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saddest most real scene of just total desperation and resignation....

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  1. getbent

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    When Jobie drowns in 'Sometimes a Great Notion'

    one of my favorite movies and yet, from the first scene, I start dreading that scene... too real.

    I'm 2 for 5 lifetime on CPR... man, that scene...
     
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    Yup
     
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    One of my favorite books. I can't count how many times I've read it. I've never seen the movie, though. I guess I'm afraid of ruining my reading experience, somehow.

    I'm going to look and see who's streaming it.
     
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    It's rare when a movie version measures up to a great book. This one does. Great lineup of actors, great filming, sticks to the story faithfully.
     
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    Kesey created his story about Leland Stamper Jr. during a graduate writing fellowship under the great Wallace Stegner at Leland Stanford Junior University*.

    That's a great book. I'm about due to read it again.


    * I used to be puzzled and confused by the "Junior" in that name. My sister went to Stanford, and it clearly was no Junior College.

    Leland Stanford was an early governor of California, and his namesake son died somehow tragically in his youth. So at the founding of the University, they named it in honor of the boy,
     
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    It has been a while since I looked into the movie. I know it has major talent and either won or was nominated for Academy Awards. My problem is that after I watch a movie like that, every time I read the book again, I hear the actor's voice in my head when I read the character they played in the movie. I'm weird. I know it.
     
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    I’m 2 for 3 on CPR. But one died before leaving the hospital. The other was a 4 year old the lifeguards pulled out of the pool and we got her pumping in the back of the ambulance on the way to the ER. She has to be 30 plus now.

    1 for 1 on the Heimlich. I’ll tell you, nothing makes a fellow feel better.
     
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    Great movie. I get the same reaction watching Saving Private Ryan. There are two really tough scenes. The first is when the medic gets hit and dies calling for his momma. The second is the knife fight scene. I love the movie but dread looking at those parts.
     
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    Agreed
     
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    Never heard of it but now my interest is piqued. Will check it out!
     
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    I agree. The casting was really great, the scenery spectacular. Ahh, Lee Remick, just ahh.

    I just realized that the conflict between Hud and Lonnie in Hud (based on Larry McMurtry’s 1961 novella Horseman, Pass By) and Hank and Leland in Sometimes a Great Notion (1964) are eerily similar. And Paul Newman played the bully in each. And McMurtry and Kesey seem to have overlapped in the Stanford Writer’s Program.
     
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    I’ve never done CPR on anyone but I’m 2 for 2 on the Heimlich Maneuver.
     
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    Every time I mention the book or the movie that scene comes to mind on the up side the desk and the chainsaw scene.
     
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    I just watched Sometimes a Great Notion the other day. Those logging scenes are pretty incredible. It would be tough to recreate those scenes today.
     
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    0 for 1 on CPR. I am 8 for 8 in pulling kids who were either in distress or drowning in pools when I lived the lifeguard life before I joined the army. Life was good when I was in my 20s.

    Some movies you watch once and never want to watch again because a scene just hits too close to home.
     
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    No spoiler alert?
     
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    Only read the book, and long ago.
    He started laughing under the tree underwater as the water rose and the tree balked at floating in time?
    Bro bringing him breaths?

    Not sure it was before or after reading the book, but I had a dream many years ago of walking on the beach and seeing something in the waves, dug a bit and it was my own child buried, hands over his head, me digging as fast as possible with the waves filling back the sand, too slow too late to save him.
     
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    She's a little too old to spoil now!
     
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    I checked. Looks like Netflix is the only option for streaming it. We only have Hulu and Amazon, so I'm safe for now.

    I'm going to pull the book out and read it again as soon as I finish The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, which should be this week.
     
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    No offense intended to OP by going off topic, but this post here just shredded my guts.

    Had this awful dream of my dad after he had his 3rd open heart surgery. I was standing in his bedroom looking at him sleeping. Felt so incredibly heartbroken and devastated. I could literally feel myself weeping. Just then his bedroom walls folded open at the head of his bed and there was a massive sandy slope leading down to the ocean. His bed started slowly sliding down towards the water, taking him beneath the waves in it. When I woke up I was almost hyperventilating. Was crushing. Damned vivid dreams.
     
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