Stand by Me

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kingricefan

All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.
Jul 11, 2006
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#21
I know. I enjoyed River's performance in Indiana Jones and The last Crusade. He has a brother, Joaquin Phoenix. You may have seen him in an M night Shyamalan production called Signs. He's been in other things too, I'm just not able to recall right now.
River died on the sidewalk in front of the Viper Room (owned by Johnny Depp) while Joaquin held him. I don't know how (legally) Joaquin was even let into the club as he was only 18 or 19 at the time, but laws are apparently made to be broken in LaLa Land. At least River didn't die alone as so many celebrities seem to be doing lately.....
 

Nomik

Carry on
Jun 19, 2016
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#22
I didn't know (or maybe I did, I've just selectively forgotten) the specifics. I was his age at the time. Thank you for that. I remember feeling as devastated as I could at the time, certainly more so than when Kurt Cobain abruptly ended his own life. Joaquin-wow. That part I did not know.
I've thought about River a lot as I've watched his contemporaries (de) evolve. I don't like to think about it because it's depressing. You were absolutely right.
 

kingricefan

All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.
Jul 11, 2006
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#23
I didn't know (or maybe I did, I've just selectively forgotten) the specifics. I was his age at the time. Thank you for that. I remember feeling as devastated as I could at the time, certainly more so than when Kurt Cobain abruptly ended his own life. Joaquin-wow. That part I did not know.
I've thought about River a lot as I've watched his contemporaries (de) evolve. I don't like to think about it because it's depressing. You were absolutely right.
I think this is why Joaquin is as messed up as he seems to be..... I can't imagine having my sibling die in my arms, outside of a nightclub, while people are snapping pics of what's going down.
 

BrokenolMarine

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Dec 13, 2016
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#25
Stand By Me could have been the story of many parts of my childhood. (Like so many other readers I'm sure.) I recall my mother saying to me in the late 60's when I was ten: "Why do you hang out with that boy Jimmy, he sits around with his mouth hanging open and looks like a retard?"

(It was the late sixties, not politically correct.)

"Mom!" I said, "He had nerve damage to his jaw and it sags unless he is chewing or talking," I shook my head. "That's mean."

"He still looks retarded," she insisted, "what will people think?"

Our losers club would go off on adventures on our bikes, riding trails thru the woods, taking a jon boat down the river, and camping out. It WAS a different time.

Who ever did have friends like that had back then?
 

Haunted

This is my favorite place
Mar 26, 2008
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#29
How about the movie? ;)
Glad you brought up the movie because I think this is one of the few times that I enjoyed both renderings as almost equal in presentation. Mr. King's story and his wonderful characters are spot on and turned my imagination about; I remembered adventuring like those boys in places like the village in New York where I spent a lot of time, in Rhode Island on a Navy base housing complex, and in Kansas among the buffaloes. The movie had wonderful actors and the production was handled deftly with concern for the author and so then his story came through with truth.
 
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