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23 January 2008 @ 10:48 am
It's a shock at first, but then you realize...  

It is probably no news anymore if my friends page is anything to go by, but I want to mention anyway that Heath Ledger is dead. Even though I can't say I knew all his movies, I remember the time when I first saw Brokeback Mountain and what a deep impression it left on me. Everyone has a set of influential things in their life and this film has been among those of mine ever since. Back then (and it's not long ago at all) I would never have guessed that in a couple of years such a recent movie would become a memorial of a talented actor who was no longer alive.

And he was only twenty-eight. It remains to be seen if they find out how he died and why. I really wonder. This is like hide all over again.


Should I even keep using this icon? At the moment it's kind of eerie.

Brokeback Mountain

ETA: I've had this picture hanging in my room for ages.

Also, this is yet another proof that the religious fanatics don't stop at anything when they want to spew their hatred. No comment here.

Current Mood: sadsad
rising_lark: atonementrising_lark on January 23rd, 2008 10:32 am (UTC)
This is heartbreaking. I can't even think about it. I've been his fan for several years, and I was kind of waiting for him to do something even greater than Brokeback Mountain, you know, 'cause it looked like he could do something even greater, achieve something incredible as an actor... and now he's dead.
kohl_eyed on January 23rd, 2008 05:01 pm (UTC)
I think that sums up how I feel...really well.

But it is like hide. :/
See you later, instigator: hideoudeteron on January 23rd, 2008 07:56 pm (UTC)
And isn't it absolutely insane to realize that hide was older? Feels like a terrible thing to say in this context, but that's how it is. Terrible.
See you later, instigator: Alexander & Hephaistionoudeteron on January 23rd, 2008 07:54 pm (UTC)
I second kohl_eyed that you've pretty much summed up my own feelings too. It's still just unbelievable. And scary to think that only at the start of this week he was alive and young and a few days later... Life's so cruel.
HMS Slash's First Lieutenant: Yasuaki Whiteyume623 on January 23rd, 2008 05:11 pm (UTC)
I saw it last night, too and was shocked. I was not particularly a fan of him but he was a talented and promising actor. Like you, I mainly remember him in Brokeback Mountain and it feels all the sadder for it. And his daughter...

It's a sad thing. But what we could say is that whether it's an overdose or a suicide, the world of cinema is far from being a pretty and shiny world...

I think you should keep your icon, as a sort of tribute maybe.
See you later, instigator: Brokeback Mountain (by billy_kaulitz)oudeteron on January 23rd, 2008 08:03 pm (UTC)
Really, I don't know what the saddest part of this is. It's just all heartbreaking. I wasn't obsessive about him, either, but he was brilliant. And one of the famous people I could actually respect.

It does seem like he had problems recently from the reports I've seen so far. The thing is, even if they confirm the physical cause of his death, there is probably no way to tell whether it was suicide or an accident...

A tribute is a good idea. I thought about it like that as well, but right now I'm still too shocked to be completely rational.
remecielremeciel on January 23rd, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC)
Oh noes. Oh noes. I just saw a film with him as the hero, and it feels really, really weird to know about his death now. He's almost got the same age as I... I just wish it wasn't because of the drugs, please, no. :((
See you later, instigator: Brokeback Mountain (by billy_kaulitz)oudeteron on January 23rd, 2008 08:09 pm (UTC)
Aw, what did you see? No matter what, this is so sad. Even now when I remember getting the news, there are the few initial seconds when I keep thinking it's not true. I don't want to believe it. It seems the drugs are as good as confirmed, though...
remecielremeciel on January 24th, 2008 05:06 pm (UTC)
I saw a Knight's Tale - if the title is correct since the French one has been translated by just 'Chevalier'.
I feel like watching it again, but I fear I may cry my eyes out.
See you later, instigator: hideoudeteron on January 24th, 2008 07:25 pm (UTC)
I know which one you mean, yeah. And I can sympathize with the crying bit. That's exactly what I'll do when I watch Brokeback Mountain again, I just know it.
scarlet_chan: Saya_Hajiscarlet_chan on January 23rd, 2008 06:20 pm (UTC)
It's really sad. I only just got around to watching Brokeback Mountain a few weeks ago too. And he died so unbelievably young...I really don't know what to say except that he'll be missed.
See you later, instigator: hideoudeteron on January 23rd, 2008 08:13 pm (UTC)
I have a hard time finding words whenever I try to comment on this. Maybe it's just too tragic for words. At least you got to see the movie while he was still alive. I can't even imagine watching it right now - the few clips they showed on the news alone almost made me cry. As if the film itself weren't sad enough.
scarlet_chanscarlet_chan on January 24th, 2008 05:13 am (UTC)
It is really depressing. And after reading what those "religious" people put on a poster I just want to wretch. I hate it when people use the Bible that way, I really do. I've chosen Christianity as my religion. So I just LOVE it when those people totally skip the parts about "not judging lest ye be judged" and "love thy neighbor." And, I'm under the impression that God wouldn't hate homosexuals because they are still his children, no matter what. Sorry if that was an off topic rant, it just pisses me off.

Heath was an actor. And incredibally good one at that. It really is a shame he couldn't do more movies. It'll be weird watching the upcoming Batman movie too (it being released after his death).
See you later, instigator: Brokeback Mountain (by billy_kaulitz)oudeteron on January 24th, 2008 08:33 am (UTC)
No, the rant wasn't off topic at all. People like this are the reason why religion has become a "either you're with us or with them" sort of thing. It's so incredibly stupid what they do. What depresses me is that you can be a talented artist, you can make a brilliant movie, you can give people all around the world hope, but those hypocrites see absolutely NOTHING of this. They have their hateful little "philosophy" and no argument has any chance to get through to them. At any rate, they're only going to undermine their own cause by this revolting propaganda. Selective Bible quoting just isn't an answer to everything (as you've pointed out).

Yes, he was awesome at what he did. And he could have done so much more. I wonder what the atmosphere will be when the Batman movie comes out...I can imagine people going to the theater with black tapes stuck to their sleeves. That would be a way to show respect.
Melmo: you know it's truemustntgetmy on January 24th, 2008 12:43 am (UTC)
I still sort of can't believe it. I keep waiting for someone to call in a hoax.

I won't even say anything about the disgusting religious fanatics. Though perhaps I should just say they ought to remember that the road to hell is paved with lies and "good" intentions.

See you later, instigator: Brokeback Mountain (by billy_kaulitz)oudeteron on January 24th, 2008 08:37 am (UTC)
Same here.

Yeah, that about sums it up. They've apparently forgotten that the main point of Christianity is love instead of blind seething hatred. Admirable how certain they are in their belief that this will get them to heaven, really.
Melmo: The Maraudersmustntgetmy on January 25th, 2008 02:35 am (UTC)
Apparently calling yourself a Christian doesn't make you a Christian. Stupid bastards.
See you later, instigator: Seth et Holth (by pink_playground)oudeteron on January 25th, 2008 06:56 pm (UTC)
Well said. I guess their definition of Christianity is a little bit different from mine.