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Re: Heath Ledger - News Articles and Tributes
« Reply #60 on: Jan 26, 2008, 10:31 PM »
Nancy Grace on CNN/Headline News is doing an hour show on Heath right now. I just caught it. It will replay tonight at 1AM EST. So far it seems like a good analysis of the situation. And there are a lot of updates being given right now on the show

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Re: Heath Ledger - News Articles and Tributes
« Reply #61 on: Jan 26, 2008, 10:57 PM »
Guys, please make sure you post in the proper threads, we have a thread concerning the Dark Knight, related links and comments should be posted there:

Heath THE Joker
http://ennisjack.com/index.php?topic=5723.msg205345#msg205345

Finaly, please don't post links to webpages and magazines known for their gossip, they could be edited.

Thanks Brokies!

This is totally crazy. I am being reprimanded for everything I post. I think with this death affecting everyone in such a deep way that some things can be overlooked. I had NO idea there was a "Dark Knight" thread. I have been in the memorial section only. Have a wonderful time, friends. But lighten up a little here on your "fellow brokies" we are doing the best we can here and the constant reprimands will make people not want to post, which is obvious by the emails I keep getting from people complaining about the nitpicking that is going on on this site now.

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« Reply #62 on: Jan 26, 2008, 11:09 PM »
Thanks for the info about the CNN/Headline news special.  Just ran up to program my DVR
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« Reply #63 on: Jan 26, 2008, 11:32 PM »
oh darn. I missed it and here i am in front of the tv. 1am should find me long asleep!

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« Reply #64 on: Jan 27, 2008, 01:17 AM »
Here I am 1:17 am but I can't find this program anywhere. Ah well, I have my dreams!

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« Reply #65 on: Jan 27, 2008, 02:50 AM »
omg you guys i can't believe it, i dunno if there are discussions about this thing somewhere else, or if this should be somewhere else,  but I just saw this thing on youtube and i'm like crying I can't believe it how pathetic and idiotic some people can be.

This news program is basically talking about how the Phelps, Those "God Hates Fags" people, are gonna picket Heath's funeral because he played a gay character in BBM, they are gonna picket and they are saying he's "burning in hell" and he died because he played a gay character, God killed him because of that or something like that, and stuff like that, UGH omg i hate those people  OMG!!!   :\'(


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« Reply #66 on: Jan 27, 2008, 03:39 AM »

From Theresa's Memorial Blog. 

http://heathledgermemorialblog.blogspot.com/

I am writing mine now...

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Leave Your Condolences Directly To The Family Via The Funeral Home At The Link Below
 
If you wish to leave your condolences to the Ledger family, you may do so at the condolences link for the Campbell Funeral Home. At the appropriate time the messages will be given to the family. The link is below:

http://www.frankecampbell.com/condolences.asp




Thanks, tpe, I sent mine. This is much appreciated.
Heath, you are loved, like this, always.

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Re: Heath Ledger - News Articles and Tributes
« Reply #67 on: Jan 27, 2008, 04:02 AM »
omg you guys i can't believe it, i dunno if there are discussions about this thing somewhere else, or if this should be somewhere else,  but I just saw this thing on youtube and i'm like crying I can't believe it how pathetic and idiotic some people can be.

This news program is basically talking about how the Phelps, Those "God Hates Fags" people, are gonna picket Heath's funeral because he played a gay character in BBM, they are gonna picket and they are saying he's "burning in hell" and he died because he played a gay character, God killed him because of that or something like that, and stuff like that, UGH omg i hate those people  OMG!!!   :\'(


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I951yZtS564 
this is just SICK, what can one say ignorance from such people are not worthy of our attention!
The USA extremist far right pundit are always going to try to cash on the sadness of other, they thrive on this and at the end of the day I send them more forgiveness for I know they do not know what true love is!
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Re: Heath Ledger - News Articles and Tributes
« Reply #68 on: Jan 27, 2008, 08:40 AM »
"Now you will not swell the rout, Of lads that wore their honours out, Runners whom renown outran, And the name died before the man."




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« Reply #69 on: Jan 27, 2008, 08:42 AM »
Ledger Honored At USA Australia Day Ball

http://heathledgermemorialblog.blogspot.com/2008/01/ledger-honored-at-usa-australia-day.html



Source: News.com Australia

HEATH Ledger adored Australia, loved helping his friends and never became an actor "for fame or fortune", his father Kim said in a message read to a large gathering of Australians and Hollywood stars in Manhattan tonight.

