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Brokeback Mountain

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Ang Lee
Produced by James Schamus
Larry McMurtry
Diana Ossana
Written by Short Story
Annie Proulx
Screenplay
Larry McMurtry
Diana Ossana
Starring Heath Ledger
Jake Gyllenhaal
Anne Hathaway
Michelle Williams
Randy Quaid
Music by Gustavo Santaolalla
Cinematography Rodrigo Prieto
Editing by Geraldine Peroni
Dylan Tichenor
Distributed by Focus Features
Paramount Pictures
Good Machine
Release date(s) December 9, 2005 (limited)
December 16, 2005 (wide)
Running time 134 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $14 million
Gross revenue $178,062,759
Brokeback Mountain is a 2005 American romantic-drama film that depicts the complex romantic and sexual relationship between two men in the American West from 1963 to 1981.[1]
.The film was directed by Taiwanese director Ang Lee from a screenplay by Diana Ossana and Larry McMurtry, which they adapted from the short story "Brokeback Mountain" by Annie Proulx.^ The film rights of the short story "Brokeback Mountain," the closing story in the new collection Close Range , were optioned by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, who wrote an exceptionally fine screenplay.

^ Also, I would like to recommend the book “Brokeback Mountain Story to Screenplay”.

^ The new film from Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee.
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.The film stars Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, and Michelle Williams.^ "Brokeback Mountain" was made into an award-winning film, starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.

^ The Heath Ledger-Jake Gyllenhaal drama has been showered with praise by critics and is already one of the top contenders for the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, and other prestigious prizes.
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^ Years later when they reunite, the film is sloppy in their instant passion, and the way they are easily overseen by Michelle Williams, as Ledger’s wife.
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.Brokeback Mountain won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, and was honored with Best Picture and Best Director accolades from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Golden Globe Awards, Producers Guild of America, Critics Choice Awards, and Independent Spirit Awards among many other organizations and festivals.^ The new film from Academy Award-winning director...
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^ "Brokeback Mountain" was made into an award-winning film, starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.

^ Neutral - Though not widely seen during its early limited release, “Brokeback Mountain” is the most praised movie of the year, already winning most of the major critics and film societies awards, and destined to win the major honors at this years Academy Awards.
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.Brokeback Mountain had the most nominations (eight) for the 78th Academy Awards, where it won three: Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Score.^ She does deserve to be nominated for an Academy Award.
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^ Brokeback is strong for picture,director, and adapted screenplay.
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^ "Brokeback Mountain" was made into an award-winning film, starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.

.The film was widely considered to be a front runner for the Academy Award for Best Picture, but lost to Crash.^ This weekend, it was selected by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association as the best picture of the year with Lee also winning the director's trophy.
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^ The new film from Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee.
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^ Neutral - Though not widely seen during its early limited release, “Brokeback Mountain” is the most praised movie of the year, already winning most of the major critics and film societies awards, and destined to win the major honors at this years Academy Awards.
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[2][3][4][5] .At the end of its theatrical run, Brokeback Mountain ranked eighth among the highest-grossing romantic dramas of all time.^ With Brokeback Mountain, all bets are off.
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^ During that time, a young Jack appears in his dreams along with visions of their time at Brokeback Mountain, which would fill him sometimes with grief, sometimes with joy.

^ The fourth summer since Brokeback Mountain came on and in June Ennis had a general delivery letter from Jack Twist, the first sign of life in all that time.
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Plot

.Brokeback Mountain is the story of ranch hand Ennis del Mar (Heath Ledger) and rodeo cowboy Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal), two young men who meet and fall in love on the fictional Brokeback Mountain in Wyoming in 1963. The film documents their complex relationship over the next eighteen years.^ "Brokeback Mountain" was made into an award-winning film, starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.

^ Heath Ledger attacked over Brokeback Mountain role .
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^ I also knew many REAL cowboys, both in the Rodeo and as Ranch Hands.
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.Ennis and Jack first meet when they are hired by Joe Aguirre (Randy Quaid) to herd his sheep through the summer.^ It would be Jack Twist’s second summer on the mountain, Ennis’s first.
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^ We herded sheep on Brokeback one summer,” said Ennis.
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^ Four summers after their first on Brokeback Mountain, Jack visits Ennis.

.During the long weeks of isolation, a bond begins to develop between the two.^ There was a bond developing between them, you could see that in the comment, "...that's the most I said in a year", made by Ennis.

^ Although I understood that there was supposed to be longing between the two men, I just didn't feel it.

.One night, after heavy drinking, Jack makes a sexual pass at Ennis, who initially is apprehensive, but then succumbs to Jack's advances.^ Let's make our own version, where Jack and Ennis ride off happily into the sunset!

^ Ennis's desire for Jack stems from the combination of easy compatibility and sexual chemistry between the two.

^ Ennis picked out a big chestnut called Cigar Butt to ride, Jack a bay mare who turned out to have a low startle point.
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.Although he warns Jack it was only a one-time incident, Ennis finds himself becoming involved in both a physical and a powerful emotional relationship with his partner through the rest of their tenure.^ Comfort for the Ennis that only Jack was able to see.

^ I found this film extremely emotionally powerful, and it caused me to spend quite a long time thinking about the movie and its message.

^ The following morning, a guilty-eyed Ennis announces, “This here was a one shot thing, ya know I ain’t queer!” Jack puffs himself up and declares, “Me either!” and in 1963 that shoulda been that, but the power of the action and the loneliness of the characters themselves proves no match for the attraction.
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.Shortly after learning their summer together is being cut short unexpectedly, they briefly fight, during which each is bloodied.^ Even in their last time together, despite the huge fight they had, the story reads, "they torqued things almost to where they had been, for what they said was no news".

^ He is visibly devastated when a storm cuts short his summer with Jack, and sits alone, dejected in a field of tall, golden grass.

^ At this point, the narrative shifts to 1983, when he and Jack were both teenagers during Ennis's first summer on the mountain where they worked as sheep herders.

.After the two part ways, Ennis marries his long-time fiancée Alma Beers (Michelle Williams) and fathers two children.^ In December Ennis married Alma Beers and had her pregnant by mid-January.
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^ Ennis marries the sweet and devoted Alma (a heartbreaking performance by Michelle Williams) and has two daughters.
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^ Years later when they reunite, the film is sloppy in their instant passion, and the way they are easily overseen by Michelle Williams, as Ledger’s wife.
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.Jack goes to Aguirre for a job, hoping to find Ennis, but Aguirre, who is homophobic and secretly witnessed them playing on the mountain, refuses him work.^ Ennis then buries his face in Jack's shirt, hoping to be able to smell his scent, but there is nothing there.

^ Jack's father admits that Jack had planned on bringing Ennis up to his family's ranch to work it with him.

^ His father, who had taken him to see the corpse, would have, Ennis insists, done the same to him if he had walked into their motel room.

.Jack eventually meets, marries and starts a family with rodeo princess Lureen Newsome (Anne Hathaway), but still misses Ennis, and decides to pay him a visit four years later.^ Jack marries Lureen because her family has money.

^ Four years later, their relationship resumes.

^ Ennis marries Alma and a year later their child is born.

.Ennis and Jack subsequently meet again, and Alma accidentally oversees them kissing passionately.^ This confusion of passion, shame, and violence had emerged on the mountain when after an intense sexual coupling, Ennis punched Jack so hard that he knocked him out.

^ The time period and the circumstances of this film forced Ennis and Jack to be secretive (for the most part) of their true passion and love.

^ So few words, amazing body language, looks, touches--Ennis and Jack's love and passion is so palpable.

.Jack broaches the subject of creating a life together on a small ranch, but Ennis, haunted by a painful childhood memory of the torture and murder of a suspected homosexual in his hometown, fears such an arrangement could only end in tragedy.^ I need to think of Jack and Ennis in their blissful moments together, it eases the gut wrenching pain.

^ Jack's father admits that Jack had planned on bringing Ennis up to his family's ranch to work it with him.

^ Jack speaks as if he’s been nearly disowned by his father and, later, when Ennis talks about the murdered homosexual man, he insinuates that his father approved of, if not committed, the crime.
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He also is unwilling to abandon his family. .Unable to be open about their relationship, Ennis and Jack end up meeting only for infrequent fishing trips.^ It's Ennis and Jack I care so deeply about.

^ Comfort for the Ennis that only Jack was able to see.

^ Early one morning in Signal, Wyoming, Ennis del Mar (Heath Ledger) and Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) meet while lining up for employment with local rancher Joe Aguirre (Randy Quaid).
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As the years pass, the marriages of both men deteriorate. .Alma's awareness of her husband's relationship with Jack have created a strain on the couple's relationship.^ Ennis's conflicting emotions about his homosexuality again erupt in violence when one evening, Alma voices her disgust over his relationship with Jack.

^ This streak emerges when Alma voices her disgust over his relationship with Jack and in a jealous response to Jack's suggestion that he has been with other men in Mexico.

^ At Alma’s first sight of her husband and Jack in an “embrace,” the torture in her eyes teared over with utter disbelief, was almost too much to bear.
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.They eventually divorce, with Alma getting custody of the children.^ Ed, while it's true that Alma got custody in their divorce, we see a couple of scenes where Ennis stuffs clothes in his bag to leave with Jack for a weekend or a week at a time.

.Ennis continues to see his family regularly until Alma, finally revealing her knowledge of Ennis' affair with Jack, makes homophobic remarks about Jack during an argument, causing Ennis to sever his ties with Alma.^ It's Ennis and Jack I care so deeply about.

^ Comfort for the Ennis that only Jack was able to see.

^ Should Ennis have been "honest" about his feelings, should he have been "brave" enough to accept Jack's proposal?

.Meanwhile, Lureen has abandoned her fun-loving ways and become a strait-laced businesswoman who expects Jack to settle down and work in sales, a career for which he has talent but no drive.^ Ennis in the end acknowledges his love for Jack and their relationship with his “I swear…” In some small way, perhaps Ennis is no longer turning away from Jack as he consistently did – so hauntingly captured in that movie ying/yang promo image.

^ Noticing the black and white hats I was set up to expect Jack as the “bad guy” and in many ways he did not disappoint.

^ He got dumped by Ennis, who couldn't bring himself to do what Jack was at least considering, namely: being the man he was and living the life he wanted to live with the man he loved.

.Hearing about Ennis's divorce, Jack drives to Wyoming in hopes they can live together at last, but Ennis refuses to move away from his children and is still fearful of possible repercussions if their relationship becomes public.^ It's Ennis and Jack I care so deeply about.

^ Ennis's fears are reinforced by his wife's response to his relationship with Jack.

^ Still, Ennis loses a wife and children he once cared about.

Meanwhile, Ennis meets and later has a brief romantic relationship with a waitress, Cassie Cartwright (Linda Cardellini). .While it is obvious that Cassie harbours deep feelings for Ennis, their relationship is short-lived due to Ennis' quiet and bitter manner, and Cassie finds another man.^ I believe Ennis's struggle mirrors the lives of us all in one form or another.

^ The story chronicles the relationship between Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist, two men who develop a deep love for each other but who are forced to live separate lives in an intolerant world.

^ Ennis's fear of a violent confrontation causes him to deny the intensity of his feelings for Jack and to reject Jack's offers to live together.

.Jack and Lureen meet and befriend another couple, Randall and Lashawn Malone, and it is hinted that Jack and Randall begin a secret affair behind their wives' backs.^ Through the years, both Jack and Ennis neglect their wives for the sake of meeting each other at “Brokeback Mountain” where they really do nothing but look at the stars and have sex.
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.At the end of a camping trip, Ennis tells Jack he has to cancel their next outing because of his job, and an argument erupts over Jack's frustration at seeing so little of Ennis and Ennis blames Jack for being the cause of his own conflicted emotions.^ Comfort for the Ennis that only Jack was able to see.

^ Because the short story's own sparseness, the movie does not add much and feels stretched out.

^ How Jack came to this end, as I see it is this: He was getting too familiar and open with the other guy (Randall?

.Jack attempts to hold him and there is a brief struggle, but they end up locked in an embrace.^ There is, if I'm not misremembering, a suggestion *at the beginning* of Proulx's story that Ennis is about to move in with his daughter, but she ends the story with him alone with his memories - and intertwined shirts!

^ They’d took a tire iron to him, spurred him up, drug him around by his dick until it pulled off, just bloody pulp.
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^ If Jack was killed that way, the guilt that Ennis must feelmaybe if hed taken him up on it, this wouldnt have happened.
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.A flashback of Ennis tenderly saying good bye to Jack during their summer on Brokeback Mountain fades back to Jack watching Ennis drive away.^ It would be Jack Twist’s second summer on the mountain, Ennis’s first.
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^ Four summers after their first on Brokeback Mountain, Jack visits Ennis.

^ The narrative then jumps back to the beginning of the story as Ennis orders a postcard of Brokeback Mountain in the local store.

.An unspecified amount of time later, a postcard Ennis sent to Jack is returned stamped "Deceased."^ When Ennis refuses to spend more time with him, Jack becomes bitter and impatient.

^ The time period and the circumstances of this film forced Ennis and Jack to be secretive (for the most part) of their true passion and love.

^ The fourth summer since Brokeback Mountain came on and in June Ennis had a general delivery letter from Jack Twist, the first sign of life in all that time.
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.In a telephone conversation, Lureen tells Ennis that Jack died while changing a tire that exploded, but it is implied that Jack was the victim of a gay bashing.^ Did Jack die in a gay bashing?

^ However, one thing I am sure of is that Jack and Ennis' relationship (or affair if thats what you want to call it) would have carried on if Jack hadnt died.

^ After Jack dies, the landscape is filled with bleakness, containing no moments of beauty that can relieve Ennis's heartache.

.Lureen tells Ennis that Jack wished to have his ashes scattered on Brokeback Mountain, but she didn't know where it was.^ The old man said, “Tell you what, I know where Brokeback Mountain is.
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^ He use to say he wanted to be cremated, ashes scattered on Brokeback Mountain.
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^ Four summers after their first on Brokeback Mountain, Jack visits Ennis.

.Ennis travels to see Jack's mother and father (Roberta Maxwell and Peter McRobbie), where he offers to take Jack's ashes - but the father flatly refuses the request, preferring to inter him in a family plot.^ Ennis with no fathering, Jack with anti-fathering.

^ Jack, from the beginning, sees something in Ennis which interests him.
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^ Comfort for the Ennis that only Jack was able to see.

.Jack's mother asks Ennis if he would like to see Jack's childhood bedroom before he leaves.^ It’s been so easy for us, not like Jack and Ennis.

^ Comfort for the Ennis that only Jack was able to see.

^ His father, who had taken him to see the corpse, would have, Ennis insists, done the same to him if he had walked into their motel room.

.There he discovers on a hanger in the closet the old blood-stained shirt he thought he had lost on Brokeback Mountain, learning instead that Jack had stolen it.^ Jack’s old shirt from Brokeback days.
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^ There is blood, violence and death throughout “Brokeback Mountain”.
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^ To see him inhale the scent of a shirt hanging in Jack's closet is to take measure of the pain of love lost.
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.Here it waits on a hanger, tucked inside the also blood-stained shirt Jack himself had worn in that fight long ago.^ That is why the dried blood is on the sleeve when Ennis first finds the shirts in Jack's room.

^ Also does anyone else see any signifcance to the way the shirts are hung in reverse order in Ennis's CLOSET from the way he found them in Jack's CLOSET? Both shirts have blood stains ...

^ And then he goes up to Jacks room and he finds his old shirt hanging tucked inside Jacks, and he realizes how much that man loved himhow deeply he loved him from the get-go.
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.Ennis holds them up to his face, breathes in their scent, and silently weeps.^ Ennis then buries his face in Jack's shirt, hoping to be able to smell his scent, but there is nothing there.

^ At that final climatic scene where the two of them part after Ennis folds up, pleading to be freed of Jack and Jack watches the trailer slowing dissolve away, his face is final, resigned.

^ His intense sorrow over the loss of Jack becomes evident when he buries his face in Jack's shirt, hoping in vain to pick up his lover's scent.

.He carries the shirts downstairs with him, and Jack's mother allows him to keep them, and gives him a bag to carry them in.^ To see him inhale the scent of a shirt hanging in Jack's closet is to take measure of the pain of love lost.
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^ Ennis's internalized homophobia and stoicism allow him to endure the long separations from Jack and Jack's death.

^ We see him with this memeroy postcard and the shirt and I belive he has these to keep Jack close to him so he feels comforted and that Jack is always there with him, which I believe is what he wanted.

In the final scene, 19-year-old Alma Jr. (Kate Mara) arrives at her father's trailer with the news she's engaged. .She asks Ennis for his blessings and invites him to the wedding.^ Ennis guessed she was going to ask him to get her a pack of cigarettes, bring him back sooner.
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^ When Jack asks Ennis if he is coming back to the mountain the next summer, Ennis tells him that he will be getting married in December and then will try to find work on a ranch.

^ Ennis' last words were: "Jack, I swear...", then he stopped himself from saying anything else because "...Jack had never asked him to swear anything and was himself not the swearing kind" as it stated in the short story.

