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(YouTube) Video Happy birthday to Japanese/British author Kazuo Ishiguro, whose book gave rise to the movie within which is the most depressing scene in the history of movies, so let's all go out and have just a superwonderful Thursday   (youtube.com) divider line 34
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2012-11-08 11:58:08 AM  
Meh.
 
2012-11-08 12:09:01 PM  
You really need the lead up to it... But yeah, that is depressing. Here's a pick-me-up to lighten the mood:

Link
 
2012-11-08 12:20:49 PM  
This scene should be required viewing for any self-described "nice guy" who lets himself be crippled by worries about about romantic rejection.

Stevens the butler is who will be you when you are 50, only chances are you won't even get to borrow your boss' sweet-ass ride to see her one last time. You dipshiat.

Now go out there and get yourself shot down a few times. It's good for you.
 
2012-11-08 01:16:01 PM  
I've never seen the movie or read the book, so I was hoping for a lot more KABOOM from that.
 
2012-11-08 01:18:04 PM  
Yeah, a depressing "scene" is a scene that is depressing, not one that is almost meaningless without context.
 
2012-11-08 01:29:52 PM  
 
2012-11-08 01:33:29 PM  
Whatever.Link
 
2012-11-08 01:45:04 PM  
Kazuo Ishiguro? Make it a double feature With this pick-me-up
 
2012-11-08 02:22:36 PM  
Well, not having a vagina as part of my anatomy, I don't find this particularly depressing, beyond wasting the time to watch a clip with no context.

I'm sure it's a well acted movie, and a very dramatic story. Bully for the movie, but it's not my cup of tea, by George.
 
2012-11-08 02:35:25 PM  

Captain Steroid: Meh.


Gulper Eel: This scene should be required viewing for any self-described "nice guy" who lets himself be crippled by worries about about romantic rejection.

Stevens the butler is who will be you when you are 50, only chances are you won't even get to borrow your boss' sweet-ass ride to see her one last time. You dipshiat.

Now go out there and get yourself shot down a few times. It's good for you.


chemrebel: I've never seen the movie or read the book, so I was hoping for a lot more KABOOM from that.


Zombalupagus: Yeah, a depressing "scene" is a scene that is depressing, not one that is almost meaningless without context.


LesserEvil: Well, not having a vagina as part of my anatomy, I don't find this particularly depressing, beyond wasting the time to watch a clip with no context.

I'm sure it's a well acted movie, and a very dramatic story. Bully for the movie, but it's not my cup of tea, by George.


These.
 
2012-11-08 02:37:30 PM  

kwirlkarphys: I don't think so...


Did you know it was originally released as a double-bill with My Neighbor Totoro?
 
2012-11-08 03:15:09 PM  

Captain Steroid: kwirlkarphys: I don't think so...

Did you know it was originally released as a double-bill with My Neighbor Totoro?


Watch Totoro after it (as it was released). The entire scene where they find the sandal floating in the pond just breaks your heart because you're expecting Mei to be dead.
 
2012-11-08 03:42:37 PM  
I don't get it.
 
2012-11-08 03:49:53 PM  
An old dude saying goodbye to someone. Why is this sad?

Subby is a complete fool, I think.
 
2012-11-08 04:12:46 PM  
Got nothing on Jurassic Bark.
 
2012-11-08 04:51:51 PM  
most depressing scene

Yeah No

Try Love Story or almost any scene from Steel Magnolias
 
2012-11-08 05:20:41 PM  
What - Anthony Hopkins doesn't get to put his meat pole in that? I'm so sad.
 
2012-11-08 05:26:40 PM  

pxsteel: most depressing scene

Yeah No


My vote is split between the last few minutes of Threads Link

or

The Day After Link

I'm gonna go hug my dogs now.
 
2012-11-08 06:08:51 PM  
Depressing? Sure, if after that Nicolas Cage made a cameo
 
2012-11-08 06:52:13 PM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: I don't get it.


