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Tee
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PostSubject: Dear Frankie   Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:16 am

Hi there....

Just watched Dear Frankie -- had been a while since I had

seen it --and (this is my Favorite of all his films --

always has been ) but for 1st time I watched my dvd with

the closed captioning/for hard of hearing -- on --- duh ???

and I was really struck even more on how beautiful this

film is --- sorry to gush ... oh what the hell...

It just hit me -- what would this film be like if I were deaf --

-- like Frankie -- (this film is sooo cool and dear on so many

levels -- least I think it is --- I just wondered how people in

the deaf community would feel about it ??) --

sorry to babble -- but for me this film and everyone in it

especially Gerry - is like a beautiful,ride for your senses --

especially for the eyes & ears -- with all the beautiful

scenery of Scotland, the lovely soundtrack, the quiet but

sensitive story, all the lovely accents -- particularly Gerry's,

and all the facial expressions and emotions -- that as

Gerry said -- "Suck You In ." So it hit me - what would it

be like to watch this if I was deaf - or to listen to it if I was blind ...

y'all know what it's like to listen to him talk -- everyone -- for

that matter in the film -- beautiful accents -- but

then to not be able to see all those facial expressions, interactions

of his and Lizzy, Frankie, etc....

alright ---sorry to be so heavy on the gush & drama --

but on the other hand -- it feels kinda cool - for me - to

still get that evoked by this film even though I've had it
for 2 years - but that is what art is all about isn't it ???


I wish DF could be re-released on big screen again --
it's like this lovely little well-kept secret...

(which I never saw at theatres - to begin with -- only on dvd)

anybody else -- feel this way ??
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PostSubject: Re: Dear Frankie   Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:09 am

Yes, it's a wonderful movie! Smile One of the best...if not his best yet.
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PostSubject: Re: Dear Frankie   Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:53 am

I, too, think it's a beautiful move, Tee. I got hooked on Phantom, but, got "sucked in", like you said, by Dear Frankie. There is something very special about this film. There's nothing pretentious about it. It's a wonderful story, told by some very talented actors.

You know, I think I'll watch Dear Frankie tonight!

Thanks for starting this thread, Tee.

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PostSubject: Re: Dear Frankie   Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:24 pm

Hi there PJ ! -- your name looks familar from another site ??

But I don't think we have offically met -- So -- It's great to

meet you!

I too -- found & fell for Gerry in POTO -- and I still love him

in that role --- but -- I was a complete gonner -- after

seeing Dear Frankie!! -- It really is a beautiful movie --

it moves in slowly, very quite/subtle and beautifully understated

and then wham... your hooked...

I would love to see Gerry and Emily work together in

the future --- they're both soo talented & have great

chemistry together...
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PostSubject: Re: Dear Frankie   Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:02 pm

Tee wrote:
I would love to see Gerry and Emily work together in

the future --- they're both soo talented & have great

chemistry together...


Thanks, I'd like to see us "work" together too!...........Oh wait, you meant Emily Mortimer.......
well, crap! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Dear Frankie   Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:54 pm

LOL, Em!

I love this film, too.

I would love to know what was behind that haunted, sad look in the Stranger's eyes.....
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PostSubject: Re: Dear Frankie   Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:59 pm

I hope it wasn't gas. No
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PostSubject: Re: Dear Frankie   Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:02 pm

DonnaKat wrote:
I hope it wasn't gas. No

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PostSubject: Re: Dear Frankie   Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:53 pm

Also nice to meet you, too, Tee. I belong to Gals, but don't post very much there. I mainly go there to get the latest on GB. I also belong to gbdotnet, but don't post there, very much either. I used to, when I first joined dotnet in December , 2007. I'm crazy about this site, though. What a nice group, here! And even at my age, it's quite an education!

Cheers,
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PostSubject: Re: Dear Frankie   Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:01 pm

Hee hee -- Lady Emily "Mortimer" Nola....

Ooo Leo --- me too !! on the sad/haunted look in the Stranger's

eyes --- (man I would love to know/hear Gerry's thougths

in more detail about --- how that role --related/paralled with

his own expericenes -- with his Dad & himself -- I remember

reading/hearing an interview from a while back on --

him discussing how well -- he knew how Frankie must have

felt - (and how G did feel -- upon finally re-meeting/syncing

with his own Father etc...)and it does make one crave

to know what hurts/scars the Stranger had been through

from his past -- that he was guarding himself from &

yet he realized/ask & found out that Lizzie -- was running/
hiding and protecting herself -- from hurt/scaring herself

and was having trouble trusting too


-- reminds me of the line -- where Stranger says ---

"ive go basssniss their (at the que) --

trrrust me..... ya have to trrust someone --sometieeem "

damn -- he curls my toes when he rollllll those rrrr's

sooo sexy...

and another line -- that really melts my butter... hee hee

is right after he hands Frankie - the book on sea life....