.Ennis, finally aware of the importance of love in a relationship and marriage, asks her if her fiancé really loves her.^ I personally think the last scene between Jack and Ennis really showed the love between the two of them and what their relationship had come to.

^ An outward expression that he would have built a life with him had he lived, final acknowledgement that their love was real and for eternity.

^ While watching it, I first felt that the relationship between Jack and Ennis was purely lustful and physical, but then as the movie progressed, they did truly love each other.

After Alma's departure, Ennis notices she has forgotten her sweater, which he folds and puts in the closet. .Inside, hanging on a nail pounded into the door, are the two shirts with a postcard of Brokeback Mountain tacked alongside.^ "Brokeback Mountain" was made into an award-winning film, starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.

^ The narrative then jumps back to the beginning of the story as Ennis orders a postcard of Brokeback Mountain in the local store.

^ "Director Ang Lee is set to cast Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger in "Brokeback Mountain," a story of two cowboys in love.
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.Now, Jack's shirt is tucked inside of Ennis's.^ Also, there was nothing “lusty” about Ennis’s embracing Jack’s bloodied shirt, or talking to it when it was in Ennis’s wardrobe.
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^ And then he goes up to Jacks room and he finds his old shirt hanging tucked inside Jacks, and he realizes how much that man loved himhow deeply he loved him from the get-go.
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^ The scene near the end where Ennis [Ledger] found the bloody shirt refers to the first fight in the mountains between Ennis and Jack.
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.Ennis carefully fastens the top button of Jack's shirt, and with tears in his eyes mutters, "Jack, I swear..."^ Ennis then buries his face in Jack's shirt, hoping to be able to smell his scent, but there is nothing there.

^ That is why the dried blood is on the sleeve when Ennis first finds the shirts in Jack's room.

^ Also, there was nothing “lusty” about Ennis’s embracing Jack’s bloodied shirt, or talking to it when it was in Ennis’s wardrobe.
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while slowly straightening the postcard.

Cast

Production notes

.While the movie is set in the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming, it was filmed almost entirely in the Canadian Rockies in southern Alberta.^ Featuring scenes filmed in the fabulous Canadian Rockies of Alberta and boasting a fine cast topped by Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, Brokeback Mountain will appeal to moviegoers who enjoy grand filmmaking and poignant love stories, whether gay, hetero or otherwise.
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^ The filming was excelent, the scenery breathtaking--I have spent many years in the Rockies, Grand Tetons, & Absorkie Mountains.
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^ Their relationship is based almost entirely on sexual gratification, and the film celebrates this in a graphic way that other films including gay characters (like “Philadelphia”) do not.
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.The "Brokeback Mountain" in the movie is so named because the mountain has the same swayback curve as a brokeback horse or mule, which is swaybacked or sagging in the spine,[8] is actually a composite of Mount Lougheed south of the town of Canmore to Fortress and Moose Mountain in Kananaskis Country.^ Buy the new movie-tie-in version of the book by Annie Proulx--just the short story Brokeback Mountain (stretched to 64 pages, but only $10).
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^ I just recently saw Brokeback mountain and I have to say I think it was one of the best movie's that I have ever seen.
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^ Negative - “Brokeback Mountain” is by far one of the most controversial movies of the decade and deservedly so.
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[9] The campsites were filmed at Goat Creek, Upper Kananaskis Lake, Elbow Falls and Canyon Creek, also in Alberta. .Other movie scenes were also filmed in Cowley, Fort Macleod,[10] and Calgary.^ Like I said before, it is one more reason why I love this film and why it is truly above and beyond any other movie that I have seen in recent memory.

^ I also don't believe that a single film depicting two "gay cowboys" should, could, or would have any effect whatsoever on our views of other "cowboys" or "cowboy movies."
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The movie was filmed during the summer of 2004.[11]
.Mark Wahlberg declined the starring role, saying he turned down the opportunity because he was "a little creeped out" by the gay cowboy storyline and sex scene.^ The first sex scene seemed random only because the men completely and suddenly let their guard down.

^ But mostly because we look back on more than half of our lives and see right turns, wrong turns, bonds we made and missed opportunities.

^ Warning: There are MANY, MANY scenes with nudity, sex scenes (both gay and straight), and lots of language and vulgarity.
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[12]

Commercial success

.Brokeback Mountain cost about U.S.$14 million to produce, excluding its reported advertising budget of $5 million.^ What about the name "Brokeback Mountain?"

^ More blogs about Brokeback Mountain .
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^ "I recently read an article in the Salt Lake Tribune about the Brokeback Mountain controversy in Utah.

According to interviews with the filmmakers, Focus Features was able to recoup its production costs early on by selling overseas rights to the film.
.The film saw limited release in the United States on December 9, 2005 (in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco), taking $547,425 in five theaters its first weekend.^ Limited release (LA, SF, NY) December 9th, 2005.
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^ It was first booked at the multiplex art house in our city's "gay" neighborhood, but the demand to see it was such that its release was quickly expanded to the three other art houses in town, including the one remaining "single screen" theater in town, which is where we saw it.
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^ This weekend, it was selected by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association as the best picture of the year with Lee also winning the director's trophy.
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.Over the Christmas weekend, it posted the highest per-theater gross of any movie and was considered a box office success not only in urban centers such as New York City and Los Angeles, but also in suburban theaters near Portland, Houston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, and Atlanta.^ "Brokeback" will face its real box office test when it opens in 21 more big cities, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Miami, San Diego, Seattle and Washington, D.C. and a trio of smaller markets where the film is expected to be well-received: Austin, Texas; Palm Springs; and Santa Barbara...
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^ A major businessman in Salt Lake City, Larry H. Miller -- who also owns the Utah Jazz, the Delta Center, car dealerships, and more -- refused to show Brokeback Mountain at his movie theater.

^ "But because of 'Brokeback Mountain' and its box office success (the $14 million film has already grossed $33 million), people are willing to spend the money required for talent and production values.
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.On January 6, 2006, the movie expanded into 483 theaters, and on January 13, 2006, Focus Features, the movie's distributor, opened Brokeback in nearly 700 North American cinemas as part of its ongoing expansion strategy for the movie.^ The subsequent viewings allowed me to emmerse myself more into the parts of the story where they are separated, which are greatly expanded upon from Proulx's story.

^ I was absolutely thrilled when I saw the preview for the movie, first because my favorite story was made into a movie, and second because it featured relatively popular mainstream actors.

^ Focus Features debuted Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain in five theaters and grossed an estimated $192,000 for a jaw-dropping $38,000 average in just one day.
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.On January 20, the film opened in 1,194 theaters in North America; it opened in 1,652 theaters on January 27 and in 2,089 theaters on February 3, its widest release.^ Despite playing in only a handful of theaters, both pictures should pop into the North American Top 20."
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.Brokeback Mountain's theatrical run lasted for 133 days and grossed $83,043,761 in North America and $95,000,000 abroad, adding up to a worldwide gross of more than $178 million.^ I haven't watched Brokeback Mountain more than once.

^ More blogs about Brokeback Mountain .
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^ For those who wonder about the last line my personal view is that there can be more than one meaning.

.It is the top-grossing release of Focus Features, ranks fifth among the highest-grossing westerns (since 1979) and eighth among the highest-grossing romantic dramas (1980-Present).^ Detailed release schedule from Focus Features .
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.The film was released in London, UK, on December 30, 2005, in only one cinema, and was widely released in UK on January 6, 2006. On January 11, Time Out London magazine reported that Brokeback was the number one movie in the city, a position it held for three weeks.^ January 20, 2006 10:11 AM .
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^ January 11, 2006 .
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^ January 19, 2006 11:39 AM .
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[13]
.The movie was released in France on January 18, 2006, in 155 cinemas (expanding into 258 cinemas in the second week and into 290 in the third week).^ January 18, 2006 .
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^ I for one will be seeing it for a fourth time this week and i am just as excited about that as i was when I saw it the second and third times.

^ Name: movie lover () Date: 01/15/2006 18:04 Link to this Comment: 17632 .

.In its first week of release, Brokeback Mountain was in third place at the French box office, with 277,000 people viewing the movie, or an average of 1,787 people by cinema per week, the highest such figure for any film in France that week.^ Brokeback is in first place!
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^ Brokeback Mountain is just such a film.
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^ Brokeback Mountain was the first film on this subject that I could really relate to.

.One month later, it reached more than one million viewers (more than 1,250,000 on March 18), with still 168 cinemas (in the 10th week).^ For those who wonder about the last line my personal view is that there can be more than one meaning.

^ CounterPunch Online is read by millions of viewers each month!
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^ American audiences, and the "academy", love to be hit over the head with issues rather than have to think in more abstract terms, as BBM forces one to do.

.Released in Italy on January 20, the film grossed more than 890,000 euros in only three days, and was the fourth highest-grossing film in the country in its first week of release.^ And the thing is, the film COULD HAVE built to this end, but it didn’t, and therefore it’s big emotional idea became nothing more than a plot point.
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^ It made me think and it made me feel, which is more than most acceptable films can say.
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^ I'm not sure her life was any more difficult than the men's lives were, but then I relate more to the men in this film than I do to the women.

.Brokeback Mountain was released in Australia on January 26, 2006, where it landed in fourth place at the box office and earned an average per-screen gross three times higher than its nearest competitor during its first weekend despite being released in only 48 cinemas nationwide.^ January 26, 2006 10:03 AM .
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^ January 26, 2006 .
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^ January 2, 2006 08:48 PM .
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.Most of the Australian critics praised the film.^ Neutral - Though not widely seen during its early limited release, “Brokeback Mountain” is the most praised movie of the year, already winning most of the major critics and film societies awards, and destined to win the major honors at this years Academy Awards.
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[14] .Brokeback was released in many other countries during the first three months of 2006.^ It was first booked at the multiplex art house in our city's "gay" neighborhood, but the demand to see it was such that its release was quickly expanded to the three other art houses in town, including the one remaining "single screen" theater in town, which is where we saw it.
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^ Sodomy statutes, which typically call for a three-month jail sentence and fine, are still on the books in many (predominantly southern) states.

^ But somehow, the energy that Brokeback has released from deep inside of me and from so many of you just can't be left to flail away without direction.

[15] .The film was released in Peru and in the Netherlands on February 16, and opened in Germany on March 9. It premiered in Brazil on February 3 and quickly topped the charts with more than 100,000 viewers.^ And the thing is, the film COULD HAVE built to this end, but it didn’t, and therefore it’s big emotional idea became nothing more than a plot point.
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^ It made me think and it made me feel, which is more than most acceptable films can say.
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^ I'm not sure her life was any more difficult than the men's lives were, but then I relate more to the men in this film than I do to the women.

The movie was released in India on March 10.
.During its first week of release, Brokeback was in first place in Hong Kong's box office, with more than US$473,868 ($22,565 per cinema).^ Brokeback is in first place!
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^ The DVD gives us lots of talk from the Brokeback crew - so much of it talking about how when they first read the story and the screenplay, they were totally bowled over by its "beauty."

^ More than that, though, "Brokeback" feels like a landmark film.
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[16]
Brokeback Mountain was the highest-grossing movie in the U.S. from January 17 through January 19, 2006, perhaps due primarily to its wins at the Golden Globes on January 16. Indeed, the movie was one of the top five highest-grossing films in the U.S. every day from January 17 until January 28, including over the weekend (when more people go to the movies and big-budget films usually crowd out independent films from the top-grossing list) of January 20-22.[17] On January 28, the movie fell out of the top five and into sixth place at the box office during that weekend before entering the top five again on January 30 and remaining there until February 10.
.The movie was released on January 20, 2006, in Taiwan, where director Ang Lee was born.^ January 20, 2006 10:11 AM .
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^ January 20, 2006 .
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^ January 20, 2006 03:38 PM .
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It ran until April 20.
.The pair of shirts from the film sold on eBay on February 20, 2006, for US$101,100.51[18][19] The buyer, film historian and collector Tom Gregory, called the shirts "the ruby slippers of our time," and intends never to separate them.^ February 18 / 19, 2006 .
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^ February 5, 2006 11:20 AM .
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^ February 22, 2006 08:19 AM .
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[20] The proceeds will benefit California children's charity Variety, which has long been associated with the movie industry[21].

Reception

.Professional film critics have heaped praise on Brokeback Mountain.^ "Brokeback Mountain" was made into an award-winning film, starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.

^ Brokeback Mountain is the best film of 2005 in my book.

^ Neutral - Though not widely seen during its early limited release, “Brokeback Mountain” is the most praised movie of the year, already winning most of the major critics and film societies awards, and destined to win the major honors at this years Academy Awards.
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[22] .The film won four Golden Globe Awards, including Best Motion Picture-Drama, and was nominated for seven, leading all other films in the 2005 awards.^ Calendar to the 2005 Film Awards season.
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^ The Heath Ledger-Jake Gyllenhaal drama has been showered with praise by critics and is already one of the top contenders for the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, and other prestigious prizes.
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^ Awards to be announced Mar 4, 2006 IFC Gotham Awards: Two nominations : Best Feature, Best Ensemble Cast A bit more background on these new awards (breakaway from Spirit Awards group) Golden Satellites: 8 nominations , all the big categories Oscar Race : .
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.It won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, as well as the title Best Picture from the Boston Society of Film Critics, the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association, the Florida Film Critics Circle, the Las Vegas Film Critics Society, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the New York Film Critics Circle, the San Francisco Film Critics Circle, the Southeastern Film Critics Association, the Utah Film Critics Society, and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (the BAFTAs).^ The new film from Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee.
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^ Neutral - Though not widely seen during its early limited release, “Brokeback Mountain” is the most praised movie of the year, already winning most of the major critics and film societies awards, and destined to win the major honors at this years Academy Awards.
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^ LA Film Critics: Winner, Best Picture, Best Director; runner-up, Best Actor AFI Top Ten films of 2005 (no winner selected) Boston Film Critics: Winner, Best Picture, Best Director Broadcast Film Critics: 8 nominations, most of any film Venice Film Festival -- Winner, Gold Lion (best film) Independent Spirit Awards: Four nominations: Best Picture, Best Director (Ang Lee), Best Actor (Heath Ledger), Best Supporting Actress (Michelle Williams).
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Brokeback Mountain received an 87 percent "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, compiled from 223 reviews, with the consensus that "a beautifully epic Western, Brokeback Mountain's gay love story is embued with heartbreaking universality, helped by the moving performances of Ledger and Gyllenhaal."[22] The film was given a "two thumbs up" rating by Ebert and Roeper, the former granting a four-star review in the Chicago Sun-Times. .The film received positive reviews from Christianity Today.^ Positive - [Non-Christian/Agnostic] …Early on in the film, both Ennis and Jack reveal that their parents were Christians, but they have almost no knowledge of the faith themselves.
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[23] Conservative radio host Michael Medved gave the film three and a half stars, stating that while the movie's "agenda" is blatant, it is an artistic work.[24]
Star-crossed lovers —
the poster was fashioned after Titanic's.
.The film's significance has been attributed to its portrayal of a same-sex relationship without any reference to the history of the gay civil rights movement.^ Same sex marriage, along with adoption rights, is recognized by several countries including Denmark, Sweden, and Canada.

^ One other note: After 30 years the great state of Washington passed a gay civil rights bill involving protection for employment, housing and insurance.
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^ It's unfortunate that we are still a deeply insecure and fearful culture when it comes to same sex relationships.

[25] .This emphasizes the tragic love story aspect, which leads many commentators to effectively compare Ennis and Jack's drama to classic and modern romances like Romeo and Juliet or Titanic, often using the term star-crossed lovers.^ It’s been so easy for us, not like Jack and Ennis.

^ Did Ennis love Jack and express his love?

^ At its foundation is a typical forbidden romance, star-crossed lovers story.
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[26][27][28] This link to classic romances is no coincidence: the poster for the film was inspired by that of James Cameron's Titanic, after Ang Lee's collaborator James Schamus looked at the posters of "the 50 most romantic movies ever made".[29]
.There was also disagreement among reviewers, critics, and even the cast and crew as to whether or not the two protagonists of the film were actually gay, bisexual, heterosexual, or under no sexual label at all.^ The narrator is takes no responsibility for these images -- shifting the burden of responsibility for supposed gay male behavior to roles imagined by heterosexual society.
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^ I remember when there was a similar wave of "mainstream" gay love stories hitting those multiplexes some years ago; the year was 1982, and people were screaming about, uh, two such films: " Making Love " and " Personal Best ."
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^ All the Pretty Horses (1992), by Cormac McCarthy, focuses on the coming of age of its two protagonists in the Southwest and Mexico.

.Most often the film was referred to in the media as the "gay cowboy movie," but a number of reviewers wrote that Jack and Ennis were bisexual.^ The saddest moments in the film, for me, come when Ennis and Jack speak of their relationship.

^ At first I thought that Jack's death was due to an unfortunate accident as described by his wife to Ennis on the phone, and that the flash of the beating was only in Ennis's mind, a flash back to the reference of the gay man who was perhaps murdered by his father.

^ The time period and the circumstances of this film forced Ennis and Jack to be secretive (for the most part) of their true passion and love.

