Author Topic: The "ABCs of BBM": Round 965! (Rules in first post)  (Read 2768667 times)

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"E" is electric
« Reply #1020 on: April 24, 2006, 04:56:03 pm »
As in electric carving knife.
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F is Farrah
« Reply #1021 on: April 24, 2006, 05:04:37 pm »
...as in Lureen's hairdo in the benefit dance scene. Very Farrah Fawcett-esque
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"G" is grammar
« Reply #1022 on: April 24, 2006, 05:15:00 pm »
For someone who went to college, Lureen had terrible grammar i.e. "Why don't husbands never want to dance with their wives?"

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"H" is hug
« Reply #1023 on: April 24, 2006, 05:31:58 pm »
Ennis flies down the stairs where he and Jack hug.
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I is incendiary
« Reply #1024 on: April 24, 2006, 05:43:16 pm »
...as in, when Ennis collapses, Jack wonders if it's a heart attack or an incendiary rage

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ABCs =in progress= Round 37!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #1025 on: April 24, 2006, 06:44:38 pm »
Round 37!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -- in progress! 

Great, we at the "ABCs" luv progress!  Besides, only a few people -- about 5 (including some of the best) -- in their understandable BBM enthusiasm overlooked the new "Round #".  If missing, the "Round #" header can always be added by anyone at any time.  No problem.

BTW, I had just returned to the office from a rendezvous with the "ABCs of BBM"'s Fran in New York City!  Believe it or not, it was our first in-person meeting.  We rendezvoued in the lobby of the Grand Hyatt at Grand Central.  Incredibly, all is due to the movie BBM


=aside= SeMD
Tanx for the tip-off via PM, Docta!

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"J" is jars
« Reply #1026 on: April 24, 2006, 07:16:18 pm »
There are several jars on the windowsill when Alma is doing her laundry with a washboard.   :D
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"K" is kettle
« Reply #1027 on: April 24, 2006, 08:30:31 pm »
There was a kettle at the campsite.




=Aside= 
Thanks Will, yet again.  I am definitely having one of "those" moments.
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In America sex is an obsession.  In other parts of the world it is a fact.

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"L" is Lightning
« Reply #1028 on: April 24, 2006, 08:51:40 pm »
Jack was from Lightning Flat near the Montana border.



=decision= word up
This proper word "Lightning" (WY), played by Memento,
is qualitatively different from DeeDee's "lightnin'" (referring
to a storm) in Round 26.  They are two (2) different words
and, moreso, they are spelled differently.  Thus, it's fine! 
"Thanx" to the Playerz who p-mailed me inquiring.  I'm sure
that Sandy has a diff'rent word than "thanx" 4 U all!  :laugh: 
Will-L
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"M" is magenta
« Reply #1029 on: April 24, 2006, 09:30:47 pm »
[in Jack's boyhood bedroom]
An ancient magazine photograph of some dark-haired movie star was taped to the wall beside the bed, the skin tone gone magenta.

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I had to check how the BBM movie script handled that line.
"An ancient photograph of a handsome, dark-haired movie star, Maximilian Schell, is taped to the wall beside the bed, curled and yellowed." [script]

And they (McMurtry and Ossana) were more specific, and maybe more accurate.  They identified the actor, and yellowed is probably a better description of what magazine articles did back then.  Magenta is more what happened to coloured photos from the '70s and '80s.

Maximillian Schell won the Academy Award for best actor in 1961, defeating Paul Newman and Spencer Tracy and he would have been familiar to an 18 year old "boy" in 1961/2.  Max looked good too.  (See period photo of M Schell below.)  Ennis had something to live up to.  And he did, in my mind.

No magazine photo seemed to make it to the bedroom of the finished movie.

::okay, back to the ABCs::

=comment=
Thanx Mr. Toast for that fascinating 411!  One of the many purposes of the "ABCs" is education about BBM facts.  At the BBM Board, it was the subject of multiple files as to who was the actor or actress on the wall near Jack's bed.  As I recall, the #1 vote-getter was Judy Garland!  Others named were Montgomery Clift, Marlon Brando, James Dean, Sal Mineo, Rock Hudson, Tab Hunter, et al. -- and even Bette Davis, Joan Crawford and Liz Taylor -- but no one thought of Max!  Indeed, this is very interesting 411.  BTW, U're right, the photo was not in Jack's bedroom in the movie.  That was a mistake of omission!  Interestingly, Ennis has a sure resemblance to Max!
Will-U
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