Dear Heather Album Cover

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Dear Heather Album Cover

Postby YankovicGretzky » Fri Sep 10, 2004 4:29 am

Have any of you noticed anything familiar? The colors and the lettering of the album cover made me think of the cover of Leonard Cohen's book, Stranger Music. Was this intentional? They both have the same shade of blue.
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Postby lizzytysh » Fri Sep 10, 2004 4:49 pm

Aha! You've started the thread [more or less] that Bee wanted me to. Perhaps your comments are what she meant by "so Sixties" :wink: ?

The comment I wish to make regarding the cover is that the drawing is exquisitely simple and elegant, and appropriates a look of admiration and love in the woman's eyes. It also confirms ~ for all time ~ that Leonard most definitely knows how to draw. The choices that he makes to clarify this skill may not always line up with others' expectations, but this drawing clarifies any doubt as to his ability.

Now, Bee :wink: , since when is a line drawing locked into the Sixties? The drawing appears quite Eastern in influence with its simplicity and its minimalism in lines to convey the whole. Okay, now I'm ready for your onslaught :shock: :wink: of artistic explanation, since you are an artist, and I'm most definitely not ~ nor have I studied that arena. So, defend your position, whilst I hold to mine :wink: .

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Postby Midnight » Fri Sep 10, 2004 6:35 pm

Hey, it is 11:10 a.m. on Friday morning here and I was reading your post and watching Johnny Guitar. Joan Crawford is standing at the bar and tells Johnny Guitar to play her a tune...she gets that same look of love and admiration in her eyes that Heather does. It was uncanny.
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Postby lizzytysh » Fri Sep 10, 2004 6:45 pm

:D Still another case of synchronicity 8) ! Very cool!

Who knows ~ it could be the look that came about quite similarly, and whose image locked itself into Leonard's memory, and onto the page for us. Isn't it a look that men [as well as women] will always long for?
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Postby Midnight » Fri Sep 10, 2004 7:01 pm

But now Joan is crying ...and saying "Once, I would have crawled across the floor to be near you"...sounds like a line Leonard would use.

P.S. Joan is wearing a snazzy red gown during this scene.
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Postby lizzytysh » Fri Sep 10, 2004 7:06 pm

:cry: ~ Well, at least the look is indelibly on the page for Leonard, as well as us. Yes, it does sound like a line Leonard would use! Almost to the extent that one might wonder if he saw the film at some point, early on.....with its influence later showing up in one of his songs.

So, is Joan rejecting him in the course of this line? The temptress in her snazzy, red gown? Now, she loves only his music and the memories of her love, which his song invokes?
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Postby Midnight » Fri Sep 10, 2004 7:06 pm

Another good line..."He makes her feel like a woman and that frightens her!" Leonard, steal this one!!!!

P.S. Joan is explaining why Emma Small (Mercedes Cambridge) is trying to destroy The Dancing Kid.
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Postby Midnight » Fri Sep 10, 2004 7:10 pm

So, is Joan rejecting him in the course of this line? The temptress in her snazzy, red gown?
No. They just robbed a bank.


P.S. Joan is wearing a black shirt and a brilliant red scarf. Her lips are scarlet too. Very.
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Postby lizzytysh » Fri Sep 10, 2004 7:16 pm

:wink: I think Leonard might like this movie. Very strong, colour statements.

Yes, that line could also wend its way well into one of Leonard's songs. However, it sounds like "Scent of a Woman" did its own form of usage with it.

Who robbed a bank!?! Joan's character and him???
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Postby Midnight » Fri Sep 10, 2004 7:37 pm

Sorry...it wasn't Joan and Johnny Guitar after all ...they were just making a withdrawal when The Dancing Kid and his men busted in and robbed the joint. But the evil Emma Small is convincing everyone that it was Joan and Johnny.


Oh, now, Joan is wearing a beautiful white gown with a black string tie and a narrow black belt in contrast to Emma Small who is wearing drab black dress with a narrow white collar. Joan is playing the piano with her dress billowing around her.

Here's a good line, I can just see Leonard saying this....Joan to the vigilantees: "I'm just sitting in my own house...playing my own piano...is that a crime."
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Postby Midnight » Fri Sep 10, 2004 7:42 pm

On No! The vigilantees have just hung Turkey Logan and now their going to hang Joan in her beautiful white gown.
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Postby Midnight » Fri Sep 10, 2004 7:42 pm

Joan has the rope around her neck!
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Postby Midnight » Fri Sep 10, 2004 7:43 pm

But the men vigilantees realize that they "just can't hang a woman."


Hurrah for chivalry!
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Postby Midnight » Fri Sep 10, 2004 7:44 pm

Evil Emma offers a hundred dollars for any man who will do it.

No takers.

Joan: "Looks like you'll just have to do it yourself, Emma."
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Postby Midnight » Fri Sep 10, 2004 7:45 pm

Johnnay Guitar rescues her!

They run back to her saloon.


It's on fire.

Her white gown has caught on fire!

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