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Bits and snippets off the web
ARYA
2014-01-15 23:37


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But the look on his face, maybe he's WISHING it was 3 fingers of single malt scotch and not this damn moroccan mint tea... :)
MmeRenard
2014-01-16 23:04


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Yeah, that works too "what's my motivation? You're giving me tea and not Laphroig?"
marivicbartolata
2014-01-20 20:46


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just wondering, what was he thinking then? he seemed so calm and collected...
ARYA
2014-01-20 22:55


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Oh yes, to be in his mind. After peace on earth that would be my wish.
MmeRenard
2014-01-21 00:38


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I am so emphatically not commenting...

(Intentional ...)

Tien2014-01-21 19:26


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To be in his mind? I don't really know...maybe a bit much to take...;-)

But you're all absolutely right, there is so much more to him than meets the eye.
I love the way he can transfer a thought, a train of thoughts if you will, just with the raise of an eyebrow, where others might need a thousand words.
Every move he makes in a movie is intentional. Every detail counts. That is why you can watch his masterpieces over and over again and discover something new every time, never getting tired of them.
There are not many other actors that really go "so deep" in their movies.
I guess if people think he's shallow and on the surface in his movies, they just don't understand him or the movie at all!!!

The picture is truly magnificent, by the way.

MmeRenard
2014-01-21 23:36


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That was to some extent my point, Tien. Mmm. Fascinating, at any rate. One hell of a creative process at work,for starters.

After watching Generation Um... Again, seeing how much he is doing and how subtly when left to his own intuition, how much more is going on than the average viewer, say nothing of bah! critics! can pick up quickly. Wonderful stuff, makes me want to holler at the screen "oh man, I just saw that right there, wow!"

Ahem. Where was I?

Tien2014-01-24 19:45


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You are so right!
Sometimes when I watch a Keanu-film with my friends or husband, they never seem to get what I get or see what I see.
(for my hubby to not get excited about Keanu, I get that, but my girlfriends!???) ;-)
You know, the moment you get excited about a detail, a facial expression or a "hint" and they go like "what do you mean?"...Of course it helps if you've seen the movie a couple of times, haha!

That's why it's oh so nice to meet up with some kindred spirits here!!!

marivicbartolata
2014-02-03 10:40


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2OAPLDpP4A

enough has been said of my favorite guy...

ARYA
2014-02-03 23:18


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balcony cigarette in Uruguay...

[URL=https://imageshack.com/i/ngygf5j][/URL]

via Keanu Russian Club

LucaM
2014-02-19 02:21


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http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message2487207/pg1
MmeRenard
2014-02-19 21:50


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Thrilled that I went there :-(
If no one else is going to say it, guess I will. There's some nice things said about Keanu, but the crap? Yes, that's why I get the urge to defend him. Although that's a site - look at other stuff there, no, don't - that I will never visit again. Ugh.
Bliss
2014-02-20 00:47


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wait.... did I just hear a cricket chirp? Where is everybody? Idk, maybe that is a good thing??
ARYA
2014-02-20 01:28


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Gee Bliss, you don't sound too uh, blissful on your very first post here.
Bliss
2014-02-20 02:31


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I was making a funny...did I bomb at it?? LOL I was expecting more up to date comments is all. Everybody is off living I guess?? That is a good thing, eh?

Question: How do you add a profile picture??

ARYA
2014-02-20 03:40


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When you are logged in, click on your name on the top right and edit avatar will come up in your profile.
Tien2014-02-20 17:54


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MmeRenard, you are so right.
What the hell was that? I'd rather not read things like that again. I got very upset about it.
I mean, why are people so judgmental, jeez...?
I can see that WINM is in fact a very good thing!
But it is sad indeed that people seem to have so little respect for one another.
I think that they forget that famous stars are just people too.
Luckily for him, I think that K doesn't read too much of this crap himself.
He's right about it too, one can have a nervous breakdown for less, no?
nunu52
2014-02-21 19:17


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I'll take your word for it MmeRenard.... and not go there!
Bliss.... Chirp a chirpy cheep cheep!!
Welcome :)
Particle
2014-02-26 08:39


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A small article of 1994 about "The Garden Of Keanadu"



