Monday, September 26, 2011

Another time

There's not much Jake Gyllenhaal news out there, tumblr is full of beautiful Brokeback Mountain stills, reimagined to reveal even more beauty.

And this last one, which I'd seen before and looks photoshopped:

This is compilation of BBM highlights from the Oscars. It's at once painful and sweet to look back on that night:

It's fun to watch for Jake and Heath in the audience on the clips. Since it's only the highlights, you don't see the losses for Jake, Heath and the movie. Someday I'd like to see that awful final moment again. Or maybe not...

I also found this photo on Facebook:


Sheba Baby said...

The photos here are beautiful. Looking back at that time is so bittersweet.

If I remember correctly, when Crash was announced as the winner, the camera showed the cast going up on stage but I swear that they showed Jake and Heath slowly clapping.

I don't think it was shock because it was already out there that BBM would lose and Jake's Mom and I think Maggie as well were members so they must have passed on the bad news:(

mary said...

Thanks for the trip down memory lane yes it is bitter sweet

Monica said...

These images are wonderful.

I can't watch. That was so painful.
One of the worst nights.

TTSS is supposed to be great, however. Exactly the kind of movie I'd love to see Jake in.
Me too.

bobbyanna said...

Thank you for these, they're really beautiful.

The trailer for TTSS, looked SO good, and yeah, I'd've loved to see Jake do something like this...and he still may! ; )

Ramona's 5th birthday's coming very soon, if I recall. (Matilda will be 6 yrs old, the end of October.)

Sheba, I agree with you. I think they got a heads up about the BBM nominations ahead of time. The buzz was out there among the AAMPAS members. But I also wonder if, with Ang winning Best Director, their hopes were revived that the movie might grab BP.

Even a H'wood veteran like Jack Nicholson was stunned. I'll never forget how shocked he was when he had to announce Crash. He didn't even bother to hide his reaction.

I was heartbroken especially for Heath and for Jake.

bobbyanna said...

Just wanted to say that I'd forgotten Jon Stewart hosted, and the video clip he showed of H'wood westerns was hilarious, but by the end of watching your video clip-
I'm teary-eyed. Jake, Heath, Michelle, were certainly a class act. Three beautiful people.

Chica said...

The first photo is just stunning, another great find UV.

Diana and Larry looked surprised IMO that they won even though they were favored to win. I guess they heard the chatter about AAMPAS members not voting for BBM as well and thought that they weren't going to win either.

So much went on that night that I forgot that Jon hosted!

Jake, Heath and Michele shined that night despite the disapointment.

Monica said...

And Anne Hathaway? She wasn't there? Don't remember her at the Oscars.

Chica said...

Anne wasn't there Monica, I think she was in the UK filming a movie at the time, Emma?

Chica said...

The movie was Becoming Jane not Emma, sorry. It came out in '07 so it would have been filmed sometime in '06.

Not sure if that was the reason she wasn't there but I think I read that was the reason on some Oscar site at the time.

UltraViolet said...

Bittersweet is the word. I got teary-eyed, too, which surprised me. Diana Ossana seems so sad. It's as if she knew what was coming, and I don't just mean that night

I love that first photo, too, chica.

Listened to the BBM soundtrack on my way home tonight. .

UltraViolet said...

Some more fun tweets today:

Jake Gyllenhaal checked me out on the train today. Just call me Ashley Brokeback Roberts!
25 minutes ago

Omg jake gyllenhaal I love you and how we made a 5 second eye contact.
2 hours ago via

Just had my first NY Celebrity sighting. Saw Jake Gyllenhaal twice in an hour.
3 hours ago via

Two jake gyllenhaal run ins in one day? Clearly it's kismet.
4 hours ago via

Twitter said...

Ashley Brokeback is a girl.

"@SophiaAnastasia: I thought I had high standards...till I metJake gyllenhall. On a bit of a high. Pacing the streets. Sweating a little."

Anonymous said...

Thanks UV, you can see even more detail with these retouched pics.

what is TTSS?

I remember Jack N announced the best movie and you could see his shocked look just before he named the winner (I can't say the name of it)

we all know BBM should have won. How can you award the director and not give the movie he directed the prize too?


UltraViolet said...

Lily, TTSS is Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.

I love seeing the detail with these BBM photos.

Another cute tweet:

Jake G just jogged past me on the west side highway... I yelled husband but he didn't see me

UltraViolet said...

Oh, even though Ang made me tear up with his reference to two people named Jack and Ennis, it bothers me that he didn't name or thank Jake and Heath.

Monica said...

Thank you, Chica!

It's true that Heath was upset because Ang didn't speak the name of the cast or it was more an invention of the gossip media that didn't like him?

Lily: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Trailer

bobbyanna said...

