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Photo credit and link to the accompanying article:

http://www.wmagazine.com/culture/film-and-tv/2014/05/the-normal-heart/

And then I feel like bawling all over again. I have so many emotions tied up in the movie and it's been playing at the forefront of my mind all week.  I just, everything just feels. Pick an emotion, this movie poked at it.

on 2014-05-30 03:26 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] anodyneer
Right there with you. The beautiful photo, the myriad feels, all of it.

If you want to discuss or commiserate, you know where I am.

Semi-related sidenote: it bugs me that when sites like JJ and SL posted this photo, the accompanying headline specified that this was an "in character" photo. Like Mark and Matt aren't allowed to just pose like that. >_>

on 2014-05-30 04:33 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] turtlebaby-02.livejournal.com
Oh, I know. For one thing they don't look very "in character" to me. Except the fact that they're two men. It's a beautiful picture and a beautiful pose regardless of either mans sexual orientation but it's really a shame (and missing the entire goddamn point of the movie) that they feel the need to remind us that "it's ok, this is fake. They're not really lovers."

Don't worry, I had all these thoughts already. But they don't make it any less beautiful. I keep using that word - and it's more then just the men in the picture (though they are absolutely lovely).

I may just take you up on that, I've been trying to engage in conversation about this since Sunday night but haven't found anyone who who can, idek, help me find the words to describe my own feelings. Does that make sense? I bounce so hard between outrage and sadness and giddiness (over the absolute LOVE that was their relationship) that I sort of become a blabbering mess. It's not to often a movie leaves me completely unable to articulate basic emotions. But this one got me good.

on 2014-05-30 04:56 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] anodyneer
Exactly - they don't look "in character" to me either. It looks like a photo of two men who shared a profound experience together, and who became close as a result. In any case, it's one of the most beautiful (I keep using it, too) photos I've seen in a long time. Thank you, Robert Maxwell.

And everything in your last paragraph - me, too. I'm not usually like that, so it's a little unsettling, but in a good way. (As in, that's what they were trying to accomplish by making this movie, so it worked very well.) It just made me numb the first time I saw it. But I can't stop rewatching, and each time I do, different things get me.

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