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Round 956!
« Reply #22740 on: February 06, 2013, 01:14:14 pm »
Round 956!

Brrrrrr! It's The Winter Round!

Please post an unplayed word, plus one or more of the following (or forms thereof):

Winter, Snow, Ice

« Last Edit: February 07, 2013, 08:21:14 am by southendmd »

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"A" is auspices
« Reply #22741 on: February 06, 2013, 08:25:18 pm »
Yesterday I went to an afternoon matinee of the movie "Brokeback Mountain."  If you haven't seen this movie, folks, please go and see it.  You won't regret it. First, not only do I consider it one of the best stories told on film, but it will also irritate the hell out of the puritanical boneheads who blow a gasket every time a film comes out that they don't like.  Hey, it's why I went to see Star Wars:  Revenge of the Sith.

I've been thinking about the film since yesterday, and I just wanted to share some of my thoughts with you, dear readers.

Coined the "gay cowboy movie," Brokeback Mountain went into wide release after garnering 4 Golden Globe awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Song.  I had to go see it.  Not only was I curious about a film about gay cowboys, but Michelle Williams (formerly of Dawson's Creek) is in it. 

The story revolves around two young men--Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist-- who work for a summer 1n 1963 tending sheep on beautiful and isolated Brokeback Mountain.  There, sparks fly and the two fall in love. Ennis calls it a "one shot deal" and when the summer ends, the men part ways and try to leave their feelings back on the mountain.  Each marries a woman and both have children.  However, they cannot stay away from each other for long and so set about having a twenty year affair, meeting up a few times a year under the auspices of of being fishing buddies. 

This is the stuff of Romeo and Juliet.  Forbidden love, desire, and ultimate tragedy.  They cannot deny their love any more than they can fully recognize it.  Set against the magnificently beautiful backdrop of Wyoming, the two lead actors embody their characters without apology or self-consciousness.  While Jake Gyllenhal's performance is solid, Heath Ledger's performance in particular stands out as a seminal moment in film history.  Butch and silent, tragic and vulnerable, Ledger manages to perfectly balance the tough, quiet cowboy who drinks and fights too much with the repressed sadness of a gay man who can never accept his homosexuality much less live an openly gay lifestyle.  Everything about Ledger's performance is perfect, from his posture to his deep, tightlipped voice.  One not only believes his performance but becomes mesmerized by it, lost in this complex character of few words.  So much is done with a look that words are rarely necessary.

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"B" is besides
« Reply #22742 on: February 06, 2013, 11:57:18 pm »
EXT:  BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, WYOMING:  MAIN CAMP:  DAY:  1963:

ENNIS lopes into camp on horseback.  There are only a few
patches of snow left here and there.

JACK is busily packing gear.

                              ENNIS
               What you doin'?

                              JACK
               Aguirre came by again.  Says my uncle
               didn't die after all.
                    (pause)
               Says bring 'em down.

                              ENNIS
                    (not sure he's heard right)
               Bring 'em down?  Why, it's the middle of
               August.

                              JACK
               Says there's another storm comin', movin'
               in from the Pacific.
                    (pause)
               Worse than this one.

ENNIS dismounts.
        
                              ENNIS
                    (grim)
               That snow barely stuck an hour.  Besides,
               the sonofabitch is cutting us out of a
               whole month's pay.  It ain't right!

[screenplay]

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Thanks for announcing.  Love the gifs, too.

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"C" is complained
« Reply #22743 on: February 07, 2013, 08:26:25 am »
"That snow barely stuck an hour.  Besides, that sonofabitch is cutting us out of a whole month's pay.  It ain't right," complained Ennis.

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Good one!

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Thanks, I gacked them from our friends at ennisjack.com

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"D" is dice
« Reply #22744 on: February 12, 2013, 11:25:42 am »
Jack decided to roll the dice and visit Ennis after his divorce hoping they could be together, but Ennis just about said: "No dice."

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Thanks and a very fitting round.

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"E" is evergreens
« Reply #22745 on: February 14, 2013, 10:56:59 am »
Ennis and Alma avoided the evergreens as they sped down the snow-covered hill.


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"F" is frigidly
« Reply #22746 on: February 15, 2013, 01:47:27 pm »
Awaking to the snowstorm, Ennis frigidly dances in amazement.


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"G" is grandeur
« Reply #22747 on: February 23, 2013, 02:54:09 pm »
The grandeur of the Alberta landscape, is an essential part of Ang Lee's now world famous movie Brokeback Mountain

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« Reply #22748 on: February 23, 2013, 03:50:51 pm »
Alma squealed in delight as the toboggan hurtled down the snow-covered hill.

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Very clever with the s now.

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"I" is ice-toned
« Reply #22749 on: February 26, 2013, 06:17:05 pm »
Lureen explained her version of Jack's death to Ennis, in her ice-toned voice.