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And I loved the little bow ties Nick Park had made for Oscar

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ooh! have more oscar fun to share... but should do that in the oscar thread... *scoots over to the right thread*

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saw 'wallace and gromit: the curse of the were-rabbit' last night.

 

i think it's the greatest movie ever made. :oh:

 

and the rabbits in 'w&g' go 'wheee!' just like i do. :oh:

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Rain and I saw Brokeback Mountain last night. I loved it! So moving with so few words...very Ang Lee; less is more. It was really touching to see the anger and frustration of Ennis's struggle to come to terms with his feelings mingle with such tenderness.

 

'The Weatherman' tomorrow....quite a different kettle of fish!

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saw 'wallace and gromit: the curse of the were-rabbit' last night.

 

i think it's the greatest movie ever made. :oh:

 

and the rabbits in 'w&g' go 'wheee!' just like i do. :oh:

 

Have to agree with you there, jana (though I can't comment on the "wheeeeeeeeeee" part :p ). Its my 2nd favourite movie of last year - History of Violence being first :oh: . My dvd (W&G)arrived this morning, so thats my even sorted :lol:

 

The bunnies have to be the most adorable movie bunnies ever.

 

I really am starting to think that Oggi and I are the only ones in the world who hated Brokeback Mountain.

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I really am starting to think that Oggi and I are the only ones in the world who hated Brokeback Mountain.

 

I didn't hate it - I loved it.

My one reservation about it (other than the odd Ozzie twang when Heath Ledger opened his mouth any wider than a clench) was that it seemed more like wish fulfilment for girls raised on slash than a "real" gay relationship.

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I didn't hate it - I loved it.

My one reservation about it (other than the odd Ozzie twang when Heath Ledger opened his mouth any wider than a clench) was that it seemed more like wish fulfilment for girls raised on slash than a "real" gay relationship.

okay, i am going to drag the specialist to the theater and ask for his opinion on this point :wink:

i may have to wait for the dvd, though - from the trailers i know that no way am i going to be able to understand Heath Ledger without subtitles :bigeyes:

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okay, i am going to drag the specialist to the theater and ask for his opinion on this point :wink:

i may have to wait for the dvd, though - from the trailers i know that no way am i going to be able to understand Heath Ledger without subtitles :bigeyes:

LOL. I don't know quite why I feel that - I know that there are decidely non "scene" gay men, and obviously these guys were about as non-scene as you can get, but still there was just something about the dynamic that was very hetro to me. They seemed to put in a token rent-boy incident to remind us that it was a gay-movie, but I just felt that the film was made to appeal to women rather than to men.

Heath Ledger really, really mumbled in the movie - to start with, I thought I was going to have a real problem following the story.

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LOL. I don't know quite why I feel that - I know that there are decidely non "scene" gay men, and obviously these guys were about as non-scene as you can get, but still there was just something about the dynamic that was very hetro to me. They seemed to put in a token rent-boy incident to remind us that it was a gay-movie, but I just felt that the film was made to appeal to women rather than to men.

Heath Ledger really, really mumbled in the movie - to start with, I thought I was going to have a real problem following the story.

i really want to see it, i hope they get it out on dvd soon :roll:

i cannot even lip read him, he isn't moving his lips. :huh:

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i really want to see it, i hope they get it out on dvd soon :roll:

i cannot even lip read him, he isn't moving his lips. :huh:

I will buy the DVD when it comes out.

:lol: He doesn't move his lips, you're right. The tense jaw seems to help his cowboy voice - when he loosens up there are times his Oz accent creeps in.

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I really am starting to think that Oggi and I are the only ones in the world who hated Brokeback Mountain.

 

I didn't hate it - I loved it.

My one reservation about it (other than the odd Ozzie twang when Heath Ledger opened his mouth any wider than a clench) was that it seemed more like wish fulfilment for girls raised on slash than a "real" gay relationship.

 

I haven't seen it, and that's one of the reasons I'm not really all that keen to see it - from the reviews it DOES sound pretty slashy.

 

(I thought the "gay" "relationship" in "Alexander" was totally slashy, too, but then "Alexander" was a field day for missed opportunities.)

 

I usually wait for the things to come out on DVD, and then buy a used sale copy at one of the rental places. The only problem with that is that, sometimes by THAT time, I've forgotten what it was I thought I wanted to see.

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i saw a documentary martin scorcese made on bob dylan last night. it's called 'no direction home' and for anyone who likes dylan's music, i think this is an absolute must-see. it's almost three hours on 5 years of dylan's life - 1961 to 1966. that's the period with some of his best songs, in my opinion. it's also his joan baez years. and it's also the time when the camera was documenting things like crazy because everyone was still excited by what this new medium could do.

 

the documentary is fabulous because it holds up bob dylan as the last remaining 'mystery man' and that mystery remains even though you get to see so much of him. fabulously made. plus, it's putting people like peter seeger on record, which is wonderful too. there's some awesome footage of johnny cash and bob dylan. scorcese also shows a lot of his writing and the man is just such an amazing poet. he apparently just used to sit at a typewriter or with his little notebook and write and write and write. it's a scrawl, spiky letters with hasty endings. with unexpected words connecting together like an enchantment.

 

and of course, there's joan baez. she is still so beautiful and her voice! she sings a verse in the documentary, playing the guitar... and it's just ... magical. baez and dylan's love story is so beautiful and so cruel and so tender and so messed up. it comes through from the things they don't say, disguised in the things they do. there's a point at which bob dylan says that he realises now that he should have let baez play in london, when she came with him for those concerts. "but being wise and being in love never did go together," he says with a smile. and my heart broke because these are the words that he will never be able to say to her. he can barely say them to himself. joan baez says at one point that dylan had 'moved on' before her but when you look at him with her, when you look at him without her, when you look at him now and you hear the songs he wrote for her, it makes you wonder whether he really ever did.

 

beautiful documentary. if only dylan had a voice as beautiful as his words. :lol:

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That sounds really like an interesting documentary.

His voice may not be beautiful but it's so instantly recognizable. It sears through to my soul and takes me back decades.

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jude, it's entirely fabulous. the man had a terrible voice. :lol: no questions about it but he was also adamant that he would sing his songs and he did sing them with an intensity that few others could have matched. but you hear joan baez sing his songs and it's like ... epiphany. she should have just sung all his songs. SO beautiful...! :swoon:

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