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by inspired
Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:42 pm
Forum: Dillinger: The Untold Story
Topic: Dillinger Question #10 ~ A Scapegoat?
Replies: 21
Views: 3500

Re: Dillinger Question #10 ~ A Scapegoat?

Hope it's okay to add my two cents here. When I think of the term 'scapegoat' I think of an innocent on whom blame is wrongly placed. While Dillinger may not have been guilty of all the crimes attributed to him, he certainly participated in a sufficient number of crimes for which the law wanted him ...
by inspired
Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:25 pm
Forum: 2008 Birthday Project for American Family Children's Hospital
Topic: 2008 Birthday Project grand total--hold on to your hats!
Replies: 61
Views: 27302

:cool: :cool: Wow, that´s great! I really hope the money will be able to help a lof of children! :hope: I´m sure Johnny would be proud and would be very happy about this birthday gift.. I´m sure it would mean a lot to him, more than every present you can buy at a gift shop. I think that´s so great ...
by inspired
Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:46 pm
Forum: 2007 Birthday Project for Great Ormond Street Hospital
Topic: WOW . . . Johnny Depp says "Thank you" to the Zone
Replies: 154
Views: 29498

Thank you so much Natalie for sharing this very special letter with all of us. They say the gift is in the giving, but in this case I'd say we've have been doubly gifted. His words bring tears to my eyes. I am indeed honored to be a part of this special place.
by inspired
Sat Apr 28, 2007 7:26 pm
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Question #27 - Why Johnny?
Replies: 20
Views: 5020

Well said ladies, I gues the 'eyes' have it. WEGG was one of the first movies I watched after discovering Johnny in the first POTC movie. I found his acting incredibly poignant. What some actors struggle to communicate in words he so eloquently conveys with his eyes. All I know is that watching this...
by inspired
Fri Apr 27, 2007 6:19 pm
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Question #26 - Realism
Replies: 23
Views: 4926

I would have to agree with you ladies and say that the story and characters, for the most part, appeared realistic in the sense that you could probably find people with many of the same traits and living in somewhat similar circumstances today. However, I wish Peter Hedges had spent a little more ti...
by inspired
Thu Apr 26, 2007 1:45 am
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Question #24 - Good-byes are Important
Replies: 17
Views: 5667

Good byes are important because they give closure to certain situations. They mark not only the end of one thing but the beginning of something new. I think Gilbert is a very sensitive, sentimental person who doesn't deal with change well and that is why he didn't welcomed the school's destruction ...
by inspired
Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:28 am
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Question #24 - Good-byes are Important
Replies: 17
Views: 5667

Good byes are important because they give closure to certain situations. They mark not only the end of one thing but the beginning of something new. I think Gilbert is a very sensitive, sentimental person who doesn't deal with change well and that is why he didn't welcomed the school's destruction b...
by inspired
Tue Apr 24, 2007 8:54 pm
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Question #23 ~ After the Party
Replies: 35
Views: 7040

I'm having a bit of difficulty with this one so it was good to read everyone's responses. I'm not sure why Momma felt she had to live to only see Arnie to his 18th birthday. After all, it's not as if Arnie is now a full fledged adult, capable of living on his own. Arnie will always be a child, no ma...
by inspired
Fri Apr 20, 2007 2:55 pm
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Question #19 ~ Lance Dodge
Replies: 22
Views: 4993

Good answers so far, Noodlemantras! Lance does seem to represent success to Endora but I always wondered why Gilbert was the only one that seemed to see through the whole charade. Maybe the others didn't want to? Glad you could make it, inspired! Thanks DITHOT! I'm glad to be here. :cool: I've been...
by inspired
Fri Apr 20, 2007 10:05 am
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Question #19 ~ Lance Dodge
Replies: 22
Views: 4993

Lance Dodge seems to represent success to the small town of Endora and gives them a sense of validation and meaning. After all, if they can produce a celebrity of this magnitude how bad can Endora be? I think he also shows, as Gilbert is keenly aware, that this sort of success is shallow and fleetin...
by inspired
Thu Apr 19, 2007 9:47 am
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Question #18 - Acting Out
Replies: 21
Views: 4993

As GG said, Gilbert seems to have a lot of suppressed anger and every once in a while he just goes off, like a pressure valve opening up. It appears, to me, that Gilbert uses actions instead of words to express his emotions, and while his actions can sometimes relieve some of the anger and frustrati...
by inspired
Mon Mar 19, 2007 4:18 pm
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Tidbit #9 ~ The Caldwell County Courthouse
Replies: 17
Views: 2428

Thank you for all the background information DITHOT, it's made for some very fascinating reading. :cool:
by inspired
Mon Mar 19, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Tidbit #7 - Where's Gilbert?
Replies: 53
Views: 7863

Thank you ladies for the very informative and fun tour of May-ner! Nice to know that we have such dedicated researchers here who will stop at nothing in providing us with a detailed glimpse at Gilbert's hometown and at Gilbert himself. Keep up the good work ladies!
by inspired
Mon Mar 19, 2007 3:48 pm
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Tidbit #5 - A Review
Replies: 25
Views: 2702

WEGG is one of my favorite Johnny movies so when I saw that you would be discussing the book I couldn't wait to start reading. Johnny's performance in this movie totally blew me away. His preformance was so precise, so powerful, it neither lacked nor was over the top. I wept a flood of tears at the ...
by inspired
Fri Dec 01, 2006 3:33 pm
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG book pulled from school
Replies: 72
Views: 9654

The more centralised the system, the smaller the value put on the professional judgement of the individual teacher. I think that what happened with the withdrawal of this book is indicative of the state's lack of faith in its teaching profession, something that to me is also happening here. Inciden...

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