The unexpected letter sent chills through the 1000 guests inside New York's Waldorf Astoria hotel grand ballroom for the G'Day USA Australia Day Ball.

Kim Ledger asked Australia's consul-general in New York John Olsen to read the letter.

"Heath is, and always will be, an Australian," wrote Kim, who arrived in the US on Friday to escort his son's body back to Perth.

"He adored his home.

"His last two weeks with us over Christmas in Perth were just bliss.

"Heath did not become an actor for the fame or fortune.

"He loved his craft and he loved helping his friends.

"He loved chess and skateboarding too.

"My image of Heath in New York is him with his skateboard, a canvas bag and his beanie.

"That was Heath to me."

The ball was designed as a glamour event to celebrate the end of the two week G'Day USA festival in the US.

The death last Tuesday of one of Australia's great young actors shook the large Australian contingent of celebrities, politicians, trade officials and entertainers in the US as part of G'Day USA.

Organisers altered tonight's program to honour Ledger.

There also were chills and tears when a minute's silence was held in Ledger's honour.

One of 28-year-old actor's iconic photos, a Brokeback Mountain promotional shot of him in a cowboy hat leaning back smiling, was projected on a screen during the tribute.

"The response we have received here in New York about Heath's tragic passing is certainly an indication that Heath is held in high esteem as an exceptionally talented actor," Olsen told AAP.

Ledger would have cracked a smile if he attended the G'Day Ball as the historic Manhattan hotel looked, tasted and smelt like Australia.

Hilary, a merino sheep wearing a G'Day USA designer shirt, shared the Waldorf red carpet with Hollywood glamour girl Jessica Alba, Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr, Australian Transformers star Rachael Taylor and actors Julian McMahon and Jack Thompson.

Inside the Waldorf's grand ballroom, the guests sipped Jacob's Creek wine and feasted on a menu co-created by Australian celebrity chefs Luke Mangan and Neil Perry.

Entertainment included performances by Shannon Noll, Christine Anu, the Qantas Choir and, undoubtedly a first for the Waldorf and continuing the sheep theme, a shearing demonstration.

Ledger also will be honoured by famous friends at tomorrow's Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium.

Ledger, a two-time SAG nominee in 2005 for Brokeback Mountain and an actor revered by his peers, will be honoured with a tribute.

Secrecy also surrounds a memorial service for Ledger in Los Angeles.

Ledger's parents, Kim and Sally, and sister Kate, were in Los Angeles today awaiting the arrival of his body from New York.

Ledger's US publicist Mara Buxbaum ruled out a public memorial service for the late actor, although it is believed a private service will take place in coming days.

"There are no plans for a public service," Buxbaum wrote in an email to The New York Times newspaper.

Ledger's former fiancee, Michelle Williams and two-year-old daughter, Matilda, left their Brooklyn home today for one of New York's airports with several bags of luggage.

It is expected they will meet Ledger's family in LA and then continue on to Perth for a funeral.

Ledger's family has reason to hold its memorial services in private as some US religious groups have vowed to picket any service to protest the actor's portrayal of a gay cowboy in Brokeback Mountain.

They also would be hoping to avoid a similar media scene to the one outside the New York funeral home yesterday when a large group of photographers fought to take photos of Ledger's body being loaded into a hearse.

Ledger was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Tuesday.

An autopsy on Wednesday failed to find a cause of death. It will take at least a week for the results of toxicology tests to be known, although police sources have said they believe he died from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs.
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Re: Heath Ledger - News Articles and Tributes
« Reply #70 on: Jan 27, 2008, 09:07 AM »
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« Reply #71 on: Jan 27, 2008, 10:06 AM »
this is just SICK, what can one say ignorance from such people are not worthy of our attention!
The USA extremist far right pundit are always going to try to cash on the sadness of other, they thrive on this and at the end of the day I send them more forgiveness for I know they do not know what true love is!
We live for love, they live for hate :ghug: :ghug: :ghug: :ghug:


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Re: Heath Ledger - News Articles and Tributes
« Reply #72 on: Jan 27, 2008, 11:21 AM »


OMG I have to go out and get this...I have the people magazine, but I feel like I have to get everything [legitimate] out there.  Oh I'm still so sad  :\'(
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« Reply #73 on: Jan 27, 2008, 12:36 PM »
does anybody know if there will be something on the SAGs tonight?
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« Reply #74 on: Jan 27, 2008, 12:56 PM »
does anybody know if there will be something on the SAGs tonight?

