Thursday, June 01, 2006

DAD IS WORKING ON OUR QUESTIONS

Yes, we can call Mr Stephen Gyllenhaal that now, you'll see why in a second. Cantara tells me he is utterly impressed with our questions and wants to take his time over them to do them justice. Straight from the horse's mouth (kinda), he says, "You're all like my daughters,". How amazingly sweet is that? Dad, obviously we're not as talented and successful as your other children but maybe we can help out around the house? I call pool duty!

Cantara also confirms that there are a number of poems about Jake in Stephen's poetry collection. There is one long, astonishing poem entitled "At 25" which was written around December (Jake's birthday), right around the beginning of the Brokeback Mountain frenzy and there are also poems about Maggie, about Naomi, and even one about Jamie Lee Curtis. Eek, I can't wait.

Tonnes more info over at www.stephengyllenhaal.com and also a new poem called True Love which I'd like to hear your insight on, my literary lovers!

71 comments:

kokodee said...

Awesome! Thanks for the update.
*awaits eagerly*

Anonymous said...

Well now we know where Jake gets some of his charm from!

Prophecy Girl said...

Wait a minute. So I can quasi-truthfully claim that Stephen Gyllenhaal called me his daughter (even if indirectly and/or inadvertantly)?! I can officially die happy. I've had so much Gyllenhaal goodness this week I can hardly stand it! Can't WAIT to see what he has to say... :)

Anonymous said...

They are from royal desecent. The prince charming family.

Anna said...

I guess I'll take kitchen duty and hope that Jake will come and cook for his parents... ;)

The Gyllenhaal men... *sigh*

cina said...

"You're all like my little daughters"?! That's the sweetest thing I've ever heard I think! I'm ecstatic to see his replies to our questions, even if my question should not be among them. I can't wait

Daddy Gyllenhaal! Teeeheee! :-)

claire said...

yes but think this through my fellow stalkers, if we (although i didn't send a question) are his daughters, that makes Jakes our brother which means we won't be able to do rude things with him. I'd rather be Daddy G's distant niece by marriage only if you get me.

cina said...

"You're all like my little daughters"?!

Okey, take away the "little" that I happened to sneak in there (got a little over excited there...lol!), and I also sign up for any house duty they want me to do! At your service, Gyllenhaals!

~DKBB~ said...

Well, I'm much too old to be a daughter...maybe I could be a sister? And then I'd be an aunt to Jake...oh, well, that won't work...it'd really mess up my fantasies. ;) Anyhoo, glad to hear we were able to come up with good questions...now I'm off to read me some poetry. :)

thesweetestone said...

Ooooh, thats so cute...I love the gyllenhaals, they are all so perfect...I wanna read that poem for jake...

Prophecy Girl said...

...that makes Jakes our brother which means we won't be able to do rude things with him.

Nah, he probably means "daughter" as in "daughter-in-law" as in "wife of my son."

Or maybe not.

m said...

Does he realise he's just got himself a 37 year old daughter!!?

claire said...

its not just the age but the vast number he has suddenly acquired! Have they got enough beds in the house for a family get-together?

squallcloud said...

Okay, I like to consider myself mildly edgy and perverse and am quite put out that my current sexual obsession is of the breeder kinda BUT PapaG has just helped me immensely in that he's just deemed my love incestuous so I feel just as dirty as I wanna be. I better go with my bad self!

Linna said...

That's a really sweet comment... (that does seem to imply that someone in his vicinity at least has checked this place out, doesn't it? Yeay!) :)

rei said...

god this is cute, im giggling like a retard here...

Nothing Really Matters said...

Maybe they have Linna! My cleb match does come up with Patricia Arquette, so i could pass as a girl! Although i do have a 53% Likeness to someone you all love!

phoebe said...

Aww, Poppa G is such a sweetheart! Gotta love the Gyllenhaals!

Linna said...

That's so cool!

(But nothing you wanna keep in mind when we're all drooling over Jakey and telling each other what we wanna do to/with him...)

But totally cool! :)

Anonymous said...

I maybe really stupid but i tryed that celeb match test and i just dont see where the results are written?

Nothing Really Matters said...

you have to sign up really quick with an e-mail address.

Anonymous said...

ok, but where do i sign up, am i blind or sth?

Nothing Really Matters said...

Once you upload you pic and run face recognition, scroll down and you have to put in your e-mail in just make the others bits up i did!

Anonymous said...

"You're all like my little daughters"

:( What about us boys? ;)

Anonymous said...

Oops, I copy/pasted from Cina not the main page so subtract the little from my statement too.

tankergirl said...

That is Soooooooo sweet.

Only, now I have yet another parent to make me feel guilty! This one because he knows all the lusty & filthy things I want to do with his gorgeous, sweet & talented son! Hopefully, he doesn't look too deep into this blog!

