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The "I LOVE everything Brokeback" thread
« on: April 03, 2006, 04:20:27 pm »
Out at IMDb, one of the more popular and fluff filled treads that seems to have survived has been the "I love everything BBM/Ennis/Jack/ etc..." thread. In honour of the release of the DVD in North America this week, I will be starting a new thread each day on this new and improved board. I'm sure that a few people here will enjoy contributing to this ode to love, however
                            - PLEASE - one thought per post - thanksThe "I LOVE everything brokeback" thread

I love that Brokeback comes out on DVD in less than 16 hours
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Re: The all new & improved "I love everything Brokeback" Tread
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2006, 05:23:57 pm »
I love how the movie created a large family of people who have never met and some will never ever meet.
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Re: The all new & improved "I love everything Brokeback" Tread
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2006, 05:50:20 pm »
I love Brokeback mountain so much...to the point where I was contemplating getting a 50+ inch TV to simulate the theatre experience!  I resolved that the TV could wait till next year, but the Dvd is on its way to me at the moment.


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Re: The all new & improved "I love everything Brokeback" Tread
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2006, 06:09:26 pm »
I LOVE Brokeback Mountain because it broke my heart and gave it back to me and then led me here to a whole new set of cyber friends!

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Re: The all new & improved "I love everything Brokeback" Tread
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2006, 06:31:25 pm »
I love Brokeback Mountain because it has, and continues to, get me through some tough times.
I love Brokeback Mountain because it is a beautiful story and the beauty of it hasn't faded with umpteenth zillion viewings-Ennis delMar and Jack F. Twist are alive and well in me.

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Re: The all new & improved "I love everything Brokeback" Thread
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2006, 08:21:29 pm »
I love Brokeback Mountain's cinematography - Isn't Canada Beautiful ----Beauty!!

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Re: The all new & improved "I love everything Brokeback" Thread
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2006, 08:33:52 pm »
I LOVE remembering the boys at their happiest moments.
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Re: The all new & improved "I love everything Brokeback" Thread
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2006, 09:16:32 pm »
I love Jack's slightly arched eyebrow when he asks Ennis about coming back next summer...it conveys all the hope that one heart could hold.
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Re: The all new & improved "I love everything Brokeback" Thread
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2006, 05:49:23 pm »
I Love that Brokeback draws us in in such slow increments and allows us to be so completely overwhelmed by the time the last frame, heck, the last credit rolls by!
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Re: The all new & improved "I love everything Brokeback" Thread
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2006, 06:07:12 pm »
I love pup tents.
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Re: The all new & improved "I love everything Brokeback" Thread
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2006, 06:06:48 am »
I love BBM for being a place so lonely and quiet that two young cowboys could hear the sound of their hearts calling.

I love that Brokeback Mountain can inspire such beautiful thoughts like this from us

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Re: The all new & improved "I love everything Brokeback" Thread
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2006, 01:20:18 am »
I love that the movie is such a universal experience that people from all over the world can forge a bond from their shared devotion ... and yet at the same time is such a personal experience that I feel like it will always be a part of me from now on.

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« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2006, 01:23:13 am »
I love that Brokeback Mountain is a cinematic masterpiece that is a water shed moment in America cinema touching hearts and minds with its message of universal love.

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Re: The all new & improved "I love everything Brokeback" Thread
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2006, 08:28:04 am »
I L.O.V.E. Brokeback Mountain!

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Re: The all new & improved "I love everything Brokeback" Thread
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2006, 08:35:56 am »
I L.O.V.E. Brokeback Mountain, because it tells me something.
I L.O.V.E. Brokeback Mountain, because it hurts.
I L.O.V.E. Brokeback Mountain, because it's pure beauty!
I L.O.V.E. Brokeback Mountain, because I can share it with you!

[I know it's more than one thought, but there's only one reason - I L.O.V.E. Brokeback Mountain and everything it has caused!]

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Re: roboy's "I love everything Brokeback" Thread
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2006, 08:17:36 pm »

I love everything Brokeback - especially now that I can watch it as often as I want to  :D
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Re: roboy's "I love everything Brokeback" Thread
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2006, 08:47:03 pm »
I love everything Brokeback, as evidenced by the fact that THREE F'IN MONTHS after seeing it the first time I still think about it probably, cumulatively, 14 of every 16 waking hours (and a few non-waking ones). Brokeback has taken over my life so much that I almost hate it -- but at the same time, really really really love it.


