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Friday, July 17, 2009

CAN'T HELP BUT BE PULLED TOWARD HEATH LEDGER'S WORK

I haven't seen all of Heath Ledgers films but of those I have seen my favorite is The Four Feathers... and Brokeback Mountain and A Knights Tale are my next favorites. I love the special features on the dvds, especially those on A Knights Tale. I have many more to see.

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Harry's Journey from The Four Feathers
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Heath Ledger as Harry Faversham in "The Four Feathers" is remarkable, and this video is a tribute to the soul-searching, fear-facing, courageous journey Harry took into the Sudan to find himself and his inner-strength.

His "return to himself" is a line in Return To Innocence - a song by Enigma, which is used with this video .
Uploaded by MrsLauraLedger


I have been recommending The Four Feathers to friends, strangers and my doctor. I loaned my copy out today to someone who has been having a hard time finding it to rent. In my state you can get dvds from any library in the state for free. Once I passionately love a movie I buy it at amazon.com Even if I can record them from TV, I want the dvds because of the special features. Love the special features.

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The Four Feathers - One of many Special Features - Part 1
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The special features of The Four Feathers are awesome. Shekhar Kapur has done a tremendous job directing this movie. A lot of wisdom is contained in this film and these clips give a pretty good indication of the sheer depth of it.
Uploaded by springrose147

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The Four Feathers - One of many Special Features - Part 2
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A lot of wisdom is contained in 'The Four Feathers... Shekhar Kapur beautifully explains some of the deeper meanings...
Uploaded by springrose147

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The Four Feathers - One of many Special Features - Part 3
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The special features of The Four Feathers are awesome. Shekhar Kapur has done a tremendous job directing this movie. A lot of wisdom is contained in this film and these clips give a pretty good indication of the sheer depth of it.
Uploaded by springrose147

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The Four Feathers - One of many Special Features - Part 4
Uploaded by springrose147

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Music video montage with pics from The Four Feathers movie and song Mea Culpa by Enigma
Uploaded by martinmoviecompany

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Heath Ledger Parts of 60 Minutes (Australia) 2001 interview
Tara Brown interviews Heath Ledger.
Uploaded by springrose147

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Charlie Rose with Heath Ledger
in In Memoriam
on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 7 minutes. I posted the hour long interview on Charlie Rose with Ang Lee and Heath Ledger regarding the film Brokeback Mountain on my previous post. This post's video takes portions of the hour long interview as a memoriam to Heath.

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When Day is Done by British singer-songwriter Nick Drake. Heath wanted to make a movie about Nick Drake, who died in 1974 at the age of 26. He developed a posthumous cult following. During the productions of The Dark Knight, Heath had created a music video based on one of Drake's songs, Black Eyed Dog

Drake suffered from depression, insomnia and Drake died from an overdose of amitriptyline, an anti-depressant. This information was taken from the current cover story of Vanity Fair (August 2009), page 134, first column.

I am not sure if this video is the one Heath did. In the comments at Youtube PlasticPunkDoll says that this is basically it, except adds this comment: "The ending is different because Heath ends up drowning himself in a bathtub. They've only shown it publicly twice, so this is the best you'll get right now."

Lyrics

A black eyed dog he called at my door
The black eyed dog he called for more
A black eyed dog he knew my name
A black eyed dog he knew my name
A black eyed dog
A black eyed dog.

I'm growing old and I wanna go home
I'm growiing old and I don't wanna know
I'm growing old and I wanna go home.

A black eyed dog he called at my door
A black eyed dog he called for more

Uploaded by jhuffman21

Nick Drake - source: wikipedia

Nicholas Rodney "Nick" Drake (19 June 1948 – 25 November 1974) was an English singer-songwriter and musician best known for his acoustic, melodic, autumnal songs. His primary instrument was the guitar, though he was also proficient at piano, clarinet, and saxophone. Although he failed to find a wide audience during his lifetime, Drake's work has grown steadily in stature, to the extent that he now ranks among the most influential English singer-songwriters of the last 50 years.[2][3][4]

Drake signed to Island Records when he was 20 years old and released his debut album, Five Leaves Left, in 1969. By 1972, he had recorded two more albums—Bryter Layter and Pink Moon. None of the albums sold more than 5,000 copies on their initial release.[5] His reluctance to perform live or be interviewed further contributed to his lack of commercial success. Despite this, he was able to gather a loyal group of fans who would champion his music. One such person was his manager, Joe Boyd, who had a clause put into his own contract with Island Records that ensured Drake's records would never go out of print.

Drake suffered from depression and insomnia throughout his life, and these topics were often reflected in his lyrics. Upon completion of his third album, 1972's Pink Moon, he withdrew from both live performance and recording, retreating to his parents' home in rural Warwickshire. On 25 November 1974, Drake died from an overdose of amitriptyline, a prescribed antidepressant; he was 26 years old.

Other songs by Nick Drake

Pink Moon

River Man


Place to Be
Lyrics
When I was younger, younger than before
I never saw the truth hanging from the door
And now I'm older see it face to face
And now I'm older gotta get up clean the place.

And I was green, greener than the hill
Where the flowers grew and the sun shone still
Now I'm darker than the deepest sea
Just hand me down, give me a place to be.

And I was strong, strong in the sun
I thought I'd see when day is done
Now I'm weaker than the palest blue
Oh, so weak in this need for you.

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Heath Ledger - Rare behind the scenes video
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Rare videos and pictures from behind the scenes of the music videos Heath directed as well as footage of Heath fooling around, surfing, talking to camera and playing in the pool with Matilda. A beautiful video.
Uploaded by RememberingHeath

Tribute to Heath Ledger on what would have been Heath's 30th birthday this year.

April 4th 2009

Click on this post's title to go to my favorite memoriam tribute to Heath Ledger on Youtube.

Events in Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger's lives

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