Author Topic: What happened to Jack's eagle feather?  (Read 10400 times)

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Re: What happened to Jack's eagle feather?
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2006, 08:15:27 pm »
Come on people!  Jack didn't have trouble with the can-opener!  He used it proficiently.

What he had problems with was poking open the can's lid.   ;D  That just goes to show that while he's good opening cans, he's not good dealing with them afterwards.

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Re: What happened to Jack's eagle feather?
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2006, 08:21:34 pm »
 :laugh: ;D :D
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Re: What happened to Jack's eagle feather?
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2006, 09:24:40 pm »
atz, I'm quoting this from Annie Proulx:

"Later there were some disagreements.  In the written story the motel scene after a four-year hiatus stood as central.  During their few hours  in the Motel Siesta, Jacks's and Ennis's paths were irrevocably laid out.  In the film that Ang Lee already had shaped in his mind, the emotional surge contained in that scene would be better shifted to a later point and melded with the men's painful last meeting.  I didn't understand this until I saw the film in September 05  and recognized the power of this timing."

Hope that answers one of your questions.
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Re: What happened to Jack's eagle feather?
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2006, 03:15:50 pm »
The biggest difference that I noticed between the story and the film (besides the fact that the story is more graphic) is that Ennis is more talkative in the story. I attribute this to Annie Proulx reliance on dialogue to advance the story while Ang Lee has the advantage of being able to show things and action. For instance, in the story Ennis says "Little darlin" to Jack during the reunion and also "I sure wrang it out a hunert times thinkin of you" and "I shoulda never let you out of my sights" [shouldn't that be sites, I've always wondered]. But in the movie this is conveyed more by body language and facial expression and even color of clothing and pick-up trucks.
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Re: What happened to Jack's eagle feather?
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2006, 03:24:03 pm »
I agree with you on that.  I enjoyed watching the facial expressions and depicting them as the movie went along.
But the one thing I would have loved, is if they would have written in the "little darlin'".  That would have been so adorable coming out of Ennis' mouth.

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Re: What happened to Jack's eagle feather?
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2007, 01:57:22 am »
Bump
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Re: What happened to Jack's eagle feather?
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2007, 09:20:41 am »
 :) Amanda - I don't think you are over-analyzing - all of this seems plausible given that Annie's writing is sometimes subtle
    which of course, she meant, so the reader could draw some conclusions for him or herself.............

   DeeDee - if Ennis had said 'little darlin" especially in the reunion scene,  I think I would have melted into my chair right there
   in the theatre  :D

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Re: What happened to Jack's eagle feather?
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2007, 01:22:58 pm »
Sure is good to see you back with us again, chefjudy!!

This topic reminds me--I was in Wyoming last weekend and saw six golden eagles and two bald eagles! Most of them in the vicinity of Devil's Tower and Lightning Flat. They are huge birds!!
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Re: What happened to Jack's eagle feather?
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2007, 04:47:45 pm »
 :) hi Lee - I never left just haven't posted much lately and now working two jobs so time is precious as you
can imagine - but I do read the new posts almost every day............ :D
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Re: What happened to Jack's eagle feather?
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2007, 10:28:31 pm »
:) hi Lee - I never left just haven't posted much lately and now working two jobs so time is precious as you
can imagine - but I do read the new posts almost every day............ :D

Yeehaw!  I'm with Lee here... I'm happy to see you around and to hear this too! 
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