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Brokeback Mountain

Art House & International, Gay & Lesbian, and Westerns movie directed by Ang Lee

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  • Dec 16, 2008
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After watching Brokeback Mountain a few years ago, I was left with the distinct impression that it gave me a sense of pride to truly embrace the human qualities shared between two men. I felt that the chemistry between Heatlh Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal was there as they were able to convincingly portray the lives of these characters by putting their heart and soul into these roles. I could definitely relate to Heath Ledger's role as he was married and had children, but somehow through the midst of their own lives, he managed to go back and find the guy whom he felt he built a stronger connection with. This is one of the reasons why I admired the film's outward attempt to seemingly make a story like this. It made it seem naturally believable in that ideal sense. What was really captivating throughout the film, was the use of cinematography in recreating backdrop scenes of an entire landscape giving it an artistic appeal. I certainly was enthralled by both of these actor's performances as well as the supporting cast for making this film truly a work of authenticity. The film is worthy of my respect which pays homage to the fact that love really is a wonderful thing as it can be shared between the lives of two unlikely people.  

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December 16, 2008
This was such a great film and the story was the foundation but the cinematography (Ang Lee and Rodrigo Prieto) made it a masterpiece. This is one of those movie where the hype sort of ruined the film's vibe when it was in the theaters, but it will stand the test of time and be a classic.
 
December 16, 2008
I liked how you wrote how the film "pays homage to the fact that love really is a wonderful thing as it can be shared between the lives of two unlikely people." You're exactly right. The film isn't about being gay. It's about love and how complicated it can be. The story still could have made sense if it happened to be about a man and a woman, two women, or whatever.
 
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review by . October 13, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Simply put, Brokeback Mountain is a standard star-crossed love story. Romeo and Juliet belonged to warring houses; Ennis Delmar (Heath Ledger) and Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) belong to the same gender. But like a powerful haiku, the simplicity belies what is really going on.      More than 5 minutes of the film pass before the first words are spoken. This would indicate one of two things--this is going to be boring as hell, or the story is going to be more complex than one …
review by . December 11, 2008
Movie Review: Brokeback Mountain December 8, 2005 by Amy | Edit By Amy Lamare, December 8, 2005 To simply call Brokeback Mountain (BRKMT) a gay western is to deny the core of the movie's message. Sure Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger (HLEDG)) and Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal (JGYLL)) are men. But the struggle they face is not one exclusive to homosexual relationships. Rather, their struggle is a human condition. It is a struggle of strength and faith in who you are and your ability, your courage, …
review by . December 10, 2008
When I first saw Brokeback Mountain I left the cinemas, broke down into a mess, sat in my car weeping, drove home, cried, and fell into a state of depression for about 20 days. I eventually crawled out of bed, went to campus, and discussed it with a professor who offered sage advice: not everyone falls in love with someone who will ultimately be killed by an angry mob. Okay, I felt a little better after that.    If a film covers a taboo subject like gay love, racism, American …
review by . December 16, 2008
I watched about half of this movie a few weeks ago and the other half last night.  For some reason I could not catch the whole movie.  Anyway, this movie is so powerful, it's not just about two gay cowboys but a lot more than that.  You'll have to look with better eyes to realize it's simply a movie about human compassion and attraction that we all have within us.  No matter your orientation this movie is a tearjerker and one of the best movies I've seen in a long time.  …
review by . July 13, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
I believe we can. This movie will be remembered for years and years to come due to its superb acting, majestic cinematography, incredible dialog, intense emotion, cogent storyline, and the excellent score converged into making this two-hour-plus movie one of the great landmarks in the history of the cinema. I agree with those who say that this movie will be discussed and studied, along with the great ones: `Casablanca,' `Citizen Kane,' etc......    Heath Ledger's rough-and-tough-but-tender-and-v …
review by . February 26, 2006
Pros: Artfully directed; supremely acted.      Cons: Nothing really.     The Bottom Line: In the final analysis Brokeback Mountain is a stunning and provocative film and could not have been made and released at a more divisive time in American cultural history.      Plot Details: This opinion reveals major details about the movie''s plot. Let me preface this review by stating that watching two men make out makes me, well, squeamish, but …
review by . January 13, 2006
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Brokeback Mountain, starring Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Michelle Williams, and Randy Quaid, is a romantic drama that explores the romantic and sexual relationship between two men in the American West between 1963 and 1983. The fim, its director, and its cast won countless awards at home and overseas for their performances, despite the film's depiction of a taboo sexual topic.

Brokeback Mountain was released to limited audiences on December 9, 2005 but was released to over 2,000 theatres by February 3, 2006.

A sad, melancholy ache pervadesBrokeback Mountain, Ang Lee's haunting, moving film that, like his other movies, explores societal constraints and the passions that lurk underneath. This time, however, instead of taking on ancient China, 19th-century England, or '70s suburbia, Lee uses the tableau of the American West in the early '60s to show how two lovers are bound by their expected roles, how they rebel against them, and the repercussions for each of doing so--but the romance here is between two men. Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) and Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) are two itinerant ranchers looking for work in Wyoming when they meet and embark on a summer sheepherding job in the shadow of titular Brokeback Mountain. The taciturn Ennis, uncommunicative in the extreme, finds himself opening up around the gregarious Jack, and the two form a bond that surprisingly catches fire one cold night out in the wilderness. Separating at the end of ...
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