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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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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…
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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…
anne hathaway needs to stop today i was taking a quiz on buzzfeed.edu and one of the questions was who is your worst enemy and the choices were like ted cruz and kim jong un and ANNE HATHAWAY so of course i picked her and this movie just reaffirms my hatred
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…
Heath Ledger was very good at that acting thing.
I remember needing to compose myself before leaving the cinema because I didn't want it to be obvious walking out that I had been, and still wanted to be, crying like a baby. All these years later and I still don't like showing emotion, something Ennis would understand. I'd like to think I'm like him but in reality I don't really enjoy the outdoors and I talk incessantly about nothing just to fill silence. So not really like him at all, as it turns out.
I also remember becoming childishly angry whenever I read a review that didn't outright praise this movie. Ridiculous. I'm more mature now and have since gotten over that but I still love this movie just as much.
Oh, and fuck you Crash.
Elma is a horrible name.
Well, in all fairness, when I envision something as definitively masculine as a cowboy, the characters who look more like Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal are the pretty damsels in distress John Wayne rescues. Hey, Ledger did play the heck out of Ned Kelly, and is apparently so smooth that even though he and Michelle Williams met on this film, in which their characters' marriage is plagued by his homosexual adultery, they still hooked up and had a kid in real-life. It's pretty fitting that he played Casanova, like, literally a few weeks after this film was released, because no matter what, Ledger could get any lady, including Jake Gyllenhaal. All kidding aside, I am glad to finally see a…
"Jack fuckin' Twist."
One of the greatest, most touching, and most important love stories of our time. Every time Heath Ledger hugs that jacket, I ball my eyes out.
Very few directors manage to be great visual directors and great directors of actors. Ang Lee is one of the best at both and has the even rarer distinction of being able to do this in more than one language.
Brokeback Mountain is a great visual film. Perfectly achieving a sense of scale with gorgeous wide shots, often with the actors situated in frame. My favourite shot includes the two men outside a tent when it starts hailing and they rush inside--a perfect combination of genuine naturalism (surely the shot was improvised) and showiness.
These visuals never get in the way of the amazing performances. Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger each give very different, very affecting interpretations of men who…
Even if it's not as revolutionary as once proclaimed over a decade ago, Ang Lee's heartbreaking romance still holds up as probably the best representation of repressed love. The vistas are breathtaking, the score is superb, and here we get our first glimpse of what an interesting actor Jake Gyllenhaal would become. But in the end, this endures because of how perfect Heath Ledger is in such a tortured role.
I hear many people say that The Joker is Ledger's best film. They're so wrong. Ennis Del Mar is how I want to remember Ledger.
I'm so sad but at the same time, spellbound at the script, setting and the characters. Brokeback Mountain is a masterpiece.
Over a decade late to this heart wrenching piece of filmmaking. Incredible performances from the four leads. How in the fuck did this lose to CRASH?
a quiet, existential reversal of cowboy ideologies brimming with raw chemistry and placing strong emphasis on the nature of the world surrounding the principal relationship: beautiful, pure and completely unaffected by something as inconsequential as humans' love, whereas the home environments are constructed and judgmental. so indescribably profound to see these men's true identities attempting to break free from those restricting cowboy hats and overlarge belt buckles.
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