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Discussion in 'Personal' started by lardylady, Jun 17, 2011.
Oh and I mustn't forget the gut wrenching end of West Side Story
That scene, yes, and the Railway Children one.
Any well executed film where Jane Eyre returns to Edward Rochester.
A film called "Grandpa" always gets me.
Drop Dead Fred- where Lizzie and Fred say goodbye.
The list is endless.
The death of Joy Adamson's pet Pati-Pati in 'Born Free' - the book - and when Elsa the lioness returns to show off her cubs. I blubbed.
Lassie films - any *sniff sniff*
In all honesty you'd be better off asking me what I DON'T cry at! My answer, Ghost and Notting Hill, apparently I am an oddity on both counts but they are the only two "weepies" or even non "weepies" I can think of that not only don't make me cry but leave me cold.
Normally it matters not a jot HOW many times I've seen something, the knot in the thraoat and all other familiar symptoms of saftness pounce on me with abandon.xx
Not shameful at all. Last sentences of both 'Of Mice and Men' and 'Mockingbird' used to render me sobfull.Even if I managed to get a student to read them. Oops, just noticed that thread was about visual media - get me!
Not many. I have mentioned before the scene in A Night To remember when the stiff-upper-lipped father who appears all the way through to have a cold, distant relationship with his son, who always seems aware of what a disappointment he is to his father, witnesses his boy, barely into adolescence, give up his seat on the lifeboat to a lady. Staring straight out to sea, he says to the boy "I've been proud of you all your life but never more so than tonight." Boy's lip quivers slightly. I am choking up just thinking of it.
And the end of Forrest Gump.
I can never read The Happy Prince without howling, and once had to leave an assembly because the HT was telling it to the school and I could feel myself wobbling! And as for The Nightingale and the rose...
Choking? You are a hard woman, lily...
Christmas Shoes, I know it's a corny film but I cry buckets at various points in it. I have the song on a Christmas CD and cry everytime I hear it.
few will know 'martin pippin inthe daisy field' - but there is a story in there 'elsie piddock skips in her sleep' and neither me nor my brother have ever managed to read it to our kids without crying
Love Actually has 3 blubbing moments for me.
1. When Emma Thompson's character goes in the bedroom after she discovers the present isn't a necklace and realises her husband is having and affair..I think its the Joni Mitchell track that sends me over the edge.
2. When the bloke ( who was in Teachers) walks away after declaring love to Keira Knightley and says "Enough now"
3. When Colin Firth bursts goes striding down the streets to propose.
Sliding Doors gets me everytime.
Me too. Everytime,any version.
Phwew - was not the only one who misread opening message. The book is always better than the film anyway. Discuss ...
Hearing " From a Distance " sung by Nanci Griffith whilst watching shots of the Planet Earth as seen from space.
Yes,that one too.
The Bridges of Madison County when Meryl Screech lets Clint Eastwood go even though she wants him so much. Daddy my daddy in the Railway children and the end of the Elephant Man when he says he wants to put his head down and you know once he does he will die.
Yes. That bit when she's in the truck at the traffic lights!
Another one for Emma Thompson in Love Actually here.
Also, Cool Runnings - when the Jamaican team carry their bobsled over the finish line.
ET - when he goes home
Shawshank - when Andy and Red meet on the beach at the end
And Truly Madly Deeply
Okay, it's Bette Midler but...