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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.
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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…
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…
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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…
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.
I was struck by how beautiful this movie was, both in its story and in its cinematography. I already knew most of the beats of the movie, but that didn't diminish its impact on me. I actually wasn't really paying full attention throughout (more a reflection of my state of mind than of the movie itself), but somehow I was still moved to tears at the end. Jake Gyllenhal and Heath Ledger brought excellently nuanced complexity to Jack and Ennis. They are two men who love each other, yet who are unable to live with that love.
Brokeback mountain - a gorgeous, massive mountain that fills most of the frame - leaves its impact on the entire film. It serves…
Lo malo es que pudo haber transmitido todo de la misma manera siendo mucho más corta. Los eventos se extendieron mucho. Sin embargo, eso no le quita lo bien contada que está. Fuerte y bella a la final.
I've read the short story weeks ago while thumbing through Annie Proulx's work. This put me off of seeing the movie for reasons obvious if you've read this short story or any of them by Proulx, really. How can anything measure up? But recently I watched Ang Lee's The Ice Storm, which I thought was a great film. So here I am today, weeks later, continuing on with Lee's work, and am glad I have.
It's striking to me that such a film has met such derision about its content given the way the content is treated. It's sincere and sympathetic on all fronts. To see it being made fun of so often nearly hurts.
The fact that this beautiful, meaningful movie has been perverted and pawned off as, "that gay cowboy movie," is one of the biggest disappointments of my entire life. Here you have a big movie, with grade-A actors, LGBT characters, a great plot, and beautiful cinematography, and everyone dismisses it as the movie about gay cowboys. They're bisexual fucking shepherds, man. If you're going to reduce a movie to the sexual orientation of the main characters, at least get it right.
Really glad I got to a chance to revisit this, because I don't think I realized just how tremendous it is the first time I saw it. So damn beautiful and heart-wrenching.
I remember not really appreciating this film when i first saw it. I can't exactly remember why. I think that I felt like it spanned too much of their lives and lost the narrative a bit, but I couldn't disagree more with my former self. This is a simply told, tragic love story with a handful of really great performances. It's heartbreaking and gorgeously shot. Definitely worth revisiting this one.
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