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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote From the Film or Story?
« Reply #60 on: January 12, 2006, 04:16:26 PM »
Like everyone else, I have so many, but here's one from the story that makes me smile everytime:

"Three puppies belonging to one of the blue heelers went in a pack basket, the runt inside Jack's coat, for he loved a little dog."

I love the imagery of this as well as the insight it gives into the kind of person Jack is.

THDavid
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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote From the Film or Story?
« Reply #61 on: January 12, 2006, 04:19:09 PM »
I like the two instances of foreplay right before the scene in the story that "andyincolorado" cites:

"Jack broke the seal on a bottle of whiskey, took a long, hot swallow, exhaled forcefully, said, "That's  one a the two things I need right now," capped and tossed it to Ennis."

"The horses nickered in the darkness beyond the fire's circle of light. Ennis put his arm around Jack, pulled him close, said he saw his girls about once a month, Alma Jr, a shy 17 year old with his beanpole length. Francine, a  little live wire. Jack slid his cold hand between Ennis's legs, said he was worried about the boy who was, no doubt about it, dyslexic....etc."

That Jack!...Sucha predator!!... ::)

well THERE you are!  did you get lost or something.  we'd have waited for you, but as you can see...

welcome back,

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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote From the Film or Story?
« Reply #62 on: January 12, 2006, 05:37:55 PM »
I love dozens of passages from the story, and some of the ones listed on this thread made my eyes sting:  "...for he loved a little dog,"
for instance.  Yes, of course I had read the story many times, but that little passage just wrung my heart when brought up here.

For me, the most wrenching passage is this one (which is part of one paragraph, and all of another.  It's just after Jack's big speech
about all they'll ever have is Brokeback:

"Ennis stood as if heart-shot, face gray and deep-lined, grimacing, eyes screwed shut, fists clenched, legs caving, hit the ground
on his knees.

"Jesus," said Jack.  "Ennis?"  But before he was out of the truck, trying to guess if it was a heart attack or the overflow of an in-
cendiary rage, Ennis was back on his feet, and somehow, as a coathanger is straightened to open a locked car and then bent again
to its original shape, they torqued things almost to where they had been, for what they'd said was no news.  Nothing ended, nothing
begun, nothing resolved."

And that's what I love mostl--the comparison of their relationship to a coathanger straightened, then bent again to its origianl shape.
Yes, they managed to torque things back, almost, almost to Brokeback.  Just dynamite, I think.






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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote From the Film or Story?
« Reply #63 on: January 12, 2006, 05:50:43 PM »
"You Know, it could be like this.....just like this.always."
is one of my favorie lines.
And of course, "Jack. I swear.........

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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote From the Film or Story?
« Reply #64 on: January 12, 2006, 05:51:47 PM »
"You Know, it could be like this.....just like this.always."
is one of my favorie lines.
And of course, "Jack. I swear.........

sigh

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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote From the Film or Story?
« Reply #65 on: January 12, 2006, 06:49:03 PM »
"You Know, it could be like this.....just like this.always."
is one of my favorie lines.
And of course, "Jack. I swear.........

sigh

                                    Yea, both of those kill Rick, both of them........I think it may be because the statements are both so open and hopeful....& that's what we look for in relationships......Hope.

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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote From the Film or Story?
« Reply #66 on: January 12, 2006, 07:31:32 PM »
I mean, how amazing is it that people are citing lines, whispers, looks, scenes--dozens of them from this movie--remembering them, treasuring them, getting choked up about them . . when you can barely recall one thing from most movies you see an hour after you see them?

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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote From the Film or Story?
« Reply #67 on: January 12, 2006, 07:40:03 PM »
if you want me, just whistle.  you know how to whistle don't you steve.. you just put your lips together and blow..

it wasn't that long ago we remembered lines like that.
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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote From the Film or Story?
« Reply #68 on: January 12, 2006, 09:42:35 PM »
I mean, how amazing is it that people are citing lines, whispers, looks, scenes--dozens of them from this movie--remembering them, treasuring them, getting choked up about them . . when you can barely recall one thing from most movies you see an hour after you see them?
If it can't be said with a bbm aphorism, it probably doesn't really need to be said.

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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote From the Film or Story?
« Reply #69 on: January 12, 2006, 09:44:37 PM »
I mean, how amazing is it that people are citing lines, whispers, looks, scenes--dozens of them from this movie--remembering them, treasuring them, getting choked up about them . . when you can barely recall one thing from most movies you see an hour after you see them?
If it can't be said with a bbm aphorism, it probably doesn't really need to be said.

now that's what i call a FAN!
"through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall..."

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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote From the Film or Story?
« Reply #70 on: January 12, 2006, 09:52:58 PM »
I mean, how amazing is it that people are citing lines, whispers, looks, scenes--dozens of them from this movie--remembering them, treasuring them, getting choked up about them . . when you can barely recall one thing from most movies you see an hour after you see them?
If it can't be said with a bbm aphorism, it probably doesn't really need to be said.
now that's what i call a FAN!
Them boxes a soup are real hard to pack.

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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote From the Film or Story?
« Reply #71 on: January 12, 2006, 10:06:27 PM »
I mean, how amazing is it that people are citing lines, whispers, looks, scenes--dozens of them from this movie--remembering them, treasuring them, getting choked up about them . . when you can barely recall one thing from most movies you see an hour after you see them?
If it can't be said with a bbm aphorism, it probably doesn't really need to be said.
now that's what i call a FAN!
Them boxes a soup are real hard to pack.
you know how to whistle, don't you wayne?  you just put your lips together and blow.
"through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall..."

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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote From the Film or Story?
« Reply #72 on: January 12, 2006, 10:11:11 PM »
I mean, how amazing is it that people are citing lines, whispers, looks, scenes--dozens of them from this movie--remembering them, treasuring them, getting choked up about them . . when you can barely recall one thing from most movies you see an hour after you see them?
If it can't be said with a bbm aphorism, it probably doesn't really need to be said.
now that's what i call a FAN!
Them boxes a soup are real hard to pack.
you know how to whistle, don't you wayne?  you just put your lips together and blow.
Jack, I swear --

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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote From the Film or Story?
« Reply #73 on: January 12, 2006, 10:32:47 PM »
I mean, how amazing is it that people are citing lines, whispers, looks, scenes--dozens of them from this movie--remembering them, treasuring them, getting choked up about them . . when you can barely recall one thing from most movies you see an hour after you see them?
If it can't be said with a bbm aphorism, it probably doesn't really need to be said.
now that's what i call a FAN!
Them boxes a soup are real hard to pack.
you know how to whistle, don't you wayne?  you just put your lips together and blow.
Jack, I swear --

game set match
"through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall..."

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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote From the Film or Story?
« Reply #74 on: January 12, 2006, 10:34:52 PM »
I mean, how amazing is it that people are citing lines, whispers, looks, scenes--dozens of them from this movie--remembering them, treasuring them, getting choked up about them . . when you can barely recall one thing from most movies you see an hour after you see them?
If it can't be said with a bbm aphorism, it probably doesn't really need to be said.
now that's what i call a FAN!
Them boxes a soup are real hard to pack.
you know how to whistle, don't you wayne?  you just put your lips together and blow.
Jack, I swear --
game set match
Next round's on me Jack! This one I'm printing out for my wall.