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That last whisper in "Brokeback Mountain"...

Just before the final fadeout, Heath whispers something.

What is it?

by Curiousreply 8501/30/2015

Jack, I swear.

by Curiousreply 109/20/2011

...even though Ennis was not the swearing kind.

by Curiousreply 209/20/2011

Loewenstein... Loewenstein...

by Curiousreply 309/20/2011

I swear ... I recall reading a long thread on IMDB concerning what the hell it meant.

by Curiousreply 509/20/2011 wire hangers.

by Curiousreply 609/20/2011

It's a Southern expression people use when they don't have the words to express what they want to say. That's what it meant. That's all. He was overcome with emotion.

by Curiousreply 809/20/2011

"Ennis, what are you lookin for rootin through them postcards?" said Linda Higgins, throwing a sopping brown coffee filter into the garbage can.

"Scene a Brokeback Mountain."

"Over in Fremont County?"

"No, north a here."

"I didn't order none a them. Let me get the order list. They got it I can get you a hunderd. I got a order some more cards anyway."

"One's enough," said Ennis.

When it came -- thirty cents -- he pinned it up in his trailer, brass-headed tack in each corner. Below it he drove a nail and on the nail he hung the wire hanger and the two old shirts suspended from it. He stepped back and looked at the ensemble through a few stinging tears.

"Jack, I swear -- " he said, though Jack had never asked him to swear anything and was himself not the swearing kind.

by Curiousreply 909/20/2011

Since when is Wyoming in the South (r8)?

by Curiousreply 1009/20/2011

There was some open space between what Ennis knew and what he tried to believe, but nothing could be done about it, and if you can't fix it you've got to stand it.

by Curiousreply 1109/20/2011

lick me

by Curiousreply 1309/20/2011

Do you think that Southern culture and cowboy culture are interchangeable? I'm Southern, so ... Or did that come from Proulx?

Wasn't Jack Texan? Maybe that was the influence.

Interesting questions.

by Curiousreply 1409/20/2011

. . . Bai Ling is on the roof . . .

by Curiousreply 1509/20/2011

What R12 said. As a Wyoming native, I can tell you it's a very rural, very "country" state. Maybe not southern, but very family and genteel.

by Curiousreply 1609/20/2011

"He puts me to shame."

by Curiousreply 1709/20/2011

What Ennis said was "Jack, I swear..."

What he meant was a combination of surprise, realization, regret, and love.

by Curiousreply 1809/20/2011

"I swear" is no kind of southern expression like "I'ze fixin to come over and paddle your hide, boy!"

by Curiousreply 1909/20/2011

My dad was raised on a Nebraska farm and my mom on a south Georgia farm; they had completely different experiences.

Nebraska was a much tougher existence back in the 30's. They were basically subsistence farmers and the culture was still very much tied to the Eastern European roots of many of the settlers including my dad's grandparents.

South Georgia was much more settled and cultured though not necessarily wealthier.

It was always fascinating to hear them compare their upbringings -- similar, yet very different.

by Curiousreply 2009/20/2011

Your boi pussy stinks.

by Curiousreply 2109/20/2011

"I declare".

by Curiousreply 2209/20/2011

Jack, I swear.

Thread over...unless you know what Bob whispers to Charlotte at the end of "Lost in Translation."

by Curiousreply 2309/20/2011

You know you can save more on your car insurance by switching to Geico

by Curiousreply 2409/20/2011

"Life is a cabaret"

by Curiousreply 2509/20/2011

What was the last line in "Lost in Translation"? The one Bill Murray says to ScarJo's boobies?

by Curiousreply 2609/20/2011

"Thanks for the mammaries."

by Curiousreply 2709/20/2011

"keep both feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars!"

by Curiousreply 2809/20/2011

"Avigdor, wait!"

by Curiousreply 2909/20/2011

R26, it was a monolouge, let me try to do it from memory....

"Can you believe I'm going to improvise most of this movie and Sofia Coppolla will get a screenplay Oscar for it? It's a piece of shit but since me, Bill Murray is in it, people will be afraid to say it sucks, I mean fuck, it's 78% moody staring out of windows and 22% making fun of Nips."

by Curiousreply 3009/20/2011

On a more serious note, if I think about the scene long enough, this can choke me up. I haven't watched it since Heath died. I probably won't.

by Curiousreply 3109/20/2011

[quote]I haven't watched it since Heath died. I probably won't.

Neither will Heath.

by Curiousreply 3209/23/2011

What does the guy in Radiohead's video "Just" say????????

by Curiousreply 3309/23/2011

They made it into a song.

by Curiousreply 3409/23/2011

He says, "J'adore, Dior!"

by Curiousreply 3509/23/2011

Janie, I swear..

by Curiousreply 3609/23/2011

"The sky was so blue...."

by Curiousreply 3709/23/2011

"Are you fixin' to cornhole me?"

by Curiousreply 3809/24/2011

I am so firing my agent.

by Curiousreply 3909/24/2011

"Beware of the dwarf"

by Curiousreply 4009/24/2011

I believe he said, "Would it kill you to turn on the subtitles instead of posting an inane thread about my mumbling on Datalounge?"

by Curiousreply 4109/24/2011

W&W for R6, and F&F for R7.

by Curiousreply 4209/24/2011

Get a sense of humor, R42. Jeez.

by Curiousreply 4309/24/2011

Was that supposed to be funny? I found those comments rather stupid, not funny in the least.

by Curiousreply 4409/24/2011

Oh, so you're one of those BbM Prancing Ponies.

by Curiousreply 4509/24/2011

You remembered to tivo project runway right?

by Curiousreply 4609/24/2011

Let's roll!

by Curiousreply 4709/24/2011

I wish I could quit you.

by Curiousreply 4809/24/2011

"It is happening again."

by Curiousreply 4909/24/2011

He says, "Fucking Michelle and Anne are ruining this movie".

by Curiousreply 5009/24/2011

Damn, and we were supposed to see "Crash."

by Curiousreply 5109/24/2011

I think "Jack, I swear" was the closest thing Ennis could come up with as a declaration of love for Jack. Both of them loved each other passionately but neither one of them could have ever said to the other "I love you."

by Curiousreply 5209/24/2011

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by Curiousreply 5303/03/2013

What did Miggs say to you? Multiple Miggs in the next cell, he hissed at you. What did he say?

by Curiousreply 5403/03/2013

I took the "I swear" to mean he had no idea Jack loved him so much that he kept the shirts together,Ennis didn't know he'd had such a miserable existence.

