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I know there's already a thread about the Six Feet Under finale but it's really long and winding down so I'm going to start my own so it's about me ME MEEEEE!!!!!

 

I too saw the the Six Feet Under finale. However, I was barely able to see the last five minutes because my vision was blurred by all the tears that were pouring out. I was on the couch blubbering like Donnie when his mother insists he turn off his nightlight.

 

I can think of NOTHING that's been created for television that moved me the way the end of the finale did. It was perfection. The critics all said the end was going to blow everyone away but I took it with a grain of salt - critics, like the Left, are prone to hyperbole.

 

There was a palpable tension throughout the episode because I knew "something" was going to happen at the end and I kept waiting for it to begin. The critics referred to it as the last "seven minutes" (although it was less) so I kept my eye on the clock waiting for it to begin. When Ruth died and the screen went white and then to her name and dates it was immediately clear the rollercoaster ride was beginning. My sobbing began and continued unabated as one wave of death after the other washed over me. I was a total, complete, utter mess. I didn't stop crying for a moment throughout the end.

 

And THAT SONG!!! Could that not have been more haunting?

 

Also, the camera was constantly slowly moving up at the begining of each vignette - there was constant camera motion - there was no way to stop what was coming. The colors were washed out and the scenes were all slightly over-exposed. Visually, it was ravishing.

 

My "favorite" death was probably Brenda's - purely for the humor factor - Billy FINALLY talked her to death. I was disappointed they never showed how he died. For me, that was the only glaring omission.

 

It was fitting that Claire should die last and the panning of the pictures annihilated me - sent me down for the count.

 

After I THOUGHT I had gotten a grip on myself, I called a friend to discuss it and I had to call him back because the moment I started talking about it I lost it again.

 

I've watched the ending several times (I taped it) and although it holds up, it will never pack the wallop it did the first time I saw it and it was new and unexpected.

 

If it doesn't win every award possible at next year's Emmy's, then there's something wrong with the world.

 

Two final things......

 

Favorite Line: (I'm sure I'm botching up the quote) Ruth is asked: "Why do we dwell on the past?" and she responds: "Because that's when we had hope."

 

GENIUSY.

 

Favorite Scene: Ruth is at the party sitting with Nate's daughter and Brenda's mother comes up with the stuffed okapi and proceeds to explain about how it nurses off other mothers, Ruth gets up, slightly rolls her eyes while walking away then Brenda's mother talks in a sing-song voice and flips the stuffed monkey off the chair - the same monkey Ruth had a breakdown about earlier in the kitchen.

 

PURE GENIUS

 

That finale is the gold standard by which all other finales will be compared.

 

Amazing.

 

Absolutely amazing.

 

Messily yours,

 

FFF

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>When Ruth died and the screen went white and then to her name and

>dates it was immediately clear the rollercoaster ride was beginning.

 

It actually started a little earlier.

 

For starters, this was the only episode I've seen that didn't begin with a death. I was immediately off-balance.

 

Then, later, when Willa was born, they went to that same white screen with her name and [pre]"2005- "[/pre]. They've announced a LOT of deaths, but this is the first birth I remember. I panicked momentarily when I saw that screen until I saw there was no end-date. It's splendidly in line with Alan Ball's original promise of a show about "living with death".

 

And then it settled into the usual dysfunctional family we've all come to love, and I got lulled into a sense of complacency.

 

When they killed off Ruth, it brought all the previous forebodings back full force. They set it up EXTREMELY well!

 

This episode will be in college curriculums for years to come, and in more than just the Film/TV school.

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Get in Line

 

I have already added my feelings about this landmark show on the other thread, but FFF's mention of his favorite line reminded me of a line Brenda's mother said to Ruth when she came to pick up Maya.(I'll probably botch it,but) it went something like:

 

It's not the 50's anymore Ruth, even if you dress like it

 

Boy that was one cold bitch.

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>>When Ruth died and the screen went white and then to her

>name and

>>dates it was immediately clear the rollercoaster ride was

>beginning.

>

>It actually started a little earlier.

 

TECHNICALLY you're correct, however it wasn't until Ruth died that the emotional tsunami hit and you realized that the hook of the ending was that everyone was going to die - that was my point.

 

Certainly yours,

 

FFF

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>TECHNICALLY you're correct, however it wasn't until Ruth died

>that the emotional tsunami hit and you realized that the hook

>of the ending was that everyone was going to die - that was my

>point.

 

Well, maybe for you that was when the hook caught you. For me, and I know for so many others, it was seeing Willa's birthday. Looking at the time left and seeing that birthday party made it obvious to me that a time line was now going to be quickly unfolded. If you look in the other thread (I know you said it was too long for you to read) you will see some wonderful observations by other people. All that you shared was mentioned plus a lot more.

 

I know long threads can be overwhelming for some people. Just like taking a big one up the ass FFF just take your time and go through the thread at your pace.

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>I too saw the the Six Feet Under finale. However, I was barely

>able to see the last five minutes because my vision was

>blurred by all the tears that were pouring out.

 

A TV show made you cry? Your license as a top needs to be revoked, and reissued only after you bottom for the femiest twink Campus escorts can send your way. Also, your family has to watch it happen.

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RE: Tops don't cry???

 

As their commercial says: "It's not t.v., it's HBO". And as you can read in all the reponses on the other longer thread about it, many others were emotionally moved to tears by this powerful finale. It was groundbreaking and unlike anything I have ever seen on t.v. and better than most movies on the big screen.

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>Am I the only one who thought this thread was a spoof on

>VDN's? Wouldn't that be in keeping with so many FFF's posts?

 

 

I thought the same thing but I would never point out something like that. I am polite. I either thought FFF was being the darling sarcastic, antagonistic twinkie-eyed bananamilker that he always is OR he truly was moved by SFU BUT he was so lazy he started another thread.

 

He did say he wanted it all to be about him. I can't fault him for that as I too love the spotlight. However, his post added nothing new to the current general discussion in the thread I started.

 

So .... FFF is either...

 

1) a true Diva and for that I give him kudos

 

0R

 

2) just a pain in the ass who has an avatar that needs to be changed as the election is over

 

Either way, I know he desires me.

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