The only thing I didn't understand
Colonel Fitts thought his son was gay. It was a pathetic way to try to understand his son, in which he obviously hasn't had a normal father son relationship.
Have you ever thought that maybe the gay community is not wanting to believe that a creepy, pathetic, loser human like Colonel Fitts could be gay.
As for your phrase you love to repeat "the mental game of twister" I wonder if kids of today still play Twister, or if it was just a plot by 70's business executives to get us kids to touch each other.
Somewhere on an exclusive tropical island paradise a retired Milton Bradley executive is laughing at your gullibility.
"Have you ever thought that maybe the gay community is not wanting to believe that a creepy, pathetic, loser human like Colonel Fitts could be gay."
Do you view the gay community as a cartoon of itself? Grow up.
You say te story clearly intended him to be a repressed gay man, hereby ignoring all my arguments why this wouldn't necessarily have to be the case.
You say that I ignore the last scene, except I clearly don't. I've just given a reason why this scene means something different to me.
You say col Fittz has to be gay, since he kissed Lester. As if things would make perfect sense then. Have you ever thought about the fact that the two of them barely knew each other and that there was no reason whatsoever to assume that the colonel was somehow attracted to Lester? It would be like saying that it would be normal for Colonel Fitts wife to go ahead and kiss Lester, just because she is a heterosexual. It makes me think I better understand homosexuals than you do.
Other than that, you seem awfully determined to attribute my opinion to some subconscious gay-hating aversion and throw it in the garbage right away. That's just too bad. But okay clearly you have made peace with your "hubristic" side.
This is off course my personal interpretation and since there apparently were supposed to be scenes of the colonel and a lost Vietnam gay-affaire this is probably wrong.
Yes but that scene was NOT in the movie that Mendes MADE, so I agree entirely with your explanation.
the dead give away was the STYLE of the "kiss" which was more of a football headbutt or a kid who has been told he must kiss grandmother, and he does the same "pucker up".
same in Brokeback when Ennis does the same to Jack purely so he can get revenge on Alma for screwing up all his plans for their future. Ang did it that way as totally unlike Ennis to make a visual statement, same as Mendes did with Col F.
Just because some scenes never made it past the cutting room floor, does not reverse the previous decisions and story / backstory of the various characters.
Sorry dude but your drama teach is totally wrong there.
Because the whole deal is a STORY the ONLY version is the one you see on screen - ie a director has the right to put his own tilt on a movie and ignore the so called screen play [or book].
particularly here as Mendes is English so is able to SEE the Beauty from afar because he is not sitting IN it.
Lester approached HIM to take off his wet clothes, and he mistook that as an invite and head butted him.
say as much about what they WANT to see in the film, as opposed to what was presented
It's the other way around, Mendes set up a lot of tropes Carefully Taught by drama teachers and stood back to see the result - and caught a huge lot of fish
eg Lester was NOT chasing Angela - she was chasing him but that don't fit small f feminist dogma
are you a married man?
Tell me what bogus reasoning you have for asking and pursuing that decidedly foolish line of argument, and I may answer.
because I AM Lester RISEN
nuthin bogus or foolish, just that your comments say you are a babe in the woods as to life's harrowing exigencies
ie you are obviously NEVER married but a SNAG sympathizer [commonly termed a femi-man]