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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1920 on: March 24, 2018, 09:51:56 am »

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/the-chaste-optimism-of-love-simon

Culture Desk
The Chaste Optimism of
Love, Simon

By Doreen St. Félix   March 20, 2018



I am a mark, but the climactic reunion in the novel—in which Simon sends Blue one last e-mail, inviting him to meet for a ride on the Ferris wheel at a local carnival—made me weep. (“Our pinkie fingers are maybe an inch apart, and it’s as if an invisible current runs through them.”) In the film, the boys’ conversation is intercut with shots of the crowd, roaring from the ground. The moment is tepid—their kiss a win for representation rather than the climax of a consuming crush. A few minutes later, Simon picks up his new boyfriend on his way to school, and Berlanti has them kiss a second time. The coda made the theatre roar. And it was their cheering, not the kiss, that made me emotional.






A bit more from
the Ferris wheel scene--
(and that kiss)--now I
really want to see the
final scene/coda kiss!


[youtube=960,540]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLBaQIcn1xQ[/youtube]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLBaQIcn1xQ

Ferris wheel scene from Love, Simon
('Blue' Revealed)
Nick Robinson and Keiynan Lonsdale



Rhenz17
Published on Mar 21, 2018


"Tu doives entendre je t'aime."
(and you know who I am...)


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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1921 on: March 24, 2018, 11:03:13 am »
John, we all have our guilty pleasures.  :)

HA!  :laugh: (Thank you for being so tolerant, Jeff!  ;D )

(((John))) I have mine. At the moment I just can't remember what it is--or what they are!  :(
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1922 on: March 24, 2018, 04:44:53 pm »
BTW, has anybody read the letters about Jordan Peterson in the March 19 issue? I found all three of them very good reading and the first of the three particularly interesting.

It doesn't change my mind about using a plural pronoun to refer to an individual, but I thought the letter was quite good.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1923 on: March 25, 2018, 06:33:30 pm »

Ok, here we are again--
looks like this is the
final scene/coda kiss--
but only for about half
a second--damn!


[youtube=960,540]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MQB4E8NOuI[/youtube]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MQB4E8NOuI


Simon and Bram in Love, Simon
'Blue' (Bram) Revealed
Nick Robinson and Keiynan Lonsdale



AccioTargaryen
Published on Mar 22, 2018







Finally--
the final scene/coda kiss--
but seen from a seat in
the theater!


[youtube=960,540]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VVT3CVhHpg[/youtube]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VVT3CVhHpg



Simon and Bram in Love, Simon
The Coda/Kiss at the end @movie theater goes wild
Nick Robinson and Keiynan Lonsdale



Jorge Gomez
Published on Mar 20, 2018






Once Again:





https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/the-chaste-optimism-of-love-simon

Culture Desk
The Chaste Optimism of
Love, Simon

By Doreen St. Félix   March 20, 2018



I am a mark, but the climactic reunion in the novel—in which Simon sends Blue one last e-mail, inviting him to meet for a ride on the Ferris wheel at a local carnival—made me weep. (“Our pinkie fingers are maybe an inch apart, and it’s as if an invisible current runs through them.”) In the film, the boys’ conversation is intercut with shots of the crowd, roaring from the ground. The moment is tepid—their kiss a win for representation rather than the climax of a consuming crush. A few minutes later, Simon picks up his new boyfriend on his way to school, and Berlanti has them kiss a second time. The coda made the theatre roar. And it was their cheering, not the kiss, that made me emotional.


« Last Edit: March 25, 2018, 09:27:33 pm by Aloysius J. Gleek »
"Tu doives entendre je t'aime."
(and you know who I am...)


Cowboy Curtis (Laurence Fishburne)
and Pee-wee in the 1990 episode
"Camping Out"

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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1924 on: March 26, 2018, 05:47:42 pm »
The New Yorker reviewer
was absolutely correct--
the young audience members'
reaction to the same-sex kiss
is more important than the
kiss itself.


[youtube=960,540]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYFydwsUmFg[/youtube]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYFydwsUmFg



Simon and Bram in Love, Simon
MORE (YOUNG) AUDIENCE MEMBERS REACT WHEN
The Coda/Kiss at the end @movie theater goes wild
Nick Robinson and Keiynan Lonsdale



Jorge Gomez
Published on Mar 20, 2018






Once Again:





https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/the-chaste-optimism-of-love-simon

Culture Desk
The Chaste Optimism of
Love, Simon

By Doreen St. Félix   March 20, 2018



I am a mark, but the climactic reunion in the novel—in which Simon sends Blue one last e-mail, inviting him to meet for a ride on the Ferris wheel at a local carnival—made me weep. (“Our pinkie fingers are maybe an inch apart, and it’s as if an invisible current runs through them.”) In the film, the boys’ conversation is intercut with shots of the crowd, roaring from the ground. The moment is tepid—their kiss a win for representation rather than the climax of a consuming crush. A few minutes later, Simon picks up his new boyfriend on his way to school, and Berlanti has them kiss a second time. The coda made the theatre roar. And it was their cheering, not the kiss, that made me emotional.

"Tu doives entendre je t'aime."
(and you know who I am...)


Cowboy Curtis (Laurence Fishburne)
and Pee-wee in the 1990 episode
"Camping Out"

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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1925 on: March 28, 2018, 02:23:02 pm »
As usual I'm behind in my reading, but anyone who has not read Andrew Marantz's article on Reddit in the March 19 issue, I highly recommend it.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1926 on: March 28, 2018, 05:54:04 pm »
When you see the smiley face in the sky, the pandemic will be over!

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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1927 on: March 28, 2018, 06:53:39 pm »
I posted the following on my blog, but I think it kind of applies to The New Yorker thread, too.

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Unquestionably the best thing that happened was that I was actually able to speak briefly with Corella himself. I thanked him for programming two of the classical story ballets a season and in general for where he has taken the company. I also embarrassed him a bit. I told him that I had a photo from The New Yorker (from 1999) that featured four dancers from A.B.T. Three of the company's male stars were in the foreground, and in the rear was a certain very young guy perched on the mantle of a fireplace. He looked a bit shocked and said he would like to see that photo, so I'm going to send it to him early next week.

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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1928 on: April 09, 2018, 10:42:13 am »
When you see the smiley face in the sky, the pandemic will be over!

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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1929 on: April 09, 2018, 11:36:34 am »

[youtube=960,540]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYFydwsUmFg[/youtube]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYFydwsUmFg





I really need to read carefully. For one shocking moment I thought that said "Love Simon Kissing Erection."
"It is required of every man that the spirit within him should walk abroad among his fellow-men, and travel far and wide."--Charles Dickens.