I read the book, TTSS long ago and loved it. I want to re-read it. The trailer, when I saw it before Moneyball, was
excellent, it looks good, and it has a great cast.

I really resented Ang for not thanking Jake and Heath. I remember he was asked about it, and said he'd been told to wait backstage for the BP announcement, and he was expected to win, so he intended to thank the cast at that time. I still fault him for it.

I think it was Diana Ossana who actually talked about it and felt bad on behalf of the cast. My memory is faulty on this, so I could be off about it.

Chica I think you're right. Anne was working.

bobbyanna said...

Wait. I think I remember reading that Heath said something to her at the Governor's Ball, about Ang being so thoughtless, not thanking the cast, and she talked about it later.

Office of Nancy Pelosi said...

Another Time, the name of this post is perfect. Looking back on that time through these beautiful photos and videos you posted is a bittersweet trip down memory lane.

The Academy will never live down that night IMO and I agree that they all must have known the fate of BBM that night.

I was upset too that Lee mentioned the characters names and not the actors but I don't remember hearing or reading that Heath was upset.
Also the cast for some reason wasn't sitting all together that night which I thought was odd.

Heath and Michele in the front row, Jake in the second and Lee, Diana, Larry a few seats back. It wasn't a large cast so it didn't make sense, the Crash cast looked like they were all sitting in the same area.
I've been hearing a lot of good things about Tinker,Tailor,Soldier, spy, looking forward to seeing it.

Love the Jake in NY tweets!

Tweety said...

The photos are breathtaking,sigh.

It's really hard to think back on that night but you posted some of the happy moments here UV:)

I think I remember reading about Heath's comment too and Lee's explanation. You're right UV and Bobbyanna about Lee and I never understood why he didn't mention Jake and Heath during his acceptance speech.

Another cute tweet:

ChelsFriedland Chelsea Friedland
Walked by Jake Gyllenhaal this morning. Made eye contact, but for some reason he still didn't propose #missedconnection
3 hours ago

bobbyanna said...

It niggled at me enough that I finally found the reference:
This was from Gawker, but it was an excerpt from an article written by two reporters from the Washington Post who covered the Vanity Fair Oscar Party:

"Oscar-winning "Brokeback Mountain" screenwriter Diana Ossana, in a tight blue gown, kittens up to her sheepherding cowboys (mixed animal metaphor? Hello, we've been drinking?) and she has a long, serious conversation with Heath Ledger, and the only snippet we overhear is this: "He didn't even thank the cast," Ledger says.
... a review of Ang Lee's acceptance speech revealed the director managed to thank the fictional characters of Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist, short story writer Annie Proulx, screenwriters Ossana and Larry McMurtry, a long list of Focus executives, and closed with a thank you to his family, and "everyone in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China." Not mentioned: Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, or any Brokeback Mountain actor for that matter. And while the entire population of China undoubtedly was thrilled to get their Oscar night due, let's face facts: it was Ledger and Gyllenhaal who really did the heavy lifting here..."

Tweety said...

Thanks Bobbyanna, That's where I read it too.

It's hard thinking about that night, but thanks to tumblr and UV for reminding us of the beauty and power of BBM.

UltraViolet said...

Good find, Bobbyanna. I wonder if it's true. Heath didn't seem like he cared about all that stuff, but it must have sucked to go to all those award shows and never hear your name called. Never to be acknowledged.

Did Ang mention them at the GGs? BBM did win there, didn't it?

UltraViolet said...

Twitter's been quiet today, but this made me laugh:

Dear Jake Gyllenhaal, eyeglasses are not a disguise & I will follow you onto the Brooklyn-bound Q train even though I'm taking the uptown 6

bobbyanna said...

UV, I checked YouTube, and Ang did thank them at the GGs. I don't think Jake was nominated for a GG, and I don't think he attended, but Anne Hathaway was there, sitting next to Ang. Ossana, Shamus and Ang all thanked Jake, Heath, Annie and Michelle.

UltraViolet said...

Ah, good to know. I'll check that out.

Jake couldn't attend because Fincher wouldn't let him, and some gossip sites chalked it up to Jake's being mad that he was snubbed. Idiots.

One more tweet from today:

I'm not saying this for certain, but I'm reasonably sure I just saw Jake gyllenhall in a restaurant on 12th st. Maybe.
1 hour ago

bobbyanna said...

Yes, I think I recall he was working. But, surprisingly, LAOD was Jake's first GG nomination.

These NYC tweets are fun.

Chica said...

The NY tweets are fun aren't they? Of course he is never is any where near where I am!

I remember the gossip about Jake being mad that he wasn't nominated for a GG and that's why he was a no-show. Then we find out later it was Fincher that didn't allow him to go to the awards and it wasn't the only time that happened.

