbroken, she became friends with him and started a diversity club at the school. It was a very conservative school and parents objected but she stood up for it, called a schoolwide meeting which I attended. One of the teachers read some of the hate mail he'd gotten. She received an award at the end of the year as an outstanding leader.

But the reason she was interested in the movie was that she read an article in, I think, the New York Times, about how the movie was actually changing the perception of gay people in America. My daughter was actually quite progressive before she got married.

Oh, and Chuck, remember that trailer about the British man who suddenly decided he wanted to swim the English Channel, and how upset his wife was about it? I never want to see that trailer again for the rest of my life! I had that thing memorized!!
Title: Re: Four (now ELEVEN!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: serious crayons on December 16, 2018, 11:23:09 am
Yes, she was aware and I had lent it to her because she was interested in reading the story. That was an eventful year for her, her senior year in high school. She was sweet on a boy in her class and he told her he was gay. After initially being heartbroken, she became friends with him and started a diversity club at the school. It was a very conservative school and parents objected but she stood up for it, called a schoolwide meeting which I attended. One of the teachers read some of the hate mail he'd gotten. She received an award at the end of the year as an outstanding leader.

I remember this about her. She sounded very admirable!


Title: Re: Four (now THIRTEEN!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Front-Ranger on December 16, 2018, 03:13:22 pm
Did you notice my use of "had gotten"? (Inside joke)  :laugh:
Title: Re: Four (now THIRTEEN!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: CellarDweller on December 16, 2018, 06:02:39 pm
Oh, and Chuck, remember that trailer about the British man who suddenly decided he wanted to swim the English Channel, and how upset his wife was about it? I never want to see that trailer again for the rest of my life! I had that thing memorized!!


THANK YOU!!!  That was the trailer I was trying to remember! 

In fact, there were comments on DCF back when BBM left the theaters, and they went like this:

#1:  "What are you going to miss when Brokeback leaves the theaters?"

#2:  "I can tell you what I'm not going to miss, watching the trailer for "On A Clear Day" any more!"

#3:  "On A Clear Day".....is that the movie where Barbara Streisand swims the English Channel?"


 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Four (now THIRTEEN!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Shakesthecoffecan on December 17, 2018, 12:23:02 am
I actually watched On A Clear Day once, it was ok....

I remember getting that Roanoke Times out of the paper box and turning to the movie listings and at the bottom of the listing for the Grandin Theater "Next Week. Brokeback Mountain". Seemed like a long time to wait.

The Yahoo board, that was were I met a number of you. And then I discovered Bettermost and I wound up here.

The unravelling never ends. Recently a friend on facebook revealed to me he is Brokeplex. I was rite tickled.

Title: Re: Four (now THIRTEEN!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: serious crayons on December 17, 2018, 09:37:55 am

The unravelling never ends. Recently a friend on facebook revealed to me he is Brokeplex. I was rite tickled.


 :o

Wow Truman, say hi to Bill from me! I always liked Brokeplex. We talked about meeting in Chicago once, when I was picking up my son from school and Bill was attending a Trekkie convention, but the timing didn't work out. I promised to buy him a bourbon-and-branch if I ever visited DFW, because it seems like such a Texas-y drink. Or at least a Texas-y name for whiskey and water. I believe he said he prefers scotch, though.

I'm curious about his political views these days. We used to PM about politics in a friendly way. I remember long before the 2016 election I asked him who he liked for president. He named a few people but I noticed none was Ted Cruz. That seemed like a conspicuous absence, since they're both from Texas. He said he and other conservative politicos feel Cruz is more effective in the Senate.

I'm pretty sure he did not mention the guy who actually did get elected.



Title: Re: Four (now THIRTEEN!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: CellarDweller on December 17, 2018, 09:16:41 pm
And then I discovered Bettermost and I wound up here.

And we are happy you did!!!
Title: Re: Four (now THIRTEEN!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Penthesilea on March 22, 2020, 06:25:08 am
Yesterday was my effin 14th anniversary of seeing BBM in the cinema.
I still have the ticket stub, it's part of a collage in a glass frame. Barely readable after all those years. Just like the feelings back then, faded over time, but still present in my memory. My BBM poster still up on the wall and I plan to keep it there.
I know I've been absent here for a long time, but I'm happy to still be friends with you and to see most of you on FB regularly. After 14 years still an important part of my everyday life.
Love to all my Brokie friends :-*
Title: Re: Four (now THIRTEEN!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: serious crayons on March 22, 2020, 11:03:42 am
Nice message, Chrissi! What a weird fluke this is -- we all happened to see a movie that hit us so hard we gathered here and analyzed every granule of it for literally years while also discussing our lives, playing games, debating politics, sharing music. We literally have our own language. The ones who stuck around long enough formed relationships that had 1 in a gazillionth chance of happening. And to think I came very close to seeing The New World that fateful night! :laugh: Then I'd have a whole different group of TNW-obsessed friends. No probably not.

So here I am,14 fuckin years -- a third of my adulthood! I've met some of you in person. I see some of you frequently here and/or on FB. Even if it's just occasionally it always feels like a comfortable friendship it's easy to slip back into. Then there are Brokies I've lost touch with but will always remember fondly.

Ain't no reins on this one!  :-*


Title: Re: Four (now THIRTEEN!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 22, 2020, 11:59:40 am
My memory was that I'd seen it six times in the theater. It was actually eight times. I know this because I have every ticket stub from every viewing. I keep them in an envelope inside my hard copy of Story to Screenplay.
Title: Re: Four (now THIRTEEN!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: serious crayons on March 22, 2020, 02:21:31 pm
I can't remember my numbers for theater vs. video, but I do know that I've seen it 22 times, the last time (or at least second-to-last) in the company of Brokies in Estes Park.

I remember a couple of pleasant but non-Brokieish guys were here for a short time. They were friends with somebody, maybe Aussie Sheila or whatever her name was. I was talking to one and when I told him I'd seen it 22 times he seemed shocked.

Clarissa said he should have replied, "What, didn't you like it?"  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Instead I told him 22 was actually a pretty low number in these parts.


Title: Re: Four (now THIRTEEN!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: Sason on March 22, 2020, 03:57:59 pm
Happy 14th Brokieversary, Chrissi!

Nice to see you here again!
Title: Re: Four (now THIRTEEN!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: CellarDweller on March 22, 2020, 06:45:47 pm
Happy Brokieversary, Chrissi!
Title: Re: Four (now FOURTEEN!) Effin' Years! How will you celebrate?
Post by: southendmd on March 23, 2020, 08:28:31 am
Oops, gotta change the name of this thread again.