Proceed to jumping out the window from 30: Furious at myself for not being able to control my head and thinking. My contention is that, the wrong thing said, can unknowingly push a depressed friend over the edge.
Inept at everything I’m trying to do and worse, for disappointing you. Not to be fatalistic, but 60% of suicides in the world associated depression – go ask the World Health Organization if you don’t believe me. If we all had a choice, I don’t think any of us would want to linger in a state of depression. Just sit with us, let us cry, kick your shoes or whatever. Leave the lecturing to a medical expert such as a psychologist who can do it skillfully.
His short story "The Luck of Roaring Camp," for example, tells of a mining community's efforts to care for a foundling.
Years later, John Ford and John Wayne would film a variation on the tale entitled 3 Godfathers (1948).
But 93 years prior to Brokeback Mountain (2005), a gay cowboy named Algernon Allmore was already pioneering that cultural frontier in Alice Guy-Blache's comedy short Algie, the Miner (1912).
Algernon (Billy Quirk) is an effete city boy who is required to go West and develop some virility before he can have the hand of his girlfriend in marriage. This was 1912 and, even in the most forward-thinking film, some sexual orientations dared not speak their names.
Cast: Sami Bouajila, Patachou, Ariane Ascaride, Pierre-Loup Rajot, Charly Sergue, Maurice Benichou.
This French comedy-drama features Felix, an unemployed, gay Frenchman of Arab descent, who has a series of adventures during a trek through the French countryside.
And if you liked this blurb please share with your friends and help my blog grow.Louis moves on to a relationship with Joe Pitt, a Mormon lawyer whose closeted homosexuality drives his wife to delusions and brings his mother to New York. Music: Fireworks / Respighi ; Puce moment / Jonathan Halper ; Rabbit's moon (La lune des lapins) / the Flamingos ...[et al] ; Eaux d'artifice / Vivaldi ; Inauguration of the pleasure dome / Janacek.Fireworks: Kenneth Anger, Bill Selzer, Gordon Grey ; Puce moment: Yvonne Marquis ; Rabbit's moon (La lune des lapins): Andre Souberyan, Claude Revenant, Nadine Valence ; Eaux d'artifice: Carmillo Salvatorelli ; Inauguration of the pleasure dome: Samson De Brier, Cameron, Kathryn Kadell, Renata Loome, Anais Nin, Kenneth Anger, Peter Loome, Paul Mathison, Curtis Harrington, Joan Whitney.When Algie tearfully nurses Jim through a terrible case of the d.t.'s, we detect some depth in their camaraderie.After Algie valiantly saves Jim from armed bandits, the burly prospector forms a curious attachment to the transplanted Easterner.When he first arrives out West, he packs a dainty silver pistol, but as he becomes acclimated to the rugged terrain, he begins packing a more butch six-shooter.While Algie acquires the manliness required by his future father-in-law, a secondary character emerges as an unexpectedly compelling figure: Algie's bunkmate Big Jim.And when Algie announces his departure from the West, to return to his bride, Big Jim assumes a posture of childlike sadness.It appears that Jim, not Algie, is the more romantically inclined.Even more astounding, she wove into this cartoonish story strands of heartfelt emotional yearning that continue to resonate almost a century later." [Bret Wood, TCM] Barrios, Richard."Silent Existences." In: Screened out : playing gay in Hollywood from Edison to Stonewall / Richard Barrios. pp: 17-18 (Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt; PFA PN1995.9. Cast: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers. Cast: Paul Reynolds, Phillip Williamson, Dave Baby, Timothy Burke, Simon Costin ... Fourteen of Shakespeare's sonnets are taken as a basis for a rapturous celebration of homoerotic love in both its spiritual and sensual dimensions. Cast: Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright, Justine Kirk, Ben Shenkman, Patrick Wilson, Brian Markinson, James Cromwell.