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What scene on BBM did you like best (other than the tent scenes)

Jack naked in the river washing clothes
16 (2.4%)
Ennis naked by the tent washing himself
38 (5.8%)
Ennis alone in the field on their last day on BBM
86 (13%)
Water-walking Jesus scene
44 (6.7%)
Jack smiles when Ennis talks so much and then dances around
205 (31.1%)
Jack tries to wash the blood off Ennis' face
115 (17.4%)
Ennis looks up from washing dishes and sees Jack far above
86 (13%)
Untangling the sheep and then Ennis telling Jack he might run them off again
41 (6.2%)
Other--post below to tell us
29 (4.4%)

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Offline PetterG

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Re: Scene: Scenes on Brokeback Mountain
« Reply #30 on: January 14, 2006, 08:09:54 AM »
Marius: the trailer is the same - but the clips from the movie is not the same as at the official site - so a visit at the French site is to recommend.
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Re: Scene: Scenes on Brokeback Mountain
« Reply #31 on: January 14, 2006, 09:57:53 AM »
Marius: the trailer is the same - but the clips from the movie is not the same as at the official site - so a visit at the French site is to recommend.

Actually the trailers (French vs. official site) are quite different. The official USA version has the mean (auto mechanic?) guys added and the French site has the scenes mentioned below below but no mechanics.
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Re: Scene: Scenes on Brokeback Mountain
« Reply #32 on: January 14, 2006, 12:02:34 PM »
:)  You're very welcome!
Has wdj seen that one yet, Alex????

lol.  I'll warn him and then forward the thread to him.....

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Re: Scene: Scenes on Brokeback Mountain
« Reply #33 on: January 14, 2006, 12:16:03 PM »
One of the scenes that I was really moved by was when Ennis, while washing dishes in the stream, looks up and sees Jack moving among the sheep (I didn't get this until my second viewing) and at night, Jack looks down at the fire where he knows Ennis is sleeping.  They're searching for each other, making a connection, but from a safe distance where they can't be noticed or rejected by the other.  .... whatever it took to just get a glimpse of the person that means something to us, even if we don't yet know what that meaning is.
I too love this scene - not sure if you read the story as well - this scene is translated so powerfully into the visual image. I love that when you put this visual image into words you come so close to what Annie Proulx wrote in the first place:

During the day Ennis looked across a great gulf and sometimes saw Jack, a small dot moving across a high meadow as an insect moves across a tablecloth; Jack, in his dark camp, saw Ennis as night fire, a red spark on the huge black mass of mountain.

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Re: Scene: Scenes on Brokeback Mountain
« Reply #34 on: January 14, 2006, 02:16:40 PM »
WDJ, I'm glad you liked it. 

I didn't do the collage.  I just found the pic.  I think it's perfect for this thread!
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Re: Scene: Scenes on Brokeback Mountain
« Reply #35 on: January 14, 2006, 04:53:59 PM »
WOW Alex !!!  You just made my week month !!!!!   The still from the second night in the tent when Jack is holding Ennis' face in this hands and leaning in to kiss him with his mouth open is THE hottest thing I've ever seen!   This is almost too much for a married woman to take.

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ALEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEXXX!
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Re: Scene: Scenes on Brokeback Mountain
« Reply #36 on: January 14, 2006, 05:48:47 PM »
WOW Alex !!!  You just made my week month !!!!!   The still from the second night in the tent when Jack is holding Ennis' face in this hands and leaning in to kiss him with his mouth open is THE hottest thing I've ever seen!   This is almost too much for a married woman to take.

                                                   THANK YOU    THANK YOU   THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!

ALEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEXXX!
I echo Bookgirl, but you didn't make my week or month, you made my DECADE! thank you!!!!
Big smoochies to you!!!!
Now I need a cold shower. And I'm at work!


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Re: Scene: Scenes on Brokeback Mountain
« Reply #37 on: January 14, 2006, 06:35:27 PM »
re. the Ying/yang with black vs light colored hats - the clothes they wear also is similar, Jack wears darker/deeper colors and Ennis wears lighter colors.  I read somewhere this matches their personalities also.



yeah, that makes sense. ennis is more of a blank slate. and a bit faded. while jack's colors cut a bolder sillhouette. jack also seems more stylish to me and more concerned with his appearance (the shaving in the parking lot, the shiny belt buckle, the ornate wedding rings later on).
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Re: Scene: Scenes on Brokeback Mountain
« Reply #38 on: January 14, 2006, 06:38:46 PM »
re. the Ying/yang with black vs light colored hats - the clothes they wear also is similar, Jack wears darker/deeper colors and Ennis wears lighter colors.  I read somewhere this matches their personalities also.



yeah, that makes sense. ennis is more of a blank slate. and a bit faded. while jack's colors cut a bolder sillhouette. jack also seems more stylish to me and more concerned with his appearance (the shaving in the parking lot, the shiny belt buckle, the ornate wedding rings later on).