[30][31][32] Sex researcher Fritz Klein also asserted his opinion that the movie was "a nice film with two main characters who were bisexual", and further analyzed that Jack is more "toward the gay side of bisexuality" and Ennis is "a bit more toward the straight side of being bisexual".[33] In an article in American Sexuality Magazine, bisexual activist Amy Andre critiqued the media's avoidance of the use of the term "bisexual" in association with Brokeback Mountain:
.Brokeback Mountain is a not a movie about gay people, and there are no gay people in it.^ There is no funeral scene in “Brokeback Mountain”.
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^ Gay fantasy is all this movie is about.
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^ What about the name "Brokeback Mountain?"

There. I said it. .Despite what you may have read in the many reviews that have come out about this new cowboy feature film, Brokeback Mountain is a bisexual picture.^ You can find out more about the film at the BMFI website.

^ So here's to Brokeback Mountain, that friggin' film that has taught me what love is about again.

^ What about the name "Brokeback Mountain?"

.Why can't film reviewers say the word 'bisexual' when they see lead characters with sexual and romantic relationships with both men and women?^ Both men and women can have an immoral character.
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^ Why did I go see the film?

^ One night, they catch each other up on their lives, both admitting affairs with women and problems with their own children.

.I am unaware of a single review of Brokeback calling the leads what they are—a sad statement on the invisibility of bisexual experience and the level of biphobia in both the mainstream and gay media.^ They were not "gay" prior to their meeting on Brokeback.

^ In the following review, Bakopoulos calls "Brokeback Mountain" a "tender and heartbreaking love story" and Close Range a "moving and wise collection."

^ When the reviews of Close Range appeared, "Brokeback Mountain" was consistently singled out for its evocative detail and compelling narrative.

[34]
Gyllenhaal himself took the opinion that Ennis and Jack were heterosexual men who "develop this love, this bond," also saying in a Details interview: "I approached the story believing that these are actually two straight guys who fall in love."[33] Still others stated that they felt the characters' sexuality to be simply ambiguous. Clarence Patton and Christopher Murray said in New York's Gay City News that Ennis and Jack's experiences were metaphors for "many men who do not identify as gay or even queer, but who nevertheless have sex with other men".[35] A reviewer at Filmcritic.com wrote, "We later see Jack eagerly engage Lureen sexually, with no explanation as to whether he is bisexual, so in need of physical intimacy that anyone, regardless of gender, will do, or merely very adept at faking it."[36] Ledger was quoted as stating in Time: "I don't think Ennis could be labeled as gay. .Without Jack Twist, I don't know that he ever would have come out....^ Ultimately, we don't know what happened to Jack.

^ But Jack was willing to come out of the safety of what he knew for what he really wanted in life, which was to be with Ennis.

^ We can guess that the effects were mitigated by the higher class of Jack's family, but we don't know first-hand.

.I think the whole point was that it was two souls that fell in love with each other."^ I'd love to hear what other folks think.

^ I personally believe that they were two straight men who fell in love with someone of the same sex.

^ I personally think the last scene between Jack and Ennis really showed the love between the two of them and what their relationship had come to.

Conversely, others stated that the characters were undoubtedly gay, including GLBT non-fiction author Eric Marcus, who dismissed "talk of Ennis and Jack being anything but gay as box office-influenced political correctness intended to steer straight audiences to the film". Roger Ebert also agrees that both characters are gay, although in doubt of it: "Jack is able to accept a little more willingly that he is inescapably gay,"[37] and the film's producer James Schamus said, "I suppose movies can be Rorschach tests for all of us, but damn if these characters aren't gay to me."[33] Annie Proulx herself opined "how different readers take the story is a reflection of their own personal values, attitudes, hang-ups."[38][39]
.When Ledger and Gyllenhaal were asked about any fear of being cast in such controversial roles, Ledger responded that he was not afraid of the role, but rather he was concerned that he would not be mature enough as an actor to do the story justice.^ Before I get to that redeeming kernel of this movie, let me lay to rest any fears about this movie being a propaganda piece.
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^ I know as a director I would want to hire an actor that might lend more credence to the role but I do know that many performances by actors and scenes directed by directors are not necessarily from direct experience.
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^ The truth being that in many cases our struggle especially in the developing world is about survival and not whether Ang Lee will be casting me in his next movie.
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Gyllenhaal has stated that he is extremely proud of the movie and his role, regardless of what the reactions would be. Although he has repeatedly stated that he is heterosexual, he regards rumors of him being bisexual as flattering.[40] .Both have stated that the sex scenes in the beginning were difficult to do.^ Warning: There are MANY, MANY scenes with nudity, sex scenes (both gay and straight), and lots of language and vulgarity.
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Lee found the first scene difficult to film and has stated he has great respect for the two main actors for their "courage". Ledger's performance was described by Luke Davies as a difficult and empowering portrayal given the environment of the film, stating: "In Brokeback Mountain the vulnerability, the potential for danger, is so great - a world so masculine it might destroy you for any aberration - that [Ledger's] real brilliance was to bring to the screen a character, Ennis Del Mar, so fundamentally shut down that he is like a bible of unrequited desires, stifled yearnings, lost potential."[41]
On January 3, 2006, Universal, the studio of which Focus Features is the specialty division, announced that Brokeback Mountain was the most honored film of 2005. The independent website criticstop10.net backed that assertion, reporting that Brokeback Mountain was the most frequently-selected movie on reviewers' year-end Top Ten lists of 2005.[42] Entertainment Weekly put it on its end-of-the-decade, "best-of" list, saying, "Everyone called it "The Gay Cowboy Movie." Until they saw it. .In the end, Ang Lee's 2005 love story wasn't gay or straight, just human."^ Someone commented on the lack of gay love stories with a happy ending.
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^ And beyond that it's just an amazing love story.

^ I cried because this is a wonderful love story that ended tragically.

[43]
.On March 9, 2006, Brokeback Mountain made the news yet again when a press release was sent to more than 400 media outlets announcing that nearly $26,000 had been raised for an ad to be posted in the Daily Variety on March 10, 2006.[44] This $26,000 had been raised by just over 600 fans through an online donations site, affiliated with a non-studio-sponsored online forum which is devoted to the film and the book.^ Brokeback Mountain is the best film of 2005 in my book.

^ January 26, 2006 10:03 AM .
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[45] The story was quickly picked up by several outlets including Yahoo!, The Advocate, and The New York Times.[46][47][48] .The ad served as a simple show of fan support despite its losing the Best Picture Oscar.^ According to industry watchers, no movie has generated this sort of fan response after a loss for Best Picture.

^ I have mixed emotions about BB not winning the best picture Oscar.
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^ The ad campaign was started by members at the Ultimate Brokeback Forum as a positive way to deal with their emotions surrounding Brokeback Mountain's loss for Best Picture at the Academy Awards.

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Reviews

International reception

.The title of Brokeback Mountain has been translated into several other languages.^ "Brokeback Mountain" was made into an award-winning film, starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.

^ Ennis and Jack become friends on a poor man’s sheep herding mission into, over, and eventually meant to go through the Wyoming mountains known as Brokeback.
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^ Brokeback Mountain” is the story of two incredibly selfish cowboys who go off into the mountains one summer to tend sheep.
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.Often the foreign title is literally The Secret(s) of Brokeback Mountain (how the French, Italian, Portuguese and Polish titles translate).^ "Brokeback Mountain," the most critically acclaimed story in the collection, earned the New Yorker Award for fiction in 1998 and has been often anthologized, including in The O. Henry Stories published in 1998.

^ Brokeback Mountain is a monumental achievement and a watershed for how gay stories are told on film.

^ The first thing that struck me about “Brokeback Mountain” was how beautiful a film it is to look at.
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In Canadian French, the title was translated to Souvenirs de Brokeback Mountain (Memories of Brokeback Mountain). The Region 1 DVD has English, Spanish (Latin American), French (Canadian), and on some DVDs, German audio tracks.
The film also met with mixed reactions in other nations, including the People's Republic of China and Middle Eastern countries:
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  • According to news reports, the film has not been shown in theaters in the People's Republic of China, although it was freely available in bootleg DVD and video.^ I hope that as the film becomes available in local markets, people will continue to post their thoughts to this thread.
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    ^ The fact that it was reported in the news today that the Utah Jazz' owner decided to reneg on showing the movie in his Utah theater attests to this fact.

    .The reason given by the state for not showing the movie in theaters was that the anticipated audience was too small to justify this type of release.^ ENTER YOUR LOCATION Please enter the location so MovieClock can show you local information about movies, showtimes and theaters near you.
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    ^ The fact that it was reported in the news today that the Utah Jazz' owner decided to reneg on showing the movie in his Utah theater attests to this fact.

    However, foreign media advanced the argument that this was merely a cover and that government hostility is better explained by opposition to the homosexuality portrayed in the movie.[50][51][52] .Although the movie wasn't shown in mainland China, the mainland Chinese media praised Taiwan-born Ang Lee for his Best Director Oscar win, but state TV cut part of Lee's acceptance speech mentioning China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, presumably because of the implicit suggestion that Taiwan and Hong Kong are not part of China.
  • Brokeback Mountain did however open in theaters in Lee's native Taiwan on January 20, 2006, and Hong Kong on February 23, 2006.[53] Such has been the media coverage of Brokeback Mountain throughout the Chinese-speaking world that the term "Brokeback" (斷背) has become synonymous with homosexuality in contemporary Chinese.
  • In the Middle East, the film was a political issue.^ Brokeback Mountain is the best film of 2005 in my book.

    ^ January 20, 2006 10:11 AM .
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    ^ January 23, 2006 .
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    .Homosexuality remains a serious crime in most Middle Eastern nations and remains a taboo subject even in the few nations where it is legal.^ Although Congress has made it a crime to discriminate against anyone based on his/her race, religion, sex, or national origin, as of 2006 it has not recognized the same rights for homosexuals.

    Israel was the only country in the Middle East to show the uncensored version of the film. Lebanon was the only Arab country to show the film, but in a censored format. The film was also released in Turkey.[54] The film was officially banned from cinema screenings in the United Arab Emirates however the DVD release of the film was permitted to be rented from stores such as Blockbuster Video.[55][56]
  • .
  • On December 8, 2008, the Italian state-owned television channel Rai Due aired a censored version of the movie, removing all the scenes with homoerotic references.^ I live in this predominantly Mormon state, and I have no beef at all with the Mormons - even though they hound me constantly at my own doorstep.

    This led to an uproar of protests from viewers lamenting it was impossible to follow the plot and from Arcigay organisation, considering it like an action of homophobic censorship.[57] The state-owned television network RAI has defended himself stating that it was a mistake of the Italian film distributor and an uncensored version of the movie was later re-reun on March 17, 2009.[58]

Controversy

Utah theater cancellation

Miller speaking to protesters at the University of Utah regarding his decision.
.On January 6, 2006, Utah Jazz owner Larry H. Miller pulled the film from his Jordan Commons entertainment complex in Sandy, Utah, a suburb of Salt Lake City.^ A major businessman in Salt Lake City, Larry H. Miller -- who also owns the Utah Jazz, the Delta Center, car dealerships, and more -- refused to show Brokeback Mountain at his movie theater.

^ "I recently read an article in the Salt Lake Tribune about the Brokeback Mountain controversy in Utah.

^ The fact that it was reported in the news today that the Utah Jazz' owner decided to reneg on showing the movie in his Utah theater attests to this fact.

.The decision was made at the last minute after entering into a contract to show the film and heavily advertising for it.^ "Brokeback Mountain" was made into an award-winning film, starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.

^ Last but not least, thank you to everyone here for their honest, heartfelt sharing of their emotions, reactions, thoughts, and intelligent insight into this amazing film.

.He reneged on his obligations approximately two hours before the first scheduled showing upon learning that the plot concerned a same-sex romance.^ Interestingly, Stone was also responsible for "Alexander," which, some have claimed, whitewashed the same-sex romances of Alexander the Great.
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^ Soon after, the two have sex, something Ennis had never done before.

^ I think we focus too much on the same sex relationship in the discussions, and less of the eternal, mysterious force passion brings into two persons life.

.Miller stated that the film got away from "traditional families", something which he believes is "dangerous".[59][60][61] Focus Features threatened to sue him and announced it would no longer do business with him.^ Focus Features then tried to set up additional screenings, but the older voters still stayed away.

^ I have had to choose my family (which is my choice,) but maybe Ennis' daughter would have accepted him and would have supported him.

In a statement the company added, "You can't do business with people who break their word."

Political pundits

.Several political pundits on Fox News, including commentators Bill O'Reilly, John Gibson, and Cal Thomas, accused Hollywood of pushing an agenda with the film.^ What John Gibson did is nothing new.
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^ Login or register to reply John Gibson, of FoKKKs Wed, 01/23/2008 - 23:33 — Dennis (not verified) John Gibson, of FoKKKs News .
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^ Well it's just that "I'm sorry" is something I just never expected out of the mouth of a Fox News pundit.
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.On December 23, 2005, the network reported that Brokeback Mountain was facing "Brokeback Burnout", citing as evidence a fall in revenues from Sunday, December 18, 2005, to Monday, as well as subsequent falls during the week,[62] despite the fact that nearly all films see smaller business during the week compared to weekends.^ Brokeback Mountain is the best film of 2005 in my book.

^ December 18, 2005 10:33 AM .
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^ "Brokeback Mountain" was made into an award-winning film, starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.

.O'Reilly has persisted in his criticism, bringing up the movie as a subject of intense criticism on more than nine occasions on his show, and a half-dozen times on his radio program, saying, "I have nothing against the subject matter.^ It's WAY more than O'Reilly would do.
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^ This movie is nothing more than a dull take on a theme that you’ve seen done to death.
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^ But mostly because we look back on more than half of our lives and see right turns, wrong turns, bonds we made and missed opportunities.

The point is that these newspapers use entertainment to push political agendas. They do it all the time, it's indoctrination. I'll predict the movie will get a lot of awards, but will not do big box office outside of the big cities."[63]

Gene Shalit and The Today Show

The film critic for the U.S. morning show The Today Show, Gene Shalit, called Gyllenhaal's character, Jack Twist, a "sexual predator" who "tracks Ennis down and coaxes him into sporadic trysts." This triggered complaints, particularly from gay media watchdog group GLAAD, which argued that Shalit's characterization of the character would be akin to calling Leonardo DiCaprio's character in Titanic a sexual predator for his romantic pursuit of the character played by Kate Winslet. Shalit later apologized.
In a letter to GLAAD, Shalit's son Peter, who is gay, wrote, "He may have had an unpopular opinion of a movie that is important to the gay community, but he defamed no one, and he is not a homophobe." He went on to say that GLAAD had defamed his father by "falsely accusing him of a repellent form of bigotry".[64]

U.S. social conservatives

.Several Christian fundamentalist groups, such as Concerned Women for America and Focus on the Family, lambasted the film heavily even prior to its release.^ It might even be that the film conveys certain Christian truths better than has yet been done by overtly Christian films.
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^ Clearly, many straight women and straight men have seen this film (some of them have even written about it here at Notablog) and they have not had the same reaction.
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.Following wins by Brokeback Mountain, Capote, and Transamerica at the 2006 Golden Globes, Janice Crouse, a Concerned Women for America member, cited these films as examples of how "the media elites are proving that their pet projects are more important than profit" and suggested that they were not popular enough to merit so much critical acclaim.^ Aesthetic reaction is, as I suggest, much more complex than that.
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^ My reactions to this film were much more experiential than intellectual.

^ I haven't watched Brokeback Mountain more than once.

[65]
Conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh has referred to the film as "Bareback Mountain" and "Humpback Mountain".[66] Don Imus, another controversial radio personality, had labeled the film "Fudgepack Mountain".[67]

Criticism of marketing

.Some commentators have voiced concerns about the coverage of the movie's homosexual theme in the mass media both in advertising and in public events, such as press conferences and award ceremonies.^ Ennis's conflicting emotions about his homosexuality again erupt in violence when one evening, Alma voices her disgust over his relationship with Jack.

^ I will say that I could actually understand giving this movie major kudos if it was about homosexuals and had a good plot, but it doesn’t.
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^ Put aside the fact that this movie is totally about homosexuality and put in its place that the whole movie is about adultery-centered around two incredibly selfish human beings.
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.Several journalists, including New York Daily News writer Wayman Wong, Dave Cullen and Daniel Mendelsohn,[68][69] have complained that the movie's director, lead actors, and publicity team all avoided using the word gay to describe the story and pointed out that while the movie trailer does not show the two male leads kissing each other, it nevertheless includes a clip from a heterosexual love scene.^ The point is it's a love story, period.
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^ Because the short story's own sparseness, the movie does not add much and feels stretched out.

^ The movie shows the murder scene while Ennis talks to Lureen from the payphone.

Quaid lawsuit

.On March 23, 2006, actor Randy Quaid, who played Joe Aguirre (Ennis and Jack's boss), filed a lawsuit against Focus Features (LLC), Del Mar Productions (LLC), James Schamus, David Linde, and Does 1-10 alleging that they intentionally and negligently misrepresented Brokeback Mountain as "a low-budget, art house film with no prospect of making any money" in order to secure Quaid's professional acting services at below-market rates.^ March 6, 2006 07:10 AM .
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^ March 4, 2006 10:37 AM .
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^ March 1, 2006 10:03 AM .
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.The film had grossed more than $160 million as of the date of his lawsuit, which sought $10 million plus punitive damages.^ And the thing is, the film COULD HAVE built to this end, but it didn’t, and therefore it’s big emotional idea became nothing more than a plot point.
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^ It made me think and it made me feel, which is more than most acceptable films can say.
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^ I'm not sure her life was any more difficult than the men's lives were, but then I relate more to the men in this film than I do to the women.

