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Re: Heath Ledger Tributes and Obituaries...
« Reply #130 on: February 09, 2008, 01:53:26 pm »
I thought it was one of the best tributes to Heath I've seen written yet.

Amen to that.  Very insightful and moving.
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Re: Heath Ledger Tributes and Obituaries...
« Reply #131 on: February 09, 2008, 11:05:46 pm »
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Mf7zJbqi4Q[/youtube]

From YouTube:

About This Video

"Heath Ledger called me up and said, 'Ben, I'm having a baby and you need to write a lullaby for my baby girl'.
I obliged and out came Happily Ever After in Your Eyes.''

http://attitude.themercury.news.com.au/cheese_harper.htm

Thanks, Fran.  Especially knowing it was part of Heath's memorial service.

I tried to make out the words:




Happy Ever After in Your Eyes
by Ben Harper

The morning sunrise spread her wings
While the moon hung in the sky
Held the sea in your hands
And happy ever after in your eyes
Happy ever after is in your eyes.

Couldn't leave you to go to heaven
I carry you in my smile
For the first time my true reflection I see
Happy ever after in your eyes
Happy ever after is in your eyes.

Every star in the night
Promises the dawn
I will be there if you fall
To ever so heavily rest upon

All that I can give you
Is forever yours to keep
Wake up every day with a dream
And happy ever after in your eyes
Happy ever after is in your eyes.

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Re: Heath Ledger Tributes and Obituaries...
« Reply #132 on: February 10, 2008, 04:10:43 pm »
It truly is a beautiful song.  I like the lines:

I carry you in my smile

and

For the first time my true reflection I see

And of course the last verse:

All that I can give you
Is forever yours to keep
Wake up every day with a dream
And happy ever after in your eyes
Happy ever after is in your eyes.


No doubt about it, Heath loved his baby girl.

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Re: Heath Ledger Tributes and Obituaries...
« Reply #133 on: February 10, 2008, 11:01:41 pm »
Daniel Day-Lewis talked about Heath again at back stage of BAFTA:

Absent friends

Day-Lewis - voted best actor for There Will Be Blood - remembered Heath Ledger in a backstage press conference.


He said: "Obviously, if I hadn't already had the occasion of the screen actors' guild awards to dedicate this award to Heath Ledger then Heath would certainly have been a man tonight I would liked to have recognised."


The full article is here:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7238184.stm

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Re: Heath Ledger Tributes and Obituaries...
« Reply #134 on: February 11, 2008, 12:33:40 am »
Thanks for that link, Betty.  I'd forgotten all about the BAFTAs being this week.  :P

Good old Daniel Day-Lewis!  He's my new hero.  :-*
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Re: Heath Ledger Tributes and Obituaries...
« Reply #135 on: February 11, 2008, 01:01:04 am »
Daniel Day-Lewis
Awards and nominations

Academy Awards
Best Actor

Won: My Left Foot (1989)
Nominated: In the Name of the Father (1993)
Nominated: Gangs of New York (2002)
Nominated: There Will Be Blood  (2007)

BAFTA Awards
Best Actor in a Leading Role

Won: My Left Foot (1989)
Nominated: The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Nominated: In the Name of the Father (1993)
Won: Gangs of New York (2002)
Won:There Will Be Blood (2007)

Golden Globe Awards
Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama

Nominated: My Left Foot (1989)
Nominated: In the Name of the Father (1993)
Nominated: The Boxer (1997)
Nominated: Gangs of New York (2002)
Won: There Will Be Blood (2007)

Screen Actors' Guild Awards
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Won: Gangs of New York (2002)
Won: There Will Be Blood (2007)


I do believe I'll be watching the Oscars after all--and not only because the Writer's Strike seems to be over.
(AND not only because DD-L is brilliant in There Will Be Blood...he is. But because. You know why.)
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BAFTA in memoriam
« Reply #136 on: February 11, 2008, 06:39:37 am »
Yes, the BAFTAS were last night and they, like the SAGs before them and the Oscars to come, pay tribute to those who have passed away. Unlike the SAGs they've had time to do it properly, too... *sigh*

Here it is, and Heath is the last one out;




 :'(

Well done, I'm thinking. Tears in my eyes - again.  :'(

Also, one has to wonder about the choice of the speaking scene; it contains the most famous line from Brokeback, of course, but then comes "Why don't you - Why don't you just leave me be, hunh?" and well.... that seems to carry a message that isn't just Ennis's at this point.

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Re: BAFTA in memoriam
« Reply #137 on: February 11, 2008, 06:52:04 am »



That was so utterly beautiful, damn, I'm crying again... Thanks for posting, Mikaela.  :'( :'( :'(

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Re: BAFTA in memoriam
« Reply #138 on: February 11, 2008, 06:56:18 am »
Yes, the BAFTAS were last night and they, like the SAGs before them and the Oscars to come, pay tribute to those who have passed away. Unlike the SAGs they've had time to do it properly, too... *sigh*

Here it is, and Heath is the last one out;




 :'(

Well done, I'm thinking. Tears in my eyes - again.  :'(

Also, one has to wonder about the choice of the speaking scene; it contains the most famous line from Brokeback, of course, but then comes "Why don't you - Why don't you just leave me be, hunh?" and well.... that seems to carry a message that isn't just Ennis's at this point.

I actually liked it. Heath gets more screentime than the rest. I also liked the fact that they didn't honor just anglosaxon actors but also the ones from countries like Germany, Spain or Finland and those who work behind the camera that are always invisible and unheard of. I thought it was very good.
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Re: Heath Ledger Tributes and Obituaries...
« Reply #139 on: February 11, 2008, 07:11:36 am »
I agree, certainly. Was delighted they included Ingmar Bergman - the iconic shot of the knight and Death playing chess, and the image they used of the man himself must have been from the glory days quite a while back because I hardly recognized him. So used to seeing the elderly Bergman in images. Which of course is a strong reminder that he as well as nearly all the others had gotten to live long and eventfully, leaving a full life's rich legacy of many years' creativity behind...

*sigh*