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Mike 03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-10 07:25 PM
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Can anyone relate to this: Being moved by this movie called BLESS THE BEASTS AND THE CHILDREN
I can't even remember how young I was when I saw this, but it made a huge impression on me. I never wanted to kill anything after I saw this, not even a bug.

Just curious if others were affected by this. You probably had to be in a certain age group to get caught up in this. I just remember the end, and crying my eyes out.

It was just so moving.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhGLh4cOw9E
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mia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-10 07:28 PM
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1. Thanks for suggesting this.
I'm looking forward to seeing it.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-10 07:29 PM
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2. The song itself always gets me. "For in this world they have no voice , they have no choice"
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petersjo02 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-10 07:30 PM
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3. I have never seen the movie,
but philosophically, that's where I am in real life. All living things have a "right to life"
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-10 07:32 PM
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4. The book is better
Swarthout was a great writer.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-10 07:36 PM
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6. May I second your praise for Glendon Swarthout, blogslut?
What a talented soul and what a virtuous environmentalist, too.

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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-10 07:44 PM
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7. I need to read more of him
I've only read BTB&TC and Luck and Pluck. The man could turn a phrase:

Oh twain me a twim
where the ffubalo jym.
Where the rede and the
telopen zoom.
Where the nibber is nat,
a conframitous rat-tat-tat.
And the dils
are not icky all doom.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-10 07:56 PM
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10. A big cheer from me on that.
You rock, blogslut.
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HeeBGBz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-10 09:37 PM
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12. Yeah, the book had me
I don't think I ever saw the movie.
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-10 07:33 PM
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5. I remember it-and several others at about the same time
there were many socially aware movies directed at adolescents during that time period.
J.T. was one of my favorites
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqSgRsqK4aA&feature=PlayList&p=46DD298F5C6D07D7&playnext_from=PL&index=0&playnext=1
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-10 07:45 PM
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8. I remember singing the song in grade school. God, what an awesome working-class hippie school that
was. I remember fighting tears whenever it came up.
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NC_Nurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-10 07:56 PM
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9. I read the book. Loved it.
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-10 09:35 PM
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11. just watched the whole flick thanks! the real beasts were the executioners
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ipaint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-10 09:40 PM
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13. I was 14.
I remember it vividly. It blew me away.
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Mojeoux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-10 11:18 PM
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14. I read the books. Wonderful!
I learned those Scottish vets can really put away the Scotch.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-10 11:37 PM
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15. Being moved? I'm a vegan and an animal liberator.
Figure it out.

I think I was 9 when I first saw that movie. Makes a bit of sense.
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