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Offline Brown Eyes

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Re: Bookends!
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2006, 05:52:45 pm »
Heya,
Here's a bookend or a mirror... or something.  It may be too obvious.  But, it's my first attempt at participating in this game.

Jack is dancing with Lureen and changes his demeanor when he hears the song lyric about being lonely.
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Re: Bookends!
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2006, 06:25:55 pm »
I have no idea what the answer to goadra/Barbara's is, so I'll answer Amanda's instead:

Jack is dancing with Lureen and changes his demeanor when he hears the song lyric about being lonely.

Ennis's face changes when Alma talks about him growing up so lonely?

I just wanted to post one, because I finally thought of one:

Jack comments on how much Ennis has spoken.

(This one is probably a mirror, if I understand the definition.)
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Re: Bookends!
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2006, 07:44:37 pm »

Could the mirror be: Cassie says to Junior, “You don’t say much, but you get your point across”?

That one works too. I was thinking of Cassie telling Ennis about how Karl even talks to her (meaning Ennis doesn't).

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My bookend: Jack is showing off his horse-riding abilities before they head up Brokeback.

Ennis's story about his saddle-bronc career?

Jack showing off his tractor-driving skills?
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Re: Bookends!
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2006, 08:07:36 pm »
Here are two nested... :) Its a mirror of mirrors or a bookend of bookends or something.

Part one of the first bookend: Ennis to Alma: "If you want a pack of smokes, they're in the pocket of my blue shirt."


Jack showing off his tractor-driving skills?

Jack showing off his rodeo skills to Ennis.
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Re: Bookends!
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2006, 10:35:30 pm »
This may be way off base but could it be when Ennis smokes as he is dancing with Cassie, thus not giving her the attention she wants?
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Re: Bookends!
« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2006, 10:38:56 pm »
Part one of the first bookend: Ennis to Alma: "If you want a pack of smokes, they're in the pocket of my blue shirt."

We can't go backwards, can we? Because the line reminds me of how Ennis put his half-smoked cigarette in his shirt pocket while he was waiting for Aguirre to arrive.
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Re: Bookends!
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2006, 10:48:51 pm »
Those are both good responses, but it makes me think of Jack and Ennis smoking at the Siesta Hotel, which is a scene that happens almost immediately after that. It is a verbal to imagery bookend. It is reflected by an imagery to verbal bookend that most people capture... When Alma puts down the newspaper, the frame is centered on the word "Honey."
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Re: Bookends!
« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2006, 11:04:32 pm »
Hell, yes, we can go backwards Mel. After all, there's a bookend on either end. What about the scene where Jack has a sheep on top of him while he takes a splinter (?) out of its hoof? Any guesses about the bookend for that?
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Re: Bookends!
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2006, 11:07:40 pm »
Hell, yes, we can go backwards Mel. After all, there's a bookend on either end. What about the scene where Jack has a sheep on top of him while he takes a splinter (?) out of its hoof? Any guesses about the bookend for that?

Maybe when he has a can on top of him and he's trying to open it.
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Re: Bookends!
« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2006, 11:20:55 pm »
In the story: “As they descended the slope Ennis felt he was in a slow-motion, but headlong, irreversible fall.”

Okay, back to the film...think of a musical moment...

There's a song listed in the credits, "I'm Always on a Mountain When I Fall." Merle Haggard song. I don't know when it's played, though. I don't recognize any of the three songs after "Melissa" in the credits. I'm trying to remember when there's background music after that... the Childress dance scene uses music from the soundtrack... I don't think it's whatever is blaring from Junior's car at the end... could maybe be playing in the background when Ennis is eating pie at the Greyhound station?

(I love having the credits in the Story-to-Screenplay book. I can never catch half the things in them when they're on the screen, and they're too small to read on the DVD.)
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