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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

'Brokeback Mt. Doom' -- BBM Meets LotR.....

Posted on 2006.03.04 at 11:38


mechtild at 2006-03-05 14:14 (UTC) (Link)

Oh, Jack! Jack really was a sweetie in the film. No wonder so many fans of a certain hobbit seem to like him. (Neither cowboy is so attractive in the short story, physically or psychologically, but that's typical in book-to-film adaptations.)

I am an "Ennis woman," myself, if I am anything, but I thought Jack complimented him very well, drawing him out in his own "Jack" way.

My sister, who has become not a Jack but a Jake fan because of Brokeback Mountain, made me watch first "Donnie Darko" (a very strange, very cool film), and now, "The Good Girl". We watched it last night. It also was an interesting film, better and more clever in its first half than the second. Jake was very, very good in it, as were all the players. Watching him together with Jennifer Anniston, I kept thinking, "He's so big! Even his head is really big!" I had thought of him as medium at the most, but I realise the impression was given because Heath Ledger is really pretty tall and strapping. Still, Jennifer Anniston must be very petite. Her face looked half the size of Gyllenhaal's. Have you seen these films? You might like them.

Watching "The Good Girl," in which Jake's weird by endearing character does some smiling, I could not help noticing his teeth. Unless he's had them fixed since then, his teeth remind me of a certain hobbit's. They don't have a gap between the two front ones, but the sense of "gappiniess" is there, besides the teeth looking small and sharp. I always thought they gave both actors a slightly "animal-like" look - not bestial, but more like fairy tale characters who are part human, part beast. It is a physical trait that intrigues me.

P.S. We also watched Heath Ledger in "Ten Things I Hate About You" and "A Knight's Tale," just to see what he had done before "Brokeback." Both are very negligible films in which he is engaging but is presented with no big acting challenges. Watching them I realised how much of a professional and acting breakthrough getting the part of Ennis was for him. I am sorry he won't get the Oscar tonight, not that Philip Seymour Hoffman isn't sensational as Truman Capote. Anyway, if the films we watched are any indicator, Gyllenhaal has been in more interesting films than Ledger.
ellinestel at 2006-03-05 16:02 (UTC) (Link)
Unfortunately, I haven't seen any films with Heath or Jake, but I'm sure going to now. :)

Emotionally, Ennis does touch my heart, but my swoon goes to Jack. ;) I feel a bit odd, as everyone around seems to be falling for Heath... I can't even tell you the number of Heath swoon-threads on Russian forums. ;) He's very popular.

I need to look for the "gappiness". :)

I still hope they will get the Oscars. I know, I'm stupid, but I still hope. My Academy-send-their-love pirated DVD tells me so. ;)
mechtild at 2006-03-06 01:59 (UTC) (Link)
They like Ennis? Hunh! I have certainly heard a lot of swooning over his acting, but all the swooning over the actors and characters themselves that I have been reading are for Jack/Jake (mostly from present and past LotR/Frodo fans, true). So I think you have got GOBS of swooning company.

Actually, Ellin, the Oscars are on right now. There are commercials showing at the moment.

I want to tell you that in the "Red Carpet" part before the ceremonies, when celebrities are talked to outside the theatre, Jake was interviewed. Although I have not swooned for Jake in any of his roles, I thought he was absolutely lovely talking to the interviewer as himself. Lovely in his manner, in what he said -- and lovely to look at. He had a scruffy beard, which I loved. Film-Frodo is one of the only smooth-faced men for whom I have swooned.
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