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Round 954!
« Reply #22700 on: November 26, 2012, 10:50:46 am »
Round 954!

The Movie Round



The ABCs Game is going to the movies!

Each post will include an unplayed word
as well as the full name of a movie.

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"A" is apoplexy
« Reply #22701 on: November 28, 2012, 10:36:02 am »
Ennis nearly had apoplexy at Thanksgiving dinner, when Alma exposed the secrets and lies about his "fishing trips."


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"B" is birdcage
« Reply #22702 on: November 28, 2012, 11:43:49 am »
Ennis was perched in his trailer like a speechless parrot in a birdcage.


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"C" is Cambridge
« Reply #22703 on: November 28, 2012, 02:11:21 pm »
The 1987 film Maurice, although set in a different era and a different location altogether (the lovers meet and begin a relationship at Cambridge and not as shepherds on a mountain in Wyoming), is to me a story with much in common to Brokeback Mountain.

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"D" is dissuaded
« Reply #22704 on: November 28, 2012, 07:14:28 pm »
Diana Ossana on the difficulty of casting Brokeback Mountain:

"Maybe I was a little naïve at first. I thought somebody's going to see that these are really great parts for actors. This is something that will stretch their talents and challenge them. I think they all saw that, but Larry's belief is that their agents or representatives just dissuaded them."

Interview with Brokeback Mountain Screenwriters Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana




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"E" is earthquake
« Reply #22705 on: November 29, 2012, 01:00:50 pm »
When Ennis and Jack had their reunion kiss, it had the power of an earthquake.


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"F" is frequented
« Reply #22706 on: November 30, 2012, 11:25:04 am »
Ennis was outraged when he found out that Jack had frequented the dark alleys of Juarez, Mexico.


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"G" is grandstanding
« Reply #22707 on: November 30, 2012, 11:39:36 am »
Kurt Loder of MTV News had this to say about Brokeback Mountain:
   
"This is a beautiful movie, and a brave one -- and not in a grandstanding, PC kind of way."


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"H" is hocus-pocus
« Reply #22708 on: November 30, 2012, 12:39:35 pm »
When Aguirre comes up to the mountain to inform Jack of Uncle Harold's illness, there is a hocus-pocus moment:  one minute the log is there, then it ain't!


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"I" is implication
« Reply #22709 on: December 02, 2012, 12:16:20 am »
The implication of Jack's death on Ennis's returned postcard sent him straight to the nearest phone booth to call Texas.

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