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Brokeback Mountain was GrAYt February 2, 2006

Posted by AkumAPRIME in : Movies , trackback

The acting was great, the story was great. I found the accents and style to be authentic; I was left with the taste of the south and cowboy in my mouth… :/ The way the first sex scene occurred was unrealistic to me, but other than that I was happy with the story line. I thought about homosexuality amongst any given population, and came to the conclusion that it must have happened in every society, so the argument, ” There were no gay cowboys” seems to be more of a macho hope than a reality.

I am left with 3 questions. DON’T READ IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE MOVIE!!! SPOILER ALERT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1) Did the bearded husband of the talkative wife proposition Jack when he offered to go to the ranch with him?

To answer my own questions after discussion with people: YES.

2) Was the talkative wife the one that Jack was having an affair with?

No, when he said the foreman’s wife, he meant the bearded foreman.

3) Was Jack murdered because he was found to be gay, or because he was found to be cheating?

Well it turns out that he might not have been murdered at all. The STORY ( go to this site to read the story: http://www.angelfire.com/psy/kittythehitwoman/Brokeback_Mountain_by_Annie_Proulx.doc) itself is even more ambiguous than the movie. The cause of Jack’s death is left vague. Personally I think he was murdered, but there’s the implication that the murder sequence (which doesn’t exist in the story) is simple Ennis’ fears visualizing. But I don’t buy that Jack died of a blown tire explosion.

Let me know what you think!


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