[70] On May 5, Quaid dropped his lawsuit. Quaid's publicist said he decided to drop the lawsuit after Focus Features agreed to pay him a bonus. Focus Features denies making such a settlement.[71]

Allegations of animal cruelty

The American Humane Association raised concerns that animals were treated improperly during filming, alleging that sheep were handled roughly and that an elk appeared to have been "shot on cue", suggesting further that the animal was anesthetized for this purpose, violating standard guidelines for animal handling in the movie industry.[72]

Post-Academy Awards reaction

.Some critics accused the Academy of homophobia for failing to award the Oscar for Best Picture to Brokeback Mountain and instead giving it to a rival nominee, Crash.^ I too am terribly disappointed that Brokeback did not receive the Oscar for best picture.

^ It certainly was disappointing to see Brokeback robbed of its best picture oscar.

^ "Brokeback Mountain" was made into an award-winning film, starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.

.Michael Jensen notes that prior to the Oscar ceremony, Brokeback Mountain became "the most honored movie in cinematic history",[73] winning more Best Picture and Director awards than previous Oscar winners Schindler's List and Titanic combined, and pointing out that prior to Brokeback, no film that had won the Writer's Guild, Director's Guild, and Producer's Guild awards failed to win the Academy Award for Best Picture, and that only four times in the previous twenty-five years had the Best Picture winner not also been the film with the most nominations.^ It was only a matter of time before it had to be done, its BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN ON ICE. .
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^ Brokeback Mountain is the best film of 2005 in my book.

^ The new film from Academy Award-winning director...
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.He also notes that only once before had a film not even nominated for the Golden Globe's Best Picture (Crash) go on to win the Academy Award.^ The new film from Academy Award-winning director...
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^ She does deserve to be nominated for an Academy Award.
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^ "Brokeback Mountain" was made into an award-winning film, starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Awards

.Brokeback Mountain won 71 awards and had an additional 52 nominations.^ "Brokeback Mountain" was made into an award-winning film, starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.

^ "Brokeback Mountain," the most critically acclaimed story in the collection, earned the New Yorker Award for fiction in 1998 and has been often anthologized, including in The O. Henry Stories published in 1998.

^ But I still feel a sense of pride when the evening news announces that Brokeback Mountain received awards at the Oscars and that the film is about, I quote, a “cowboy romance”.
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[74] .The winners include three Academy Awards for Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Score as well as four Golden Globe awards for Best Motion Picture-Drama, Best Director, Best Song, and Best Screenplay and four BAFTA Awards for Best Film, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (Jake Gyllenhaal).^ "Brokeback Mountain" was made into an award-winning film, starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.

^ One of supporting acting awards is given early and if it is actor and Jake should win I think it will be a sweep.
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^ Just wanted to make a point regarding the recent Academy snub of BM as Best Picture.

.The film also received four Screen Actors Guild nominations for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Ensemble, more than any other movie released in 2005. The film is one of several highly acclaimed LGBT-related movies of 2005 to be nominated for critical awards; the others are: Breakfast on Pluto, Capote, Rent, and Transamerica.^ The Screen Actors Guild has their awards this weekend Jan 29th.
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^ This is one of the best films of the year.
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^ Brokeback Mountain star Michelle williams 25 who is nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role as Alma opposite fellow nominee and fiance Heath Ledger, has been disowned by her former school because of the film’s gay themes.
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Some of the most significant awards and nominations for Brokeback Mountain are listed below:

Won

Academy Awards record
1. Best Director, Ang Lee
2. Best Original Score, Gustavo Santaolalla
3. Best Adapted Screenplay, Larry McMurtry, Diana Ossana
Golden Globe Awards record
1. Best Director, Ang Lee
2. Best Motion Picture — Drama
3. Best Original Song, Gustavo Santaolalla, Bernie Taupin
4. Best Screenplay, Larry McMurtry, Diana Ossana
BAFTA Awards record
1. Best Direction, Ang Lee
2. Best Film, Diana Ossana, James Schamus
3. Best Supporting Actor, Jake Gyllenhaal
4. Best Adapted Screenplay, Larry McMurtry, Diana Ossana

Nominations

DVD release

.This film is the first to be released the same day as both a DVD and a downloadable movie available via the Internet.^ I have read the book in the meantime which impressed me just the same and both the movie and the book leave me speechless (like Ennis) but emotions run high.
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[77]
.It was released in the United States on April 4, 2006. The film moved more than 1.4 million copies on its first day of release and was the second biggest seller of the week behind Disney's The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.^ March 11, 2006 at 11:40 am I just wanted to say how much your piece of work has moved me.I just saw the film recently and i have’nt been able to think of much else from it.
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^ I'm not sure her life was any more difficult than the men's lives were, but then I relate more to the men in this film than I do to the women.

^ The second time around, I saw much more clearly the development of Ennis’ and Jack’s relationship that first summer.

[78] .Though the ranking fluctuates daily, by late March and early April 2006, Brokeback Mountain had been the top-selling DVD on Amazon.com several days running.^ Brokeback expert - if I do say so myself Name: Mike (burnthis@yahoo.com) Date: 07/20/2006 20:17 Link to this Comment: 19937 .

^ "Brokeback Mountain" Name: Jerry (gluboff@ccm.edu) Date: 01/19/2006 14:53 Link to this Comment: 17689 .

^ Brokeback Mountain discussion Name: (d.morris@rcn.com) Date: 02/09/2006 19:09 Link to this Comment: 18047 .

[79] .The Region 2 (Europe) DVD was released on April 24, 2006, though at first only in the UK. Other release dates are much later: France on July 19, 2006, and Poland in September, a considerable time after the theater release in both countries.^ January 19, 2006 07:24 AM .
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^ I felt when I left the theater the first time.

^ It was first booked at the multiplex art house in our city's "gay" neighborhood, but the demand to see it was such that its release was quickly expanded to the three other art houses in town, including the one remaining "single screen" theater in town, which is where we saw it.
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The Region 4 (Australia/New Zealand/South America) DVD was released on July 19, 2006.[80] Brokeback Mountain was re-released in a collector's edition on January 23, 2007. On that same day, Brokeback Mountain was also released as a Combo Format HD DVD/DVD.[81] Brokeback Mountain was released on Blu-ray Disc on September 30, 2007, but only in the UK.[82] Brokeback Mountain was released on Blu-ray Disc in the United States on March 10, 2009.[83]

Other media

.
  • Brokeback Mountain was parodied in the Family Guy episode "The Tan Aquatic with Steve Zissou". When Brian asks Devon for a cigarette, he also gives Brian a copy of his last movie being Brokeback Mountain from the horses' point of view.^ I just recently saw Brokeback mountain and I have to say I think it was one of the best movie's that I have ever seen.
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    ^ A Brokeback Mountain parody starring roosters, chickens and sheep.
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    ^ Michael and I saw "Brokeback Mountain" last weekend, after a couple of weeks of its being released in San Diego.
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    .When one of the horses was waiting for Ennis and Jack to get out of bed for an hour, he peeks into their tent and screams at what he sees, telling the other horse to run.^ Comfort for the Ennis that only Jack was able to see.

    ^ How Jack came to this end, as I see it is this: He was getting too familiar and open with the other guy (Randall?

    ^ Let's make our own version, where Jack and Ennis ride off happily into the sunset!

    .It referenced in again by Peter in the episode "It Takes a Village Idiot, and I Married One", when he sings a campfire song called "Cowboy Butt Sex" ("Cowboy Gay Sex" in the primetime airing).
  • Brokeback Mountain was also parodied in the Drawn Together episode "Xandir and Tim, Sitting in a Tree". The background music heard during some of their scenes together is very similar to the movie's score.^ So I made one of those brokeback parodies.
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    ^ Brokeback Mountain is not in the first place a movie about gays.
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    ^ One evening, after the two sing drunken songs by the campfire, Ennis decides it is too late to go out to the sheep and so beds down at the campsite.

    .Xandir's line, "I wish I could quit you", is a variation on the film's most famous line, "I wish I knew how to quit you".
  • The movie also sparked a phenomenon of spoofs on the internet, the most notable being re-cut trailer, Brokeback To The Future. and Brokeback Mountain: Christian Edition.
  • Comedian Larry The Cable Guy has been known to give observations on Brokeback Mountain.^ Castaway Mountain (Brokeback spoof) .
    • Brokeback Mountain the Prequel: Barebackin' Hobbit | SPIKE 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "I wish I knew how to quit you."
    • Notablog: Heart-Broke-back Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.nyu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I wish I knew how to quit you.” .
    • Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx and Ang Lee « Gay Rights Media 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.queervisions.com [Source type: General]

    .On one occasion while performing stand-up comedy in British Columbia he quiped "Brokeback Mountain, I couldn't believe that, what the Hell.^ I thought Brokeback Mountain was around where he grew up.
    • Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx and Ang Lee « Gay Rights Media 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.queervisions.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I just recently saw Brokeback mountain and I have to say I think it was one of the best movie's that I have ever seen.
    • Notablog: Heart-Broke-back Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.nyu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ What I find the most appalling is that John Gibson only got up the nerve to say anything about Ledger's role in Brokeback Mountain after he was dead and couldn't retaliate himself.
    • Heath Ledger attacked over Brokeback Mountain role | Crooks and Liars 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC crooksandliars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    If John Wayne was alive today he'd have a patch over both eyes. .Gay cowboy; my buddy was like 'He'd roll over in his grave.'^ So my point is that at some point, gay identity should be as important a factor as I would like to make it now.
    • John Scagliotti: Brokeback Mountain, Pain is Not Enough 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Funny how all these conservative homophobes all seem to look like the queeniest told roll in any gay bar.
    • Heath Ledger attacked over Brokeback Mountain role | Crooks and Liars 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC crooksandliars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Don't let anybody tell you, like what I saw in one post, that Brokeback could never happen because cowboys can't be gay.

    He'd better stay face up, that sum bitch!" When referring to John Wayne wearing an eye patch he was referring to the actor's famous Rooster Cogburn character.
  • Brokeback Mountain was also parodied in Scary Movie 4, with CJ and Mahalik in the tent.

See also

References

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    ^ Also, I would like to recommend the book “Brokeback Mountain Story to Screenplay”.

    ^ The narrative then jumps back to the beginning of the story as Ennis orders a postcard of Brokeback Mountain in the local store.

    London, New York, Toronto and Sydney: Harper Perennial. ISBN 978-0-00-723430-1
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Further reading

.
  • Proulx, Annie (1997, 1999, 2006).^ Annie Proulx's short story "Brokeback Mountain" gained a great deal of attention before it was collected into her Close Range: Wyoming Stories in 1999.

    ^ Proulx, Annie, "Brokeback Mountain," in Close Range: Wyoming Stories , Scribner, 1999, pp.

    ^ Annie Proulx Name: () Date: 01/03/2006 15:31 Link to this Comment: 17523 .

    .Close Range: Wyoming Stories
  • Proulx, Annie; McMurtry, Larry; Ossana, Diana (2005, 2006).^ Based on the 'E. Annie Proulx' story about a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys and their lives over the years.
    • Brokeback Mountain (2005) 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I thank Annie Proulx for a story that is one of a kind, and one that anyone, regardless of age, gender or sexual orientation, can relate to.
    • Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx and Ang Lee « Gay Rights Media 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.queervisions.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The film rights of the short story "Brokeback Mountain," the closing story in the new collection Close Range , were optioned by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, who wrote an exceptionally fine screenplay.

    .Brokeback Mountain: Story to Screenplay.^ The film rights of the short story "Brokeback Mountain," the closing story in the new collection Close Range , were optioned by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, who wrote an exceptionally fine screenplay.

    ^ Also, I would like to recommend the book “Brokeback Mountain Story to Screenplay”.

    ^ The narrative then jumps back to the beginning of the story as Ennis orders a postcard of Brokeback Mountain in the local store.

    London, New York, Toronto and Sydney: Harper Perennial. .ISBN 978-0-00-723430-1
  • Packard, Chris; (2006) Queer Cowboys: And Other Erotic Male Friendships in Nineteenth-Century American Literature.^ Stories about the American West gained attention in the mid-nineteenth century and remained a popular genre during the first part of the twentieth century.

    ^ American West (1994), by Dee Brown, explores the last half of the nineteenth century and the development of the enduring myths of the West.

    ^ The most popular fiction focused on cowboys who emerged in dime novels at the end of the nineteenth century and stories in magazines such as Atlantic, Harpers , and Scribner's .

    New York: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 1-4039-7597-3
  • Cante, Richard C. (March 2008). Gay Men and the Forms of Contemporary US Culture. London: Ashgate Publishing. Introduction; Chapter 3. ISBN 0-7546-7230-1. 

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Awards
Preceded by
The Aviator
BAFTA Award for Best Film
2006
Succeeded by
The Queen

Brokeback Mountain
File:Brokeback
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Ang Lee
Produced by James Schamus
Larry McMurtry
Diana Ossana
Written by Larry McMurtry
Diana Ossana
Annie Proulx (short story)
Starring Heath Ledger
Jake Gyllenhaal
Anne Hathaway
Michelle Williams
Randy Quaid
Music by Gustavo Santaolalla
Cinematography Rodrigo Prieto
Editing by Geraldine Peroni
Dylan Tichenor
Distributed by Focus Features
Paramount Pictures
Good Machine
Release date(s) September 2, 2005 (2005-09-02) (VIFF)
December 9, 2005 (2005-12-09) (United States)
December 23, 2005 (2005-12-23) (Canada)
Running time 134 minutes
Country Canada
United States
Language English
Budget $14 million
Gross revenue $178,062,759

Brokeback Mountain is a 2005 Canadian/American romantic drama film that depicts the complex romantic and sexual relationship between two men in the American West from 1963 to 1983.[1] The film was directed by Taiwanese American director Ang Lee from a screenplay by Diana Ossana and Larry McMurtry, which they adapted from the short story "Brokeback Mountain" by Annie Proulx. The film stars Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, and Michelle Williams.

Brokeback Mountain won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, and was honored with Best Picture and Best Director accolades from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Golden Globe Awards, Producers Guild of America, Critics Choice Awards, and Independent Spirit Awards among many other organizations and festivals. Brokeback Mountain had the most nominations (eight) for the 78th Academy Awards, where it won three: Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Score. The film was widely considered to be a front runner for the Academy Award for Best Picture, but lost to Crash.[2][3][4][5] At the end of its theatrical run, Brokeback Mountain ranked eighth among the highest-grossing romantic dramas of all time.[6]

Contents

Plot

Brokeback Mountain is the story of ranch hand Ennis del Mar (Heath Ledger) and rodeo cowboy Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal), two men who fall in love on the fictional Brokeback Mountain in Wyoming in 1963. The film documents their relationship over the next twenty years.

Ennis and Jack meet when they are hired by Joe Aguirre (Randy Quaid) to herd his sheep through the summer. After a night of heavy drinking, Jack makes a sexual pass at Ennis, who initially rejects, then allows Jack's advances. Although he warns Jack it is a one-time incident, they develop a physical and emotional relationship. Shortly after learning their summer together is being cut short, they briefly fight, during which each is bloodied.

After Jack and Ennis part ways, Ennis marries his long-time fiancée Alma Beers (Michelle Williams) and fathers two children. Jack returns the next summer, but Aguirre, who witnessed Jack and Ennis on the mountain, does not hire him. Jack meets, marries and starts a family with rodeo rider Lureen Newsome (Anne Hathaway). After four years, Jack visits Ennis. Upon meeting the two kiss passionately, which Alma accidentally witnesses. Jack broaches the subject of creating a life together on a small ranch, but Ennis, haunted by a childhood memory of the torture and murder of a man suspected of homosexual behaviour, refuses. He is also unwilling to abandon his family. Ennis and Jack continue meeting for infrequent fishing trips.

The marriages of both men deteriorate. Alma and Ennis eventually divorce. Ennis sees his family regularly until Alma finally reveals her knowledge of the nature of his relationship with Jack and has a violent argument with Ennis. Lureen has abandoned her rodeo days and become a businesswoman with her father and expects Jack to work in sales. Hearing about Ennis's divorce, Jack drives to Wyoming hoping they can live together, but Ennis refuses to move away from his children. Jack finds solace with male prostitutes in Mexico. Ennis meets and has a brief romantic relationship with a waitress, Cassie Cartwright (Linda Cardellini). Jack and Lureen meet and befriend another couple, Randall and Lashawn Malone.

At the end of a fishing trip, Ennis attempts to push back their next meeting. An argument erupts over Jack's frustration at seeing Ennis so infrequently and Ennis blames Jack for being the cause of his own conflicted emotions. Jack attempts to hold him and there is a brief struggle, but they end up locked in an embrace. A flashback of Ennis saying goodbye to Jack during their summer on Brokeback Mountain fades back to Jack watching Ennis drive away.

