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Re: BBM General Discussion 2
« Reply #2490 on: November 26, 2017, 02:28:20 PM »
This is an old interview about the filming of Brokeback, with the owners of the laundry and apartment, after filming was completed.  It might be old news, but may by interesting to some of the newer members.

It's from the Finding Brokeback website...the whole site is fascinating.
http://www.findingbrokeback.com/Interviews/_Interview_Frame.html
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Re: BBM General Discussion 2
« Reply #2491 on: November 26, 2017, 04:40:56 PM »
Thanks for the post, Nancy!  That site is interesting, and  so is the interview.

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Re: BBM General Discussion 2
« Reply #2492 on: December 03, 2017, 02:11:49 PM »
But the big lovely sign they put up on the building is gone...  :(

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Re: BBM General Discussion 2
« Reply #2493 on: December 15, 2017, 12:57:54 AM »

The Hollywood Foreign Press is celebrating their 75th Anniversary Awards
next January and this week they had a 75th Anniversary Special on NBC
with clips and commentary from over the years.

Since 1943 they have awarded 131 Best Film Awards in their Drama and
Comedy/Musical categories.  The HFPA was asked to rank their list of the
TOP !5 films from the 131 films honored since 1943.

Here is their list:

1.   The Godfather
2.   Lawrence of Arabia
3.   Chinatown
4.   Some Like It Hot
5.   E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
6.   Sunset Blvd.
7.   One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
8.   Schindler's List
9 .  The Graduate
10. On the Waterfront
11. Amadeus
12. Titanic
13. Brokeback Mountain
14. La La Land
15. The Sound of Music

That is an incredible list to be on, in my opinion! I've seen all of them more than once and some many times.

Not all movies were commented on, sometimes just the clips were shown, but Jake Gyllenhaal spoke a
few words about Brokeback Mountain. Here they are the best I can offer...the actual words might be off
here and there.

Jake:

It's an incredible honor that the HFPA included Brokeback Mountain on their list of extraordinary movies.
The funny thing about a movie like that is I don't think we understood the resonance, at the time, that
it would have, what it would become, and that it would be awarded and lauded the way that it was. We
started off with just a group of people coming together, trying to do something honestly and then it
became what it's become today and it's just incredible. And it's incredible to be amongst a group of films
and film makers and actors and actresses that make wonderful cinema. It's an honor.


The film clips they showed were the reunion scene on the steps with Alma seeing the guys kiss, the
"I wish I knew how to quit you" scene and the scene with Ennis finding the shirts in the closet.

At one point in the program in an unrelated area, they cut to Heath and Jake sitting together in the
audience and it felt so real and alive that you can't believe it isn't.

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Re: BBM General Discussion 2
« Reply #2494 on: December 16, 2017, 10:41:58 AM »
Here is the link to watch the special on your computer. If you have AdBlock, make sure to disable it.

https://www.nbc.com/golden-globe-75th-anniversary-special/video/golden-globe-75th-anniversary-special/3632177
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Re: BBM General Discussion 2
« Reply #2495 on: December 16, 2017, 01:39:23 PM »
I just watched it on my computer, and it was great. Once again when I saw the scenes and heard the music tears came to my eyes, like always!
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Re: BBM General Discussion 2
« Reply #2496 on: December 16, 2017, 02:03:28 PM »

Linda, did you see that one part near the end, I forgot who was on stage in the clip, but they cut
to Jake & Heath in the audience, and Heath looks like he's saying something to Jake and it made
me at first joyful and then wince, because Heath should still be here.

Also, that Top 15 list of what the HFPA considers their best films from 1943 (when they were founded) to now,
is so impressive and almost any film fan would embrace each and every one of those films. I kind of expected
The Godfather to be at or near the top.

1.   The Godfather (1972)
2.   Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
3.   Chinatown (1974)
4.   Some Like It Hot (1959)
5.   E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
6.   Sunset Blvd. (1950)
7.   One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
8.   Schindler's List (1993)
9 .  The Graduate (1967)
10. On the Waterfront (1954)
11. Amadeus (1984)
12. Titanic (1997)
13. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
14. La La Land (2016)
15. The Sound of Music (1965)

If I ranked these same 15, they would be:

13. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
6.   Sunset Blvd. (1950)
14. La La Land (2016)
4.   Some Like It Hot (1959)
5.   E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
12. Titanic (1997)
15. The Sound of Music (1965)
7.   One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
11. Amadeus (1984)
3.   Chinatown (1974)
1.   The Godfather (1972)
8.   Schindler's List (1993)
9 .  The Graduate (1967)
10. On the Waterfront (1954)
2.   Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Today anyway, lol!

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Re: BBM General Discussion 2
« Reply #2497 on: December 16, 2017, 02:21:07 PM »
Yes I did see that, Lyle, and I agree with your sentiment.
I was able to cast it to my TV set as I have Chromecast and so it was like watching it when it was broadcast.
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Re: BBM General Discussion 2
« Reply #2498 on: December 17, 2017, 09:29:56 AM »

   Nice!   ;D