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Re: Let's Get Serious About Heath
« Reply #4050 on: April 06, 2019, 08:38:17 AM »
I'm not sure where this belongs, so I wil drop it he too.

We watched The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus yesterday. It's Terry Gilliam's craziness at its best. Probably not a movie for everyone, but we really liked it. But... Of course there's a but. It was way harder than I thought to watch Heath. This strange longing, dark feeling kept with me through all the movie and I don't think I could watch it as I would have if it was any other movie. No way to be objective about this one. And I also don't think I will watch it again. M really liked it though, he is a Gilliam fan and this movie kind of sums his world up, you can see so much Monty Python in it too. Excellent cast, Tom Waits is a surprise for me and I feel really thankful to Depp, Law and Farrell for honouring Heath as they did.

Hello Elena!

I saw IoDP when it was in the theaters.  Really enjoyed it, thought it was fun and surreal.  Like you said, not a film for everyone, and to be honest, if it wasn't for Heath in the film, I probably wouldn't have seen it at all.  I'm glad I did.

I'm not a movie goer at all, but I've managed to see three of Heath's films.  He was fantastic in all.

Brokeback
Dark Knight
Imaginarium

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Re: Let's Get Serious About Heath
« Reply #4051 on: April 06, 2019, 08:52:17 AM »
Those three are incredible films, I would add Candy to that list and you have my four Heath films.

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Re: Let's Get Serious About Heath
« Reply #4052 on: April 06, 2019, 02:42:07 PM »
                                                           ^^^^^

"Candy"...oh Dan... I adore you.
Fabulous movie. My all time favorite ("sorry BBM" !)movie of Heaths.
Michelle was pregnant with Matilda at the time of him making it...
and he used to keep on phoning her up and asking if everything was OK
with her. If you watch the movie .....you will understand his reasons for doing this.
His best ...most convincing role. The last scene where he weeps is just
as worthy of praise as the last scene in BBM.
Wonderful.
Wanting him to come back... before anyone notices
part of the world has not moved...since he left.

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Re: Let's Get Serious About Heath
« Reply #4053 on: April 16, 2019, 12:04:55 PM »
Heath would have been 40 on Thursday. How sad to think he's not here.  :'(
 

He played Ennis as a 40 year old of course, and I always remember saying as I watched that in the film, that heath will look nothing like Ennis did at 40 when hes 40 ...

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Re: Let's Get Serious About Heath
« Reply #4054 on: April 18, 2019, 02:36:48 AM »
A talk about Heath working in The Dark Knight:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDF01bt3ey0

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Re: Let's Get Serious About Heath
« Reply #4055 on: September 27, 2020, 08:06:21 AM »
Heath Ledger: 10 Best Scenes Of His Movie Career

By Theo Kogod - 09/25/2020


Heath Ledger's career lasted a mere fifteen years before he died prematurely at the age of 28. Despite his youth and short-lived time in the spotlight, the actor left an indelible mark on Hollywood, performing in a series of leading and supporting roles that won the hearts of audiences and made him one of the most celebrated young actors of his time.

Ledger had an incredible range as an actor. He played the high school bad boy, a young war hero, and a psychopathic supervillain in just some of his most iconic roles, delivering amazing performances and some truly unforgettable scenes

Heath Ledger was an amazing actor and everything he did was gold but these movie scenes truly stood out.

https://screenrant.com/heath-leadger-movies-best-scenes/

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Re: Let's Get Serious About Heath
« Reply #4056 on: September 27, 2020, 05:00:09 PM »
                                        ^^^^^^

He was so good.....so very very good. Brilliant comes to mind.
A one off.

Miss you something bad sweetie.
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part of the world has not moved...since he left.

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Re: Let's Get Serious About Heath
« Reply #4057 on: November 13, 2020, 01:09:44 PM »
Kate Mara Recalls Heath Ledger Taking Her 'Under His Wing' on the Set of Brokeback Mountain

By Jen Juneau November 13, 2020


Kate Mara is looking back on her experience on the set of Brokeback Mountain with fondness thanks, in part, to the kindness of the late Heath Ledger.

The actress had a virtual chat with Andy Cohen for Thursday's episode of Watch What Happens Live, where she talked about her new Hulu miniseries A Teacher and how Ledger, who died at the age of 28 in 2008, had her back on the set of Brokeback Mountain, one of her first films.

After Cohen recalled how Mara, 37, played Ledger's character Ennis Del Mar's daughter in the film, she told the host, "I was 19, but he was only a few years older than me. It was pretty crazy."

"But he was the sweetest thing. That whole experience was really amazing," she continued. "And even though he was only a couple years older, he really took me under his wing, 'cause I hadn't worked that much."

"It was really special," Mara said.


https://people.com/movies/kate-mara-heath-ledger-brokeback-mountain-supported-her-on-set/

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Re: Let's Get Serious About Heath
« Reply #4058 on: November 13, 2020, 05:21:33 PM »
                                                  ^^^
I've said this sooo many times but....I have yet to hear any one....someone....
say a mean word about him.

The paps may be another story...but even they soften towards him in the end.
Wanting him to come back... before anyone notices
part of the world has not moved...since he left.

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Re: Let's Get Serious About Heath
« Reply #4059 on: November 14, 2020, 11:49:29 AM »
                                                  ^^^
I've said this sooo many times but....I have yet to hear any one....someone....say a mean word about him.

The paps may be another story...but even they soften towards him in the end.


Very true.  No one has ever talked about him being mean on the set, or being difficult to work with.

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Re: Let's Get Serious About Heath
« Reply #4060 on: Today at 12:21:24 PM »
Heath Ledger Nearly Didn't Appear in Brokeback Mountain

Brooklyn Love - Dec. 4, 2020


By all accounts, Heath Ledger was more than the average Hollywood actor, excelling in method acting before his tragic death in January 2008 from an accidental drug overdose, according to CNN. As fans might recall, Ledger took on the coveted Joker role in 2008's The Dark Knight, which has previously been portrayed by Cesar Romero and Jack Nicholson. In a 2007 interview with Empire, he discussed the methods he experimented with to embody the Joker character, explaining, I sat around in a hotel room in London for about a month, locked myself away, formed a little diary and experimented with voices."

Another culturally dynamic film Ledger starred in was 2005's Brokeback Mountain, where he portrayed a gay ranch hand who fell in love with a rodeo cowboy, played by Jake Gyllenhaal. However, the Brokeback Mountain role which launched many needed conversations regarding the LGBTQIA community and representation almost didn't happen with Ledger as one of the main characters.

So what happened here? Keep on scrolling after the jump to learn why.

https://www.nickiswift.com/289906/the-surprising-reason-heath-ledger-nearly-didnt-appear-in-brokeback-mountain/?utm_campaign=clip