(and Frankie is so ecstatic) -- and asks his Mum -- "how did

he know ??" ---

ooooo -- I just love -- how the Stranger -- gives out this

sexy but light little growl --- "I rrrread it -- in your letterrrrs"

that really rattles my cage --- just like in the Phantom

when Erik says to Emmy in the Lair --
"Come We must rrreturn" ---

ooo snap !!! -- Come.... is right ---- LOL !!!

have mercy -- "yes Erik -- your wish is my desire" ---

says -- Tee (under her breath) --- hee hee


now --- changing tangents -- here

DK -- ya got a point -- sometimes -- those hauntingly sad looks

can really be repressed gas -- in deguise -- LOL --

It could happen !!!@#$ --
lol!


Hey PJ -- same here -- I am a member (in lurk mode now)

of GALS & also the .net one -- but really just for the scoops

on G --

and DK -- You really make folks feel at home here &

free & comfy to express -- things the way we really

want to -- and even though it may not be huge sight --

so far -- there is a great group of people here already and

the fact that we're smaller -- has a real homey, and

more intimate feel -- like ladies night out sorta...

It's nice meeting everyone -- warm friendly people from

former sights & Shout Outs -- to the people -- I haven't

met before too !! flower
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PostSubject: Re: Dear Frankie   Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:09 pm

Tee wrote:


damn -- he curls my toes when he rollllll those rrrr's

sooo sexy...

sexy but light little growl --- "I rrrread it -- in your letterrrrs"

that really rattles my cage --- just like in the Phantom

when Erik says to Emmy in the Lair --
"Come We must rrreturn" ---

ooo snap !!! -- Come.... is right ---- LOL !!!

have mercy -- "yes Erik -- your wish is my desire" ---








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PostSubject: Dear Frankie   Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:05 pm

This is in my top three of gb movies. So touching and real, the interaction between Frankie and the Stranger. And his reaction to the cause of Frankies deafness. That's a true kick in his gut, you can't act his hurt and deep sadness, that's real emotion. That's what makes him the sexiest chameleon alive.
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PostSubject: Re: Dear Frankie   Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:19 pm

beguild wrote:
This is in my top three of gb movies. So touching and real, the interaction between Frankie and the Stranger. And his reaction to the cause of Frankies deafness. That's a true kick in his gut, you can't act his hurt and deep sadness, that's real emotion. That's what makes him the sexiest chameleon alive.


Hey -- Beguild ! Very Happy -- How are you ??

Very well said -- is like a kick in the gut -- watching -- the

emotions across G's face !!-- I get the feeling -- Gerry

was no "Stranger" to the feelings that Frankie was going through..

and I couldn't agree with ya more ---

A Man that can & isn't afraid to show his emotions -- is

sooo sexy & appealing !!

and he is quite -- the chameleon -- to the way he morphs --

his looks/roles ...

Nice to me ya !

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PostSubject: Re: Dear Frankie   Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:40 am

watched it today for the first time and it was great love it !
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PostSubject: Re: Dear Frankie   Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:21 pm

it is beautiful
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PostSubject: Re: Dear Frankie   Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:13 am

It's still in my top three favorites...Phantom, Dear Frankie, and The Jury. I love you
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PostSubject: Re: Dear Frankie   Wed May 12, 2010 1:35 pm

Okay, I have a confession to make. My ex and I got this movie a while back and I fell asleep before GB came on the scene. It took me a while to get back to it because I just added a ton of movie channels to my dish and I was catching up on some great flicks I had missed.

Okay, I have finally watched it all the way through without distractions. It is a great film. What happened to that Gerard Butler?
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PostSubject: Re: Dear Frankie   Wed May 12, 2010 2:25 pm

what do you mean what happend to that GB? lol
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PostSubject: Re: Dear Frankie   Wed May 12, 2010 6:41 pm

He was acting. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Dear Frankie   Wed May 12, 2010 6:44 pm

ah.....i remember those days. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Dear Frankie   Wed May 12, 2010 6:47 pm

No you dihun!
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PostSubject: Re: Dear Frankie   Wed May 12, 2010 6:54 pm

lol! afro
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PostSubject: Re: Dear Frankie   Wed May 12, 2010 8:05 pm

He didn't know what a biyach fame could be.

He sold his soul...I dunno.
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PostSubject: Re: Dear Frankie   Wed May 12, 2010 8:07 pm

i'm hoping it's all just a phase..........
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PostSubject: Re: Dear Frankie   Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:08 pm

I found what you had to say about Dear Frankie very interesting. Seeing as how the whole story revolves around a deaf boy, the points you made about how the film could be perceive by the deaf community made me think. This film, while being one of my favourite films, is such a gem. I only discovered it while channel surfing one night. I had only just heard of Gerry after seeing him in Phantom. I had no idea of who he was. Dear Frankie is such a gentle story and whenever it's on (satellite TV here in the UK tends to show it quite often), I try and make time to watch it if I can; although I have it and most of his other films on DVD. Although his character, The Stranger, doesn't say that much in the film, you are very much aware of his prescence in the film. In fact, the whole cast are brilliant - Lizzie's mother really makes me laugh.
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