Sometime later, a postcard Ennis sends to Jack is returned stamped "Deceased". In a telephone conversation, Lureen tells Ennis that Jack died when a tire he was changing exploded, causing Ennis to imagine Jack being beaten to death by a gang. Jack's actual fate is left "deliberately ambiguous".[7] Lureen tells Ennis that Jack wanted to have his ashes scattered on Brokeback Mountain, but she does not know where it is. Ennis travels to see Jack's mother and father (Roberta Maxwell and Peter McRobbie), where he offers to take Jack's ashes - but the father refuses, preferring to enter the ashes in a family plot. In Jack's childhood bedroom, Ennis finds the bloodstained shirt he thought he lost on Brokeback Mountain, realizing that Jack kept it hanging with the bloodstained shirt Jack himself wore during that fight. Ennis holds them up to his face, breathing in their scent and silently weeping. Jack's mother allows him to keep the shirts.

Later, 19-year-old Alma Jr. (Kate Mara) arrives at her father's trailer with the news that she is engaged. She asks Ennis for his blessing and invites him to the wedding. Ennis asks her if her fiancé really loves her, and she says "yes". After Alma's departure, Ennis goes to his closet. Hanging on a nail pounded into the door are the shirts, with a postcard of Brokeback Mountain tacked above. Now Jack's shirt is tucked inside of Ennis's. Ennis fastens the top button of Jack's shirt, and with tears in his eyes mutters, "Jack, I swear..." while straightening the postcard, before closing the door and walking away.

Cast

Production

While the film is set in the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming, it was filmed almost entirely in the Canadian Rockies in southern Alberta.[8] The "Brokeback Mountain" in the film is so named because the mountain has the same swayback curve as a brokeback horse or mule, which is swaybacked or sagging in the spine,[9] is actually a composite of Mount Lougheed south of the town of Canmore to Fortress and Moose Mountain in Kananaskis Country.[10] The campsites were filmed at Goat Creek, Upper Kananaskis Lake, Elbow Falls and Canyon Creek, also in Alberta. Other scenes were also filmed in Cowley, Fort Macleod,[11] and Calgary. The film was shot during the summer of 2004.[12]

Mark Wahlberg declined the starring role, saying he turned down the opportunity because he was "a little creeped out" by the homosexual themes and sex scene.[13]

Commercial success

Brokeback Mountain cost about US$14 million to produce, excluding its reported advertising budget of $5 million. According to interviews with the filmmakers, Focus Features was able to recoup its production costs early on by selling overseas rights to the film.

The film saw limited release in the United States on December 9, 2005 (in New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco), taking $547,425 in five theaters its first weekend.

Over the Christmas weekend, it posted the highest per-theater gross of any film and was considered a box office success not only in urban centers such as New York City and Los Angeles, but also in suburban theaters near Portland, Houston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, and Atlanta. On January 6, 2006, the film expanded into 483 theaters, and on January 13, 2006, Focus Features, the film's distributor, opened Brokeback in nearly 700 North American cinemas as part of its ongoing expansion strategy for the film. On January 20, the film opened in 1,194 theaters in North America; it opened in 1,652 theaters on January 27 and in 2,089 theaters on February 3, its widest release.

Brokeback Mountain's theatrical run lasted for 133 days and grossed $83,043,761 in North America and $95,000,000 abroad, adding up to a worldwide gross of more than $178 million. It is the top-grossing release of Focus Features, ranks fifth among the highest-grossing westerns (since 1979) and eighth among the highest-grossing romantic dramas (1980–Present).

The film was released in London on December 30, 2005, in only one cinema, and was widely released in the rest of the United Kingdom on January 6, 2006. On January 11, Time Out London magazine reported that Brokeback was the number one film in the city, a position it held for three weeks.[14]

The film was released in France on January 18, 2006, in 155 cinemas (expanding into 258 cinemas in the second week and into 290 in the third week). In its first week of release, Brokeback Mountain was in third place at the French box office, with 277,000 people viewing the film, or an average of 1,787 people by cinema per week, the highest such figure for any film in France that week. One month later, it reached more than one million viewers (more than 1,250,000 on March 18), with still 168 cinemas (in the 10th week). Released in Italy on January 20, the film grossed more than 890,000 euros in only three days, and was the fourth highest-grossing film in the country in its first week of release.

Brokeback Mountain was released in Australia on January 26, 2006, where it landed in fourth place at the box office and earned an average per-screen gross three times higher than its nearest competitor during its first weekend despite being released in only 48 cinemas nationwide. Most of the Australian critics praised the film.[15] Brokeback was released in many other countries during the first three months of 2006.[16] The film was released in Peru and in the Netherlands on February 16, and opened in Germany on March 9. It premiered in Brazil on February 3 and quickly topped the charts with more than 100,000 viewers. The film was released in India on March 10.

During its first week of release, Brokeback was in first place in Hong Kong's box office, with more than US$473,868 ($22,565 per cinema).[17]

Brokeback Mountain was the highest-grossing film in the U.S. from January 17 through January 19, 2006, perhaps due primarily to its wins at the Golden Globes on January 16. Indeed, the film was one of the top five highest-grossing films in the U.S. every day from January 17 until January 28, including over the weekend (when more people go to the films and big-budget films usually crowd out independent films from the top-grossing list) of January 20–22.[18] On January 28, the film fell out of the top five and into sixth place at the box office during that weekend before entering the top five again on January 30 and remaining there until February 10.

The film was released on January 20, 2006, in Taiwan, where director Ang Lee was born. It ran until April 20.

The pair of shirts from the film sold on eBay on February 20, 2006, for US$101,100.51[19][20] The buyer, film historian and collector Tom Gregory, called the shirts "the ruby slippers of our time," and intends never to separate them.[21] The proceeds will benefit California children's charity Variety, which has long been associated with the film industry.[22]

Reception

Professional film critics have heaped praise on Brokeback Mountain.[23] The film won four Golden Globe Awards, including Best Motion Picture-Drama, and was nominated for seven, leading all other films in the 2005 awards. It won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, as well as the title Best Picture from the Boston Society of Film Critics, the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association, the Florida Film Critics Circle, the Las Vegas Film Critics Society, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the New York Film Critics Circle, the San Francisco Film Critics Circle, the Southeastern Film Critics Association, the Utah Film Critics Society, and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (the BAFTAs).

Brokeback Mountain received an 87% "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, compiled from 223 reviews, with the consensus that "a beautifully epic Western, Brokeback Mountain's gay love story is imbued with heartbreaking universality, helped by the moving performances of Ledger and Gyllenhaal."[23] The film was given a "two thumbs up" rating by Roger Ebert and Richard Roeper, the former giving a four-star review in the Chicago Sun-Times. The film received positive reviews from Christianity Today.[24] Conservative radio host Michael Medved gave the film three and a half stars, stating that while the film's "agenda" is blatant, it is an artistic work.[25]

File:Titanic File:Brokeback
Star-crossed lovers —
the poster was fashioned after Titanic's.

The film's significance has been attributed to its portrayal of a same-sex relationship without any reference to the history of the gay civil rights movement.[26] This emphasizes the tragic love story aspect, which leads many commentators to effectively compare Ennis and Jack's drama to classic and modern romances like Romeo and Juliet or Titanic, often using the term star-crossed lovers.[27][28][29] This link to classic romances is no coincidence: the poster for the film was inspired by that of James Cameron's Titanic, after Ang Lee's collaborator James Schamus looked at the posters of "the 50 most romantic movies ever made".[30]

There was also disagreement among reviewers, critics, and even the cast and crew as to whether the film's two protagonists were actually gay, bisexual, heterosexual, or under no sexual label at all. Most often the film was referred to in the media as the "gay cowboy movie," but a number of reviewers wrote that Jack and Ennis were bisexual.[31][32][33] Sex researcher Fritz Klein also asserted his opinion that the film was "a nice film with two main characters who were bisexual", and further analyzed that Jack is more "toward the gay side of bisexuality" and Ennis is "a bit more toward the straight side of being bisexual".[34] In an article in American Sexuality Magazine, bisexual activist Amy Andre critiqued the media's avoidance of the use of the term "bisexual" in association with Brokeback Mountain:

Brokeback Mountain is a not a movie about gay people, and there are no gay people in it. There. I said it. Despite what you may have read in the many reviews that have come out about this new cowboy feature film, Brokeback Mountain is a bisexual picture. Why can't film reviewers say the word 'bisexual' when they see lead characters with sexual and romantic relationships with both men and women? I am unaware of a single review of Brokeback calling the leads what they are—a sad statement on the invisibility of bisexual experience and the level of biphobia in both the mainstream and gay media.[35]

Gyllenhaal himself took the opinion that Ennis and Jack were heterosexual men who "develop this love, this bond," also saying in a Details interview: "I approached the story believing that these are actually two straight guys who fall in love."[34] Still others stated that they felt the characters' sexuality to be simply ambiguous. Clarence Patton and Christopher Murray said in New York's Gay City News that Ennis and Jack's experiences were metaphors for "many men who do not identify as gay or even queer, but who nevertheless have sex with other men".[36] A reviewer at Filmcritic.com wrote, "We later see Jack eagerly engage Lureen sexually, with no explanation as to whether he is bisexual, so in need of physical intimacy that anyone, regardless of gender, will do, or merely very adept at faking it."[37] Ledger was quoted as stating in Time: "I don't think Ennis could be labeled as gay. Without Jack Twist, I don't know that he ever would have come out.... I think the whole point was that it was two souls that fell in love with each other." Conversely, others stated that the characters were undoubtedly gay, including GLBT non-fiction author Eric Marcus, who dismissed "talk of Ennis and Jack being anything but gay as box office-influenced political correctness intended to steer straight audiences to the film". Roger Ebert also agrees that both characters are gay, although in doubt of it: "Jack is able to accept a little more willingly that he is inescapably gay,"[38] and the film's producer James Schamus said, "I suppose movies can be Rorschach tests for all of us, but damn if these characters aren't gay to me."[34] Annie Proulx herself opined "how different readers take the story is a reflection of their own personal values, attitudes, hang-ups."[39][40]

When Ledger and Gyllenhaal were asked about any fear of being cast in such controversial roles, Ledger responded that he was not afraid of the role, but rather he was concerned that he would not be mature enough as an actor to do the story justice. Gyllenhaal has stated that he is extremely proud of the film and his role, regardless of what the reactions would be. Although he has repeatedly stated that he is heterosexual, he regards rumors of him being bisexual as flattering.[41] Both have stated that the sex scenes in the beginning were difficult to do. Lee found the first scene difficult to film and has stated he has great respect for the two main actors for their "courage". Ledger's performance was described by Luke Davies as a difficult and empowering portrayal given the environment of the film, stating: "In Brokeback Mountain the vulnerability, the potential for danger, is so great - a world so masculine it might destroy you for any aberration - that [Ledger's] real brilliance was to bring to the screen a character, Ennis Del Mar, so fundamentally shut down that he is like a bible of unrequited desires, stifled yearnings, lost potential."[42]

On January 3, 2006, Universal, the studio of which Focus Features is the specialty division, announced that Brokeback Mountain was the most honored film of 2005. The independent website criticstop10.com backed that assertion, reporting that Brokeback Mountain was the most frequently selected film on reviewers' year-end Top Ten lists of 2005.[43] Entertainment Weekly put it on its end-of-the-decade, "best-of" list, saying, "Everyone called it "The Gay Cowboy Movie." Until they saw it. In the end, Ang Lee's 2005 love story wasn't gay or straight, just human."[44]

On March 9, 2006, Brokeback Mountain made the news yet again when a press release was sent to more than 400 media outlets announcing that nearly $26,000 had been raised for an ad to be posted in the Daily Variety on March 10, 2006.[45] This $26,000 had been raised by just over 600 fans through an online donations site, affiliated with a non-studio-sponsored online forum which is devoted to the film and the book.[46] The story was quickly picked up by several outlets including Yahoo!, The Advocate, and The New York Times.[47][48][49] The ad served as a simple show of fan support despite its losing the Best Picture Oscar.[50]

International reception

The title of Brokeback Mountain has been translated into several other languages. Often the foreign title is literally The Secret(s) of Brokeback Mountain (how the French, Italian, Portuguese and Polish titles translate). In Canadian French, the title was translated to Souvenirs de Brokeback Mountain (Memories of Brokeback Mountain). The Region 1 DVD has English, Spanish (Latin American), French (Canadian), and on some DVDs, German audio tracks.

The film also met with mixed reactions in other nations, including the People's Republic of China and Middle Eastern countries:

  • According to news reports, the film has not been shown in theaters in the People's Republic of China, although it was freely available in bootleg DVD and video. The reason given by the state for not showing the film in theaters was that the anticipated audience was too small to justify this type of release. However, foreign media advanced the argument that this was merely a cover and that government hostility is better explained by opposition to the homosexuality portrayed in the film.[51][52][53]
  • Brokeback Mountain opened in theaters in Lee's native Taiwan on January 20, 2006, and Hong Kong on February 23, 2006.[54] Such has been the media coverage of Brokeback Mountain throughout the Chinese-speaking world that the term "Brokeback" (斷背) has become synonymous with homosexuality in contemporary Chinese.
  • In the Middle East, the film was a political issue. Homosexuality remains a serious crime in most Middle Eastern nations and remains a taboo subject even in the few nations where it is legal. Israel was the only country in the Middle East to show the uncensored version of the film. Lebanon was the only Arab country to show the film, but in a censored format. The film was also released in Turkey.[55] The film was officially banned from cinema screenings in the United Arab Emirates; however the DVD release of the film was permitted to be rented from stores such as Blockbuster Video.[56][57]
  • On December 8, 2008, the Italian state-owned television channel Rai Due aired a censored version of the film, removing all the scenes with homoerotic references. This led to an uproar of protests from viewers lamenting that it was impossible to follow the plot and from the Arcigay organisation, which considered it akin to an action of homophobic censorship.[58] The state-owned television network RAI defended itself, stating that it was a mistake of the Italian film distributor, and an uncensored version of the film was later shown on March 17, 2009.[59]

Controversy

Utah theater cancellation

regarding his decision.]]

On January 6, 2006, Utah Jazz owner Larry H. Miller pulled the film from his Jordan Commons entertainment complex in Sandy, Utah, a suburb of Salt Lake City. The decision was made at the last minute after entering into a contract to show the film and heavily advertising for it. He reneged on his obligations approximately two hours before the first scheduled showing upon learning that the plot concerned a same-sex romance. Miller stated that the film got away from "traditional families", something which he believes is "dangerous".[60][61][62] Focus Features threatened to sue him and announced it would no longer do business with him. In a statement the company added, "You can't do business with people who break their word."

Political pundits

Several political pundits on Fox News, including commentators Bill O'Reilly, John Gibson, and Cal Thomas, accused Hollywood of pushing an agenda with the film. On December 23, 2005, the network reported that Brokeback Mountain was facing "Brokeback Burnout", citing as evidence a fall in revenues from Sunday, December 18, 2005, to Monday, as well as subsequent falls during the week,[63] despite the fact that nearly all films see smaller business during the week compared to weekends.

Gene Shalit and The Today Show

The film critic for the U.S. morning show The Today Show, Gene Shalit, called Gyllenhaal's character, Jack Twist, a "sexual predator" who "tracks Ennis down and coaxes him into sporadic trysts." This triggered complaints, particularly from gay media watchdog group GLAAD, which argued that Shalit's characterization of the character would be akin to calling Leonardo DiCaprio's character in Titanic a sexual predator for his romantic pursuit of the character played by Kate Winslet. Shalit later apologized.

In a letter to GLAAD, Shalit's son Peter, who is gay, wrote, "He may have had an unpopular opinion of a movie that is important to the gay community, but he defamed no one, and he is not a homophobe." He went on to say that GLAAD had defamed his father by "falsely accusing him of a repellent form of bigotry".[64]

U.S. social conservatives

Several Christian fundamentalist groups, such as Concerned Women for America and Focus on the Family, lambasted the film heavily even prior to its release. Following wins by Brokeback Mountain, Capote, and Transamerica at the 2006 Golden Globes, Janice Crouse, a Concerned Women for America member, cited these films as examples of how "the media elites are proving that their pet projects are more important than profit" and suggested that they were not popular enough to merit so much critical acclaim.[65]

Conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh has referred to the film as "Bareback Mountain" and "Humpback Mountain".[66] Don Imus, another controversial radio personality, had labeled the film "Fudgepack Mountain".[67]

Criticism of marketing

Some commentators have voiced concerns about the coverage of the film's homosexual theme in the mass media both in advertising and in public events, such as press conferences and award ceremonies. Several journalists, including New York Daily News writer Wayman Wong, Dave Cullen and Daniel Mendelsohn,[68][69] have complained that the film's director, lead actors, and publicity team all avoided using the word gay to describe the story and pointed out that while the film trailer does not show the two male leads kissing each other, it nevertheless includes a clip from a heterosexual love scene.

