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"Great lines from book that DID make it to film"
« on: May 03, 2006, 07:05:29 pm »
As IMDb BBM is slowly but surely imploding, I thought it was time for the revival of another (IMO) standard thread from the past:

Looking for descriptions (preferably) from the book that were beautifully portrayed in the movie - one thought per post please

"...a thousand ewes and their lambs flowed up the trail like dirty water through the timber and out above the tree line ..."

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Re: roboy's "Great lines from book that DID make it to film"
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2006, 04:28:22 am »


"....He pressed his face into the fabric and breathed in slowly thorough his mouth and nose, hoping for the faintest smoke and mountain sage and salty sweet stink of Jack but there was no real scent, only the memory of it, the imagined power of Brokeback Mountain of which nothing was left but what he held in his hands..."      :'(

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Re: "Great lines from book that DID make it to film"
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2006, 03:16:10 am »
OK I have another if no one else does.....here goes...

"....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..."

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Re: roboy's "Great lines from book that DID make it to film"
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2006, 04:01:53 pm »

"....He pressed his face into the fabric and breathed in slowly thorough his mouth and nose, hoping for the faintest smoke and mountain sage and salty sweet stink of Jack but there was no real scent, only the memory of it, the imagined power of Brokeback Mountain of which nothing was left but what he held in his hands..."      :'(

Those lines were connected with these from the book at the time of the 4 year reunion in 1967.

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The door opened again a few inches and Alma stood in the narrow light.

   What could he say? "Alma, this is Jack Twist, Jack, my wife Alma." His chest was heaving. He could smell Jack -- the intensely familiar odor of cigarettes, musky sweat and a faint sweetness like grass, and with it the rushing cold of the mountain. "Alma," he said, "Jack and me ain't seen each other in four years." As if it were a reason. He was glad the light was dim on the landing but did not turn away from her.


Many theme elements in Annie Proulx's original story are repeated at least one time and sometimes more. "Memory" is one of the key themes in the book.

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Re: "Great lines from book that DID make it to film"
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2006, 04:37:41 pm »
"Memory" is one of the key themes in the book.

Thanks for that one TJ - you're right of course

But then isn't the success of the book, and the movie the product of being so darn real? As is memories being so important in life.
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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2006, 05:27:03 pm »
Thanks for that one TJ - you're right of course

But then isn't the success of the book, and the movie the product of being so darn real? As is memories being so important in life.

Roland, this outfit, aka "BetterMost Forums," is somewhat of a "blessing" to me in that some of my stored in lost places memory is being brought back to the front. Some of the connections in my brain were gotten out of alignment when I was hit in the head several times in 1993. I don't have any hatred for the man who did it out of hate for me; but, I am glad that I have not seen him in several years.

In a certain discussion, a person mentioned "Kansas" and I had some memories when I taught school in Norwich, KS during the 1965-66 school term. And about 8 years later, I saw one of my first students at a Mall in Oklahoma City around 100 miles away from the town on the SW plains of Kansas.

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Re: "Great lines from book that DID make it to film"
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2006, 05:56:40 pm »
TRJ - We're really off topic on this, but some ancient memories came back to revisit me this past week too. A former student (I've been teaching at the same elementary school for 18 years) came to register her kid to begin jr. kindergarden next year. Recognized the face, but not the name.  She remembered me (by name, I think - I didn't always look this old! - Ha!).
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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2006, 10:01:29 pm »
TRJ - We're really off topic on this, but some ancient memories came back to revisit me this past week too. A former student (I've been teaching at the same elementary school for 18 years) came to register her kid to begin jr. kindergarden next year. Recognized the face, but not the name.  She remembered me (by name, I think - I didn't always look this old! - Ha!).

I created a thread of discussion for educators and former educators.

http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php?topic=1229.0

In the school year, 1970-71, I was a substitute teacher in 2 school systems in Oklahoma, in Claremore and in Tulsa. When I moved into the undergrad dorm on campus mid semester when I was a grad theo student a Oral Roberts University in 1975, a person who had been in a class I had taught at Claremore remembered me. I did not remember him at all; but, he also remembered that he had given me a difficult time because I was a sub. He was worried that I might try to get even. Even if I had remembered, I would not have tried to do anything about it.

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Re: "Great lines from book that DID make it to film"
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2006, 11:39:25 am »
I wish I had a "script" which contains all of the dialog of the film and then I could compare that with the book's dialog and narrative.

I recently saw a TV program where they sorta used "subtitles" under a person to show what he was thinking. I forget what show that was; but, I think it was on one of the cable channels.

I think that it would be a unique art form to be able to read the book's narrative comments (and/or what the actor was thinking) on the screen as part of the movie during certain scenes.

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Re: "Great lines from book that DID make it to film"
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2006, 02:49:48 pm »
Some very memorable ones that didn't make it to film:

"littlre darlin"
"That's one of the two things I need right now."
(Jack and Ennis making love by the fire on one of the later tripS, talking about their families as they get physically more and more intimate, "undoing buttons" "put his Cold hand between Ennis's warm thighs," and then finallty they tumble into the dirt, the sparts alighting on their clothes, "not for the first time"): "One thing never changed: the brilliant charge of their infrequent couplings was darkened by the sense of time flying, never enough time, never enough..."
All those incredigble lines in the motel in which Jack and Ennis assure each other that they couldn't be queer, because they have wives and children...but home was never like this.

In other words...I think a little more sex is in order. Keep the romasnce ( little in the story), put the sex back...

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