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Brokeback Mountain

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kickassangel Mon 15-May-06 09:21:06

Quite enjoyed the film, typical Ang Lee stuff, but am i the only person who gets annoyed that EVERY time young children are shown, they are screaming hysterically? IME babies don't cry ALL the time. Why do male film makers think they do?

Patttsy Mon 15-May-06 09:55:59

Maybe it's a factor in the falling birth rate in the Western (cinema watching) world

hannahsaunt Mon 15-May-06 11:01:30

Finally saw this last week and found it completely heartwrenching. Very beautiful, very subtle, very compelling. Absolutely deserved all the plaudits (doesn't happen often!). Just wondered, though, why Jake Gyllenhaal wasn't up for best actor too? He was superb.

sparkler1 Mon 15-May-06 20:10:19

I've just rented this out from our book library. Going to curl up in bed in a mo and watch it.

lou33 Mon 15-May-06 20:11:59

a great film , with great acting, hot men and v hot gay sex

v sad too

noddyholder Mon 15-May-06 20:16:20

Totallt agree stunning film with the most erotic representation of gay sex I have ever seen and a really beautiful meaningful story

sparkler1 Tue 16-May-06 14:13:15

I watched it last night and have to say it was quite good but not as good as I thought it would be. I think I'm better off watching the film before I read any recommendations or reviews. I expected too much. Had a job understanding what they were saying to each other half the time. They seemed to be mumbling and had really strong accents.
Deffo worth a watch though.

kickassangel Tue 16-May-06 16:25:39

i also struggled to understand what they were saying - and i'm quite used to american accents! i think it was something to do with how the sound was recorded. Lee likes to make things realistic, but we had to turn the sound up. a good film, but not great! the only time the sound was crystal clear, was the babies crying - far louder than the people speaking.

creepydazy Thu 05-Oct-06 12:54:54

I thought it was just me with the sound thing as I a slightly deaf in one ear.

Did you find yourself been quite happy to be part of a threesome girls? I did What gorgeous men, wouldn't mind be sandwiched in the middle.

maggiesmama Thu 05-Oct-06 12:56:45

hey, anyone who enjoyed brokeback should defo watch the three burial of melquiades (def spelt wrong) estrada. directed by tommy lee jones. is an amazing portrayal of contemprary cowboy life. i thought it loads better.

jessicaandrebeccasmummy Thu 05-Oct-06 12:58:30

ive got this on dvd - had it a while and still havent watched it - maybe as i feel really rough today, i will curl up in bed with it tonight.

jessicaandrebeccasmummy Thu 05-Oct-06 12:58:40

ive got this on dvd - had it a while and still havent watched it - maybe as i feel really rough today, i will curl up in bed with it tonight.

creepydazy Thu 05-Oct-06 13:02:45

Well I've watched it today because DP won't watch it with me (says its not his kind of film) and I really wanted to watch it as I was quite curious......its been really good so far and haven't seen the end yet as had to break off to make my lunch.

Definitely one for the women though....imo

CalifornifamousFANGjo Thu 05-Oct-06 18:19:46

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Troutpout Fri 06-Oct-06 20:00:58

oh god i watched this quite recently with a friend. Neither of us could understand what they were saying...it was so muffled all the time!. Hated it ...didn't get why people love it at all.

jenkel Fri 06-Oct-06 20:12:10

I watched this and found it quite slow and boring, carried on watching it thinking it would get better but it never did.

marthamoo Fri 06-Oct-06 20:14:06

I was really looking forward to seeing it and once I did I couldn't understand what all the fuss was about. I thought it was pretty dreary - and the sound quality was dreadful: I needed subtitles.

janeite Fri 06-Oct-06 20:39:42

Loathed it - put dp loved it. I only know 3 other people who've seen it and they all hated it too.

It does look gorgeous though - perhaps it should've been a series of paintings of beautiful scenery instead of a boring (and inaudible) film?!

janeite Fri 06-Oct-06 20:40:09

That should say "but" not "put" of course.

MagicGenie Fri 06-Oct-06 20:49:23

Watched it recently and couldn't sleep afterwards cos I was so moved by it.

roisin Fri 06-Oct-06 21:26:47

I'm with marthamoo, troutpout, jenkel, and janeite .. I was disappointed not to get to see this at the cinema, and was really looking forward to watching it on DVD. And it was a complete anticlimax - I am very easily moved to tears and emotion, and this film left me completely cold. I don't get what all the fuss was about at all.

expatinscotland Fri 06-Oct-06 21:28:26

I'm American. I'm from the South.

But that Jake fella was mumbling so much I couldn't understand a goddamn thing he was saying.

carolcoles Fri 06-Oct-06 21:29:03

Cool film but my dh is a royal marine and keeps on going on about it calling it "Bare back Mountain" and generally being excessively crude. Anyone else had this reaction?

expatinscotland Fri 06-Oct-06 21:32:01

No, I was too busy turning up the volume trying to make sense of all that mumbling.

And Michelle Williams' character drove me postal!

Those big ol' ducky lips.

I wanted to slap her.

I thought the whole thing was overrated.

carolcoles Fri 06-Oct-06 21:40:57

I know what you mean with the mumbling but you can still get the general idea behind it all!!!! Thought it was a good film but wouldn't bother watching again. Saw Taledega Nights which is awesome!!!!!!!!

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