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Re: "A Single Man" : Spoilers and Similarities to BBM
« Reply #130 on: March 06, 2010, 08:33:24 pm »
Yes, Sason, there are quite a few parallels to our favorite movie. I commented on a few others earlier:

Am I batty or were there quite a lot of similarities to our favorite film in this one? Kenny and George baptized their friendship by jumping in the water together naked, Kenny tenderly dressed George's head wound (even on the same side!), George and Charley had a spat after dinner(altho at New Years, not Thanksgiving), Jim and George met outside a door, George mourned alone (in a glass house, not a trailer) after Jim died, Jim died looking up, etc etc. There was even a dog or two! Okay, I'm batty.

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Another similarity that I noticed was the presence of a motherly woman named Alma...no wait, her name was actually Alva. And there was a recurring theme involving Alva and bread. She liked to keep the bread fresh by putting it in the freezer so when George wanted to speak to her from the Beyond, he put the message in the bread wrapper, and put it in the freezer. That was so touching, but if I didn't know about Alma and the Wonder Bread, I doubt if I would have noticed!

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Re: "A Single Man" (beware spoilers)
« Reply #131 on: March 06, 2010, 11:06:22 pm »
What does "light in the loafers" mean?

It's an old euphemism for gay.

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And the scene with the Spanish guy, I'm kinda ambiguous to it. On the one hand I liked it that George stuck to the memory of Jim and reclined the offer, on the other hand I thought it a pity that he didn't take advantage of the mutual attraction between them.

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Re: "A Single Man" (beware spoilers)
« Reply #132 on: March 07, 2010, 12:14:33 am »

And the scene with the Spanish guy, I'm kinda ambiguous to it. On the one hand I liked it that George stuck to the memory of Jim and reclined the offer, on the other hand I thought it a pity that he didn't take advantage of the mutual attraction between them.


I didn't see that there was a mutual attraction. I saw the Spanish guy as a hooker. Certainly, he was a very handsome, charming hooker, but a hooker none the less. 
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Re: "A Single Man" (beware spoilers)
« Reply #133 on: March 07, 2010, 02:39:57 pm »
It's an old euphemism for gay.

Yeah, I kinda guessed but I wasnt' sure.


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DECLINE!!!!     ::)   :laugh:


(i'm looking very much forward to your posts in swedish...   ;)  ;D)

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Re: "A Single Man" (beware spoilers)
« Reply #134 on: March 07, 2010, 02:42:31 pm »
I didn't see that there was a mutual attraction. I saw the Spanish guy as a hooker. Certainly, he was a very handsome, charming hooker, but a hooker none the less. 

Maybe you're right. As I said, I had a hard time getting the whole picture.

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Re: "A Single Man" (beware spoilers)
« Reply #135 on: March 07, 2010, 05:05:04 pm »
Yeah, I kinda guessed but I wasnt' sure.



DECLINE!!!!     ::)   :laugh:


(i'm looking very much forward to your posts in swedish...   ;)  ;D)

I liked "recline" better.  And having a Swedish ancestor, I feel ashamed that the only word I know in Swedish is Swerige.  Oh, and Volvo of course.
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Re: "A Single Man" (beware spoilers)
« Reply #136 on: March 07, 2010, 05:19:49 pm »
I liked "recline" better.  And having a Swedish ancestor, I feel ashamed that the only word I know in Swedish is Swerige.  Oh, and Volvo of course.

Nothing to be ashamed of. (it's Sverige, btw)

I bet you know Abba and IKEA too. And smörgåsbord, and ombudsman.

So, there you are, 6 words!!    ;D

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Re: "A Single Man" (beware spoilers)
« Reply #137 on: March 07, 2010, 09:32:47 pm »
Nothing to be ashamed of. (it's Sverige, btw)

I bet you know Abba and IKEA too. And smörgåsbord, and ombudsman.

So, there you are, 6 words!!    ;D

Let me see if I know my ancient people's properly - the Swedes were at one time the Gothic tribes called Suevi weren't they?
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Re: "A Single Man" (beware spoilers)
« Reply #138 on: March 08, 2010, 05:34:38 pm »
Let me see if I know my ancient people's properly - the Swedes were at one time the Gothic tribes called Suevi weren't they?

I've never heard about the Suevi, had to look them up. It doesn't seem that they had anything at all to do with Sweden.

Where in Sweden is your ancestor from?

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Re: "A Single Man" (beware spoilers)
« Reply #139 on: March 08, 2010, 06:05:18 pm »
I just got back from seeing the movie tonight.

I can't figure out why Colin Firth didn't win the Oscar last night. There was an even better acting performance out there? Really?? I mean, I'm sure Jeff Bridges is good in Crazy Heart (haven't seen it) but surely Colin's performance is in a league of it's own. He really owned the character, he was jaw-droppingly good, WOW!

Gosh, I was crying right as the movie started, the accident scene and then the phone call. He should have gotten an oscar for that scene alone. I made me think of another devastating phone scene, Ennis talking to Lureen.

What a fantastic movie, the actors, the colours and design, the music (reminded me of Almodovar's movies). Such effort and care and clear love for the story.
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