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by deppstergal
Fri May 02, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: 2008 Birthday Project for American Family Children's Hospital
Topic: Announcing the 2008 Johnny Depp Zone Birthday Project!
Replies: 76
Views: 34065

Another great cause to donate to in honor of Johnny's upcoming birthday! I have always been a big supporter of children's charities and I am delighted and at the same time humbled to make my donation to this very worthwhile cause. I am a UK Zoner and I was especially proud last year when the recipen...
by deppstergal
Sat Dec 08, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: 2007 Birthday Project for Great Ormond Street Hospital
Topic: WOW . . . Johnny Depp says "Thank you" to the Zone
Replies: 154
Views: 29465

Yes, I'm another who can't stop reading this wonderful letter. I am so genuinely moved by it, and by Johnny's kindness in writing to acknowledge our donation. I keep wondering if he has any idea of his ability to move so many of us to tears? And how true it is that giving is it's own reward, but it ...
by deppstergal
Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:34 pm
Forum: 2007 Birthday Project for Great Ormond Street Hospital
Topic: WOW . . . Johnny Depp says "Thank you" to the Zone
Replies: 154
Views: 29465

Wonderful gesture by a wonderful man! I am so touched that he found the time to send his personal thanks to The Zone, and to read his beautiful letter so soon after hearing about the Sweeney Todd dedication to GOSH, it shows how much this man cares, not only for his own precious children, but for al...
by deppstergal
Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:09 pm
Forum: 2007 Birthday Project for Great Ormond Street Hospital
Topic: Three cheers! 2007 Birthday Project raises $4,000!
Replies: 14
Views: 7233

Amazing total so far! Well Done Everyone! Your generosity has just inspired me to donate again. I really hope Johnny gets to know about this, I am sure he would be so proud of his fans! I know I am proud to be one.
by deppstergal
Sat Jun 02, 2007 8:27 am
Forum: 2007 Birthday Project for Great Ormond Street Hospital
Topic: Announcing the Zone's 2007 Birthday Project!
Replies: 83
Views: 40025

Happy to have made my donation to this great Birthday Project! I know this is a cause so very close to Johnny's heart and I'm sure he will feel very proud to have inspired this wonderful and worthwhile donation.

Happy Birthday Johnny!
by deppstergal
Sat Apr 28, 2007 3:10 pm
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Question #27 - Why Johnny?
Replies: 20
Views: 5008

I agree with all that has been said so far, especially with Nebraska's comment on Johnny being able to show so much with his eyes. I also think directors are aware that the important thing for Johnny is the work. He wants to bring the story to life and in that respect he has no personal vanity as so...
by deppstergal
Mon Apr 16, 2007 4:46 pm
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Question #15 - Guilt & Shame
Replies: 20
Views: 4694

While I don't think guilt and shame are the same thing, I do think they are often linked. My own personal experience was that as a child I was ashamed because my brother was mentally handicapped and because other children extended their cruelty beyond him and onto myself and my other siblings. I kne...
by deppstergal
Sat Apr 14, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Question #13 - Cultural Effects
Replies: 23
Views: 4742

A very interesting question, and some great ideas and interpretations so far. I have always felt that people and their actions/attitudes are the result of circumstance. That's how I see Momma and her weight problem, and it's how I see Gilbert and his reluctance to express his feelings. I guess it is...
by deppstergal
Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:07 pm
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Question #9 ~ Momma and Gilbert
Replies: 37
Views: 3945

Don't have much to add to this question as you've all voiced my thoughts on the relationship between Gilbert and Momma. Lots of really good points, but on the choice of shimmering over shining, I always took it to mean that although Gilbert does not say much or even display his emotions, his actions...
by deppstergal
Mon Apr 09, 2007 2:56 pm
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Question #8 ~ Becky
Replies: 31
Views: 8051

To be honest I liked the character of Becky more in the book, than the way she was portrayed in the film. Maybe it's because I read the book before I saw the movie, but somehow Becky in the book seemed exceptional enough to shake Gilbert out of his complacency. It just seemed more realistic that Gil...
by deppstergal
Sun Apr 08, 2007 3:26 pm
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Question #7 ~ More on the Party
Replies: 21
Views: 2377

I agree that Gilbert did feel sad that Momma was not there to join in the fun, but at the same time, I think he also felt a deep sense of disappointment. Arnie's 18th birthday was treated in the family like some kind of magic talisman. It was almost as if Arnie reaching 18 would break the circle of ...
by deppstergal
Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:47 pm
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Question #5 ~ Arnie
Replies: 16
Views: 2186

As someone who grew up with a mentally handicapped sibling, I can totally relate to the way Gilbert feels towards Arnie. I don't know how many times I got into fights as a kid, because I refused to stand by when other kids made fun of my brother. At the same time, after I had defended him, sometimes...
by deppstergal
Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:28 pm
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Question #4 ~ Larry and Janice
Replies: 31
Views: 3831

nebraska,

Your comments echo my sentiments exactly. Looks like we've read the same book here!
by deppstergal
Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:03 pm
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Question #4 ~ Larry and Janice
Replies: 31
Views: 3831

Like many of the others who have commented on the absence of Larry and Janice in the film, I feel they were left out because they did not have enough time to introduce 2 additional siblings and do them justice. If the film had been able to recreate the book in it's entirety then Larry and Janice wou...
by deppstergal
Tue Apr 03, 2007 5:17 pm
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Question #2 - Living
Replies: 42
Views: 5316

I always feel that Gilbert is hiding his feelings and by being so passive, he allows the rest of his family to channel their negative feelings through him. He struggles to meet their expectations of him, to be the provider, to be the responsible one, to act as a scapegoat. Gilbert is sarcastic, cyni...

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