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Re: Which books and films make you cry?
« Reply #15 on: Apr 27, 2017, 12:27:35 AM »
The very first one I remember was a Spencer Tracey /Mickey Rooney film Boystown I think and a dog got run over and my mother had gone to the upstairs neighbor for a minute and came back down to find me sobbing so hard I couldn't tell her why

More lately Hannah Free oh and that scene from If These Walls Could Talk with Vanessa Redgrave where the house is now empty and the baby bird has hatched and hops around the bare floor and flies out the window

I'm watching Hannah Free, here, http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xq7r8d_hannah-free-parte1_shortfilms

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Re: Which books and films make you cry?
« Reply #16 on: Apr 27, 2017, 03:22:31 AM »
any opinions/reviews?^

And Philadelphia
I was working at the AIDS Council at the time-we had Reagan and only AZT and hardly anyone was surviving

And Albert Nobbs
every time I heard Sinead O'Connor singing that song afterwards I would tear up

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Re: Which books and films make you cry?
« Reply #17 on: Apr 27, 2017, 07:20:35 PM »
I found I, Daniel Blake pretty harrowing.

And The English Patient, as she's dying in the cave and the candle is going out. But I haven't seen it for years, so I don't know what effect it would have now, but I suspect the same!

And yes to the The Elephant Man. Very sad.


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Re: Which books and films make you cry?
« Reply #18 on: Apr 27, 2017, 08:41:32 PM »
I liked The English Patient but can't remember if I cried (so probably didn't).

I forgot to mention my own at the start as I already mentioned them in the other thread, but anyway:
Dumbo - the part where Dumbo's mum is cradling him in her trunk through the cage bars and singing a lullaby.
The Railway Children - sometimes the scene where it's Bobbie's birthday and she's receiving the unexpected presents, but always the scene at the end where her father appears through the smoke on the station platform and she runs to him crying "Daddy! My daddy!"
Gladiator - the ending, where he dies and finally goes to his wife and son.

:'( :'( :'(
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Re: Which books and films make you cry?
« Reply #19 on: Apr 27, 2017, 10:49:56 PM »
^ Yes, definitely the last scene of the Railway Children. It makes me feel like crying just by thinking about it, although I'm not quite sure why it has such a strong effect (again I've not seen it for years though).

You seem to have cried at a fair few then.   ;)

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Re: Which books and films make you cry?
« Reply #20 on: Apr 27, 2017, 11:07:26 PM »
Yes, I have no idea why that scene affects me so much either.

I suppose it is a few (half a dozen maybe?), but not usually the obvious ones. And still no books ;)
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Re: Which books and films make you cry?
« Reply #21 on: Apr 27, 2017, 11:15:54 PM »
A Monster Calls - definitely cried during the film and maybe reading the book.

Pride (film), at the end

I think I cried reading Stone Butch Blues


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Re: Which books and films make you cry?
« Reply #22 on: Apr 28, 2017, 03:23:06 AM »
The end of Cool Runnings gets me every time, even though I know it's a clichéd overcoming the odds feel good movie.

Oh and The Martian. I have a soft spot for Matt Damon.

The previous two I mentioned were the books, not the films - which I feel absolves me somewhat.  :D
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Re: Which books and films make you cry?
« Reply #23 on: Apr 29, 2017, 11:41:05 PM »
I love Cool Runnings  :)

I usually well up with happy tears when applauding at the end of a play or musical. The actors always look so happy. Can be embarrassing for whoever I'm with.

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Re: Which books and films make you cry?
« Reply #24 on: Apr 30, 2017, 12:38:35 AM »
NTC reminded me of another film earlier - Fiddler on the Roof. I love it and always forget how terribly sad the ending is...

Also, I've now finished the book of My Sister's Keeper. It was ok; an easy read. Did it make me cry? Not even close. In fact the ending was so melodramatic that I almost laughed. Am I a bad person ???
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Re: Which books and films make you cry?
« Reply #25 on: Apr 30, 2017, 02:20:42 PM »
Musette never^

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I had a bit of cry when Leslie died too
I have a photo of us with Leslie autographing Trans Liberation -we're both in jackets and ties and grinning at each other

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Re: Which books and films make you cry?
« Reply #26 on: Apr 30, 2017, 02:48:09 PM »
Books, not so much. Films, a lot 

Atonement- The Dunkirk scene is stunning. The music, the emotion, just absolutely beautifully shot. Actually takes my breath away  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=55CaD_j5FQs

The Reader- The bit in the court room when she's sentenced and he cries. Then the end obviously. Again, the music is beautiful.

The Theory Of Everything- Several scenes, but the one that really gets me is when Stephen's just lost his voice and Jane (his wife) comes to visit and stoically tries to teach him how to communicate with his eyes. Then the look of sadness and pain in both their eyes is heart wrenching.

Moulin Rouge- "I can't go on without you"  :'(

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Re: Which books and films make you cry?
« Reply #27 on: Apr 30, 2017, 06:21:35 PM »
Thanks Grey :)

My brother reminded me of another: Wall-E
It seems that a surprising number of my weepies are actually children's films...
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Re: Which books and films make you cry?
« Reply #28 on: Apr 30, 2017, 06:35:41 PM »
^try The Mouse and His Child, I think you might like it.

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Re: Which books and films make you cry?
« Reply #29 on: Apr 30, 2017, 06:59:44 PM »
^I've never heard of it! Is it a film?
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