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Stand by Me

Discussion in 'Stand By Me' started by Kathleen Joyce Peterson, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    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.....
  2. Nomik

    Nomik Carry on

    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.
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  3. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    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.
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  4. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

  5. BrokenolMarine

    BrokenolMarine Well-Known Member

    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?
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  6. Nomik

    Nomik Carry on

    I did. I just have to say this:
    If Jimmy cracks corn, and I don't care, then why does he keep cracking it?
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  7. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    It was a nice read. A very nice read.
  8. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    How about the movie? ;)
  9. Haunted

    Haunted This is my favorite place

    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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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...what movie?......
  11. Nomik

    Nomik Carry on

    . . I know, this is what I can manage to contribute to the this thread right now- im navigating through an Ozark

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