Fausta, I definitely read somewhere that Heath would be honoured at the SAGs - I don't think the article said how.
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This award tonight would have humbly validated Heath's quiet determination to be truly accepted by you all here — his peers within an industry he so loved.

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« Reply #75 on: Jan 27, 2008, 01:05 PM »
i hope that someeone will post it here tonight... so we have it tomorrow morning.
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« Reply #76 on: Jan 27, 2008, 03:03 PM »
I just found a few links talking about Jake, through his fan site.  There are no statements from him as of yet.

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« Reply #77 on: Jan 27, 2008, 06:18 PM »
An article written by Chris Nolan for Newsweek:

Charisma As Natural As Gravity
By Christopher Nolan


  Heath Ledger, 28, Actor

Best known for his haunting, Oscar-nominated performance as Ennis Del Mar, one of the gay cowboys in 2005 ' s "Brokeback Mountain," Ledger was a massive young talent on the cusp of greatness when he died last week in New York. The native Australian, who is survived by his 2-year-old daughter, Matilda, had recently finished work on this summer's "Batman" sequel, "The Dark Knight," in which he plays a villain, the Joker. Christopher Nolan, the film's director, shared these memories:

One night, as I'm standing on LaSalle Street in Chicago, trying to line up a shot for "The Dark Knight," a production assistant skateboards into my line of sight. Silently, I curse the moment that Heath first skated onto our set in full character makeup. I'd fretted about the reaction of Batman fans to a skateboarding Joker, but the actual result was a proliferation of skateboards among the younger crew members. If you'd asked those kids why they had chosen to bring their boards to work, they would have answered honestly that they didn't know. That's real charisma—as invisible and natural as gravity. That's what Heath had.

Heath was bursting with creativity. It was in his every gesture. He once told me that he liked to wait between jobs until he was creatively hungry. Until he needed it again. He brought that attitude to our set every day. There aren't many actors who can make you feel ashamed of how often you complain about doing the best job in the world. Heath was one of them.

One time he and another actor were shooting a complex scene. We had two days to shoot it, and at the end of the first day, they'd really found something and Heath was worried that he might not have it if we stopped. He wanted to carry on and finish. It's tough to ask the crew to work late when we all know there's plenty of time to finish the next day. But everyone seemed to understand that Heath had something special and that we had to capture it before it disappeared. Months later, I learned that as Heath left the set that night, he quietly thanked each crew member for working late. Quietly. Not trying to make a point, just grateful for the chance to create that they'd given him.

Those nights on the streets of Chicago were filled with stunts. These can be boring times for an actor, but Heath was fascinated, eagerly accepting our invitation to ride in the camera car as we chased vehicles through movie traffic—not just for the thrill ride, but to be a part of it. Of everything. He'd brought his laptop along in the car, and we had a high-speed screening of two of his works-in-progress: short films he'd made that were exciting and haunting. Their exuberance made me feel jaded and leaden. I've never felt as old as I did watching Heath explore his talents. That night I made him an offer—knowing he wouldn't take me up on it—that he should feel free to come by the set when he had a night off so he could see what we were up to.

When you get into the edit suite after shooting a movie, you feel a responsibility to an actor who has trusted you, and Heath gave us everything. As we started my cut, I would wonder about each take we chose, each trim we made. I would visualize the screening where we'd have to show him the finished film—sitting three or four rows behind him, watching the movements of his head for clues to what he was thinking about what we'd done with all that he'd given us. Now that screening will never be real. I see him every day in my edit suite. I study his face, his voice. And I miss him terribly.

Back on LaSalle Street, I turn to my assistant director and I tell him to clear the skateboarding kid out of my line of sight when I realize—it's Heath, woolly hat pulled low over his eyes, here on his night off to take me up on my offer. I can't help but smile.

http://www.newsweek.com/id/105580

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Re: Heath Ledger - News Articles and Tributes
« Reply #78 on: Jan 27, 2008, 06:39 PM »
An article written by Chris Nolan for Newsweek:

omg...more tears.
thank you for this article.

