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#16 Sylvester

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:17 PM

Don't, I watched Up on Monday and cried my eyes out over the beginning showing scenes from the Fredricksens' marriage...

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHMD_EqM61I&feature=related[media]


OMG I had forgotten that ..really beautiful, just watched it again on YouTube and tickled the tear ducts over again!

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:22 PM

Thanks, ChewderOde for sharing Tank Park Salute - never heard it before but you set me off! :unsure:

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:42 PM

...Messages OMD - loved that - think Ive got it on 10 inch somewhere - grey cover!


I had this one as a 12":-
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:19 PM

Marley and Me, book and film. That may surprise a few I'm sure. Guilty as charged.

Also, an empty petrol tank makes me want to..

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:49 PM

Normally, I can't stand Coldplay, finding them drippy, whingey and up themselves, especially their song Fix You. This, though, is one of those times when a cover version completely changes the meaning of a song, without changing a word. And it never fails to make me blink away a tear. And it blows Coldplay out of the water.



Fred Knittle, who sings lead vocals here, died two days later.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:28 PM

And here's the back story - http://www.youngathe....php?news_id=18 I saw this choir when they performed in London,Nik, and bawled all the way through :) I love that clip from Up, too, Claire.

Things that make me well up (and over):
Anyone struggling or trying to overcome a struggle
The London Marathon
Ambulance sirens
Fireworks
People the age my parents would have been (especially if they're holding hands)
Other people crying, especially men
(and, last week, a makeover on DIY SOS - gawd 'elp me!)

I cry at least once a day, often publicly, and I'm definitely getting worse - or perhaps that should be better, as I think crying is rather like bleeding the radiators of your heart to let the warmth back in. :)

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:21 AM

I've seen the Young@heart film, holding hands with my wife and sharing a box of tissues. I'd like to think I could be that cool when I was in my 80s!

Also:-

I think crying is rather like bleeding the radiators of your heart to let the warmth back in. :)

is a lovely line...

Edited by nikdevlin, 12 April 2012 - 04:21 AM.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:55 AM

This:


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Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:34 PM

Reading the final pages of AA Milne's "In which Christopher Robin gives a Pooh party, and we say goodbye" to my daughter. Captures the beauty and innocence of childhood brilliantly.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:08 PM

This makes me a bit teary

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgOyTNtsWyY

As does the video on this site. From the site


9 year old Caine Monroy, who built an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad’s used auto parts store, is about to have the best day of his life.


Edited by ged, 13 April 2012 - 04:11 PM.


#26 nikdevlin

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:28 PM

Oh my, Clairey M, that is magnificent, I love the power of music, and how it awakens him, how he comes alive, how beauty surfaces in his lovely face.

Also, I *heart* Oliver Sacks, he is just superb, if I wasn't straight, I think I'd even fancy him. I saw a documentary with him a few months ago, discussing his own troubles; a tumour in his eye which has killed his stereo vision, and the diagnosis of... erm... that neurological condition that leaves you unable to recognise faces. I may have had to rub my eyes hard during that too!

And yes, Ged, that is magnificent too, possibly the loveliest flash mob ever. Aren't smiles the best thing?

Now, if you'll all excuse me, I need to go find the Kleenex...
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#27 Sylvester

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:36 PM

I was watching the programme "Long Lost Family" last evening and boy, did that do the trick - what a tearjerker!
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:12 PM

Can I just say how much I love this thread? :)

I asked my boyfriend what makes him fill up. This:

Edited by GillW, 13 April 2012 - 09:14 PM.


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Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:46 PM

Ah, well, yes. But while I love that song, if it pops up on the iPod when I'm stood on the 521 or walking up St John st to work, I may well get a shiver up my spine, but tears? No. But if I'm trawling through YouTube of an evening, especially if Her Indoors is asleep, and i've had at least one too many bottles of Spitfire, and I click on the official video, then all is lost, and it's Kleenex time.

But a song that makes my eyes damp whether it's on the iPod or the screen:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCYXZJTylOY

It's the clarity of heartbreak that always gets me.

Edited by nikdevlin, 13 April 2012 - 09:52 PM.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:38 PM

Another version another tear...