(semi spoiler alert) (yes, I know the movie's 20 years old but still)

As Stinkyy alluded to, it's the moment when it finally dawns on Stevens (Hopkins) that he could've spent the last 20 years tapping Emma Thompson but since she was a co-worker at the time it would have been most unbecoming of a proper head butler to do so, and so he chose his duties to the lord of the manor (who, without revealing too much, was himself an idiot who also wasted the previous 20 years but on other things).

The thousand-yard-stare at the end of the scene is his I-am-SUCH-a-dumbshiat moment.

Eighteen years ago I made the mistake of renting it, not knowing the story, just the movie's reputation, on the same night that I found out a woman I had been thoroughly bonkers about (but never said as much to her) had left town never to return.

So if I ever meet Mr. Ishiguro or Sir Anthony I'm going to have to thank them for helping me not make that mistake ever again.
 
2012-11-08 06:54:09 PM  

Gulper Eel: This scene should be required viewing for any self-described "nice guy" who lets himself be crippled by worries about about romantic rejection.

Stevens the butler is who will be you when you are 50, only chances are you won't even get to borrow your boss' sweet-ass ride to see her one last time. You dipshiat.

Now go out there and get yourself shot down a few times. It's good for you.


Well, fark. You pretty much just called me out right there. Apparently I've got 20 years to not become that guy.

/probably won't end up doing anything to change, however.
 
2012-11-08 07:50:30 PM  

Gulper Eel: This scene should be required viewing for any self-described "nice guy" who lets himself be crippled by worries about about romantic rejection.

Stevens the butler is who will be you when you are 50, only chances are you won't even get to borrow your boss' sweet-ass ride to see her one last time. You dipshiat.

Now go out there and get yourself shot down a few times. It's good for you.


i've found most guys, when you get to know them, are POS that are lacking in morals and values when it comes to regards of the opposite sex. too many don't care how they get some as long as they do. they are not in charge of their sexuality, they are stupid little boys with erections.

the one fellow i know who considers himself to be a "nice guy" is actually one of the worst persons i've met in my life. creepy as all hell, fake as can be, his priority in life is to his bad habits and his own happiness. all too often he pretty much shoots himself in the foot because he's the type that will spend the rent money on drugs and booze and screw himself in the long run but he never learns. in younger days he made fun of challenged and disabled people, considering them below him. after barely surviving a near fatal automobile accident which took a major toll on his health he had a change of heart. he'll tell you how kind he is to people that are (impaired/challenged/disabled) but in reality he seeks out these types to take advantage of them as best he can. yes, a real piece of shiat. he's one of those type that (as happened to me) make you regret you ever tried to show kindness to a neighbor.

Gulper Eel is correct, of course. You have to risk rejection to gain acceptance. We are all merely salesman on the showroom of life, my friends. Every "no" brings you closer to a "yes". Get your arse out there and take chances. Dance, drink, have fun and chat up the ones you want to be near. Don't surround yourself with sad sacks that are afraid to live life and have to always hide in a bottle of alcohol or street drugs. I wish I knew then what I know now. Hey - I could tell you a joke, but you'd only laugh at me.
 
2012-11-08 08:00:07 PM  

FedExPope: Well, fark. You pretty much just called me out right there.


I learned the hard way. Getting shot down is an unpleasant but essential experience. You get information. Not the information you wanted, but when you eventually see the girl who rejected you around town with some gotta-be-at-the-gym-in-26 muttonhead you then know you dodged a bullet because clearly there's something hugely wrong with her judgment. If you did not have the information her rejection provided, you might well be tearing your guts out in regret and miss the next opportunity because you were too busy wallowing.

Hell, you only have to get it right once. Once at a time, anyway.
 
2012-11-08 08:12:39 PM  
Sorry, but the most depressing scene that stands out in my mind, was in Schindler's List where the Jewish kids were hiding in shiat in the outhouses trying not to get caught and killed.

/can't stand to see kids suffer
 
2012-11-08 08:26:29 PM  

Gulper Eel: Vegan Meat Popsicle: I don't get it.

(semi spoiler alert) (yes, I know the movie's 20 years old but still)

As Stinkyy alluded to, it's the moment when it finally dawns on Stevens (Hopkins) that he could've spent the last 20 years tapping Emma Thompson but since she was a co-worker at the time it would have been most unbecoming of a proper head butler to do so, and so he chose his duties to the lord of the manor (who, without revealing too much, was himself an idiot who also wasted the previous 20 years but on other things).