Quaid lawsuit

On March 23, 2006, actor Randy Quaid, who played Joe Aguirre (Ennis and Jack's boss), filed a lawsuit against Focus Features (LLC), Del Mar Productions (LLC), James Schamus, David Linde, and Does 1-10 alleging that they intentionally and negligently misrepresented Brokeback Mountain as "a low-budget, art house film with no prospect of making any money" in order to secure Quaid's professional acting services at below-market rates. The film had grossed more than $160 million as of the date of his lawsuit, which sought $10 million plus punitive damages.[70] On May 5, Quaid dropped his lawsuit. Quaid's publicist said he decided to drop the lawsuit after Focus Features agreed to pay him a bonus. Focus Features denies making such a settlement.[71]

Allegations of animal cruelty

The American Humane Association raised concerns that animals were treated improperly during filming, alleging that sheep were handled roughly and that an elk appeared to have been "shot on cue", suggesting further that the animal was anesthetized for this purpose, violating standard guidelines for animal handling in the film industry.[72]

Post-Academy Awards reaction

Some critics accused the Academy of homophobia for failing to award the Oscar for Best Picture to Brokeback Mountain and instead giving it to a rival nominee, Crash. Michael Jensen noted that prior to the Oscar ceremony, Brokeback Mountain became "the most honored movie in cinematic history",[73] winning more Best Picture and Director awards than previous Oscar winners Schindler's List and Titanic combined, and pointing out that prior to Brokeback, no film that had won the Writer's Guild, Director's Guild, and Producer's Guild awards failed to win the Academy Award for Best Picture, and that only four times in the previous twenty-five years had the Best Picture winner not also been the film with the most nominations. He also noted that only once before had a film not even nominated for the Golden Globe's Best Picture (Crash) gone on to win the Academy Award.

Awards

Brokeback Mountain won 71 awards and had an additional 52 nominations.[74] The winners include three Academy Awards for Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Score as well as four Golden Globe awards for Best Motion Picture-Drama, Best Director, Best Song, and Best Screenplay and four BAFTA Awards for Best Film, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (Jake Gyllenhaal). The film also received four Screen Actors Guild nominations for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Ensemble, more than any other film released in 2005. The film is one of several highly acclaimed LGBT-related films of 2005 to be nominated for critical awards; the others are: Breakfast on Pluto, Capote, Rent, and Transamerica. Some of the most significant awards and nominations for Brokeback Mountain are listed below:

Won

Academy Awards wins
1. Best Director, Ang Lee
2. Best Original Score, Gustavo Santaolalla
3. Best Adapted Screenplay, Larry McMurtry, Diana Ossana
Golden Globe Awards wins
1. Best Director, Ang Lee
2. Best Motion Picture — Drama
3. Best Original Song, Gustavo Santaolalla, Bernie Taupin
4. Best Screenplay, Larry McMurtry, Diana Ossana
BAFTA Awards wins
1. Best Direction, Ang Lee
2. Best Film, Diana Ossana, James Schamus
3. Best Supporting Actor, Jake Gyllenhaal
4. Best Adapted Screenplay, Larry McMurtry, Diana Ossana

Nominations

Home media

This film is the first to be released the same day as both a DVD and a download available via the Internet.[77]

It was released in the United States on April 4, 2006. The film moved more than 1.4 million copies on its first day of release and was the second biggest seller of the week behind Disney's The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.[78] Though the ranking fluctuates daily, by late March and early April 2006, Brokeback Mountain had been the top-selling DVD on Amazon.com several days running.[79] The Region 2 (Europe) DVD was released on April 24, 2006, though at first only in the UK. Other release dates are much later: France on July 19, 2006, and Poland in September, a considerable time after the theater release in both countries. The Region 4 (Australia/New Zealand/South America) DVD was released on July 19, 2006.[80] Brokeback Mountain was re-released in a collector's edition on January 23, 2007. On that same day, Brokeback Mountain was also released as a Combo Format HD DVD/DVD.[81] Brokeback Mountain was released on Blu-ray Disc on September 30, 2007, but only in the UK.[82] Brokeback Mountain was released on Blu-ray Disc in the United States on March 10, 2009.[83]

Other media

  • Brokeback Mountain was parodied in the Family Guy episode "The Tan Aquatic with Steve Zissou." When Brian asks Devon for a cigarette, he also gives Brian a copy of Brokeback Mountain from the horses' point of view. When one of the horses was waiting for Ennis and Jack to get out of bed for an hour, he peeks into their tent and screams at what he sees, telling the other horse to run. The film is referenced again by Peter in the episode "It Takes a Village Idiot, and I Married One," when he sings a campfire song called "Cowboy Butt Sex" ("Cowboy Gay Sex" in the primetime airing).
  • Brokeback Mountain was also parodied in the Drawn Together episode "Xandir and Tim, Sitting in a Tree." The background music heard during some of their scenes together is very similar to the film's score. Xandir's line "I wish I could quit you" is a variation on the film's famous line, "I wish I knew how to quit you."
  • The film also sparked a number of spoofs on the Internet, the most notable being re-cut trailer, Brokeback To The Future. and Brokeback Mountain: Christian Edition.
  • Comedian Larry The Cable Guy has been known to give observations on Brokeback Mountain. Once, while performing stand-up comedy in British Columbia, he quipped "Brokeback Mountain, I couldn't believe that, what the Hell. If John Wayne was alive today he'd have a patch over both eyes. Gay cowboy; my buddy was like 'He'd roll over in his grave.' He'd better stay face up, that sum bitch!" The eye patch refers to Wayne's famous Rooster Cogburn character.
  • Brokeback Mountain was also parodied in Scary Movie 4, with CJ and Mahalik in the tent.

See also

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Further reading

  • Proulx, Annie (1997, 1999, 2006). Close Range: Wyoming Stories
  • Proulx, Annie; McMurtry, Larry; Ossana, Diana (2005, 2006). Brokeback Mountain: Story to Screenplay. London, New York, Toronto and Sydney: Harper Perennial. ISBN 978-0-00-723430-1
  • Packard, Chris; (2006) Queer Cowboys: And Other Erotic Male Friendships in Nineteenth-Century American Literature. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 1-4039-7597-3
  • Cante, Richard C. (March 2008). Gay Men and the Forms of Contemporary US Culture. London: Ashgate Publishing. Introduction; Chapter 3. ISBN 0-7546-7230-1. 

External links

Awards
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BAFTA Award for Best Film
2006
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The Queen


Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

.Brokeback Mountain is a 2005 film about two ranch hands who fall in love unexpectedly and continue their love affair for a span of 20 years.^ Wyoming and two sheepherders spending a summer up a mountain unexpectedly fall in love.
  • http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/879641/-/Product.html 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.play.com [Source type: General]

^ Brokeback Mountain 1 Brokeback mountain is a movie about two gay cowboys going at it on a mountain!
  • Brokeback Mountain - Reviews on RateItAll 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.rateitall.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Brokeback Mountain is the best film of 2005 in my book.

."One of the greatest American love stories."^ "One of the greatest American love stories."
  • Brokeback Mountain - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Brokeback Mountain - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ She claims this as "the greatest love story and poignant love story ever told, with so much honesty and truth being portrayed among the characters".
  • yax-525 Brokeback Mountain and the internet 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.yawningbread.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I'm not big on dramatic movies, but I love love stories and this goes down as one of my favorites.

.Directed by Ang Lee.^ Directed by: Ang Lee .
  • Brokeback Mountain reviews at Metacritic.com 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]
  • Brokeback Mountain - Movie Reviews, Photos & Videos, Layouts & Wallpapers, Fan Club 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Brokeback Mountain reviews at Metacritic.com 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]
  • Brokeback Mountain reviews at Metacritic.com 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC apps.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ There was also stories the cast was frustrated with the lack of direction from Ang Lee.
  • DVD Verdict Review - Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.dvdverdict.com [Source type: General]

^ Ang Lee is a splendid director, and he directs this with such subtlety.
  • Brokeback Mountain - Movie Reviews, Photos & Videos, Layouts & Wallpapers, Fan Club 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Written by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana.^ By leaving such elements out, the creators of this film (among them “Lonesome Dove”’s Larry McMurtry as screenwriter, along with Diana Ossana) have imbued it with a believability most wouldn’t suspect, and a much wider comfort zone for the still skeptical.
  • Reviews: Brokeback Mountain REVIEW 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC twitchfilm.net [Source type: General]

^ Directed by Ang Lee Written by Larry McMurtry Diana Ossana Cast Jake Gyllenhaal Heath Ledger Michelle Williams Anne Hathaway Randy Quaid Linda Cardellini .
  • Movie Review - Brokeback Mountain - eFilmCritic 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC efilmcritic.com [Source type: General]

^ In the February 28th issue of THE ADVOCATE, Larry McMurty and Diana Ossana (the screenwriters) have some very interesting things to say.
  • Notablog: Heart-Broke-back Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.nyu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Original short story by Annie Proulx.
Love is a Force of Nature.

Contents

Jack Twist

  • It's nobody's business but ours.
  • Truth is, sometimes I miss you so much I can hardly stand it.
  • You sit down before I knock your ignorant ass into next week!
  • I wish I knew how to quit you.

Ennis Del Mar

.
  • This is a one-shot thing we got goin' on here.
  • Two guys livin' together?^ This is a one-shot thing we got goin’ on here.
    • Brokeback Mountain | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: General]

    ^ A one-shot thing.
    • Brokeback Mountain - 骑着蜗牛看烟火 - DonewsBlog 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blog.donews.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.novelguide.com [Source type: General]
    • Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx and Ang Lee « Gay Rights Media 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.queervisions.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Two guys livin together?
    • Brokeback Mountain - 骑着蜗牛看烟火 - DonewsBlog 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blog.donews.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx and Ang Lee « Gay Rights Media 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.queervisions.com [Source type: General]

    No way.
  • Jack, I swear.

Others

.
  • Alma Del Mar: You didn't go up there to fish!
  • Alma Del Mar: Don't try and fool me no more, Ennis.^ Ennis Del Mar: If you can't fix it Jack, you gotta stand it.
    • DVD Verdict Review - Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.dvdverdict.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Brokeback Mountain: You don't go there to fish (0: 0) Brokeback Mountain: Is Alma here?
    • Brokeback Mountain (2005) - Movie 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.jinni.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Don’t lie, don’t try to fool me, Ennis.
    • Brokeback Mountain - 骑着蜗牛看烟火 - DonewsBlog 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blog.donews.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx and Ang Lee « Gay Rights Media 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.queervisions.com [Source type: General]

    I know what it means. Jack Twist? .Jack Nasty!
  • Joe Aguirre: You boys sure found a way to make the time pass up there.^ Their boss (Randy Quaid) tells Jack he doesn’t want him back for hire: “You guys sure found a way to make the time pass up there.
    • Brokeback Mountain (2006) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC christiananswers.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ One night, after heavy drinking, Jack makes a sexual pass at Ennis, who initially is repulsed by, then succumbs to Jack's advances.
    • MySpace - Brokeback Mountain - 25 - Female - IT - myspace.com/audreyandbruxa 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Categories: Drama , Romance , Western Summary: Early one morning in Signal, Wyoming, Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist meet while lining up for employment with local rancher Joe Aguirre.
    • Movie Review for Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.flicks.com [Source type: General]

    .Twist, you guys wasn't gettin' paid to leave the dogs babysittin' the sheep while you stem the rose.
  • Lureen Newsome: What are you waitin' for, cowboy?^ When I was watching you boys stem the rose that day.....I think it moved” “I'm tired of these mothe--fatherfucking gay cowboys on this motherfucking plane" “I'll never let go Jack, I'll never let go.” “Ennis, honey, what's your favourite Christmas song this year?” “Back door Santa!” “Twist, you guys wasn't getting paid to leave the dogs baby-sit the sheep while you fucked like bunnies!” "Is that a goffer?
    • Brokeback Mountain - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC mirror.uncyc.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I was back there the next June, thinkin about goin back — I didn’t, lit out for Texas instead — and Joe Aguirre’s in the office and he says to me, he says, ‘You boys found a way to make the time pass up there, didn’t you,’ and I give him a look but when I went out I seen he had a big-ass pair a binoculars hangin off his rearview.” He neglected to add that the foreman had leaned back in his squeaky wooden tilt chair, said, Twist, you guys wasn’t gettin paid to leave the dogs baby-sit the sheep while you stemmed the rose, and declined to rehire him.
    • Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx and Ang Lee « Gay Rights Media 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.queervisions.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I was back there the next June, thinkin about goin back—I didn’t, lit out for Texas instead—and Joe Aguirre’s in the office and he says to me, he says, ‘You boys found a way to make the time pass up there, didn’t you,’ and I give him a look but when I went out I seen he had a big-ass pair a binoculars hangin off his rearview.” He neglected to add that the foreman had leaned back in his squeaky wooden tilt chair, said, Twist, you guys wasn’t gettin paid to leave the dogs baby-sit the sheep while you stemmed the rose, and declined to rehire him.
    • Brokeback Mountain - 骑着蜗牛看烟火 - DonewsBlog 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blog.donews.com [Source type: Original source]

    ...a mating call? [BM-DVD]
  • Cassie Cartwright: You don't say much but you get your point across.

Dialogue

Jack Twist: Jack Twist.
.Ennis Del Mar: Ennis.^ In Brokeback, the characters of Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist -- played by Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, respectively -- are portrayed simply as two people in love.
  • imp-260 Brokeback Mountain in Singapore 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.yawningbread.org [Source type: General]

^ Now the movie version is a leading Oscar contender, with starring performances from Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal as Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist.
  • Annie Proulx tells the story behind "Brokeback Mountain" | \ | Advocate.com 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.advocate.com [Source type: General]
  • Annie Proulx tells the story behind "Brokeback Mountain" | \ | Advocate.com 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.advocate.com [Source type: General]

^ E. Annie Proulx’s novella begins in 1960’s Wyoming with Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) and Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) for a seasonal job of sheepherding.
  • Movie Review: Brokeback Mountain - Blogcritics Video 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blogcritics.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Jack Twist: Your folks just stopped at Ennis?^ E. Annie Proulx’s novella begins in 1960’s Wyoming with Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) and Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) for a seasonal job of sheepherding.
  • Movie Review: Brokeback Mountain - Blogcritics Video 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blogcritics.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It's 1963 and Jack Twist and Ennis Del Mar - Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger, find work herding sheep on the isolated Brokeback Mountain in Wyoming.
  • SBS Films - Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.sbs.com.au [Source type: General]
  • SBS Films - Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.sbs.com.au [Source type: General]

^ You'll be shocked when you laugh, and then cry while seeing a damned good movie… As you hit STOP on your player, you’ll know undoubtedly, why the two shirts worn by Jack and Ennis brought in $101,100.51 (!
  • Movie Review: Brokeback Mountain - Blogcritics Video 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blogcritics.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Ennis Del Mar: Del Mar.^ Now the movie version is a leading Oscar contender, with starring performances from Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal as Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist.
  • Annie Proulx tells the story behind "Brokeback Mountain" | \ | Advocate.com 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.advocate.com [Source type: General]
  • Annie Proulx tells the story behind "Brokeback Mountain" | \ | Advocate.com 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.advocate.com [Source type: General]

^ E. Annie Proulx’s novella begins in 1960’s Wyoming with Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) and Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) for a seasonal job of sheepherding.
  • Movie Review: Brokeback Mountain - Blogcritics Video 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blogcritics.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ennis del Mar's name translates into Island of the Sea.

.Jack Twist: Nice to know you, Ennis Del Mar.^ Jack, you know me.
  • Brokeback Mountain - 骑着蜗牛看烟火 - DonewsBlog 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blog.donews.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx and Ang Lee « Gay Rights Media 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.queervisions.com [Source type: General]

^ If you thought Jack and Ennis were confused .
  • Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blogs.salon.com [Source type: General]

^ Ennis Del Mar: If you can't fix it Jack, you gotta stand it.
  • DVD Verdict Review - Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.dvdverdict.com [Source type: General]


.Ennis Del Mar: You know I ain't queer.^ Ennis Del Mar: If you can't fix it Jack, you gotta stand it.
  • DVD Verdict Review - Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.dvdverdict.com [Source type: General]

^ Ennis Del Mar: "If you can't fix it, you gotta stand it."
  • Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blogs.salon.com [Source type: General]

^ It's 1963 and Jack Twist and Ennis Del Mar - Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger, find work herding sheep on the isolated Brokeback Mountain in Wyoming.
  • SBS Films - Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.sbs.com.au [Source type: General]

Jack Twist: Me neither.

