captain america: the winter soldier – THE BRAINWASHING SCENE

A couple days ago, I watched TWS for the third time (ahhhh…just as epic as ever!) and found that I had wayyyyy too many feelings and thoughts about The Brainwashing Scene (now rather infamous among the fans) to keep them to myself.  So I’m going to dump everything on you guys, and we can all have a feels fest together.  Before I get started, let me just say that I hate Pierce.  I despise Pierce.  He’s the worst Marvel villain, in my opinion, and one of the worst villains in general.  I couldn’t be more against him and his methods if I tried.  Just wanted to get that out of the way before I went on.

  • First of all, you may or may not have noticed that Bucky’s metal arm is WELDED to his SKIN.  What kind of sick person does that to another person? (I used to feel sorry for Dr Zola – based on The First Avenger – but now my opinion of him is low, very low)  HYDRA and everything connected to it is despicable and awful.  The end.
  • Bucky’s flashbacks.  Some of it we already know, namely the train scene (which is heartbreaking in and of itself), but there’s also Zola’s creepiness and operation and being put into deep freeze…  And Bucky looks so frightened when the thingy (I don’t know if it’s a crate or case or coffin or WHAT) is freezing over.
  • Pierce’s slap.  It’s so obvious that he doesn’t very the Winter Soldier as anything other than a machine (‘the asset’), and what do people do when their machines stop working?  Hit them.  The slap wasn’t even really all that hard, and after going through potentially dozens of horrific brain wipes, it probably didn’t really hurt Bucky at all.  But it’s the physiological idea of the thing that matters.
  • “But I knew him.”  FEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELS.
  • And, finally, the actual brainwashing itself.  I just…I don’t even really have any words.  The whole scene is horrifying and disturbing and a whole lot of other adjectives that I won’t bore you with right now.  It’s probably the hardest scene I’ve ever, well, seen.  Do you agree?

Eva

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you’ve got to watch this new trailer for unbroken

Eva and I agree that we’re both going to die after watching this film – maybe even while watching it.

My personal favorite parts are all of the new shots and Louis’s line, “So do you think there’s some kind of grand plan?” (Which could indicate that the amazing conversations that went on while Phil and Louis were on the raft will be INCLUDED!!!)

movie music that makes me cry

maybe it does when I get my favorite song on iTunes and listen to it so many times that I begin to hate it...

Hello, fellow bloggers and fangirls!

Life has been hectic, and since National Novel Writing Month is just around the corner, I’m sure it’ll be even more so.  This blog isn’t strictly on hiatus, but through the rest of October and the whole of November, there may not be more than one or two posts…if that.  The fact that Eowyn and Jane haven’t found time to post at all goes to show how crazy-busy things have been – but don’t worry!  None of us want to abandon Feelsy.  It’s just that we all have blogs of our own, so sometimes Feelsy is the last place we think of putting our time and energy into.  Anyway, I’m here today (er…tonight) with some pieces of music that make me cry every. single. time.  Here we go…

{How To Train Your Dragon – Forbidden Friendship}

I recently watched HTTYD for the first time (shocking, I know, since it’s practically legend in the world of animated movies) and the thing I like most about it, hands down, is the music.  So gorgeous.  And while I didn’t find it as emotional as most fans do, the music moved me to tears more than once.  Especially this piece.

{Anne Of Green Gables Theme}

The last time I watched Anne Of Green Gables and Anne Of Avonlea, I was staying at my grandparents house, they were taking a nap (they take long naps), so I had complete privacy to cry over the whole saga…and I cried a lot.  The story itself certainly warrants tears at times, but I think the music was mostly what did it.  I still get teary-eyed whenever I hear the theme because of reasons.  Plus, it’s just plain beautiful.

{Air Bud Theme}

Sure, these movie are basically the definition of ‘cheesy film’, but there’s a ton of nostalgia connected with them (for me), they were how Eowyn and I ‘met’ (on the Internet), and I just really, really like the music.  One of my favorite soundtracks, and there’s so many memories connected to the theme that it’s pretty emotional every time I hear it.

{Captain America: The First Avenger – Passage Of Time}

Have you ever watched a movie so many times that you get emotional just listening to the soundtrack because you can SEE the scene playing out in your head?  Because this is one track from CA: TFA that does it for me.  All the emotional aftermath of Steve’s supposed death, the end of the war (WHICH HE DIDN’T GET TO SEE EVEN THOUGH HE WORKED SO HARD TO BRING IT ABOUT), and just…FEEEEEEEELS.

{Sense & Sensibility 1995 – Throw The Coins}

I believe this was actually the first time I cried over a piece of music – and a movie scene.  The feelings of joy and relief and just overall happiness you get from this track are overwhelming and I can’t help but cry a few happy tears. *siiiiiigh*

Eva

trailer analysis: unbroken

Forget Mockingjay Part 1.  THIS film is going to shred my heart into a million pieces.

