Author Topic: Things that aren't directly connected to BBM and yet are somehow Brokieish  (Read 72425 times)

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Re: Things that aren't directly connected to BBM and yet are somehow Brokieish
« Reply #230 on: February 08, 2016, 01:33:45 am »

Oh wow! That's Ennis. With another Cassie. And he's still not much fun, totally not caring, immersed in wistful thoughts and probably rather wishing she'd be gone.

Almost all of the photos are Brokieish. The one you posted and the one with the woman (Alma!) at the kitchen-sink stand out as the most Brokieish to me.
The interior design of the indoor photos could be taken right out of our movie. Everything looks cheap, old and trailer-ish. The mood is bleak and the people look so very damned lonely, even when they're in company. I think it's the loneliness more than anything that makes the photos Brokieish.

Another thing the photos have in common with BBM is that they are photographs but look like paintings. Just like the interior scenes of the Twist farm look like (Vermeer) paintings.

Great find, Katherine! :)

Thanks, Chrissi! And those are good points, both of the photo/painting look and of the Vermeer aspect to the Twist farm.

In particular, this reminded me of the night Ennis didn't want to go out with the fire and brimstone crowd.

I also think the prints on the wall, especially the mountainous one above New Cassie on the couch, are Brokieish.




I'm glad Chrissy replied, because, although I got an email notifying me of your post, Katherine, it was nowhere to be seen. Turns out I had you on ignore. I have absolutely no idea how that happened!  ???

Oh no! Just think of all the words of wisdom you might have missed!  :P   :-X   :laugh:




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Re: Things that aren't directly connected to BBM and yet are somehow Brokieish
« Reply #231 on: February 08, 2016, 09:39:54 am »
they need to wise up and go to the church social


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Re: Things that aren't directly connected to BBM and yet are somehow Brokieish
« Reply #232 on: February 08, 2016, 09:57:34 am »
they need to wise up and go to the church social

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Re: Things that aren't directly connected to BBM and yet are somehow Brokieish
« Reply #233 on: February 08, 2016, 10:22:46 am »
they need to wise up and go to the church social

If it's a fire and brimstone crowd, they're probably better off staying home and watching ME-TV.  ;D
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Re: Things that aren't directly connected to BBM and yet are somehow Brokieish
« Reply #234 on: February 09, 2016, 09:29:33 am »
ah, the memories are coming back.


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The 1966 TV movie Scalplock is somehow Brokieish. I watched this last night on a DVD sent to me by Friend OCD. (It doesn't have anything to do with scalping. It was the pilot for the railroad-themed Western TV series The Iron Horse, and Scalplock was the name of a town on the Buffalo Pass, Scalplock & Defiance Railroad.) Why is this old TV movie somehow Brokieish? Because it has a Basque sheepherder in it!  ;D
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because it's all about the basque
about the basque
no soup now!


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Re: Things that aren't directly connected to BBM and yet are somehow Brokieish
« Reply #237 on: November 12, 2016, 12:59:38 am »
Jeff Buckley's version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" seems very Brokieish to me. . .what do you think?


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Re: Things that aren't directly connected to BBM and yet are somehow Brokieish
« Reply #238 on: November 12, 2016, 10:51:48 am »
Agreed about the song, but I'd lean toward the Rufus Wainwright version, partly for Brokieish reasons (as you know, Rufus Wainwright sings on the BBM soundtrack). Also because I started really loving this song when my sons and I used to listen to the Shrek CD -- which actually is a good soundtrack album overall, by the way, and that's the best song on it.

Just noticed in a quick googling that while the soundtrack CD uses Rufus Wainwright's cover, the movie uses the Jeff Buckley version, apparently because Wainwright was an artist for DreamWorks and there were licensing issue

Newsweek ranked 60 covers of "Hallelujah" -- Rufus Wainwright's is No. 3, Jeff Buckley's is No. 2, John Cale's is No. 1.

It's an interesting list. It's been covered by pretty much every singer ever -- Bob Dylan! Celine Dion! Bono! Neil Diamond! Jon Bon Jovi! K.D. Lang! (her version is pretty good), and apparently every American Idol singer ever. Some of them are accompanied by recordings, though most -- thankfully, it sounds like -- are not. I'd like to hear the Dylan one; he apparently sang it "as an uptempo blues-rock shuffle," but the link Newsweek provides is broken.

Interestingly, Cohen's version is No. 8, and not flatteringly described by Newsweek, which calls "Hallelujah," like "All Along the Watchtower," one of those songs for which a cover is better than the original. They're right about both!

Newsweek says it's fun to play Cohen's version out of context to someone who knows the song, and they'll go, "Who is this guy and why is he wrecking this song?" It also offers this funny story: "One anecdote has him [Dylan] asking Cohen how long it ["Hallelujah"] took to write, to which the singer replied, “A couple of years.” Cohen asked the same of Dylan’s “I and I” and Dylan replied, “Fifteen minutes.”

http://www.newsweek.com/60-versions-leonard-cohens-hallelujah-ranked-303580



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Re: Things that aren't directly connected to BBM and yet are somehow Brokieish
« Reply #239 on: December 10, 2016, 07:33:25 pm »
*sings*

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about the basque
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