.Ennis Del Mar: Well, I guess I'll see you around, huh?.^ Ennis Del Mar: If you can't fix it Jack, you gotta stand it.
  • DVD Verdict Review - Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.dvdverdict.com [Source type: General]

^ Ennis Del Mar: "If you can't fix it, you gotta stand it."
  • Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blogs.salon.com [Source type: General]

^ With Jake you think you'll find it hard to shake the his previous iconic roles, well specifically Donnie Darko.
  • Brokeback Mountain (2005) 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Jack Twist: ...Right.^ Continuity : When Jack Twist is chopping wood, right before Joe Aguirre visits him on his horse, he sets up a piece of wood to chop.
  • Brokeback Mountain movie mistakes, goofs and bloopers 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.moviemistakes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


.Ennis Del Mar: You got your wife and baby in Texas and, you know, I got my life in Riverton.^ You got your baby and wife, that place in Texas.
  • Brokeback Mountain - 骑着蜗牛看烟火 - DonewsBlog 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blog.donews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Ennis Del Mar: If you can't fix it Jack, you gotta stand it.
  • DVD Verdict Review - Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.dvdverdict.com [Source type: General]

^ Ennis Del Mar: "If you can't fix it, you gotta stand it."
  • Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blogs.salon.com [Source type: General]

Jack Twist: That so? You and Alma, that's a life.
.Ennis Del Mar: Now you shut up about Alma.^ I about give up on you.
  • Brokeback Mountain - 骑着蜗牛看烟火 - DonewsBlog 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blog.donews.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx and Ang Lee « Gay Rights Media 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.queervisions.com [Source type: General]

^ Ennis Del Mar: If you can't fix it Jack, you gotta stand it.
  • DVD Verdict Review - Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.dvdverdict.com [Source type: General]

^ Ennis Del Mar: "If you can't fix it, you gotta stand it."
  • Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blogs.salon.com [Source type: General]

This ain't her fault. .The bottom line is...we're around each other and...this thing grabs hold of us again...in the wrong place...in the wrong time...we're dead.^ We do that in the wrong place we’ll be dead.
  • Brokeback Mountain - 骑着蜗牛看烟火 - DonewsBlog 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blog.donews.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx and Ang Lee « Gay Rights Media 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.queervisions.com [Source type: General]

^ Targeting Services enable us to, among other things, help deliver advertisements or other content to you for products and services that you might be interested in, to prevent you from seeing the same advertisements too many times and to conduct research regarding the usefulness of certain advertisements to you.
  • Brokeback Mountain: The Sequel | SPIKE 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]


.Jack Twist: Is there anything interesting up there in heaven?^ Remember, Ennis moaned about having left his shirt up there, and Jack just smiled.

^ Up on the mountain, he begins a passionate yet limited relationship with Jack Twist.

^ When they are standing at Jack's truck, ready to leave Brokeback, Ennis also refers to the shirt when he says "I can't believe I left my shirt up there" and Jack shrugs it off.

[ BM-DVD]
.Ennis Del Mar: [looking up at night sky] I was just sending up a prayer of thanks.^ E. Annie Proulx’s novella begins in 1960’s Wyoming with Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) and Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) for a seasonal job of sheepherding.
  • Movie Review: Brokeback Mountain - Blogcritics Video 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blogcritics.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Early one morning in Signal, Wyoming, Ennis del Mar (Heath Ledger) and Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) meet while lining up for employment with local rancher Joe Aguirre (Randy Quaid).
  • Brokeback Mountain Movie Reviews, Pictures - Rotten Tomatoes 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.rottentomatoes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Brokeback Mountain Movie Reviews, Pictures - Rotten Tomatoes 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.rottentomatoes.com.edgesuite.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The critically acclaimed movie directed by Ang Lee with Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal as Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist is highly recommended.
  • Annie Proulx tells the story behind "Brokeback Mountain" | \ | Advocate.com 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.advocate.com [Source type: General]
  • Annie Proulx tells the story behind "Brokeback Mountain" | \ | Advocate.com 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.advocate.com [Source type: General]

Jack Twist: For what?
.Ennis Del Mar: For you forgettin' to bring that harmonica.^ Ennis Del Mar: If you can't fix it Jack, you gotta stand it.
  • DVD Verdict Review - Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.dvdverdict.com [Source type: General]

^ E. Annie Proulx’s novella begins in 1960’s Wyoming with Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) and Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) for a seasonal job of sheepherding.
  • Movie Review: Brokeback Mountain - Blogcritics Video 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blogcritics.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In Brokeback Mountain , Lee brings his gentle, introspective touch to the story of Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) and Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal), two gay cowboys fated never to realize their true desires.
  • Interview: ANG LEE 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.aboutfilm.com [Source type: Original source]

I'm enjoying the peace and quiet.
.Jack Twist: You know it could be like this, just like this, always.^ Jack, you know me.
  • Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx and Ang Lee « Gay Rights Media 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.queervisions.com [Source type: General]

^ Alma was saying something about taking his friend to the Knife & Fork for supper instead of cooking it was so hot, if they could get a baby-sitter, but Ennis said more likely he’d just go out with Jack and get drunk.
  • Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx and Ang Lee « Gay Rights Media 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.queervisions.com [Source type: General]

^ You know it costs, like, ten grand to strike a 35mm print?
  • AICN Downunder: LITTLE FISH, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, GOLDEN GLOBES and more!!! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Ennis Del Mar: Yeah, how you figure that?^ Ennis Del Mar: If you can't fix it Jack, you gotta stand it.
  • DVD Verdict Review - Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.dvdverdict.com [Source type: General]

^ The critically acclaimed movie directed by Ang Lee with Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal as Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist is highly recommended.
  • Annie Proulx tells the story behind "Brokeback Mountain" | \ | Advocate.com 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.advocate.com [Source type: General]
  • Annie Proulx tells the story behind "Brokeback Mountain" | \ | Advocate.com 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.advocate.com [Source type: General]

^ In Brokeback, the characters of Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist -- played by Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, respectively -- are portrayed simply as two people in love.
  • imp-260 Brokeback Mountain in Singapore 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.yawningbread.org [Source type: General]


.Jack Twist: Once in a while.^ Ennis Del Mar: We can get together—once in a while, way the hell out in the middle a nowhere but… Jack Twist: Once in a while…ever' four f***in' years?
  • DVD Verdict Review - Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.dvdverdict.com [Source type: General]

.Every four fuckin' years?^ Once in a while ever four fuckin years?” .
  • Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx and Ang Lee « Gay Rights Media 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.queervisions.com [Source type: General]

.Ennis Del Mar: If you can't fix it, Jack, you gotta stand it.^ If you thought Jack and Ennis were confused .
  • Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blogs.salon.com [Source type: General]

^ But if you can’t fix it you got a stand it,” he said.
  • Brokeback Mountain - 骑着蜗牛看烟火 - DonewsBlog 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blog.donews.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx and Ang Lee « Gay Rights Media 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.queervisions.com [Source type: General]

^ Ennis Del Mar: If you can't fix it Jack, you gotta stand it.
  • DVD Verdict Review - Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.dvdverdict.com [Source type: General]

[ IMDb]
.Jack Twist: For how long?^ Jack Twist: Fer how long?
  • DVD Verdict Review - Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.dvdverdict.com [Source type: General]

^ I guess i felt exactly how Jack Twist felt, that he just wanted to know "how to quit you."
  • yax-525 Brokeback Mountain and the internet 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.yawningbread.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Ennis Del Mar: For as long as we can ride it.^ Ennis Del Mar: Fer as long as we can ride it.
  • DVD Verdict Review - Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.dvdverdict.com [Source type: General]

^ The critically acclaimed movie directed by Ang Lee with Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal as Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist is highly recommended.
  • Annie Proulx tells the story behind "Brokeback Mountain" | \ | Advocate.com 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.advocate.com [Source type: General]
  • Annie Proulx tells the story behind "Brokeback Mountain" | \ | Advocate.com 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.advocate.com [Source type: General]

^ In Brokeback, the characters of Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist -- played by Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, respectively -- are portrayed simply as two people in love.
  • imp-260 Brokeback Mountain in Singapore 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.yawningbread.org [Source type: General]

.There ain't no reins on this one.^ There's no reins on this one.

^ There’s no reins on this one.
  • Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx and Ang Lee « Gay Rights Media 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.queervisions.com [Source type: General]

^ There is no one “homosexual lifestyle?” .
  • Brokeback Mountain: Love Story? — Warren Throckmorton 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC wthrockmorton.com [Source type: Original source]


.Ennis Del Mar: I tell ya there...^ It's 1963 and Jack Twist and Ennis Del Mar - Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger, find work herding sheep on the isolated Brokeback Mountain in Wyoming.
  • SBS Films - Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.sbs.com.au [Source type: General]
  • SBS Films - Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.sbs.com.au [Source type: General]

^ The critically acclaimed movie directed by Ang Lee with Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal as Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist is highly recommended.
  • Annie Proulx tells the story behind "Brokeback Mountain" | \ | Advocate.com 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.advocate.com [Source type: General]
  • Annie Proulx tells the story behind "Brokeback Mountain" | \ | Advocate.com 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.advocate.com [Source type: General]

^ In Brokeback, the characters of Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist -- played by Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, respectively -- are portrayed simply as two people in love.
  • imp-260 Brokeback Mountain in Singapore 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.yawningbread.org [Source type: General]

there were these two old guys ranched up together, down home. Earl and Rich. .And they was the joke of town, even though they were pretty tough ol' birds.^ They was a joke even though they was pretty tough old birds.
  • Brokeback Mountain - 骑着蜗牛看烟火 - DonewsBlog 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blog.donews.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx and Ang Lee « Gay Rights Media 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.queervisions.com [Source type: General]

^ Only the 2 young actors gave some substance and richness to the words on pages, even though both are way too pretty to be faithful to the original story.

^ I live in this predominantly Mormon state, and I have no beef at all with the Mormons - even though they hound me constantly at my own doorstep.

Anyway they... they found .Earl dead in an irrigation ditch.^ I was what, nine years old and they found Earl dead in a irrigation ditch.
  • Brokeback Mountain - 骑着蜗牛看烟火 - DonewsBlog 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blog.donews.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx and Ang Lee « Gay Rights Media 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.queervisions.com [Source type: General]

Took a tire iron to 'im. .Spurred him up, drug him 'round by his dick 'till it pulled off.^ They’d took a tire iron to him, spurred him up, drug him around by his dick until it pulled off, just bloody pulp.
  • Brokeback Mountain - 骑着蜗牛看烟火 - DonewsBlog 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blog.donews.com [Source type: Original source]

.Jack Twist: You seen this?^ You still go fishin with that Jack Twist?” .
  • Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx and Ang Lee « Gay Rights Media 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.queervisions.com [Source type: General]

^ Where will Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist’s overlapping shirts — seen in the final scene of “Brokeback Mountain” — spend the rest of their days?

^ Jack Twist: "You have no idea how bad it gets."
  • Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blogs.salon.com [Source type: General]

.Ennis Del Mar: I wasn't but nine years old.^ He was only thirty-nine years old.” .
  • Brokeback Mountain - 骑着蜗牛看烟火 - DonewsBlog 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blog.donews.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx and Ang Lee « Gay Rights Media 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.queervisions.com [Source type: General]

^ It's 1963 and Jack Twist and Ennis Del Mar - Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger, find work herding sheep on the isolated Brokeback Mountain in Wyoming.
  • SBS Films - Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.sbs.com.au [Source type: General]

^ The critically acclaimed movie directed by Ang Lee with Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal as Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist is highly recommended.
  • Annie Proulx tells the story behind "Brokeback Mountain" | \ | Advocate.com 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.advocate.com [Source type: General]
  • Annie Proulx tells the story behind "Brokeback Mountain" | \ | Advocate.com 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.advocate.com [Source type: General]

.My daddy, he made sure me and brother seen it.^ Dad made sure I seen it.
  • Brokeback Mountain - 骑着蜗牛看烟火 - DonewsBlog 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blog.donews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ My comments as a former homosexual were made from the reviews I had read—comments which generated numerous e-mails to me from individuals arguing that I could not make an intelligent comment on a movie I had not seen.
  • Brokeback Mountain (2006) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC christiananswers.net [Source type: Original source]

^ I went to college a year and half later on an academic scholarship, my coach made sure I would not play ball anywhere on his recommendation.
  • yax-525 Brokeback Mountain and the internet 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.yawningbread.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Hell, for all I know, he done the job.^ Hell, for all I know he done the job.
  • Brokeback Mountain - 骑着蜗牛看烟火 - DonewsBlog 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blog.donews.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx and Ang Lee « Gay Rights Media 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.queervisions.com [Source type: General]


.Jack Twist: That's more words than you've spoke in the past two weeks.^ "You've been lassoed more times than most steers" 3.
  • Brokeback Mountain short story | MetaFilter 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) and Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) are two young men who meet while herding sheep in the high country of Wyoming in the 1960s, setting off a complex and heartrending relationship that lasts more than 20 years.
  • From Heartbreak to Triumph on Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC digitalcontentproducer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In Ennis's final resolve that "if you can't fix it you've got to stand it," Proulx handles ironically Ennis's response to his difficult life without Jack.

.Ennis Del Mar: Hell, that's the most I've spoke in a year.^ It's 1963 and Jack Twist and Ennis Del Mar - Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger, find work herding sheep on the isolated Brokeback Mountain in Wyoming.
  • SBS Films - Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.sbs.com.au [Source type: General]
  • SBS Films - Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.sbs.com.au [Source type: General]

^ In Brokeback, the characters of Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist -- played by Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, respectively -- are portrayed simply as two people in love.
  • imp-260 Brokeback Mountain in Singapore 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.yawningbread.org [Source type: General]

^ Ennis del Mar's name translates into Island of the Sea.


.Ennis Del Mar: I'm gonna tell you this one time, Jack fuckin' Twist, an' I ain't foolin'. What I don't know - all them things I don't know - could get you killed if I come to know them.^ Jack, you know me.
  • Brokeback Mountain - 骑着蜗牛看烟火 - DonewsBlog 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blog.donews.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx and Ang Lee « Gay Rights Media 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.queervisions.com [Source type: General]

^ Progress comes one day at a time.
  • Brokeback Mountain short story | MetaFilter 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you thought Jack and Ennis were confused .
  • Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blogs.salon.com [Source type: General]

I ain't jokin'.
.Jack Twist: Yeah well try this one, and I'll say it just once!^ Try this one,” said Jack, “and I’ll say it just one time.
  • Brokeback Mountain - 骑着蜗牛看烟火 - DonewsBlog 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blog.donews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I just recently saw Brokeback mountain and I have to say I think it was one of the best movie's that I have ever seen.
  • Notablog: Heart-Broke-back Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.nyu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Well I say "Fuck them" coz they're just assholes.
  • Brokeback Mountain - Movie Reviews, Photos & Videos, Layouts & Wallpapers, Fan Club 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Ennis Del Mar: Go ahead!^ It's 1963 and Jack Twist and Ennis Del Mar - Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger, find work herding sheep on the isolated Brokeback Mountain in Wyoming.
  • SBS Films - Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.sbs.com.au [Source type: General]
  • SBS Films - Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.sbs.com.au [Source type: General]

^ In Brokeback, the characters of Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist -- played by Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, respectively -- are portrayed simply as two people in love.
  • imp-260 Brokeback Mountain in Singapore 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.yawningbread.org [Source type: General]

^ Ennis del Mar's name translates into Island of the Sea.

.Jack Twist: Tell you what, we coulda had a good life together, fuckin' real good life!^ You can say it was like real life, but I ain't paying good money to watch real life, I'm going to learn, to feel, to be taken somewhere by the art.

^ In one scene in the film, a heartbroken Jack tells Ennis: "I wish I knew how to quit you."
  • imp-260 Brokeback Mountain in Singapore 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.yawningbread.org [Source type: General]

^ His life is destroyed because he and Jack can’t be together, although its the only thing that would ever be right for them.
  • Brokeback Mountain (2006) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC christiananswers.net [Source type: Original source]

.Had us a place of our own.^ Many of us have lived tragic moments of our own, and it is not easy to suffer; to witness this man's overwhelming yet bottled feelings is heart-wrenching.

^ Maybe this is about us, our own lost loves and why we can't shake it.

^ Both of us moved on in our own lives, but a part of me still lingers with her.
  • yax-525 Brokeback Mountain and the internet 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.yawningbread.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.But you didn't want it, Ennis!^ You want a switch?” said Ennis.
  • Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx and Ang Lee « Gay Rights Media 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.queervisions.com [Source type: General]

^ However, one thing I am sure of is that Jack and Ennis' relationship (or affair if thats what you want to call it) would have carried on if Jack hadnt died.

^ You just seem to want Ennis to be as talky as you are (hee hee)...
  • Movie Review: Brokeback Mountain: In the Shadow of the Tire Iron - Blogcritics Video 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blogcritics.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.So what we got now is Brokeback Mountain!^ Now think Ennis and Jack on Brokeback Mountain--and the others in their respective places.

^ Order a reprint of this article now HOLLYWOOD REPORT JANUARY 27, 2006 Mining 'Brokeback Mountain' .
  • Mining 'Brokeback Mountain' - WSJ.com 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: General]

^ Photo: The "Brokeback Mountain" shirts will now hang in far nicer digs, thanks to a winning auction bid by philanthropist Tom Gregory.

.Everything's built on that, that's all we got boy, fuckin' all.^ It’s all we got, boy, fuckin all, so I hope you know that if you don’t never know the rest.
  • Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx and Ang Lee « Gay Rights Media 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.queervisions.com [Source type: General]

.So I hope you know that, if you don't never know the rest!^ It’s all we got, boy, f*ckin all, so I hope you know that if you don’t never know the rest.
  • Brokeback Mountain - 骑着蜗牛看烟火 - DonewsBlog 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blog.donews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You don’t know nothin about it.” .
  • Brokeback Mountain - 骑着蜗牛看烟火 - DonewsBlog 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blog.donews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As for Gibson, I hope this is his Imus moment but you know what?
  • Heath Ledger attacked over Brokeback Mountain role | Crooks and Liars 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC crooksandliars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.You count the damn few times we have been together in nearly twenty years and you measure the short fucking leash you keep me on, and then you ask me about Mexico and tell me you'll kill me for needing somethin' I don't hardly never get.^ For a year we stole time to be together.
  • yax-525 Brokeback Mountain and the internet 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.yawningbread.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I don't have a "never in a million years" attitude about it, either.