Mary said...

Yes they are bobbyanna.

And i didnt know that about ANG LEE acceptance speech i remember watching him receive the award but i dont remember his speech and i remeber how surpised Jack N, was when he read the winner too

Anonymous said...

From twitter:
SigmanStephanie Stephanie Sigman
#casimedaunparo acabo de saludar a Jake Gyllenhaal en central park

Extra said...

Love the photos and videos! Thanks for the trip back up BBM. Do you know whot the guy is with Jake holding the Oscar?

Fincher is known as a major asshole in HW so his actions during the filming of Zodiac and how it clashed with awards season should come as no surprise.

I remember reading that about Lee a the time too. He did mention them at the GG's and I would think at the DGA's . Were jake and heath presenters at the DGA's that year?

I think that last tweet says that they spotted Jake in Central park!

UltraViolet said...

I must be in a mood. The BBM clip made me cry yesterday, and tonight I teared up watching October Sky. I love the scene where Homer and his father have a shouting fight. Jake is so good there. And his eyes look so blue in some scenes.

From Tablehopper:

This was one lucky reader, who got to sit next to ~Jake Gyllenhaal~ at Foreign Cinema on a Sunday afternoon. The tipster reports: “He was dining on French toast and he was with two other ladies, presumably screenwriters because they were discussing a script.” Le swoon.

Love the script mention though it could mean anything.

Monica said...

Bobbyana, he just heard a snippet of conversation between Heath and Diana, I don't know if I believe.
I don't think gawker reliable.
In my opinion, Ang should have talked about Jake, Heath, Michelle, Anne ... I was sad that he didn't mention the name of the cast.

Jake mentioned the name of all when he won BAFTA. Despite that stupid piece of Jamie Foxx, Jake was wonderful in Bafta.

bobbyanna said...

Great find, UV! I noticed the restaurant's in San Francisco, so this happened before Jake left for NYC. Hope they really were talking scripts!

monica, the source wasn't Gawker. I agree they can be unreliable. The source was two reporters who covered the party for the Washington Post.

They overheard what they admitted was a snippet of conversation, and concluded it must have been about Ang, since Ang didn't thank his cast. I was only trying to remember where I'd originally read about the alleged incident.

Paula said...

This really takes me back, I loved this movie and was angry when it lost that night. I really felt for the whole cast. I knew that Heath, Jake and Michele weren't expected to win but I like everyone else thought BBM was going to win.

I remember the talk on DC forum at the time back when I used to post there about Lee's failure to thank the cast. So much time has past since then, I don't think Le has talked about that night but I may be wrong.

Ahh, so that's why he was in SF a few weeks ago a possible movie! I know that he was there for the anniversary for Chaz Pannisse too but I hope that he has a new project to announce soon.

UltraViolet said...

Fingers crossed, Paula!

And Bobbyanna, I can't take too much credit for the SF sighting - the Tablehopper tweeted it. She was on vacation for a few weeks, so it's catch up time.

Extra, I forgot to say that yes, Jake and Heath were DGA presenters. I'd love to see that video someday. We saw some footage of them all posing, but never the actual award.

Ang did thank them in other places, but the Oscars was the big one. It's just a shame he didn't get the chance to thank them for the big win.

Jake once again in the CZ:

Just spotted Jake Gyllenhal - happy Wednesday :) (@ La Colombe Torrefaction w/ 4 others)
3 hours ago

bobbyanna said...

Just wanted to mention that Rosh Hashanah, Jewish New Year, begins at sundown tonight, so, Happy New Year to all who celebrate.

Shondra said...

The photos are really beautiful.

Such a sad, poignant and powerful film. The fact that it loss to Crash in '06 still pisses me off but who will remember Crash? BBM is an iconic film and will always be remembered.

I always thought it was odd that Lee remembered to mention Jake and Heath at the other awards and not at the Academy Awards:(

I love how Jake finds new CZ's wherever he goes!

Thanks Bobbyanna, I'm leaving work early today!

Wishing everyone here that observes a joyous Rosh Hashanah!

Mary said...

Happy Rosh Hashanah to all tose who celebrate

Office of Nancy Pelosi said...

L'Shanah Tovah to all the GB's that celebrate Rosh Hashanah!

UltraViolet said...

Yes - Happy Rosh Hashanah!

From twitter:

Jake Gyllenhaal just smiled at me
2 hours ago

beating myself up for not spitting game with Jake Gyllenhaal while he just walked behind me for 2 blocks!!
51 minutes

If, like me, you don't know what "spitting game" is, it means trying to attract someone's attention/let them know you're interested. Obvious from the context, but I still looked it up.

Twitter is so educational.