I know someone else who is going to love this article too...
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« Reply #79 on: Jan 27, 2008, 08:07 PM »
Fabulous article - thanks for sharing. It's so fun to read what he was up to!!!! I hope we can find more stories like this. 

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« Reply #80 on: Jan 27, 2008, 09:45 PM »
Watching the SAG awards right now. They just did the "In Memorium" piece.  Heath's was the last picture. Didn't say anything - just an image of him in his cowboy hat with his name underneath.

Maybe there will be something else but I kind of doubt it. I remember seeing a clip from a spokesperson that they don't do tributes to anyone in particular - just group it into that piece of the show....

I'll keep watching...

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« Reply #81 on: Jan 27, 2008, 10:01 PM »
SAG award update:  Daniel Day Lewis just won for Best Actor. he said his quick thank you's and then talked about how much he admired Heath.  It was really nice - spoke about how in awe he was with his work in characters in Monsters Ball and BBM.  He dedicated his award to Heath before leaving.
I'm sure it will up on video somewhere. It was really touching. He sounded a little choked to me.

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« Reply #82 on: Jan 27, 2008, 10:11 PM »
I think there's only one thing to say:  God bless Daniel Day Lewis!
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« Reply #83 on: Jan 27, 2008, 11:26 PM »
"Now you will not swell the rout, Of lads that wore their honours out, Runners whom renown outran, And the name died before the man."




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« Reply #84 on: Jan 28, 2008, 01:25 AM »

From AwardsDaily.com:

ONTD has posted http://community.livejournal.com/ohnotheydidnt/19780184.html#cutid1 Daniel Day Lewis’ tribute to Heath Ledger in his acceptance speech, from the SAG site, they’ve also posted a link to a clip http://www.people.com/people/package/article/0,,20168762_20174052,00.html:

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    Thank you. I’m very, very proud of this. Thank you so much for giving it to me. And I’m very proud to be included in that group of wonderful actors this year.

    You know, for as long as I can remember, the thing that gave me a sense of wonderment, of renewal, the thing that teased me with the question, how is such a thing possible, and then dare you to go back into the arena of one more time, with longing and self-doubt, jostling in the balance. It’s always been the work of other actors, and there are many actors in this room tonight, including my fellow nominees who have given that sense of regeneration and…

    Heath Ledger gave it to me. [applause] In “Monster’s Ball,” that character that he created, it seemed to be almost like an unformed being, retreating from themselves, retreating from his father, from his life, even retreating from us, and yet we wanted to follow him, and yet we’re scared to follow him almost. It was unique. And then, of course, in “Brokeback Mountain,” he was unique, he was perfect. [applause] And that scene in the trailer at the end of the film is as moving as anything that I think I’ve ever seen. And I’d like to dedicate this to Heath Ledger. So, thank you very much. Thank you so much.
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« Reply #85 on: Jan 28, 2008, 01:51 AM »
FLWCHILD send me the link, it is truly poignant it touched me in the core of my being :\'( :\'( :\'(
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« Reply #86 on: Jan 28, 2008, 01:53 AM »
Hi. :)

I just wanted you to know that I found a link to Daniel Day Lewis's SAG awards speech on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-r5DlfrtZRM

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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« Reply #87 on: Jan 28, 2008, 02:06 AM »
Thank you for posting this link. It moves me to tears. Thank you, DDL.
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« Reply #88 on: Jan 28, 2008, 02:12 AM »
7:10am and I'm sitting here in tears after watching that clip from the SAG awards. What a tribute.

 :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(
He will be eternally missed, but he will never be forgotten

Christopher Nolan, accepting the Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe on Heath's behalf.

He was, as an actor and a professional and a human being, one of a kind

Charles Roven, accepting Heath's BAFTA.

This award tonight would have humbly validated Heath's quiet determination to be truly accepted by you all here — his peers within an industry he so loved.

Kim Ledger, accepting Heath's Oscar.

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« Reply #89 on: Jan 28, 2008, 03:46 AM »
What an incredible tribute. What a wonderful thing for DDL to do.  It was such a moving speech.   :\'( :\'(  But all so so true.
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