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  • 9 years ago
  • I can't say I've ever seen a movie about a gay relationship so atleast it's interesting. I'm not homosexual but I'm glad the gay characters in movie have finally become something more than stupid comic relief. In any event this should be something interesting to see, especially since it's atleast original. I'm sure I'm going to get a few people laughing at me on here now, but whatever.

    For you lazy people here's a link to the trailer: http://www.focusfeatures.com/viewer.php?f=brokeback_mountain&c=trailer&ext=mov&w=480&&h=270
  • 9 years ago
  • its been sweeping he big film festivals this year. Best picture at Vienna. Best picture at Toronto...Ang Lee might be up to something.
  • 9 years ago
  • I can't say I've ever seen a movie about a gay relationship so atleast it's interesting. I'm not homosexual but I'm glad the gay characters in movie have finally become something more than stupid comic relief. In any event this should be something interesting to see, especially since it's atleast original. I'm sure I'm going to get a few people laughing at me on here now, but whatever.

    No, I agree. It is interesting to say the least.
  • 9 years ago
  • the first movie to ever receive an X-rating was also the first movie to every portray homosexuality on screen. It was called Midnight Cowboy. it was groundbreaking. but it just wasnt very good...lol.
  • 9 years ago
  • Ang Lee certainly has a great track record. The positive buzz and reviews I've heard about this from all the film festivals is enough to make me excited to see it.
  • 8 years ago
  • Yay! Finally a good movie board where people aren't homophobic! Almost every movie board I'm a member of always complains that this is about two men, give me a break! Personally, I think BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN looks absolutely amazing. I hope it doesn't disappoint!
  • 8 years ago
  • Yay! Finally a good movie board where people aren't homophobic! Almost every movie board I'm a member of always complains that this is about two men, give me a break! Personally, I think BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN looks absolutely amazing. I hope it doesn't disappoint!

    I don't think this movie is going to dissapoint you, because by the looks of you're icon, you'll enjoy it if Jake Gyllenhal just takes off his shirt.
  • 8 years ago
  • I hope that was meant as sarcastic/funny rather than rude :) Anyways, I love Jake, I think he's a great, talented, good looking actor. I won't like it just because he takes off his shirt :P
  • 8 years ago
  • I hope that was meant as sarcastic/funny rather than rude :) Anyways, I love Jake, I think he's a great, talented, good looking actor. I won't like it just because he takes off his shirt :P

    It was sarcastic/funny. :twisted:
  • 8 years ago
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    Maybe I'm crazy, or maybe I'm the only sane person here, but this movie holds no interest to me for more than one reason.

    First, the only good Ang Lee movie is Crouching Tiger. He's responsible for bringing an Emma Thompson story (gag) to the screen and creating the most abstract, worthless superhero movie ever. Let this be known; I don't like indie films in general. To me over 80 percent of them are self aware pieces of sh*t. Trey Parker and Matt Stone hit the nail on the head with their "gay cowboys eating pudding joke." And now, we're actually getting a movie that is about f*cking gay cowboys. (I could make so many tasteless jokes here, but I'll restrain myself...for now.)

    I have no desire to pay any amount of money to see Heath Ledger bone Jake Gyllenhall. I don't care how edgy it is. Or how well written or directed. Gay cowboys? That hurts my soul. Sure they may exist out there, but goddammit, cowboys are badasses in the realm of cinema. John Wayne, Yul Bryner, Gene Autry, and Lee f*cking Van Cleef! Come on! This is going to be tripe and the only reason it's winning awards is because bored critics and juries are creaming their jeans due to it "being different." This film was a huge waste of time because it's going to be a commercial flop no matter how many rave reviews it gets and will be forgotten (like all but one of Ang Lee's films) in no less than a year.

    P.S. Yes, I am a slobbering male chauvinist who would easily drop seven bucks to see this flick if it starred Keira Knightley and that girl from The Phantom of the Opera as lesbian cowgirls. I'm not gonna fight how I'm built. Nothing against gay dudes, but the thought of them laying in bed "cuddling" gives me the shivers.
  • 8 years ago
  • This film doesn't interest me that much either. I will watch it though because of the great reviews it's gotten so far.
  • 8 years ago
    • ichi
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    Well, I won't. I know, the whole don't knock it till you watch it schtick, but you don't have to look at the sun to know it's going to burn your eyes.
  • 8 years ago
  • Winning major international awards already proves that people who spend their lives judging films thought this one was really something special. (And can I just say that I really love the guitar music in the trailer for Brokeback Mountain at Apple.com - does anyone know who it's by?)