The thousand-yard-stare at the end of the scene is his I-am-SUCH-a-dumbshiat moment.

Eighteen years ago I made the mistake of renting it, not knowing the story, just the movie's reputation, on the same night that I found out a woman I had been thoroughly bonkers about (but never said as much to her) had left town never to return.

So if I ever meet Mr. Ishiguro or Sir Anthony I'm going to have to thank them for helping me not make that mistake ever again.


Oh.

I must not have the gay gene or something.

Anyway, lame kidding aside, I don't "get" things like this. I guess I'm supposed to commiserate with him, but all I can think is "haha dumbass, that's what you get for being a dumbass".
 
2012-11-08 08:34:35 PM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: I don't "get" things like this. I guess I'm supposed to commiserate with him, but all I can think is "haha dumbass, that's what you get for being a dumbass".


Some people grow up watching horror movies and yelling "NO, DON'T LOOK IN THE CLOSET" at the screen.

A few watch Merchant-Ivory films and yell "PHWOAR, YOU'D BETTER HAVE SOME OF THAT, MATE" at the screen.

Depends on whether you're in a Jamie Lee Curtis or Emma Thompson kind of mood that night.
 
2012-11-08 11:16:54 PM  
Actually, the scene in his study where he's enraptured with her but ultimately sends her away is worse.
 
2012-11-08 11:25:46 PM  
No. Go watch Jess + Moss. Pay very close attention at the end as to why exactly Moss is using a mnemonic device to remember one of Jess' stories after he shatters his jar collection. That is a truly depressing scene, when you finally put 2 and 2 together. And not a single review on the internet actually spells out the spoiler, which is point of the whole plot.
 
2012-11-08 11:44:30 PM  
She didn't even flash him her tits.
 
2012-11-09 11:31:23 AM  

Gulper Eel: Vegan Meat Popsicle: I don't get it.

(semi spoiler alert) (yes, I know the movie's 20 years old but still)

As Stinkyy alluded to, it's the moment when it finally dawns on Stevens (Hopkins) that he could've spent the last 20 years tapping Emma Thompson but since she was a co-worker at the time it would have been most unbecoming of a proper head butler to do so, and so he chose his duties to the lord of the manor (who, without revealing too much, was himself an idiot who also wasted the previous 20 years but on other things).

The thousand-yard-stare at the end of the scene is his I-am-SUCH-a-dumbshiat moment.

Eighteen years ago I made the mistake of renting it, not knowing the story, just the movie's reputation, on the same night that I found out a woman I had been thoroughly bonkers about (but never said as much to her) had left town never to return.

So if I ever meet Mr. Ishiguro or Sir Anthony I'm going to have to thank them for helping me not make that mistake ever again.


Ah, gracias for that context!

What a Hemingway hero. Frustration fap better than getting let down by the real thing, maybe. It is the human dilemma that when you finally boink that great slam piece, well, like this poster says:

images.nsfwposters.com
 
2012-11-09 12:42:01 PM  

kwirlkarphys: I don't think so...


Came for this, leaving satisfied depressed.
 
2012-11-09 01:03:20 PM  

Zombalupagus: Yeah, a depressing "scene" is a scene that is depressing, not one that is almost meaningless without context.


This.
 
2012-11-09 05:02:26 PM  

wiredroach: Actually, the scene in his study where he's enraptured with her but ultimately sends her away is worse.


Yeah, but that far back in the movie you're thinking okay, big choke there, but maybe he gets some later.

If you haven't read the book beforehand you think that, anyway.

The whole damn movie is people making astoundingly crappy choices that all seemed like perfectly reasonable ideas at the time.
 
2012-11-10 10:43:38 PM  

Zombalupagus: Yeah, a depressing "scene" is a scene that is depressing, not one that is almost meaningless without context.


So yeah, I watched it wondering what the big deal was. That scene alone gave me nothing - I was more depressed at the end of 'Marley & Me.'
 
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