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The Brokeback Mountain Phrasebook: A
« on: November 04, 2012, 10:18:35 am »
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"All we got now... is Brokeback Mountain" -- An outcry upon realization of the futility of regaining or keeping anything beautful, love, youth, genuinous, a connection between two people. Also expressed beautifully by Proust in Remembrance of Times Passed and by Adele in Rolling in the Deep.

An interesting but short discussion of this phrase is located here on the forum: http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,18595.msg355563.html#msg355563
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Re: The Brokeback Mountain Phrasebook: A
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2012, 10:38:56 pm »
a -- preposition. To, as in "You goin a do this next summer?" Jack asked Ennis. Used more in the story rather than the film.
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Re: The Brokeback Mountain Phrasebook: A
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2012, 11:08:51 pm »
allright -- noun. "s-allright" Jack murmured to Ennis in the tent. Some people heard three "s'allright"s, and some heard one or more "sorry"s. As with many things that Jack said, what he said and what he meant were two different things. And sometimes he said the opposite of what he meant. So "S'allright" and "sorry" meant the same thing, coming from Jack.
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Re: The Brokeback Mountain Phrasebook: A
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2012, 11:05:06 pm »
beat -- noun. "A beat." Pause. Appears often in the script for Brokeback Mountain, written by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana. Especially in Ennis's parts.
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Re: The Brokeback Mountain Phrasebook: A
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2012, 05:02:50 am »
aint-colloquialism for "is not". Used in the phrase "aint no reins on this one" which Ennis said to Jack, after they had been talking about their new relationship, and Jack asked "what are we gonna do now". Ennis bit his lip and motioned his head and said "aint no reins on this one. Meaning, who knows how long or how far this is gonna go....
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Re: The Brokeback Mountain Phrasebook: A
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2012, 07:26:16 am »
Alma=proper noun. Name of Ennis's wife....we saw them start out happy, but then Alma saw Ennis and Jack smooching when they reunited after 4 F'kn years, and after that she got depressed and unhappy whenever Ennis went "fishin" with Jack (Nasty)...their marriage ended in divorce.
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Re: The Brokeback Mountain Phrasebook: A
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2012, 07:27:57 am »
Hope I'm doing this right....let me know if I'm not.....
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Re: The Brokeback Mountain Phrasebook: A
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2012, 08:17:46 am »
Hope I'm doing this right....let me know if I'm not.....

It's awesome, Sue!
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Re: The Brokeback Mountain Phrasebook: A
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2012, 04:08:32 pm »
It's awesome, Sue!

Oh dear, now I'm off like a runaway train......aint no reins on this one..... ::)

Annie-proper noun-Annie Proulx, the author of the short story, about a love that could never die and proved to us all that love is a force of nature.
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Re: The Brokeback Mountain Phrasebook: A
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2012, 04:13:25 pm »
Angproper noun- Ang Lee, the master director of the movie Brokeback Mountain, who brought to the screen the beautiful story of two young cowboys who fell in love on a mountain. With fantastic actors, beautiful scenery and emotions that you could reach out and touch, Ang Lee gave it all, a movie that we can never forget.
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