UltraViolet said...

A couple more:

Just saw Jake Gyllenhaal walking in the west village. Yep, he's just as cute in person.
25 minutes ago

Just saw Jake Gyllenhaal walking down Hudson in his workout gear, chewing on his earbud cord, listening to his iPod! #NYC
50 minutes ago

sass said...

Having a lovely time here...Happy Rosh Hashanah to all who celebrate it.

sass said...

Dear Jake Gyllenhaal, eyeglasses are not a disguise & I will follow you onto the Brooklyn-bound Q train even though I'm taking the uptown 6.

UV TY, the above quote just gave me my first laugh of the day.
TY :)

Monica said...

Anna Kendrick talks about End of Watch:

UltraViolet said...

Thanks, Monica. I can't watch that video on my iPad. Does she say anything interesting?

Sass, that cracked me up, too.

UltraViolet said...

Some more tweets:

@JakeeGyllenhall You are quite a cutie, Mr. Gyllenhall. Just saw you in my favorite healthy NYC restaurant, what a pleasant surprise!

Never thought I'd see Jake Gyllenhal at a vegan restaurant. He was in the way of my picture for the review :)

Monica said...

She talks mostly about the trip to Las Vegas. They filmed the whole trip to Las Vegas and all they did in Las Vegas. I think it was 14 or 15 hours and there was no script! Something she never did.

Anonymous said...

Happy Rosh Hashanah to my fellow Jewish members


UltraViolet said...

Sounds pretty cool. Thanks, Monica.

Condolences to Jake and my other fellow Red Sox fans. The Red Sox completed their epic September collapse by losing tonight, thus not making the playoffs. It was ugly.

UltraViolet said...

Hope you had a happy celebration, Lily. And Shondra!

Mary said...

My mother will not be a happy camper:)

Chica said...

Red Sox and the Braves have now joined my Mets as the biggest chokers in baseball, that was epic yesterday!

Happy Rosh Hashanah to all that celebrate and that includes Jake!

Mary said...

Well my son wont be a happy camper either he is a big braves fan

bobbyanna said...

I feel bad for the Sox...(cough!)

The Detroit Tigers face the Yankees, and I have no idea how it will turn out. But we live and hope. ; )

UltraViolet said...

Jake out and about on twitter:

Jake Gyllenhaal just looked into my eyes. Twice. I am going to take a long long time to recover from this.
24 minutes ago via Tweetie for Mac

@missy__m careful. He'll steal your soul. Then your apartment.
23 minutes ago

@Mr_DeVille he can have it!!


And more from earlier:

Quiet office and Jake Gyllenhaal sightings make for a less-than-productive work day
1 hour ago

best sighting EVER with @jaypowpow !!!!!!! thanks for the heads up @mikekaram can u spot Jake Gyllenhaal?

Just saw Jake Gyllenhaal .. OMG ... amazing..............................

Sadly, the picture didn't come out. But the picture taker saw him at, wait for it... La Colombe.

UltraViolet said...

Jake went to MoMA today apparently:

Jake Gyllenhaal sighting. Within arms reach. He caught me staring. Can you get pregnant through the eye contact? #ILoveNY
1 hour ago

But was he there for the art or the food?

Jake Gyllenhall goin' to the Cafe at MoMA.

Are those glasses or sunglasses? :)

And in case you were wondering which restaurant Jake was at last night - in the CZ. From FB:

I just had dinner at the Angelica Kitchen and You were there... I wish I coud give you a kiss and a hug!! I Adore You!! beijos!!

bobbyanna said...

This from Twitter:

"Jake Gyllenhaal sighting. Within arms reach. He caught me staring. Can you get pregnant through the eye contact?"

And there's another twitter of Jake at MoMA today. With a picture! He's wearing glasses. Eye glasses. (sigh.)

Jake Gyllenhall goin' to the Cafe at MoMA.

hope someone will post a better link.

bobbyanna said...

Oops! Sorry, UV!

I think they're eyeglasses not sun glasses.

Mary said...

I have been to the cafe at MoMA and yes i think those are eyegalses jakes is wearingnot sunglasses

Anonymous said...

"dear Jake Gyllenhaal, pleasure sharing a train with you this morning. sorry about the obnoxious man, he obvi doesn't know. love you."

Chica said...

Damn! I was at the MOMA yesterday , well their gift shop across the street.

And yes those are regular eye glasses!

Anonymous said...

They look like regular glasses. I wish we could see a frontal shot. I couldn't see him wearing sunglasses inside a museum, there would be no reason to. People seem to leave him alone for the most part.

maybe he needed a break from wearing contact lenses.


UltraViolet said...

Chica, you have to work on your timing.

I knew people would be excited about the hint of glasses :)

New post.