Raven, you wouldn't have like him much if you'd met him then, according to himself and other people- he claims he was downright mean...
Leo said he walked on eggshells around him.
Who knows? I might have liked him still ;D Love works wonders on such guys, ime. He was, as I understand it, miserable and abusing himself horribly as a result. Not surprised he was acting the ass to those around him. Yes, I've heard all the horror stories about his state then, but still... I've lived for over 20 yrs with a tempermental/moody/sometimes downright mean man (who I love dearly and is the best guy in the world at least half the time, more's the pity...From Moonstruck; "Do you love him, Loretta?" "No..." "Good, 'cause when you love 'em they drive you crazy 'cause they know they can." ) As time has told, Johnny just needed someone to love/"tame' him. I could have done that, yup. ;D
So in conclusion, yeah, STILL wish I'd met him then (at least in a fantasy world where I was not already attached to my DH, of course I like to joke I would have thrown him over for Johnny, but, NO, not in the real world, not even remotely
Ya know, I've really gotta read this book. Being the sole breadwinner makes the "We're not going anywhere" singsong even more poignant for Gilbert. It's not really emphasized in the movie, but it doesn't mention the older sister's work, I think it said she used to manage a cafeteria in another town and the younger sister looks like she has a pt job in the ice cream store. So he would have been the main earner.
I'm reading the book now. His sister Amy works in the school cafeteria during term time. Not mentioned in the movie are an older sister and brother who both send money home.
I have to say I am glad I didn't read the book before I saw the film because there is so much left out.
Post by queencrybaby on Jan 13, 2007 18:08:00 GMT -5
this film i love it! i no that at the time of filming it johnny was upset caused by the fact the film is all about family but you cant tell in the film, he puts on an amazing performance and so did leo! i really felt sorry for his mother! its defiantly one of my fav johnny movies!
I have a question for all you WEGG DVD owners out there (I still just have the VHS from the good ole days). What special features are on it? As tech-savvy as I consider myself, my weakness is internet research, and I can't figure out in all my checkings of IMDb or Amazon what the heck is on the DVD (if anything).
I really want to get the DVD, gotta know if it's worth it. Please share! I see the "Special Collector's Edition" but don't know what's different about it?
Post by jackspirateprincess on Jun 30, 2008 21:00:24 GMT -5
^Heather, the DVD extras are interviews with the cast and director. Johnny's were filmed in his trailer during the time when he was filming POTC. Those DVD extras are definitely worth getting the DVD for.
Post by jackspirateprincess on Jun 30, 2008 22:36:25 GMT -5
The extras are a lot longer than 10 min., even though it's been a little while since I last watched them. There are three parts to the interview extras. Like I said, they are definitely worth getting the DVD for. I know that you will enjoy seeing them. Johnny says a lot of interesting things about the movie, filming and his co-stars.