Summary: Based on the short story by Pulitzer Prize-winning
author E. Annie Proulx, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN is the tragic and
moving story of two cowboys who unexpectedly fall in love
while working together one summer in 1963. When the film begins,
rodeo cowboy Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) and ranch-hand Ennis
Del Mar (Heath
Ledger) are strangers meeting for the first time.
As the more outgoing one, it is Jack who must initiate a
friendship with Ennis, a man so tight-lipped and self-consciously
macho he refuses all facial expression. From this strained
beginning, Jack and Ennis gradually begin to bond on cold
lonely nights over a fire in the mountains of Signal, Wyoming.
One particularly chilly evening, Jack invites Ennis into his
tent, where a sudden awkward embrace sends their relationship
in a new direction. Though each man stubbornly defends his
heterosexuality, the spark between them cannot help but grow,
with that initial summer on Brokeback Mountain becoming their
reference point for happiness during the rest of their lives.
Spanning 20 years, the film moves at an impressively slow
pace that really captures the detailed and unhurried style
of Proulx's story. Seeing each other a few times a year at
best, Ennis and Jack spend the rest of their time half-heartedly
living up to society's expectations by marrying and having
kids. When the lovers do meet, there is a sense of love so
palpable and frustrating it often manifests itself in physical
violence. Gyllenhaal shines as the film's hopeful light, and
Ledger gives a powerful performance as the emotionally blocked
Ennis. Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee captures the
natural beauty of Wyoming and Texas with camerawork that,
while beautiful, never feels imposing. Gustavo Santaolalla's
simple yet haunting score helps to complete a beautiful portrait
of regret and wasted chances.
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Categories: Gay Cinema
Time: 134 mins, Year: 2005
Price: Around £6 on Amazon.co.uk*
Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath
Ledger, Michelle Williams, Anne Hathaway, Randy Quaid
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