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Brokeback Mountain is an Ang Lee film about two modern day cowboys who meet on a shepherding job in the summer of ’63. The two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a life long relationship conflicting with the lives they are supposed to live.
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Review In A Nutshell:
Brokeback Mountain is the life story of two men who have built a relationship with each other in Brokeback Mountain. Their story spans up to 20 years, showing us both the beauty and heartbreak in their relationship.
I have heard a lot of things about this film, many simply say this was that "gay cowboy movie" while others remark it as the "deserving winner of the 2006 Academy Awards"; it was beaten by Paul Haggis' Crash, which I have yet seen. It was rare for me to hear anything negative about this film, and the ones who did watch it and cringed at the subject matter, still managed…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Where I truly began falling in love with Anne Hathaway...
Oh yeah, this happens to be an incredible, heartbreaking, extraordinarily acted film, too.
Some random thoughts for this particular on-the-verge-of-delirium 5:30 A.M. 'review':
I saw it once before, many years ago, and loved it then as well. It's a shame, this film got so much shit in my school that I felt like I couldn't even tell people I had seen it. It's disgraceful that a story of two people of the same sex, falling in love with each other, can be ridiculed so much.
I always viewed it like this: who cares? Really, what does it matter if someone feels that way? How does it effect a person's well-being…
I'd resisted watching this for years for two reasons 1. being nominated for so many Oscars I was worried it would be overwrought Oscar-bait and 2. Ang Lee (of course if someone had reminded me Michelle Williams was in it, I would have watched it ages ago). It turns out worry number one was completely unwarranted as the film was emotionally heartfelt and beautifully subtle in not only its writing and performances, but also in its directing, which brings me back to concern number two. After Life of Pi and now Brokeback I think I can officially stop worrying about Lee as a director. It's not as if I completely hated the guy, but I just found most of his…
It doesn't matter who loves who.... What matters is how much of love there is between two people and the pain they experience on losing them. You might be the "straightest" person but this will still touch your heart and stay there. Heath ledger's face says it all in the end. The ending kills you..... It just kills you inside man.
Ennis and Jack - two unacquainted cowboys - are employed as shepherds for sheepman Joe, who instructs them to lead his heard to Brokeback Mountain for the summer. During these months of solitude, the two more or less develop a friendship, which in one sudden night redevelops into a love affair (a tad too impromptu for my taste by the way). It’s one of the bravest plots coming from Hollywood. A direct blow to the heterosexual cowboy myth. Unfortunately, however, it’s packaged as straight as any other polished Hollywood production and doesn’t maintain the courage of that brusque night. Brokeback Mountain could’ve honestly benefitted from more sweat and more nudity, although I appreciate Ang lee’s aim to be amongst the…
Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain is one of those films I've had on my watchlist for just about forever, and I'm so glad I finally got around to it. Set in the mountain region of the USA, the film is heart-breaking in its essence, but its romantic tale, with strong performances from Ledger and Gyllenhaal, make this more than just that "gay cowboy love story".
Brokeback Mountain has been argued about its depiction of men falling in love, whether they're bisexual or gay or neither. Their identities are complex - Jack and Ennis never truly recognise themselves as "queer" as such - but rather, despite their marriages and children - their attraction, both physically and emotionally, goes beyond any type of…
A great gay film form Ang Lee!
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There was gay cinema before Brokeback Mountain, certainly. But never before had a film about a homosexual relationship really crossed over into the mainstream consciousness quite like this one had. Perhaps it was because of the film skirting around a traditionally "masculine" genre in the western (in tone, if not in practice), perhaps it was simply because of timing (gay marriage was possibly the defining issue of the previous year's Presidential campaign). Whatever the reason, Brokeback Mountain became something of a cultural phenomenon, that still manages to hold up today because it is still a great film.
At its core is a deeply effective romance between the two characters of Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) and Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal).…
Its conclusion has considerable pathos, but the film doesn't really distinguish itself among romances aside from the novelty of the relationship being a homosexual one. Doesn't even make my top 10 of 2005, much less deserve Best Picture over Crash.
Compelled by my recent viewing of "Blue is the warmest colour", I decided to revisit Ang Lee's Oscar-winning approach at a similar subject and although, contrary to "Blue...", here the themes of homosexuality are front, centre and in your face, "Brokeback mountain" has something to say about love.
Very well acted and directed with appropriate subtlety, this film does a very good job at bringing to light the hardships of closeted and repressed sexuality and the tragedy of a relationship that is never meant to be happy. Plus, Ang Lee also touches on sensitive subject of how dangerous it used to be (and still is in some parts, I presume) to come out of the closet for the world to…
A really beautiful film for gay love.
Love who you want to love.
Change this world for everyone can do so.
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Bringing the drama. So this is about two cowboys (Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal), sheepherding in Wyoming in the 1960’s. They fall for each other one drunken night, and this is about all of the fallout that they face, trying to keep this secret under wraps from the cruel real world. I had gone 10 years of my life without watching this film. It’s not homophobia or anything like that, I just hadn’t found the time, and I can’t exactly say I have a large background in gay/lesbian films/studies. This was a very important film when it came out, largely because it’s not something you…
After ten years of dithering I finally saw this only to discover that the delay seems perfectly thematically appropriate.
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