Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Brokeback Mountain


One of the search terms that were most popular on meta-search engines while I was preparing my posting about the World Brain "Tag Cloud" was

Brokeback Mountain.  I never heard about it before. I thought it might be a mountain in the US, and wondered what could have made it so popular. The same day I stumbled upon the Oscar Academy Award coverage and understood that the search term Brokeback Mountain relates to a film. It made me curious so I enteres the search term Brokeback Mountain into QTSaver and got the following results:



Brokeback Mountain is a widely acclaimed BAFTA, Golden Globe, and Academy Award-winning film directed by Ang Lee.The 2005 film stars Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, and Michelle Williams. The drama depicts a sexual, romantic and emotional relationship between two men living in the American West in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.

The tagline of the film is "Love is a Force of Nature". Translations of the title of the film are here: Titles of "Brokeback Mountain".

Brokeback Mountain is the twenty-years story of star-crossed lovers Ennis del Mar (Heath Ledger) and Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal), two young men, not even 20, who meet and fall in love on a sheep-herding job on Brokeback Mountain, somewhere in Wyoming.The film documents their complex relationship over the twenty years that follow.



I saw Brokeback Mountain at the Venice Film Festival (with Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hatheway, and Ang Lee in attendance)and it's been haunting me ever since.I had read Annie Proulx's short story in the "New Yorker" years ago and it haunted me as well. What is it about this story?



beautifully epic Western, Brokeback Mountain's gay love story is embued with heartbreaking universality, helped by the moving performances of Ledger and Gyllenhaal.CAST & CREW Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Williams Directed by Ang Leemore...


From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ang Lee comes an epic American love story, based on the short story by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Proulx and adapted for the screen by the team of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana.



this is the romantic tale of two male cowboys from very different backgrounds who meet and fall in love while working together as sheep ranch hands near Wyoming's Brokeback Mountain the summer of 1961.Their lives take different courses, however, with Jack Twist (Gyllenhaal) becoming a rodeo cowboy while Ennis Del Mar (Ledger) remains a ranch hand, and the film follows their lives as they see each other again over the next 20 years. Their relationship is rocky, however, as they must deal with the challenges posed as the intolerance of pre-(and post)-Stonewall rural America rears its ugly, violent head against the two lovers.



Both young men seem certain of their set places in the heartland - obtaining steady work, marrying and raising a family - and yet hunger for something beyond what they can articulate. When Aguirre dispatches them to work as sheepherders up on the majestic Brokeback Mountain, they gravitate towards camaraderie and then a deeper intimacy. At summer's end, the two must come down from Brokeback and part ways. Remaining in Wyoming, Ennis weds his sweetheart Alma (Michelle Williams), with whom he will have two daughters as he ekes out a living.

Brokeback Mountain, already a hot favorite for next month's Hollywood Oscars, was the big star of the night at the British Film Academy Awards (BAFTA) on Sunday...


Powered By Qumana

No comments: