Wednesday, January 04, 2006

have you seen 'brokeback' yet?

this made me chuckle.
and i'm only posting it because there's nothing else really going on except cleaning my room.

i hate cleaning my room. hate it.

(how are y'all?)

8 comments:

Wasp Jerky said...

Very sleepy.

Stephanie said...

that link was great! enjoyed it. Have you seen the film?? I haven't. I think I'll wait till it comes to my library though, i'm cheap like that.

K, said...

I've decided I can't see it, cause I'm going to cry all the way through it. Have the same problem with the Rent movie. :(

john patrick said...

I recommend seeing the Brokeback Mountain in the theaters. The pacing is very slow and the guitar soundtrack is very delicate. Of course, I don't rent movies anymore because I'm distracted by my own house. My parents have a talent for making noise or asking irritating questions right at the most crucial moment.

Wasp Jerky said...

Going to see it this weekend.

ding said...

it really is so good. there is the prurient factor (boys kissing!) but that burns away pretty quickly; you're left with the yearning. this is a stretch but it so reminded me of one of those henry james novels, wings of a dove or the golden bowl.

tragic.

(besides, heath is flinty and jake is, well, you just want to run barefoot through his hair.)

Wasp Jerky said...

I've got mixed feelings about it. I thought it was good movie, but not a great one. Maybe I've been spoiled by five years of Six Feet Under, which in my opinion is a much better "gay love story." Brokeback has good acting and direction and storytelling and cinematography, but it also left me a little cold and distant. And it tries a little too hard to make me okay with two people cheating on their spouses and ignoring their children. Definitely tragic though.

john patrick said...

I don't think it was trying to make you ok with infidelity and neglect. It's trying to show you a tragic cycle of destruction that arises when people's great desires are denied by society and a culture of denial and non communication.

From our perspective, the characters could have chosen to escape the inevitable. But the way to avoid destruction doesn't occur to them. They are locked in.