Author Topic: "Jack, I swear..." What do you think Ennis meant by that?  (Read 274798 times)

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Re: "Jack, I swear..." What do you think Ennis meant by that?
« Reply #410 on: June 02, 2021, 12:37:14 pm »
Maybe I won't read it. I'm trying to keep my blood pressure down.
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Re: "Jack, I swear..." What do you think Ennis meant by that?
« Reply #411 on: June 02, 2021, 02:02:28 pm »
:laugh:

I was wondering what people would think of it.  I only posted it because it was a recent piece on BBM. 

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Re: "Jack, I swear..." What do you think Ennis meant by that?
« Reply #412 on: June 02, 2021, 03:27:15 pm »
I'm sorry, but this is a piece of crap.

I read about half and saw at least a couple of mistakes. There are at least two in this sentence alone. This was mainly because of the fear instilled by Ennis’ father, who he remembers beating up a homosexual for catching him in the act.

My view of the ending was at least partly solidified by a lengthy argument posed about 12 years ago by ruthlesslysentimental/clancypants. He contended that Lureen's account was correct, that Ennis imagined something different based on his own experiences, and that's one of the main points of the movie -- Ennis' fears were their biggest obstacle.

All that made complete sense to me, although I remember reading years ago that Ang filmed a scene, but later cut it, that would have suggested the opposite outcome.

So who knows.