{Feelsy Feels is officially running again – enjoy the posts!}

This film is going to break my heart and crush my soul.  I’ve read the book twice (read my review here) and cried my way through both reads.  There’s something intensely emotional and gripping about Louis Zamperini’s story, and while I can’t wait to watch the movie, I’m also kind of dreading it.  I’m pretty much positive that I’ll cry as much as I did when I watched Les Miserables (2012), if not more.  The trailer is an amazing glimpse into the film (unlike some trailers, which tell you next to nothing about what they’re advertising) and for someone who’s read the book, I can tell you that it looks like Angelina Jolie is doing a fantastic job with keeping everything accurate.  I watched the trailer before I read the book, but even then it had me in tears.  And now that I know the background behind most of the clips and dialogue…let me just say that it’s a very emotional experience.

Because I want to share some of the feelings I have about this story, this movie, and specifically this trailer, I’ve decided to do a trailer analysis.  It might turn out to be a bit long since, even though I won’t be focusing on every second of the trailer, I have a lot of emotions about pretty much everything in trailer, and I want to share it all with you.

Shall we begin?

  • :13 – Our first glimpse of Louis.
  • :18 – I love how the trailer starts out with action, right away.  Because this story is full of that kind of thing.
  • :23 – Young Louis.
  • :25 – “The light will always follow darkness.”  GAH.  I’m already crying.
  • :28 – Some of Louis’ boyhood exploits…running away from police, fighting other boys, being hauled away by the police.  In his own words, he was ‘a rotten kid’.
  • :37 – “You train, you fight harder than those other guys, and you win.”  I love Pete.  I really do.
  • :44 – “If you can take it, you can make.” (sorry for the excess of quotes, but they’re all SO GOOD)
  • :47 – All the racing bits look both exciting and emotional.  I wonder if they’ll keep in Louis being slashed by the other racers…and still finishing the race.
  • :49 – “Pop does.  Ma does.  I do.”  Okay, yeah.  This film.  I just.  Can’t. (and is it just me, or does Grown-Up Pete look a little like David from the Newsies film?  It might just be the hat…)
  • 1:00 – The Olympics!  Can’t wait to see this part played out.
  • 1:03 – EVERYBODY BACK HOME CHEERING FOR LOUIS. *fist-pump*
  • 1:05 – The ‘just before Pete and Louis leave for war’ photo :(((((((
  • 1:09 – The crash.  THE. CRASH.  It’s going to be intense, based on the snippets from the trailer alone.
  • 1:14 – They look so alone on the water.  Which, of course, they are.
  • 1:15 – “WE’RE NOT DYING!”
  • 1:18 – “I’ve got good news and bad news.”  In the Olympics trailer, they actually show Louis saying this, he’s right next to Phil, and it’s just…it’s heartbreaking.  Really heartbreaking. (as Eowyn can attest to)
  • 1:23 – Prisoners trooping into what I assume to be one of the several camps Louis was held at.  Now we’re getting to the depressing, heartwrenching part of the trailer.  With the Bird and torture and everything else.
  • 1:28 – The Bird: “Don’t look at me.”  Louis: *looks at him*
  • 1:33 – “Hello Mother, Father.  This is your Louis talking…”  Yeah, I’m not crying.  There’s just a world war in my eye.
  • 1:37 – Pete almost-crying always gets to me.  ALWAYS.  I’m not sure what he’s reacting to in the short clip, since movie trailers usually splice clips and dialogue in places where they really don’t go together, but it still makes me cry.
  • 1:45 – 200 punches.  When I watched the trailer (before reading the book), this part stuck out to me the most, for some reason.  Maybe because the idea of it is so horrible.  Again, I really have no words.  Annnnd I’m still crying.
  • 1:53 – Gorgeous cinematography.
  • 1:54 – Several prisoners looking out a train window at…something?  I feel like I should know what it is, but I don’t.  I thiiink it could possibly be all of them coming home.
  • 2:03 – Circling sharks.  This is going to be another edge-of-your-seat moment.
  • 2:03 (con’t) – “If you get me through this, I swear I’ll dedicate my whole life to you.”  THEY INCLUDED THIS LINE.  AND I’M HAPPY AND CRYING ALL AT THE SAME TIME BECAUSE IT MEANS THEY’LL PROBABLY INCLUDE HIS CONVERSION.  AND IT’S EMOTIONAL.  SO EMOTIONAL.
  • 2:17 – “Stay down.”
  • 2:21 – Louis holding up the beam.  The expressions all all the other prisoners’ faces.  That’s it.  I’m 24601% done.

Eva