This could also put a creepy spin on you girls that have been directing your lust Daddy's way! ;)

winterbird said...

That's so kind and sweet of Poppa Gyllenhaal! I want to reassure him that even though I regularly drool over his son's pictures/movies/voice, I mean no harm and I am not breaking into their house any day soon...

And how I wish my parents would write me poems!

zoo said...

WOW. That True Love poem is, like, deep, man. It is quite amazing, isn't it? It will require several more readings and deconstructings but one of the many first impressions I'm getting is that it feels rather sexual - or perhaps that's my mood :-(. Poppa G clearly still very much in his prime and what not.

BPB, where did you read the "At 25" poem? I can't find it in the samples in the website.

gin said...

I didn't send a question so I don't know if that disqualifies me from "daughter"...but I'd live with "daughter in law". *hint* ;)
And his poetry...blows me away. It's stunning.

Anonymous said...

I loved that 'True Love' poem. He writes with a rawness and his structure is ironically perfect.
I love his expressions.

I don't think 'At 25' is posted up, you'll probably have to buy the book.

Thanks for the update britpop!

I'd love to submit my poetry to Cantara.. fingers crossed.

Bruinsmama said...

If that poor man only knew how his "daughters" talk about his ass!!!!

gummybug said...

Much love for Gyllenpappa. :-) Can't wait for the book.

Hugs and smooches!

perplexed said...

Ok he mentioned Elvis Costello ... im trying to get my mind around he's my generation.

Anonymous said...

oooh goody can hardly wait.Thanks Mr G.SNR.You sure you want to think of us Jake lusting lot as your daughters?Ok,i'm liking it.
x for my new foster daddy.lol

Anonymous said...

Just read True Love.Very moving and he called the Mrs,Babe.I love it.

miffed67 said...

The Gyllenhaal men... *sigh*

Yeah....double *sigh!*

Well now we know where Jake gets some of his charm from!

I heard that! Gyllendaddy taught him well, huh?

Awwwwww, so sweet of Poppa Gyllenhaal! I'm suddenly salivating in anticipation of getting my hands on this book! And I don't even like poetry!

jla said...

Wow...papahaal's poetry blew me away!! His words were intricately crafted and expressive. Reading his poems made me feel like I was conversing with him and he was letting me into a place reserved for personal friends. He difinitley uses his own unique voice and style in his poetry. Usually when I read a poem I try to interpret the explicit themes first and then I move to the implicit concepts. His poems contain several layers which allow each respective reader to incorporate their own experiences in order to connect with the work and develop a personal interpretation! This was my long-winded way of saying his poetry struck a chord with me and I attached personal meaning to his artistic expressions!!

cina said...

I agree with jla above that poppa Gyllenhaal really has a unique style in his poetry. Nothing like I've read before at least (not that I read a lot of poetry though...).
I like it, it's intense. And I can't wait to read the poems about Jakey poo! Too bad I can't go to his reading, it's a little too far from Stockholm.... heh.

Katie of Sweden said...

I so love this! I also like Stephen's poems..

Britpopbaby, it's thanks to your writing skills that this is happening! Thanks!

This dad thing.. Since I am 11th cousin of Jake+Maggie (true! And yes, I really enjoy telling everybody about it - again and again....), I'm sooo fine with that!

(To the Swedes: On TV this weekend: October Sky today and City Slickers tomorrow!)

britpopbaby said...

:( What about us boys? ;)

I was going to say something about that. Looks like he's not aware of the interest in his son from ALL areas ;)

His poems contain several layers which allow each respective reader to incorporate their own experiences in order to connect with the work and develop a personal interpretation!
I agree jla. Some of his poems seem candid and direct but everyone can make their own interpretation which is the essence of a great writer.

The "At 25" is released on June 25. Cantara tells me there will be a PDF version online to read.

Ivy said...

Poppa G! We love you! When can we come round for tea? I have an image of us all sitting round in a circle, gazing up adoringly at him while he reads his poetry.

cina said...

^^ Oh my, wouldn't that be nice! I like that image.

phoebe said...

Uuu, nice, thanks for pointing that out Katie! Have never seen City Slickers before, will tune in to that one 2morrow. Is it any good though? Oh well, at least it'll be a treat seeing young Jakey!

Katie of Sweden said...

@ phoebe: Unfortunately both films are scheduled to be during the night hours...and I don't have recording possibilities..so I guess my diurnal rythms will be all fucked up this upcoming weekend. So..phoebe.. you're Swedish! Nice!

Very kind of cantara to provide that 25-poem electronically!

cina said...

I loved City Slickers when it came out, and I think I would still like it today actually. So it's definitely worth a look, not only because of Jakey poo.

beskyddaren said...

I still have difficulties fathoming all this, Stephen Gyllenhaal actually doing this for the Jake Watch posse. Hail to the Stalker in chief/ High Priestess britpopbaby!!!

cina said...

