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Offline Penthesilea

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Re: The mysterious "I love you" and other nearly indiscernible moments
« Reply #260 on: October 31, 2006, 08:03:49 pm »
Thanks, 2robots. I was searching for it, too, but like Lee couldn't find it.

I quote it here, for easier access:

I hear the radio during Ennis's packing almost the same, Barbara, but not quite:

"...This great big guy...big, hairy, monstrous guy - must have been a construction worker all his life. And he's sitting at the bar next to this little bitty fellah...and the bartender... (dialogue)...and he grabs this <something>...and he just slips <something>...

"How did you do that? And the little guy replies (soft, wussy voice, kind of like Wally Cox), "Well, Sir....."

So, as I like to point out - I think this is a "faggot" joke.  The construction worker represents the red-blooded American male, and the little bitty guy represents a "queer."  What Ennis and Jack have to listen to subliminally.

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Re: The mysterious "I love you" and other nearly indiscernible moments
« Reply #261 on: November 01, 2006, 01:15:13 pm »
Thanks for unburying this. As I recall, when Alma is washing laundry in the sink, the white male radio announcer is saying something like "When you go to the store, what do you put in your shopping cart..." and when Jack jumps out of the truck at the beginning of the post-divorce scene, the white male announcer says something about Little Richard and the words, "Went nuts for it." I haven't been able to make out what is said in the background of the first bar scene at all. The initial reaction that I get to all the subliminal radio effects is that it adds to the sexual tension of the scenes. Particularly when added to the beating of Alma's washboard in the sink.
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Re: The mysterious "I love you" and other nearly indiscernible moments
« Reply #262 on: November 01, 2006, 01:39:26 pm »
Particularly when added to the beating of Alma's washboard in the sink.

You noticed that too, hunh? You hear the pounding before you see Alma at the sink. The first time I saw the movie, I heard that and thought we were about to see Ennis and Alma. Yet another thing I bet is no coincidence.

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Re: The mysterious "I love you" and other nearly indiscernible moments
« Reply #263 on: November 27, 2006, 11:03:07 pm »
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Re: The mysterious "I love you" and other nearly indiscernible moments
« Reply #264 on: December 09, 2006, 02:56:21 pm »
Another one. During TS1, when Jack and Ennis first straighten up. Ennis murmurs something drunkenly. Now, somebody is suggesting he's saying "What are we doin?" Anybody else hear that?
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Re: The mysterious "I love you" and other nearly indiscernible moments
« Reply #265 on: December 09, 2006, 02:59:13 pm »
Another one. During TS1, when Jack and Ennis first straighten up. Ennis murmurs something drunkenly. Now, somebody is suggesting he's saying "What are we doin?" Anybody else hear that?

I hear him saying, "What are you doing?" (italics mine).

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Re: The mysterious "I love you" and other nearly indiscernible moments
« Reply #266 on: December 09, 2006, 06:08:37 pm »
I hear him saying, "What are you doing?" (italics mine).

I aways heard it but as "What are we doin' ".
Thank you Heath and Jake for showing us Ennis and Jack,  teaching us how much they loved one another.

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Re: The mysterious "I love you" and other nearly indiscernible moments
« Reply #267 on: December 09, 2006, 08:19:07 pm »
Here you guys go again......I have to check this out!

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Re: The mysterious "I love you" and other nearly indiscernible moments
« Reply #268 on: December 09, 2006, 09:50:03 pm »
OK, not to backtrack......be patient I'm new......I did hear the "I love you.'  Watching that part three times with the volume on full blast was a little wierd.  That scene is truly beautiful.  There is no dialouge, but his actions are so strong.  I felt the love puring out of him and me!

I am going to have to check out the other things you all are mentioning.  I love finding something new about this movie that I love.
Carla ;) 

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Re: The mysterious "I love you" and other nearly indiscernible moments
« Reply #269 on: December 09, 2006, 10:05:39 pm »
Yessssssssss! Welcome, Carla, to the small but passionate "Yes, he did say I love U in the closet" bunch, Carla!!

About the What are you/we doing question, I guess we are still unresolved...

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