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Love is a force of nature.
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.
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.
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Strong Performances - Heath Ledger
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 may contain 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…
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…
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…
With a first encounter that resembles a whole history of on-screen romance, cattlemen Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist are introduced to each other as two people who happen to be in the same place at the same time. The film’s entire structure is even based on a range of romantic classics, from the glancing neighbours in Wong Kar Wai’s In the Mood For Love to the huge timeframe and elliptical encounters in the more comedic When Harry Met Sally.
It saddens me to think that even before its embarrassing Best Picture snub at the 78th Academy Awards Brokeback Mountain was always going to go down in history as that “gay cowboy film”; a label which barely scratches the surface…
Crash was perhaps one of the biggest Best Picture blunders in my lifetime - I really hate that movie, I'd have been happy with anything else that year winning (including probably Dirty Love - which I haven't seen but won Worst Picture Razzie) - many people felt like the awards should have gone to Brokeback Mountain.
My opinion though, and I know it's against the grain especially after reading what people wrote here is that it just doesn't do anything for me - I feel nothing and I was pretty bored by it - but that's the beauty of film we all find something different watching the same film.
Sometimes you think you should give a film a rewatch which I pledge to do to see if it connects with me on a second viewing.
"a goddamn bitch of an unsatisfactory situation"
Every time someone says to me they can't watch this film because of it's homosexual nature, I clarify for them how the film shows us an issue that sadly the gay community knows all too well. Forbidden love.
Two individuals finding themselves vulnerable to one another. Psychically, emotionally, mentally...
So sit down, shut up, and watch.
Toxic masculinity is a bitch.
oh yes i love dying and being dead
Film # 3 of the "Scavenger Hunt # 10" Challenge
Task # 3: A film that is based on a book
Happiness sometimes depends on the choices you make in life. Sometimes you wish you did things differently. One word or one touch could make such a difference, but you didn’t do anything. “Brokeback Mountain” also deals with such key moments.
Even before “Brokeback Mountain” was released, it was one of the most talked about films of the year. Two cowboys, the model of ultimate manhood, that fall in love is obviously a fascinating given. But by just saying it’s about gay cowboys, you’re not doing it justice. It’s not about homosexuality, it’s about love in its purest…
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