I agree..Ennis wants to fade away basically...lite colors so not to attract ANY attention...

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Re: Scene: Scenes on Brokeback Mountain
« Reply #39 on: January 14, 2006, 09:50:02 PM »
I have to admit, it took a second viewing for me to fully appreciate the first part of the movie.
I don't really like the outdoors, I know, I know. But hey, I talk to you guys everyday at this point, so I may as well be honest about some of my shallow shortcomings.  :P
When Ranchgirl was talking about the types of horses they used, I was fascinated! I know nothing about such things.
So I just didn't really respond to the simpler scenes at first.
But the second time I saw it, I paid more attention instead of just waiting for the flirting and sex to begin.
When Ennis tells Jack, "You'll run them sheep off again if you don't quiet down," he seems in such a good mood, and he's smiling. You can't help but smile yourself at his gentle teasing.


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Re: Scene: Scenes on Brokeback Mountain
« Reply #40 on: January 15, 2006, 09:18:03 AM »
I have to admit, it took a second viewing for me to fully appreciate the first part of the movie.
I don't really like the outdoors, I know, I know. But hey, I talk to you guys everyday at this point, so I may as well be honest about some of my shallow shortcomings.  :P
When Ranchgirl was talking about the types of horses they used, I was fascinated! I know nothing about such things.
So I just didn't really respond to the simpler scenes at first.
But the second time I saw it, I paid more attention instead of just waiting for the flirting and sex to begin.
When Ennis tells Jack, "You'll run them sheep off again if you don't quiet down," he seems in such a good mood, and he's smiling. You can't help but smile yourself at his gentle teasing.

Yes...that moment is priceless...Ennis is home...alive and free...synge's my heart....

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Re: Scene: Scenes on Brokeback Mountain
« Reply #41 on: January 15, 2006, 02:20:19 PM »
re. the Ying/yang with black vs light colored hats - the clothes they wear also is similar, Jack wears darker/deeper colors and Ennis wears lighter colors.  I read somewhere this matches their personalities also.



yeah, that makes sense. ennis is more of a blank slate. and a bit faded. while jack's colors cut a bolder sillhouette. jack also seems more stylish to me and more concerned with his appearance (the shaving in the parking lot, the shiny belt buckle, the ornate wedding rings later on).

Okay, since we're talking color here - what about red clothing?  As I recall Lureen wears read when she and Jack meet - and when Jack reunites with Ennis after 4 years he's wearing red as well.  Is this fashion - or is there a comment here?  That they're 'hot' or perhaps they are attempting to draw attention or be the 'target'?
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Re: Scene: Scenes on Brokeback Mountain
« Reply #42 on: January 15, 2006, 08:34:43 PM »
re. the Ying/yang with black vs light colored hats - the clothes they wear also is similar, Jack wears darker/deeper colors and Ennis wears lighter colors.  I read somewhere this matches their personalities also.



yeah, that makes sense. ennis is more of a blank slate. and a bit faded. while jack's colors cut a bolder sillhouette. jack also seems more stylish to me and more concerned with his appearance (the shaving in the parking lot, the shiny belt buckle, the ornate wedding rings later on).

Okay, since we're talking color here - what about red clothing?  As I recall Lureen wears read when she and Jack meet - and when Jack reunites with Ennis after 4 years he's wearing red as well.  Is this fashion - or is there a comment here?  That they're 'hot' or perhaps they are attempting to draw attention or be the 'target'?

i think the common link between jack and lureen is definitely thier mutual love of showmanship and their flashy nature. this could explain the choice of red in both of their wardrobes, or perhaps it does go deeper. i do think the desire for attention is refelcted in both of their overall looks.
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Re: Scene: Scenes on Brokeback Mountain
« Reply #43 on: January 15, 2006, 09:08:17 PM »
I have to admit, it took a second viewing for me to fully appreciate the first part of the movie.


Same for me, Kumari. Obviously, Jack and Ennis cannot come together and fall in love without any context. These scenes on BBM (and learning their back story) allow us to believe in the intensity and power of this 20 year relationship.

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Re: Scene: Scenes on Brokeback Mountain
« Reply #44 on: January 16, 2006, 12:43:41 PM »
Marius: the trailer is the same - but the clips from the movie is not the same as at the official site - so a visit at the French site is to recommend.

Actually the trailers (French vs. official site) are quite different. The official USA version has the mean (auto mechanic?) guys added and the French site has the scenes mentioned below below but no mechanics.

Does anyone know of a way to save copies of the French trailers to your computer?
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