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April 29, 2015 5:41 pm  #1


Johnny Eager

I know this has been posted before  among the very first things that had been posted on this section but i guess i'll emphasize it again. I  have just recently read a few comments on this movie on IMBD about the intercation between Robert Taylor ( Johnny Eager) and Van Heflin who won an Oscar for his role.  Van Heflin's acting is higly analyzed in the context of his character that seems almost passionately in love with the main character, his lines displaying hints about it. Among those things his two unusual crying scenes are brought in discussion as showing anguish and longing far beyond what was accepted at those times as far as friendship between men went. I think those two scenes are amazing for the vividness and sincerity of what is shown in terms of emotions at a time when men's vulnerability was higly subdued and concealed. I still can't believe this was possible in the 40' and i'm happy to see that those things were put on display even at those times..what a magnificent beauty !

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67al56zHr7o ( the crying part starts at 6;25)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfIRdbf0scY ( at 13:28)

Last edited by psychic_girl (April 29, 2015 5:43 pm)


“To weep is to make less the depth of grief.”
― William Shakespeare
 

April 30, 2015 2:34 am  #2


Re: Johnny Eager

Great real tears from him.  I like you can tell he is really crying because tears always fall first


"...men do not cry. They will do anything BUT cry. They stop themselves crying. And eventually they do cry if it is bad enough. So that's how you know with a man how bad it is for him. Because he would've stopped himself...Men always cry like that. They don't cry and in the end they do and if they do then it's overwhelming." ~Michael Caine
 

October 6, 2020 11:35 pm  #3


Re: Johnny Eager

Another old gem from Van Heflin, in times crying men were very scarce :

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XZoYlqD--0 ( the crying starts at 1:59:00)
And at 54 :00  there s a close up ofhis eyes filling with tears. ( too bad this is dubbed in portuguesse )

Last edited by psychic_girl (October 6, 2020 11:57 pm)


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October 7, 2020 12:17 am  #4


Re: Johnny Eager


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