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Re: <-- Introduce Yourself -->
« Reply #1010 on: March 10, 2008, 09:04:56 pm »
Okay so I have just spent about a half an hour writing my intro when I hit some wrong key and the whole site shut down on me :( I am not up to writing it again right now, but will try to do so later. Meanwhile, I want to say "Hi" to Meryl Marie and Peachy who I have had the privlege of meeting in real life :)

The very short version...my husband and I just watched Brokeback for the first time last week, and though we found it a bit slow at times, I in particular felt deeply moved by it...so much so that I ended up paying the balance on the movie at the video rental store yesterday so I could keep it ;)

As to *why* we hadn't watched until now...that is the main subject of the long post I just lost and will have to wait till another time.

Iorhael, welcome to Bettermost! I hope you will try again with your post, that is frustrating, but we would love to hear your thoughts and experiences watching the movie. My husband and I sat down and watched BBM just over a year ago, so it's never too late. And, there is nothing like meeting real Brokies in person. Glad you've had the opportunity!

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Re: <-- Introduce Yourself -->
« Reply #1011 on: March 11, 2008, 10:13:27 pm »
Hey everyone - might as well start with an introduction of sorts, though it seems a while since anyone else has..

I go by elomelo which means 'scattered' in Bengali, my mother tongue so to speak, and it really sums me up as a person; confusing, personality-wise, meaning I can be hyper and talkative (like right now) one minute and quiet and pensive the next. My interests lie in writing, reading, playing sports, thinking (ha!) and just musing in general.

I have to say Brokeback really opened my eyes a bit wider and for a fifteen year old, that's a huge leap of character. Being at that stage of not really being sure of my sexuality but not really pursuing my intentions in life in terms of that, this movie was something I'd heard about but never feigned any interest in. Until that fateful month that Heath Ledger passed away and I guess something in me sparked, and I just had to see it. I was just blown away by the whole thing and for a person who finds crying at movie a bit over-the-top, I was going through my second box by the time the credits were rolling.

I can't say I've been in the Ennis-Jack situation but I found Brokeback hit me hard and I couldn't help but watch it a few more times again. It took be a while to notice that the first five or so minutes of the movie don't even have dialogue - Ang Lee kept me spellbound for sure! Amazing scenary, the kind that wants me to get on a plane right now and go there even though I don't have the cash, was all over this thing and it was just another bittersweet piece of the puzzle. Jake Gyllenhall was amazing as usual and I was impressed by how he'd played the dreamer of a rodeo cowboy, a new role for him, without overdoing the 'black sheep' role he's known to play way too often while still retaining that Jake-originality. And Heath Ledger. He didn't talk much in this movie but all the same said a thousand words. That is high quality acting. I couldn't get over that smile on his face when he sees Jack's truck pull up after three long years.

The ending was sad yes but made it all that more powerful. I'll save that for another thread. xD

*sigh* There I go, ranting again. Well I still have many question which I'm sure I'll get answered here in due course. I'd like to give kudos to the 'mayor' of this forum for bringing us all BBM devotees to one warm-hearted place to share our thoughts and feelings. :)

So...hope to talk to more people as I make myself familiar around the forum. :D See y'all around!

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Re: <-- Introduce Yourself -->
« Reply #1012 on: March 11, 2008, 10:27:10 pm »
Welcome elemelo, enjoy the ride......
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Re: <-- Introduce Yourself -->
« Reply #1013 on: March 11, 2008, 10:28:36 pm »
Thanks, Katie. And I'm sure I will (:

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Re: <-- Introduce Yourself -->
« Reply #1014 on: March 11, 2008, 11:06:44 pm »
Hey everyone - might as well start with an introduction of sorts, though it seems a while since anyone else has..

I go by elomelo which means 'scattered' in Bengali, my mother tongue so to speak, and it really sums me up as a person; confusing, personality-wise, meaning I can be hyper and talkative (like right now) one minute and quiet and pensive the next. My interests lie in writing, reading, playing sports, thinking (ha!) and just musing in general.

I have to say Brokeback really opened my eyes a bit wider and for a fifteen year old, that's a huge leap of character. Being at that stage of not really being sure of my sexuality but not really pursuing my intentions in life in terms of that, this movie was something I'd heard about but never feigned any interest in. Until that fateful month that Heath Ledger passed away and I guess something in me sparked, and I just had to see it. I was just blown away by the whole thing and for a person who finds crying at movie a bit over-the-top, I was going through my second box by the time the credits were rolling.

I can't say I've been in the Ennis-Jack situation but I found Brokeback hit me hard and I couldn't help but watch it a few more times again. It took be a while to notice that the first five or so minutes of the movie don't even have dialogue - Ang Lee kept me spellbound for sure! Amazing scenary, the kind that wants me to get on a plane right now and go there even though I don't have the cash, was all over this thing and it was just another bittersweet piece of the puzzle. Jake Gyllenhall was amazing as usual and I was impressed by how he'd played the dreamer of a rodeo cowboy, a new role for him, without overdoing the 'black sheep' role he's known to play way too often while still retaining that Jake-originality. And Heath Ledger. He didn't talk much in this movie but all the same said a thousand words. That is high quality acting. I couldn't get over that smile on his face when he sees Jack's truck pull up after three long years.

The ending was sad yes but made it all that more powerful. I'll save that for another thread. xD

*sigh* There I go, ranting again. Well I still have many question which I'm sure I'll get answered here in due course. I'd like to give kudos to the 'mayor' of this forum for bringing us all BBM devotees to one warm-hearted place to share our thoughts and feelings. :)

So...hope to talk to more people as I make myself familiar around the forum. :D See y'all around!

Welcome elomelo!  What a lovely introductory post!  I'm so glad you found your way to BetterMost and hope you have tons of fun exploring our forums.  You're certainly among friends here who can relate to your reactions and experiences with BBM.  Don't hesitate to ask questions as you navigate around.  My name's Amanda and I'm a co-moderator with Front-Ranger over in the Social Events Forum (where we do things like organize online chats here and help promote and organize lots of Brokie get-togethers, both big and small). 

So, it looks like it's time to break out the coffee and cherry cake. :D

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Re: <-- Introduce Yourself -->
« Reply #1015 on: March 12, 2008, 04:16:02 pm »
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Re: <-- Introduce Yourself -->
« Reply #1016 on: March 12, 2008, 10:21:03 pm »
Only fifteen, and so savvy?  Nice to have you in Brokiedom, elomelo!  8)
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Re: <-- Introduce Yourself -->
« Reply #1017 on: March 12, 2008, 10:22:32 pm »
Hello everyone! My name is Teri and I live in Florida. I'm a certified optician and lab technician. I'm also the associate producer for Scar Tissue productions. We are working on our first movie! My hobbies include, writing, reading, photography and whatever else catches my fancy. I'm not married but have been with my bf for 7 years. I have no human children but am the mommy to 6 rats, 4 cats and several fish.
I didn't see BBM until a few months ago. It was one of those movies I had wanted to see but just never got around to it. I didn't expect it to have the impact on me that it did. I wasn't expecting it to be this good!
I'm also a member over at Dave Cullen's board.
Anything else you want to know about me, just ask!

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Re: <-- Introduce Yourself -->
« Reply #1018 on: March 12, 2008, 10:42:40 pm »
Working on a first movie? That's very interesting - just curious what is the topic of the movie?

And welcome again to Bettermost!
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Re: <-- Introduce Yourself -->
« Reply #1019 on: March 12, 2008, 10:47:31 pm »
It's a movie about a girl with split personalities; one evil, one good. It's basically a horror movie. Thanks for the welcome!