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Re: roboy's "I love everything Brokeback" Thread
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2006, 11:41:57 pm »
All of these are so true!

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I love that the movie is such a universal experience that people from all over the world can forge a bond from their shared devotion ... and yet at the same time is such a personal experience that I feel like it will always be a part of me from now on.

This one is great!
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Re: roboy's "I love everything Brokeback" Thread
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2006, 11:44:06 pm »
Thanks, BBM_stitchbuffy!

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Re: roboy's "I love everything Brokeback" Thread
« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2006, 05:09:04 am »
I love that Brokeback Mountain started as the cause of my grief, but now is the source of my strength.
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Re: roboy's "I love everything Brokeback" Thread
« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2006, 05:35:49 am »
That's lovely, Chris.  I love that Brokeback Mountain has given my husband and I a deeper understanding of each other and has made our marriage stronger.
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Re: roboy's "I love everything Brokeback" Thread
« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2006, 08:29:07 pm »
I even love my nasty friend who said something mean to Jack cause he was trying to seduce Ennis...at least he knerw what was going on!
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Re: roboy's "I love everything Brokeback"
« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2006, 03:29:39 pm »
I love Brokeback Mountain because it has managed to bring so many diverse individuals from all over the world onto this forum. 
It has such a universal appeal that it crosses over our different backgrounds, cultures, languages and religions.
It is truly an epic movie!  :)


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Re: roboy's "I love everything Brokeback"
« Reply #23 on: April 24, 2006, 04:23:00 pm »
I love that Brokeback Mountain is a movie you can watch repeatedly and pick up something new every single time.
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Re: roboy's "I love everything Brokeback"
« Reply #24 on: April 24, 2006, 04:41:45 pm »
I love that Brokeback Mountain is a movie you can watch repeatedly and pick up something new every single time.

And I love that Brokeback is a movie you can think and/or talk about practically every waking hour for MONTHS ON END ... and still remain fascinated by it!

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Re: roboy's "I love everything Brokeback"
« Reply #25 on: April 24, 2006, 05:06:51 pm »
I love that Brokeback Mountain the film, the short-story, the screenplay, and months of analysis by fans and critics alike, never falters and always holds true to the very real: Jack and Ennis.
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Re: roboy's "I love everything Brokeback"
« Reply #26 on: April 29, 2006, 07:51:38 pm »
I love bbm because after countless viewings and all these hours on message boards, the film doesn't lose it's impact (or in fact only becomes more powerful).
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Re: The "I LOVE everything Brokeback" thread
« Reply #27 on: May 09, 2006, 06:32:11 pm »
I love  Brokeback'a ability to sustain, to influence, and yet to entertain so many people, whether they are on their first viewing (welcome newbies), the initiated, and those who continued to exude such passion for everything BBM in spite of (or maybe because of) uncountable viewing of this masterpiece. (someone at work, yesterday asked me what I used to do with my time before I "discoved" BBM!)
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Re: The "I LOVE everything Brokeback" thread
« Reply #28 on: May 09, 2006, 06:38:22 pm »
(someone at work, yesterday asked me what I used to do with my time before I "discoved" BBM!)

LOL, Roland. For me, I once filled that time with things like working, cleaning the house, paying bills, running errands, reading ...

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Re: The "I LOVE everything Brokeback" thread
« Reply #29 on: May 10, 2006, 08:06:13 pm »
LOL, Roland. For me, I once filled that time with things like working, cleaning the house, paying bills, running errands, reading ...

... watching other movies, eating, sleeping, ...
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Re: The "I LOVE everything Brokeback" thread
« Reply #30 on: May 10, 2006, 10:55:12 pm »
... watching other movies, eating, sleeping, ...

Oh that's right! I forgot that I used to sleep, too. And not only that, but my dreams weren't haunted by scenes from Brokeback, and when I woke up in the morning my very first conscious thought upon opening my eyes was NOT, "Wonder if Barb watched the movie and found out about the color of Ennis' shirt?"

I am scaring myself.