I can't watch that movie. When Ennis goes to that terrible place where Jack 's parents lived, it reminded me of a sepluchre. Even now it reminds me of death.So desolate.

And lively, loving, beautiful Jack came out of that. And he loved Ennis, who let him down and stepped on his dreams just like his evil father had.

by Curiousreply 5503/03/2013

[post by racist shit-stain #3 removed.]

by Curiousreply 5603/03/2013

Keyser Söze

by Curiousreply 5703/03/2013

[post by racist shit-stain #3 removed.]

by Curiousreply 5803/03/2013

He finally revealed what was in the damn briefcase.

by Curiousreply 5903/03/2013

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by Curiousreply 6003/03/2013

Just thinking about the ending makes me wanna cry

by Curiousreply 6103/04/2013

In the book Ennis called Jack "little darlin" when they reunited. Would love to see that in the film but they didn't go with that.

by Curiousreply 6203/04/2013


by Curiousreply 6303/04/2013

He whispered "Jack, I care."

by Curiousreply 6403/04/2013


by Curiousreply 6501/30/2015

R11's post from 2011 is a WW

by Curiousreply 6601/30/2015

That's what I was going to type when I saw the title but you beat me to it by several years R7.

by Curiousreply 6701/30/2015

R6 beat me to the No Wire Hangers line.

Well, that heirloom denim really needed a padded hanger. And a dust bag would have been a nice touch.

by Curiousreply 6801/30/2015

It's not that big and, no, it doesn't happen to everybody!

by Curiousreply 6901/30/2015

I did not like Heath Ledger in his role as "Joker".

by Curiousreply 7001/30/2015

was it something about how good it felt for him to swallow hisload?

by Curiousreply 7101/30/2015

"Ring around the collar..."

by Curiousreply 7201/30/2015


by Curiousreply 7301/30/2015

"I can't watch that movie. When Ennis goes to that terrible place where Jack 's parents lived, it reminded me of a sepluchre. Even now it reminds me of death.So desolate."

Jack's wife Lureen tells Ennis that Jack had said he wanted to be cremated and have his ashes spread on Brokeback Mountain. She interred part of his ashes and sent to the rest to his parents. Ennis goes to see the parents to see if they'll let him carry out Jack's wishes. It's heartbreaking:

"I feel awful about Jack. Can't begin to say how bad I feel. I knew him a long time. I come by to tell you that if you want me to take his ashes up there on Brokeback like his wife says he wanted I'd be proud to."

The old man said "Tell you what, I know where Brokeback Mountain is. He thought he was too goddamned special to be buried in the family plot."

The old man spoke angrily. " I can't get no help out here. Jack used to say "Ennis Del Mar," he used to say. "I'm goin a bring him up here one a these days and we'll lick this ranch into shape." He had some half-baked idea the two a you was goin a move up here, build a log cabin and help me run this ranch and bring it up. Then, this spring he's got another one's goin a come up here with him and build a place and help us run the ranch, some ranch neighbor a his from down in Texas. He's goin a split up with his wife and come back here. So he says. But like most a Jack's ideas it never came to pass."

In the end the stud duck refused to let Jack's ashes go. "Tell you what, we got a family plot and he's goin in it." Jack's mother stood at a table coring apples with a sharp, serrated instrument. "You come again," she said.

Bumping down the washboard road Ennis passed the country cemetery fenced with sagging sheep wire, a tine fenced square on the welling prarie, a few graves bright with plastic flowers, and didn't want to know Jack was going in there, to be buried on the grieving plain.

by Curiousreply 7401/30/2015

Whispered or shouted out from the top of the eponymous "Brokeback Mountain"....with those two actors,I didn't believe that relationship for a SECOND!

by Curiousreply 7501/30/2015

One of the most heartbreaking movies. The Academy should be ashamed for not awarding it Best Picture..

by Curiousreply 7601/30/2015

The intermittent affair of two bisexuals ends in tears.

by Curiousreply 7701/30/2015

Ennis said: Jack, I wear

by Curiousreply 7801/30/2015

Beautiful film, outstanding actor.

by Curiousreply 7901/30/2015

"Humpback? PEOPLE?!"

by Curiousreply 8001/30/2015

"Jack nasty..."

by Curiousreply 8101/30/2015

I remember reading the story and not getting the ending at all.

Swear what?

by Curiousreply 8201/30/2015

"...And a dust bag would have been a nice touch."

Hey, don't drag me into this shit, I got troubles of my own!

by Curiousreply 8301/30/2015

"I swear" is just an expression. I've heard people use it. It's meant to convey some kind of emotion; anger, exasperation, annoyance. I think what Ennis was trying to express was his love for Jack: "Jack, I swear..." he probably meant that he loved Jack and would never forget him. What's so hard to understand about that?

by Curiousreply 8401/30/2015

[quote]What's so hard to understand about that?

I never heard it used in that context.

When someone I knew said, "I swear," they usually followed it with something like "...if you don't get off that nun I'll...[insert threat]."

by Curiousreply 8501/30/2015
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