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Re: Heath Ledger - News Accounts
« Reply #730 on: February 26, 2008, 04:37:29 pm »
I'll drink to that.

(It's five o'clock somewhere.)

Or, as a friend of mine always says, it's 10 a.m. somewhere.  ::)

He (or she) waits until it's that late for an eye-opener?  ;D
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Re: Heath Ledger - News Accounts
« Reply #731 on: February 26, 2008, 05:21:14 pm »

The lack of insight to attitudes and feelings beyond their little clique of self indulgent manipulators will continue the demise of the AA's to the level of Miss America.


Bravo! Well said!
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Re: Heath Ledger - News Accounts
« Reply #732 on: February 27, 2008, 09:05:54 am »
I found this on an Australian website:

Heath Ledger 'death in bathtub' Nick Drake video exclusive


By ACA Staff

The Nine Network has gained exclusive rights to an eerie video clip of doomed actor Heath Ledger which shows him apparently drowning in a bath — in a dark tribute to the tragic death of singer with whom he was obsessed.

Ledger starred in and directed the rarely-seen video tribute to Nick Drake, the cult British singer-songwriter whose death from a prescription pill overdose in 1974 bore some disturbing similarities to his own.

The eerie black and white video has remained hidden from the public since Ledger’s death last month, but will has been aired exclusively on A Current Affair.

Ledger made the video on a hand-held camera in early 2007 as part of an exhibition celebrating the work of Drake, with whom Ledger said he was "obsessed". It has so far only been glimpsed twice in public, at Seattle's Bumbershoot festival in September 2007 and again in Los Angeles the following month.

Speaking about Drake at the Venice film festival last September, Ledger said: "Nick Drake is a very mysterious figure. I was obsessed with his story and music and I still have great hopes to tell his story one day.

Ledger's clip for the song Black Eyed Dog, titled after Winston Churchill's description of depression as a "black dog", features the late actor in a series of grainy an disorientating shots before apparently drowning himself in a bath.

Black Eyed Dog is allegedly the last song Drake wrote before overdosing on the anti-depressant amitriptyline. He was 26-years-old when he died, but failed to reach a wide audience until long after his death.

Ledger was rumoured to have been planning to make a film biography of Drake.

http://aca.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=384338

I tried to watch the video, but it didn't have any sound. Anyone have better luck than me?
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Re: Heath Ledger - News Accounts
« Reply #733 on: February 27, 2008, 09:26:50 am »
I also found it on YouTube and it worked for me there:



It is a report from the show "A Current Affair" with lots of people being interviewed about depression, etc. It doesn't really show the whole Heath/Nick Drake video, just clips, with bits and pieces of the song "Black Eyed Dog" playing in the background.

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Re: Heath Ledger - News Accounts
« Reply #734 on: February 27, 2008, 11:36:43 am »
God, I thought I was done crying over Heath's tragic death. I guess I wasn't.

So sad.  :'(
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Re: Heath Ledger - News Accounts
« Reply #735 on: February 27, 2008, 11:58:22 pm »
Thank you very much, Leslie.  I've been wanting to see the video since I first heard about it in October.  I'm going to post the YouTube of this in HHH.

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Re: Heath Ledger - News Accounts
« Reply #736 on: February 28, 2008, 07:08:28 am »
Thank you very much, Leslie.  I've been wanting to see the video since I first heard about it in October.  I'm going to post the YouTube of this in HHH.

Yes, Clarissa, I was glad to find it, especially for you!
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Re: Heath Ledger - News Accounts
« Reply #737 on: February 28, 2008, 07:10:36 am »
Thank you Leslie for posting this.


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Re: Heath Ledger - News Accounts
« Reply #738 on: February 28, 2008, 07:46:59 am »
From the Sydney Morning Herald, this slideshow of finalists in this year's Archibald Prize for portraiture, one of which is a portrait of Heath:

http://www.smh.com.au/multimedia/2008/entertainment/archibald-prize/index.html
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Re: Heath Ledger - News Accounts
« Reply #739 on: February 28, 2008, 07:56:36 am »
Thanks for posting that, Kerry. Very interesting and some very interesting paintings.

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