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TOTW 06/09: What would you say to Ennis?
« on: August 11, 2009, 01:26:42 am »


Brokeback Mountain can be said to chronicle the life of Ennis del Mar — his thoughts, tastes, flaws, triumphs and mistakes.  His journey.  Most all the plot revolves around his actions, good or bad.  If you got a chance to speak with him, what would you say?  (Or would you just shoot the sh*t?)

You can choose any age: young Ennis, old Ennis, or any point in between.

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Re: TOTW 06/09: What would you say to Ennis?
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2009, 04:18:24 am »
Wow! Look at him sitting there staring at me like that! Now I feel all shy....

**blush**

What would I say to Ennis? I'd say, "Even though Jack is now gone, I hope you can find happiness in your life, sweet baby. And if you ever need someone to talk to, or a shoulder to lean on here's my phone number".

I've always hoped Ennis somehow found happiness. I doubt he did. I've always hoped he found a few like-minded people to lean on when the going got rough.  :(  :(
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Re: TOTW 06/09: What would you say to Ennis?
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2009, 04:58:23 am »
This is what I would say to Ennis, just before he said good-bye to Jack after their time on Brokeback.

"Dont say good-bye to Jack. Get your arse in that old truck of his, and forget about getting maried to Alma, and spend the rest of your life being happy setting up a small cow n calf operation with Jack"
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Re: TOTW 06/09: What would you say to Ennis?
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2009, 05:09:57 am »
My very first reaction would be to say "What the f**k were you thinking, Ennis?"



But before it went that far, my braind would probably kick in, and I iwould instead say "society is wrong, Ennis. I know it´s hard, but you have to do what YOU want. Screw society. You only got one life. Go and be with Jack."


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Re: TOTW 06/09: What would you say to Ennis?
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2009, 08:02:08 am »
I would definitely tell him to not to let Jack go when they come down from Brokeback mountain.  You cant help who you love, stop being so stubborn.

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Re: TOTW 06/09: What would you say to Ennis?
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2009, 08:11:21 am »
When Jack says, "Tell you what... sometimes... I miss you so much I can hardly stand it,"  I'd smack Ennis on the head and say "Smarten up, and say something, ya dumbass!"
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Re: TOTW 06/09: What would you say to Ennis?
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2009, 09:19:36 am »
I would say, "Your father's a jerk, pay no attention to him." Maybe it would make him realize what he already knew inside.
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Re: TOTW 06/09: What would you say to Ennis?
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2009, 10:10:28 am »
Wow! Look at him sitting there staring at me like that! Now I feel all shy....

**blush**

What would I say to Ennis? I'd say, "Even though Jack is now gone, I hope you can find happiness in your life, sweet baby. And if you ever need someone to talk to, or a shoulder to lean on here's my phone number".

I've always hoped Ennis somehow found happiness. I doubt he did. I've always hoped he found a few like-minded people to lean on when the going got rough.  :(  :(

And send him chocolates every Valentine's day until he figures it out...! heh heh.
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Re: TOTW 06/09: What would you say to Ennis?
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2009, 12:29:48 pm »
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Re: TOTW 06/09: What would you say to Ennis?
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2009, 02:34:22 pm »
Ennis' problems, IMO, are that:

1. He's afraid of getting killed for being homosexual
2. He's a poor communicator
3. He's not a good problem-solver

1963!Ennis:

First I would tell him that being a sexual minority is not a death sentence. And I would point out that David and I have been together all this time and never had anyone threaten us. Then, I would tell him how to break the news to Alma. After that, I would tell him to tell Jack that he loves him, and ask if he could move up with LF to work on the Twist ranch.

1970s!Ennis:

"Give Jack the keys to your shack, drop the girls off with Alma, and then come back and talk to Jack."

AfterJack!Ennis:

What David said...minus the "sweet baby" stuff.
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