I agree beskyddaren, I'm still all giddy and I want to go "teeheee!" every time I think about it. Come to think of it, it's rather amazing that this little community has gotten this attention from the Gyllenhaal family!
Praise to thee, Britpopbaby! :-)
AND - congratulations to ALL OF US here! I'm so happy for us and so thankful for poppa Gyllenhaal's kindness toward us.

zoo said...

Yes, me too! I can only conclude, as I've said before, that Cantara must have been impressed with BPB in their PictureGate dealings. Are they doing this for anyone else?

Of course, Pops can be assured that each one of us will buy a copy of his book. Not that I have a problem with that. :-)

Katie of Sweden said...

Yes! To be honest, I am a fan of the Gyllenhaals but almost even a bigger fan of BPB. And Jake, if your read this: you should check britpops other blog out...there are pics of her and she's HOT. Absolutely your type...

sunnyweather said...

Britpopbaby, your blog rules. I've been reading it almost from the very beginning and you're just amazing. Thank you for everything.

sunnyweather said...

And I've forgot to add that I'm very excited about Mr Gyllenhaal answering my question. And even if you haven't chosen my question I'll be very happy to read all the answers. I can't believe it. He called us his daughters...

sunnyweather said...

I should've said:"I have forgotten"...:)I got so excited.

phoebe said...

@ Katie: Yep, I sure am! And geez, just checked it online and City Slickers is indeed on LATE (or should I say early?). Since I have the possibility, I guess taping it is in order here.

Just read Poppa G's poem True Love - it's beautiful. I really enjoy his way of writing. So straightforward and authentic.

Anonymous said...

I like that Papa Gyllenhaal feels fatherly toward us. Which surely must mean he doesn't read the blog word for word. Perhaps someone describes it to him second-hand, and it's a bowdlerized version represented mostly through excerpts. And they leave out the comments on his ass and all the speculation about his son's sexual preferences.

gummybug said...

...and all the speculation about his son's sexual preferences.

I find that I don't speculate, so much as appreciate the opportunities both options present. Straight? Great, I'll join! Gay? Awesome, I'll watch! :-P


Hmmm, I hope Gyllenpappa doesn't read this. I feel such an obligation to be a good daughter now.

miffed67 said...

^^ LMAO, gummybug! You stated my sentiments exactly!

britpopbaby said...

Cantara is an extermely nice lady and I can't thank her enough for this incredible oppourtunity! I've decided to make it my career - interviewing famous peeps but via the internet so I can drink loads of tea and nip off to watch 'Deal or No Deal' and sunbathe.

All I know for sure is that 'Pops' AND Jake know about the blog and it's goings on (and IHJ) but whether they visit themselves or just relayed info back to them via someone I have no clue. I presume it's the latter because Jake is obviously too busy playing b-ball, doing crosswords and wearing socks to be a dedicated surfer. It's okay, Jake, we understand.

miffed67 said...

Jake is obviously too busy playing b-ball, doing crosswords and wearing socks to be a dedicated surfer.

LMAO! Hey, he has a Blackberry, let's not forget. And Gyllendaddy presumably spends some time in front of a computer. Maybe not every day, but fairly often.

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miffed67 said...

Ok, I'm getting paranoid! That's the second time that's happened....someone tryin' to mess with my head?

Nothing Really Matters said...

"interviewing famous peeps but via the internet"

Like that idea sounds fab, you could have people wait on you hand and foot!

The oppourtunity Cantara has given you is great and she does sound like a nice person. It's good of her to take time out and e-mail you!

Well done Brits for all your hard work!

Katie of Sweden said...

So what will BPB do next... after the poppa interview? I think it would be great to make a Maggie interview! Since I saw Secretary I've been surfing around to find any boards about her but they are not as alive as the jakey ones. IMO a maggie feature at JW would be awesome.. I mean..did anybody here not like the Secretary?

zoo said...

Hear, hear, Katie of Sweden. I like that idea - I have had a bit of a (harmless) silly girl crush on Maggie since I saw Secretary and watched her interview on the DVD extras. She's an incredibly intelligent girl. And she was the only good thing in Mona Lisa smile. (And yes, I know His ex was in it, too, SORRY).

Katie of Sweden said...

@zoo
Oh I haven't seen Mona Lisa..I have to see it!

Yeah, it's especially the dvd extra material that really got me hooked. She is "so cute I can hardly stand it"... :)

miffed67 said...

OMG, GREAT idea, katie! Would love a Maggie feature. Secretary ROCKED and so does she.

kokodee said...

What dvd extras?
*sob* I don't think that was ever released here in the UK! I only got a no-frills version with some crappy trailers!

britpopbaby said...

A Maggie interview, eh? We can gradually work our way through the Gyllenhaal family - I'd like to hear from Naomi too.

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