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Re: The "I LOVE everything Brokeback" thread
« Reply #31 on: May 12, 2006, 10:12:42 pm »
I love the haunting bbm score.  I walk around all the time with that beautiful, quiet guitar in my head... and it's a wonderful thing!
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Re: The "I LOVE everything Brokeback" thread
« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2006, 11:06:39 am »
I love the haunting bbm score.  I walk around all the time with that beautiful, quiet guitar in my head... and it's a wonderful thing!

Hey, you, get outta my head!  ;)  I was just thinking about something specific about the score I wanted to post, then I came here and read this.

I love that at the very beginning of the movie, when Ennis is getting out of the truck and approaching the trailer, there is that plaintive two note call, followed by a faint two note return.  It is Ennis calling out to Jack, who is also approaching but from a distance, and who is calling back.  It is the story of their lives, summed up so gorgeously in two notes mirroring each other.
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Re: The "I LOVE everything Brokeback" thread
« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2006, 03:29:35 pm »
Hey, you, get outta my head!  ;)  I was just thinking about something specific about the score I wanted to post, then I came here and read this.

I love that at the very beginning of the movie, when Ennis is getting out of the truck and approaching the trailer, there is that plaintive two note call, followed by a faint two note return.  It is Ennis calling out to Jack, who is also approaching but from a distance, and who is calling back.  It is the story of their lives, summed up so gorgeously in two notes mirroring each other.
Guess what Barb?

I've always been haunted by those two notes as well - never could put a reason for it - appreciate your putting words to my feelings. Used to be Beethoven's 4 notes from the 5th symphony that was the shortest musical statement to create intense feelings, but no more.

I love the first 10 minutes of the movie where virtually nothing is spoken, yet so much is said - (all the way to the end of the bar scene) - especially about my Ennis.
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Re: The "I LOVE everything Brokeback" thread
« Reply #34 on: May 19, 2006, 03:38:00 pm »
Thanks, Roland.  :)

I love that all of the artists behind this movie gave us credit for being intelligent and sensitive enough to draw our own conclusions - that they didn't beat us over the head with what we should think and they didn't spoon feed us what we should feel.  Real art truly does imitate life - it's something else that tries to tell us how life is supposed to be.
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Re: The "I LOVE everything Brokeback" thread
« Reply #35 on: May 28, 2006, 11:44:25 pm »
Hey, you, get outta my head!  ;)  I was just thinking about something specific about the score I wanted to post, then I came here and read this.

I love that at the very beginning of the movie, when Ennis is getting out of the truck and approaching the trailer, there is that plaintive two note call, followed by a faint two note return.  It is Ennis calling out to Jack, who is also approaching but from a distance, and who is calling back.  It is the story of their lives, summed up so gorgeously in two notes mirroring each other.

Oh sure, I always hear those two notes as echos... meant to foreshadow the Jack/ Ennis relationship.  It's interesting that Ennis enters the picture in a literal way (we see him coming) but Jack enters the situation symbolically before we see him.  The echo in ths score, the wind that's really prominent before he arrives, and the little symbol of the rodeo cowboy on the semi-truck's license plate.  I love that license plate by the way.  It's how he leaves the film too... he dies but his symbols persist for several important scenes after he's no longer around as a person.
 :'(

So, to stay on topic... I love BBM for the millions of amazing symbols that enrich this movie.  It seems so spare and simple at first, but clearly the more we think about it the more multiple meanings can be found in almost every image and/ or sound.
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Re: The "I LOVE everything Brokeback" thread
« Reply #36 on: May 29, 2006, 05:18:59 am »
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It seems so spare and simple at first

Yes, this is both in the story, but also in the movie. I love how the movie manages to be true to the story on this. Proulx' use of language is also sparse but poetical nevertheless.
Same in the movie: Lee doesn't beat us over the head with ususal romantic scenes (like a couple walking hand in hand into the sunset or stereotypes like that). But how much better is it when Ennis orders soup, or Jack raises an eyebrow when asking Ennis for next summer. And this is only the beginning of the jouney into the deeper layers of BBM.





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Re: The "I LOVE everything Brokeback" thread
« Reply #37 on: May 29, 2006, 10:51:54 pm »
I love that something so accessible as a MOVIE has bought so much joy into my existence.  Didn't have to take vows of celibacy, give away half my 'fortune' or have my thetans sorted.  All I had to do was find 2.5 spare hours and $15.

Three months later, it keeps paying and paying and paying.  The best investment I'll ever make.

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