^ I will tell them, If you don't believe it, then nobody will.
  • Interview: ANG LEE 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.aboutfilm.com [Source type: Original source]

.You have no idea how bad it gets!^ You got no f*ckin idea how bad it gets.
  • Brokeback Mountain - 骑着蜗牛看烟火 - DonewsBlog 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blog.donews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Jack Twist: "You have no idea how bad it gets."
  • Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blogs.salon.com [Source type: General]

^ I do believe there is evidence no matter how you define sexual orientation (and this is the real fly in that ointment).” .
  • Brokeback Mountain: Love Story? — Warren Throckmorton 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC wthrockmorton.com [Source type: Original source]

I'm not you... .I can't make it on a coupla high-altitude fucks once or twice a year!^ I can’t make it on a couple a high-altitude f*cks once or twice a year.
  • Brokeback Mountain - 骑着蜗牛看烟火 - DonewsBlog 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blog.donews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I can’t make it on a couple a high-altitude fucks once or twice a year.
  • Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx and Ang Lee « Gay Rights Media 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.queervisions.com [Source type: General]

^ That's the key reason -- besides its daring, its bravery, its dead-on relevance to right now -- that this classic in the making ranks high on the list of the year's best movies.
  • Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blogs.salon.com [Source type: General]

.You are too much for me Ennis, you son of a whoreson bitch...^ You’re too much for me, Ennis, you son of a whoreson bitch.
  • Brokeback Mountain - 骑着蜗牛看烟火 - DonewsBlog 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blog.donews.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx and Ang Lee « Gay Rights Media 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.queervisions.com [Source type: General]

^ Son of a bitch, Ennis, take a couple days off.
  • Brokeback Mountain - 骑着蜗牛看烟火 - DonewsBlog 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blog.donews.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx and Ang Lee « Gay Rights Media 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.queervisions.com [Source type: General]

^ "If you can't fix it," Ennis tells Jack much later, "You've got to stand it."
  • Review: Brokeback Mountain - Cinematical 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.cinematical.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.I wish I knew how to quit you.^ "I wish I knew how to quit you."
  • Notablog: Heart-Broke-back Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.nyu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I wish I knew how to quit you.” .
  • Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx and Ang Lee « Gay Rights Media 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.queervisions.com [Source type: General]

^ I wish I knew how to quit you.” Like vast clouds of steam from thermal springs in winter the years of things unsaid and now unsayable—admissions, declarations, shames, guilts, fears—rose around them.
  • Brokeback Mountain - 骑着蜗牛看烟火 - DonewsBlog 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blog.donews.com [Source type: Original source]

.Ennis Del Mar: Well why don't you?^ Ennis Del Mar: If you can't fix it Jack, you gotta stand it.
  • DVD Verdict Review - Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.dvdverdict.com [Source type: General]

^ Ennis Del Mar: "If you can't fix it, you gotta stand it."
  • Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blogs.salon.com [Source type: General]

^ It's 1963 and Jack Twist and Ennis Del Mar - Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger, find work herding sheep on the isolated Brokeback Mountain in Wyoming.
  • SBS Films - Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.sbs.com.au [Source type: General]
  • SBS Films - Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.sbs.com.au [Source type: General]

.Why don't you just let me be, huh?^ I'm not questioning why Detroit is not a 'select city' (I think the vandalized Brokeback posters answer that question) I just don't understand why movies open nationwide sometimes and select cities others.
  • Review: Brokeback Mountain - Cinematical 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.cinematical.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Homosexuality is wrong, but isn’t it just as bad to marry a woman who loves you, who you don’t love and aren’t faithful to?
  • Brokeback Mountain (2006) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC christiananswers.net [Source type: Original source]

^ If you have no respect for "real Americans" why don't you live in a country where you don't have to hate your neighbors?
  • Heath Ledger attacked over Brokeback Mountain role | Crooks and Liars 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC crooksandliars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Because of you, Jack, that I'm like this.^ Jack, I don’t want a be like them guys you see around sometimes.
  • Brokeback Mountain - 骑着蜗牛看烟火 - DonewsBlog 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blog.donews.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx and Ang Lee « Gay Rights Media 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.queervisions.com [Source type: General]

^ I agree with the person who said that Ennis believed that he was murdered because, in his experience, that's what happens to "boys like [Jack]".

^ He stood up, said, you bet he’d like to see Jack’s room, recalled one of Jack’s stories about this old man.
  • Brokeback Mountain - 骑着蜗牛看烟火 - DonewsBlog 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blog.donews.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx and Ang Lee « Gay Rights Media 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.queervisions.com [Source type: General]

I'm nothing... and nowhere.
.Jack Twist: Ennis...^ And look where Ennis was in the opening scene: "he is suffused with a sense of pleasure because Jack Twist was in his dream."

^ Before Ennis leaves, Mr. Twist informs him that Jack's ashes will be buried in the family plot, what Ennis calls that "grieving plain," instead of on the mountain.

^ The fourth summer since Brokeback Mountain came on and in June Ennis had a general delivery letter from Jack Twist, the first sign of life in all that time.
  • Brokeback Mountain - 骑着蜗牛看烟火 - DonewsBlog 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blog.donews.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx and Ang Lee « Gay Rights Media 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.queervisions.com [Source type: General]

.Ennis Del Mar: Get the fuck off me!^ It's 1963 and Jack Twist and Ennis Del Mar - Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger, find work herding sheep on the isolated Brokeback Mountain in Wyoming.
  • SBS Films - Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.sbs.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Ennis del Mar's name translates into Island of the Sea.

^ When the movie concluded, I must admit that I did feel a lot of pain for Ennis Del Mar.
  • yax-525 Brokeback Mountain and the internet 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.yawningbread.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Jack Twist: Sorry... it's all right. Damn you, Ennis!
.Ennis Del Mar: I can't stand it anymore, Jack!^ Ennis Del Mar: If you can't fix it Jack, you gotta stand it.
  • DVD Verdict Review - Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.dvdverdict.com [Source type: General]

^ Ennis Del Mar: "If you can't fix it, you gotta stand it."
  • Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blogs.salon.com [Source type: General]

^ I loved the breath-taking cinematography, the acting, the score, the subtle messages of confusion and the over all story but I did not feel a connection between Jack Twist and Ennis Del Mar.
  • Brokeback Mountain - Reviews on RateItAll 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.rateitall.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


.Ennis Del Mar: If you don't want no more of my kids, I'll be happy to leave you alone.^ You want a switch?” said Ennis.
  • Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx and Ang Lee « Gay Rights Media 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.queervisions.com [Source type: General]

^ He said no to that, said he would be happy to leave her alone if she didn’t want any more of his kids.
  • Brokeback Mountain - 骑着蜗牛看烟火 - DonewsBlog 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blog.donews.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx and Ang Lee « Gay Rights Media 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.queervisions.com [Source type: General]

^ Ennis Del Mar: If you can't fix it Jack, you gotta stand it.
  • DVD Verdict Review - Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.dvdverdict.com [Source type: General]

.Alma Beers Del Mar: I'd have 'em if you'd support 'em.^ Under her breath she said, “I’d have em if you’d support em.” And under that, thought, anyway, what you like to do don’t make too many babies.
  • Brokeback Mountain - 骑着蜗牛看烟火 - DonewsBlog 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blog.donews.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx and Ang Lee « Gay Rights Media 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.queervisions.com [Source type: General]

^ Ennis Del Mar: If you can't fix it Jack, you gotta stand it.
  • DVD Verdict Review - Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.dvdverdict.com [Source type: General]

^ Ennis Del Mar: "If you can't fix it, you gotta stand it."
  • Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blogs.salon.com [Source type: General]


.Alma Beers Del Mar: You still go fishing with Jack Twist?^ You still go fishin with that Jack Twist?” .
  • Brokeback Mountain - 骑着蜗牛看烟火 - DonewsBlog 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blog.donews.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx and Ang Lee « Gay Rights Media 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.queervisions.com [Source type: General]

^ In 1963 when he met Jack Twist, Ennis was engaged to Alma Beers.
  • Brokeback Mountain - 骑着蜗牛看烟火 - DonewsBlog 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blog.donews.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx and Ang Lee « Gay Rights Media 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.queervisions.com [Source type: General]

^ Ennis Del Mar: If you can't fix it Jack, you gotta stand it.
  • DVD Verdict Review - Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.dvdverdict.com [Source type: General]

.Ennis Del Mar: Not often.^ Now the movie version is a leading Oscar contender, with starring performances from Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal as Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist.
  • Annie Proulx tells the story behind "Brokeback Mountain" | \ | Advocate.com 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.advocate.com [Source type: General]
  • Annie Proulx tells the story behind "Brokeback Mountain" | \ | Advocate.com 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.advocate.com [Source type: General]

^ Ennis del Mar's name translates into Island of the Sea.

^ When the movie concluded, I must admit that I did feel a lot of pain for Ennis Del Mar.
  • yax-525 Brokeback Mountain and the internet 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.yawningbread.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Alma Beers Del Mar: You know, I used to wonder how come you never brought any trouts home.^ You used a come away easy.
  • Brokeback Mountain - 骑着蜗牛看烟火 - DonewsBlog 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blog.donews.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx and Ang Lee « Gay Rights Media 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.queervisions.com [Source type: General]

^ You know,” she said, and from her tone he knew something was coming, “I used to wonder how come you never brought any trouts home.
  • Brokeback Mountain - 骑着蜗牛看烟火 - DonewsBlog 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blog.donews.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx and Ang Lee « Gay Rights Media 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.queervisions.com [Source type: General]

^ The Michelle Williams character to the Heath Ledger character : " I knew you two were up to something on your fishing trips when you didn't bring home any TROUT.....
  • Brokeback Mountain - Reviews on RateItAll 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.rateitall.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.You always said you caught plenty, and you know how me and the girls like fish.^ When I realised about the story line, I said to myself: 'You couldn't make a film like this one 20 years ago'.
  • Brokeback Mountain [2005] Movie Reviews on MovieClock 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC movieclock.com [Source type: General]

^ Playmate Nicole Narain shows you how to get in your girl's good graces for Valentine's...
  • Brokeback Mountain: The Sequel | SPIKE 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]
  • Brokeback Mountain the Prequel: Barebackin' Hobbit | SPIKE 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ To Lise...I like what you said about the hats representing the differences in the characters...more of a ying/yang kind of thing.

.So one night I got your creel case(ph) open the night before you went on one of your little trips — price tag's still on it after five years — and I tied a note to the end of the line.^ So one time I got your creel case open the night before you went on one a your little trips — price tag still on it after five years — and I tied a note on the end of the line.
  • Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx and Ang Lee « Gay Rights Media 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.queervisions.com [Source type: General]

^ So one time I got your creel case open the night before you went on one a your little trips—price tag still on it after five years—and I tied a note on the end of the line.
  • Brokeback Mountain - 骑着蜗牛看烟火 - DonewsBlog 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blog.donews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Michelle Williams character to the Heath Ledger character : " I knew you two were up to something on your fishing trips when you didn't bring home any TROUT.....
  • Brokeback Mountain - Reviews on RateItAll 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.rateitall.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It said, 'Hello, Ennis, bring some fish home.^ It said, hello Ennis, bring some fish home, love, Alma.
  • Brokeback Mountain - 骑着蜗牛看烟火 - DonewsBlog 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blog.donews.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx and Ang Lee « Gay Rights Media 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.queervisions.com [Source type: General]

^ Ennis said the kind of riding that interested him lasted longer than eight seconds and had some point to it.
  • Brokeback Mountain - 骑着蜗牛看烟火 - DonewsBlog 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blog.donews.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx and Ang Lee « Gay Rights Media 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.queervisions.com [Source type: General]

^ I got a order some more cards anyway.” “One’s enough,” said Ennis.
  • Brokeback Mountain - 骑着蜗牛看烟火 - DonewsBlog 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blog.donews.com [Source type: Original source]

Love. Alma.' .And then you come back looking all perky and said you caught a bunch of browners and you ate them up.^ Maybe there’s evidence of change here, and I’ll look for it, but it remains that all of the “ex-gay” sites and “change therapists” and people who claim to have changed that I’ve seen always seem to clam up when you ask for specifics.
  • Brokeback Mountain: Love Story? — Warren Throckmorton 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC wthrockmorton.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Originally Posted by Zerbie Jamie - I cracked up thinking what you musta said for the movie title if you messed up BROKEback Mountain.
  • Brokeback Mountain - Soulforce Community Forums 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.soulforce.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It's hard to help someone out of their mess if you get caught up in it.
  • Brokeback Mountain - Soulforce Community Forums 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.soulforce.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Brokeback Mountain [Archive] - Soulforce Community Forums 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.soulforce.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Do you remember? .I looked in that case first chance I got, and there was my note still tied there.^ I still can't hear the first few notes without feeling the sadness and the heartbreak and the loneliness of it all....

^ The pain that I felt for over a week after the first time I saw it isn't as strong, but it is definitely still there.

^ It's the same with BROKEBACK. There was no shot or bit of dialogue or bit of music or anything that surprised me, or I'd missed the first time around; it was just my experience that was different.
  • AICN Downunder: LITTLE FISH, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, GOLDEN GLOBES and more!!! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.That rod hadn't touched water in its life.^ I looked in the case when I got a chance and there was my note still tied there and that line hadn’t touched water in its life.” As though the word “water” had called out its domestic cousin she twisted the faucet, sluiced the plates.
  • Brokeback Mountain - 骑着蜗牛看烟火 - DonewsBlog 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blog.donews.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx and Ang Lee « Gay Rights Media 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.queervisions.com [Source type: General]

.Ennis Del Mar: Don't mean nothing, Alma.^ It's 1963 and Jack Twist and Ennis Del Mar - Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger, find work herding sheep on the isolated Brokeback Mountain in Wyoming.
  • SBS Films - Brokeback Mountain 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.sbs.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Ennis Del Mar: Bottom line is, we're around each other an' this thing, it grabs hold of us again at the wrong place, at the wrong time, and we're dead.
  • Brokeback Mountain movie mistakes, goofs and bloopers 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.moviemistakes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ennis del Mar's name translates into Island of the Sea.


.Lureen Twist: I thought Brokeback Mountain might be around where he grew up.^ I thought Brokeback Mountain was around where he grew up.
  • Brokeback Mountain - 骑着蜗牛看烟火 - DonewsBlog 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blog.donews.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx and Ang Lee « Gay Rights Media 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.queervisions.com [Source type: General]

^ Originally Posted by Zerbie Jamie - I cracked up thinking what you musta said for the movie title if you messed up BROKEback Mountain.
  • Brokeback Mountain - Soulforce Community Forums 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.soulforce.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In terms of landscape, [I thought] it should play a character in the movie, because it is called Brokeback Mountain .
  • Interview: ANG LEE 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.aboutfilm.com [Source type: Original source]

.Knowing Jack, it might be some pretend-place: where bluebirds sing and there's a whiskey spring.^ But knowing Jack, it might be some pretend place where the bluebirds sing and there’s a whiskey spring.” .
  • Brokeback Mountain - 骑着蜗牛看烟火 - DonewsBlog 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blog.donews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ (I haven't bought the DVD yet either - anyone who has it know what "extras" are on it, assuming there are some??

^ There are many interpretations of that but what I like to think is that he was kind of saying that he had come to accept his love for another man and that he might do it differently with Jack if circumstances were different.

[ BM-DVD]
Ennis Del Mar: No ma'am we, we was herding sheep on Brokeback one summer, back in '63.
.Lureen Twist: Well, he said it was his favorite place.^ Well, he said it was his place.
  • Brokeback Mountain - 骑着蜗牛看烟火 - DonewsBlog 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blog.donews.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx and Ang Lee « Gay Rights Media 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.queervisions.com [Source type: General]

.I thought he meant "to get drunk."^ I thought he meant to get drunk.
  • Brokeback Mountain - 骑着蜗牛看烟火 - DonewsBlog 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC blog.donews.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx and Ang Lee « Gay Rights Media 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.queervisions.com [Source type: General]

He drank a lot.

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Brokeback Mountain
Directed by Ang Lee
Produced by Diana Ossana
James Schamus
Written by Screenplay
Larry McMurtry
Diana Ossana
Short Story
Annie Proulx
Starring Heath Ledger
Jake Gyllenhaal
Anne Hathaway
Michelle Williams
Linda Cardellini
Anna Faris
Randy Quaid
Music by Gustavo Santaolalla
Cinematography Rodrigo Prieto
Editing by Geraldine Peroni
Dylan Tichenor
Distributed by Focus Features
Release date(s) File:Flag of the United December 9 2005
File:Flag of the United January 6 2006
File:Flag of January 26 2006
Running time 134 min.
Country USA
Language English
Budget $14,000,000[1]
Official website
IMDb profile

Brokeback Mountain is a 2005 movie about two gay cowboys who are in love with each other. They cannot be together because it is not allowed where they live. It made the eighth highest amount of money for a romantic movie since people have kept records.[2]

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