Electronic satisfaction by Keanu

By LORRAINE GOODS

Ahh, autumn. Hot cider and Halloween; leaves turning colors and everyone running around campus looking all fresh and busy. Or so I'm told. I wouldn't know anything about it. I'm way too busy with my eyeballs stuck in the computer, salivating at those four beautiful words that appear on my screen every time I log into my cunix account: "You have new mail." This fall, something is much

more important to me than crispy beginnings: three Keanu Reeves movies are being released on video in November. I learned this from the on-line mailing list entitled "KeanuL" to which I recently subscribed. Basically, this means that every day I'm bombarded with 10 to 30 electronic mail messages from people all over the world who have one thing in common: they all

love the actor Keanu Reeves. By joining Keanu-L, I was fulfilling an assignment for my cyberspace reporting class —honest. With the help of the cutting edge in computer technology, I am poised to cover the brave new world of the Internet, using that worldwide network as both a valuable reporting tool and a medium to deliver news. Or something like that. I'll be employable anywhere, they tell me. So when my instructor said "get thee to a mailing list"

I certainly did. I'd had quite enough of Haiti and health care, thank you, so I joined Keanu-L instead. I've been learning a lot. I learn the day-to-day whereabouts of our hero and where to download his image from remote host computers onto my Macintosh computer at home. I learn the most intimate Keanu fantasies (the name Keanu means "cool breeze over the mountain" in Hawaiian) of the 128 other people who are members of this list: mostly straight women and gay men with college degrees, ac-

cess to computers, and (presumably) lots of free time. "I had the weirdest dream about Keanu last night ..." begins many a message. A surprising number of the women are in their thirties, and their boyfriends are forming a support group for people who love people who love Keanu. They list their favorite scenes from their favorite movies, and they flame the occasional interloper who dares to suggest that Reeves may not be the world's greatest actor. (But he is

getting better, a few do concede.) I must admit I've been unwittingly sucked into the garden of Keanadu, as these fanatics affectionately call their little world. Quite simply, I like getting email. By being a member of KeanuL, I get mail all the time. It may be worthless information, but it makes me feel popular. It keeps me from studying. Plus, it's a fast, efficient way of communicating. Some of my fellow graduate students send me mail too, but their messages are boring and when they're not ask-

ing me things like how to upload this or that or where to find such and such file, they're sending me transcripts of Governor Cuomo's most recent speeches. The folks on Keanu-L discuss more interesting matters, such as whether Keanu was doing drugs with River Phoenix on the set of "My Own Private Idaho," or if it's true that he wants to have David Geffen's lovechild. But surely this couldn't have been

what the administration was aiming for when they decided to invest all that time and money into getting the Columbia community on-line, with this year's incoming freshman class the first ever required to have basic e-mail accounts. Surely this wasn't in the

journalism school's vision when it transferred most of its library collection to Lehman and installed 16 shiny new X-terminals in its place. No matter what their intent, I just give thanks that I'm lucky enough to be here at Columbia where I have the opportunity to learn all these great new things. I like being wired. And so do plenty of other students I see when I walk by the Clio Plus terminals near the circulation desk in Butler Library. They're not seeking the whereabouts of that elusive dissertation on the constructs of paradigms in Arthurian romance; when you hear those keyboards clicking away, that's the sound of e-mail talking.

Lorraine Goods is a graduate student in the School of Journalism.

http://spectatorarchive.library.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/columbia?a=d&d=cs19941007-01.1.3&srpos=&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN------#

Anakin McFly
2014-02-27 22:18

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Whoa, that's an amazing find. Thanks so much! Added to the archive. :)

I love its account of not just early!Keanu fandom, but that of the early internet, when it was such a big deal just to be able to download photos of an actor on your own computer. And now we have things like Tumblr... we're totally living in the future.

And it's always amazing to me how much of a history this fandom has. We've been around for so long, and it was the Gardeners who first started the same articles archive that's here at WINM now, decades later and much bigger. :')

The author, Lorraine Goods, later went on to write for People, and wrote a couple more articles on Keanu that were... a little less positive: http://www.whoaisnotme.net/articles/author.php?id=586

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