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Anyone watch Brokeback Mountain?

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witcheseve Sun 26-Oct-08 00:51:38

I thought it was quite touching. Hard to listen to as Heath Ledger (god rest) spoke in quiet gruf American tone. I like Jake Gyhllenhall since Donnie Darko. Worth watching.

lou33 Sun 26-Oct-08 00:54:10

its a great film

witcheseve Sun 26-Oct-08 00:56:24

Glad someones still up. Did you see Donnie Darko Lou?

ghosty Sun 26-Oct-08 01:02:13

Loved it.

witcheseve Sun 26-Oct-08 01:10:10

I had someone trying to distract me, but how did Jack die? Was his wifes version correct and the gay bashing was all in Innes's head. Sorry to be a bit thick.

lou33 Sun 26-Oct-08 01:10:53

i did

loved that too and it is also responsible for my crush on jg lol

witcheseve Sun 26-Oct-08 01:12:19

You and me both, but can you answer what actually happened to Jack?

AbbaFan Sun 26-Oct-08 07:16:30

I saw it a couple of years ago.

One of my top 10 films, ever. Brilliant.

ShowOfHands Sun 26-Oct-08 07:23:15

I think the intimation is that Jack was killed because of his sexuality. Lureen knew this and Ennis knew this but it was left unspoken, hence the tyre story. It's not made explicit but Ennis' childhood memory, his warning to Jack about 'them things I don't know about' and the visualisation all point to Jack's death as murder.

Extremely good film. In my top 5.

ShowOfHands Sun 26-Oct-08 07:23:57

The book also suggests this.

BBBeeast Sun 26-Oct-08 07:26:47

i love it - it is one of the only two films where the film is better than the book.

visually stunning and beautifully underplayed.

crankycrane Sun 26-Oct-08 07:27:36

hi all

just taped it on skyplus

looking forward to watching

Beetroot Sun 26-Oct-08 07:43:46

they mumble all the way through it - non stop - tedious

TheHedgeWitch Sun 26-Oct-08 13:43:34

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DumbledoresGirl Sun 26-Oct-08 13:46:17

I watched it last night. I have seen it several times before. It always makes me cry at the end when he goes to his parents' house and goes into his boyhood room, but last night, it hit me even more how sad it is, now that Heath Ledger has died so young. What a terrible terrible thing that was. sad

shopaholicDIVA Sun 26-Oct-08 13:47:54

i avoided it for some reason. i have respect for gay people, but watching film is just not right.
looks pretty dull anyway.

darkpunk Sun 26-Oct-08 14:01:31

loved it.

ShowOfHands Sun 26-Oct-08 14:08:36

TheHedgeWitch, I will allow for the fact that you didn't particularly enjoy it but pointless? Quite apart from whether a film needs to have a 'point' (not that I understand what this means anyway), I think you could argue that it was a depiction of attitudes and culture over a period of time in small town America? An exploration of prejudice? A coming of age story? A questioning of gender relevance in true love? A romance? A flawed hero? A piece of beautiful cinematography? It's far from pointless.

darkpunk Sun 26-Oct-08 14:11:55

agree with all that's one of the best films ive seen.

expatinscotland Sun 26-Oct-08 14:12:50

I can't watch it anymore now Heath's dead.

Just makes me cry.


expatinscotland Sun 26-Oct-08 14:14:59

i also hope his ex-girlfriend when her case, on behalf of Heath's daughter, against his greedy ass life insurance company. the bastards!

DumbledoresGirl Sun 26-Oct-08 14:15:20

Snap Expat (though I did watch it).

I am not normally affected by deaths of actors, but his one really touches me.

darkpunk Sun 26-Oct-08 14:19:04


expatinscotland Sun 26-Oct-08 14:19:13

i don't normally get affected by actors' deaths, too.

but him. man, he was so talented.


Tortington Sun 26-Oct-08 14:19:36


i watched this last week. my friend gave it to me as i mentioned i hadn't seen it.

everyone that i have talked to, every review i have read. even mumsnet, everyone says its the best film ever. The only thing that made that film was becuase he died.

i didn't think it was particularly good at all. i think maybe we as the audience are supposed to be caught up in the "OMG its a film about GAYS and they show them kissing and having sex.

and iwas like.... yeah so what. jeez, was thoroughly utterly dissapointed with this film. i didn't see it as the epic love story everyone said it was - not AT ALL

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