    I am pretty sure the composer/artist is Gustavo Santaolalla. Not entirely sure what the title of the song is, however a friend of mine stated that it might be "The Wings."

    Hope that helps.
  • 8 years ago
    • ichi
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    "We're Pretentious - by Gay Dudes Eating Pudding"

    Oh, wait. Is that not the song? Daaaaaamn.
  • 8 years ago
  • "We're Pretentious - by Gay Dudes Eating Pudding"

    Oh, wait. Is that not the song? Daaaaaamn.

    I don't get it... :?
  • 8 years ago
    • ichi
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    Just taking the oppurtunity to make a tasteless joke about a movie I have zero interest in. Nothing against anyone who does. To each his own. But damn, I just can't fathom the thought of putting myself through round abouts 2 hours of gay cowboys. Talking....and cuddling. Not my thing. And while some may be able to "relate" to the love story as a whole, good luck using that as a selling point. The average male, including myself, will not be able to get past the images of homoeroticism to even notice that a story is developing. Sad? Depends on how you look at it. There's some irony there, if you're in the mood for it.
  • 8 years ago
  • to be fair, this doesnt interest me one bit either. but then i wouldnt go as far as to write it off before i'd seen it. someone mentioned before that cowboys are, in cinematic history, very macho beings. or at least have been portrayed in that way. just the fact that the two main characters in 'brokeback mountain' are gay AND cowboys AND played by poster-boy-female-fan-club actors (not saying they lack ability) leads me to believe that the idea tries too hard. and is infact being controversial simply for the sake of being controversial. but who knows.
    gay content in films shouldnt take away from or add to the level of quality. outstanding films like 'mysterious skin' and 'my own private idaho' are considered great work for a reason, and it isnt because they happen to have a gay sex scene or two.
    this 'which-taboo-can-we-flirt-with-next?' mentality is tired.
  • 8 years ago
  • I know a cowboy a the top who's not gonna be very happy about this movie, if you know what I mean.
  • 8 years ago
    • ichi
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    to be fair, this doesnt interest me one bit either. but then i wouldnt go as far as to write it off before i'd seen it. someone mentioned before that cowboys are, in cinematic history, very macho beings. or at least have been portrayed in that way. just the fact that the two main characters in 'brokeback mountain' are gay AND cowboys AND played by poster-boy-female-fan-club actors (not saying they lack ability) leads me to believe that the idea tries too hard. and is infact being controversial simply for the sake of being controversial. but who knows.
    gay content in films shouldnt take away from or add to the level of quality. outstanding films like 'mysterious skin' and 'my own private idaho' are considered great work for a reason, and it isnt because they happen to have a gay sex scene or two.
    this 'which-taboo-can-we-flirt-with-next?' mentality is tired.

    The person that mentioned cowboys as being badasses was me. And I stand by it. The only reason the novel, (have no idea who wrote it, and honestly, don't care), used that archetype was simply to "turn it on it's head." The movie would have worked just as well if they were travelling businessman. I'm not saying it's a bad film. I haven't seen it, and won't. So I won't judge it completely. But I can say this. The movie, and story, seem to aspire to such lofty heights that there is no way it can be pulled off. Asking the audience to buy into a romance between two male characters? That's fine. But it really only works as a sub-plot IMHO. An entire film based on a gay relationship isn't going to get you anywhere. Guys aren't going to see it because it's two, before now, somewhat macho actors portraying gay dudes, and girls aren't too keen on the idea of two guys being together as well. Commercially, it will tank. Critically, I can see it splitting people down the middle. But I'll never see it. Not because I'm homophobic, but because the entire premise of the film lacks any elements closley resembling a plot. This movie is over 2 hours long. Just think about that for a minute. 90 minutes would have been pretentious for this material, but 2 hours and 10 minutes? That running time gets ONE reaction from me... :roll:
  • 8 years ago
  • I was just wondering if anyone had seen the film yet. If you have, I would like to know something big: can a straight guy go se this film and enjoy it? I'm not to sure i want to but i'm trying to see all the Oscar contenders and this will be one. Lemme have ur imput. Thanks.
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