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AP Short Story & Screenplay / Re: Annie Proulx: News & Events
« Last post by jackster on Nov 25, 2017, 04:37 PM »
Annie Proulx Gave One of the Best National Book Award Speeches in Recent Memory

Annie recently won the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at the National Book Award Ceremony. Here's a link to a story about it in Vulture, seems that old Annie, now 82, still has her wits about her and enough energy to give folks a kick. Go Annie.

http://www.vulture.com/2017/11/annie-proulx-national-book-award-speech.html

Here's a quote from the NY Times report of the event, Anne Hathaway presented the award to Annie which must have been an interesting event in itself!

"Oscar winner Anne Hathaway presented a lifetime achievement medal to Annie Proulx and performed an act of anti-name dropping, confiding that she and the author had never met. Hathaway starred in the film adaptation of Proulx's "Brokeback Mountain," playing a character who barely existed in the original story. Hathaway called Proulx an "epic, singular talent" whose fictional creations were vivid to Hathaway, like people she had met.

Proulx was grateful for her award and dire about the times, which she called "Kafkaesque." She lamented tribal politics, "flickering threats of nuclear war," environmental destruction and a shift to what she called "viral direct democracy, cascading over us in a garbage-laden tsunami of raw data."

Still, she noted the longing for old notions of truth and community.

"The happy ending beckons and we keep on hoping for it," she said."
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Characters, Quotes & Scenes / Re: Pics of Ennis and Jack together
« Last post by brokebacksoul on Nov 11, 2017, 05:45 PM »


   
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Characters, Quotes & Scenes / Re: Pics of Ennis and Jack together
« Last post by brokebacksoul on Nov 11, 2017, 05:42 PM »
 

 
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Characters, Quotes & Scenes / Re: Pics of Ennis and Jack together
« Last post by BBMsheep on Nov 01, 2017, 02:54 PM »
Thanks for the beautiful pics, friends!  <^(
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Characters, Quotes & Scenes / Re: Jack really had an affair with Randall?
« Last post by Surachaiy on Nov 01, 2017, 04:59 AM »
I like reading this article is very much offline.
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Characters, Quotes & Scenes / Re: Pics of Ennis and Jack together
« Last post by brokebacksoul on Oct 29, 2017, 02:30 PM »

   

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Characters, Quotes & Scenes / Re: When ennis hugs jack from behind ?
« Last post by welshwitch on Oct 27, 2017, 01:10 PM »
Given Ennis's nature, this may also be the effect of loving Jack. Ennis isn't anything like as demonstrative as Jack, not just with him but also in his own life . He's a product of his time and class, and probably Western culture too, where "men are men" and all that.( Jack escaped all that for some reason -his parents?) He almost never shows signs of being aware of what would now be called his feminine side, except when it's awakened by Jack.
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Characters, Quotes & Scenes / Re: When ennis hugs jack from behind ?
« Last post by jackster on Oct 27, 2017, 08:04 AM »
Interesting interpretation 😈
But why didn't he go for it but say "I gotta go?"
Sheep be damned

Coraxx

Here's my take on this scene - We're led to believe that this is an evening scene, late in the day. Ennis has come into the camp from his outpost on the mountain for dinner, and because it is now so late I've interpreted that to indicate that there was some after dinner intimate "relaxation" time between the two very similar to what we see in the SNIT when Ennis comes over to the tent to see Jack. (note: while the view pictured here looks to be in daylight, the description of the DE in the SS clearly indicates it is past sunset).

So, now it is very late and Ennis needs to get back to them damn sheep up on the mountain. Ennis has always taken his job very seriously, and of course, this is one of the continuing sore points with Jack for many years. Ennis is ready to head back, but when he spies Jack standing there by the campfire in a sleepy trance he can't resist going over and holding on to Jack from behind (apparently his favorite position with Jack) and giving him a squeeze to remind him of what they just did and what they will probably do again tomorrow when Ennis comes back. A nice little affectionate squeeze with subtle sexual overtones. Probably why Jack remembers it nearly twenty years later as the Dozy Embrace.

JMHO
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