Sunday, October 08, 2017

"Brokeback Mountain": a brief retrospect


I wanted to recognize here one of the most important LGBT films of all time, that was the 2005 nominee for best picture, “Brokeback Mountain”, directed by Ang Lee. (Focus Features)  it's based on a novella by Annie Proulx. 
  
In 1963, two young men go to work in the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming as sheep herders, complete with horse and bedrolls.  The get to know each other pretty quickly, and twenty minutes into the movie, passions erupt.


Later, Jake Gyllenhaal’s character will utter the famous line, “I wish I could quit you” – a monument to upward affiliation (not, as a reviewer said about my own book, a “monument to convolution”). With t  Heath’s character is married with a kid, and eventually the wife (Michelle Williams) observes them together back in Texas, and he winds up a single dad.

  
With the stunning scenery, I wondered why Lee stuck with a 1.85:1 aspect ratio.
  
I saw this at Landmark’s Bethesda Row on a Sunday night, and shows were indeed selling out. 
  
By Montanabw - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link

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