8C/Jericho~ Independent Reading #9 The Bucket-list by: Justin Zackham

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In Film
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    Summary

    The story was made about an terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die.
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    The Bucket-list oppening

    The film premiered on December 15, 2007 in Hollywood and opened in limited release in the United States on December 25, 2007, by Warner Bros.
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    Meeting in the first time

    Carter Chambers and billionaire health care magnate Edward Cole meet for the first time in a hospital that Cole just bought after both have been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.
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    The List

    Carter earlier had begun writing a "bucket list," a list of activities to do before he "kicks the bucket.
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    The Journey began

    They go skydiving, drive a vintage Shelby Mustang and Dodge Challenger around California Speedway, fly over the North Pole, eat dinner at Cheever d'or in France, visit and praise the Taj Mahal, ride motorcycles on the Great Wall of China, attend a lion safari in Tanzania, and visit Mount Everest in Nepal. Atop the Great Pyramid while looking out over the neighboring pyramids
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    Stopping the Bucket

    Carter reveals that he has long been feeling less in love with his wife. Cole discloses that he is deeply hurt by his estrangement from his only daughter, who disowned him after he drove away her abusive husband. whereupon he insists they stop the bucket project and go home.
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    The Falling Action

    During the return journey, Carter tries to reunite Cole with Cole's daughter. Carter returns home to his own family for a festive holiday dinner while Cole, feeling alone Carter's family reunion turns out to be short-live Carter collapses and is rushed to the hospital. The cancer has spread to his brain.
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    The Mission

    Cole, who is now in a remarkable remission, visits him and they share a few moments. Cole was unaware that the unique aroma of the coffee variety its distinctive flavor. Carter then crosses off "laugh till I cry" from his bucket list and implores Cole to finish the list without him. Carter undergoes surgery but dies on the operating table.
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    Reconciling

    As news of Carter's death is given to his wife and family, Cole attempts to reconcile with his own daughter. She accepts him back into her life and introduces him to the granddaughter. He never knew he had. After greeting the little girl with a kiss on the cheek, Edward thoughtfully crosses "kiss the most beautiful girl in the world" off his bucket list.
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    Finishing the list

    Cole delivers a eulogy at Carter's funeral, during which he explains that the last three months of Carter's life were, thanks to Carter, the best three months of Cole's own life. Cole crosses "help a complete stranger for the good" off the list.
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    The ending

    As Matthew places a Chock full o'Nuts coffee can alongside another can, he crosses off the last item on the bucket list ("witness something truly majestic") and tucks the completed list between the cans. Carter's voiceover narration reveals that the two cans contain their ashes and that Cole would have loved this, because he was "buried on the mountain