Friday, April 25, 2008

Brokeback Mountain

I am a bit late watching this film, mostly because there was no way in hell I could have made Alex watch it. This afternoon, I loaded the DVD in the player, poured a large glass of orange juice and put my feet up to watch the multi-award winner film. I have to say, I rarely talk about movies I watch (I think the last one was Crash and maybe Life of Others, if I did not review the latter I'd better get to work), I'm not a very good reviewer because I get so over-excited I cannot be objective and I would too readily give away the story... but this Brokeback Mountain, was a very - very - very good film, it strangely reminded me of Out Of Africa; possibly because of the amazing cinematographics, the breathtaking backgrounds of these incredible love stories; the social backdrop which persecute the characters (Karen Blixen was secluded just for being a woman on her own in Africa and a cowboy to be in love with a man in Texas - God forbid!) but also because of the drama behind the relationship, the impossible happy ending, which not surprisingly end in tears (mine mostly). I would hope that a film like this would inspire more tolerance and acceptance of homosexuality; I cannot understand homophobia; I think homophobes must be the same people who are racist, they have no or little respect for people who are different in any way. It's a shame really. The only conclusion I have is hands up for Out Of Africa just because it's a true story and Brokeback Mountain simply for successfully tackling a real yet unspoken issue.

3 comments:

Kitem said...

Coucou, alors donc c'est un film a voir. Over the phone you also applaude at the photography, the beautiful colors, the settings, you said it is a beautiful movie not only because of the story but also because of the way it has been filmed.
Don't you have a very scary story to tell your blogfriends? how come you were not at work? your feet up on the sofa?

Hammer said...

I've had gay friends but I could not bring myself to watch this movie.

(unless you count the time I fell asleep in front of the TV and brokeback came on while I snoozed and the gay sex scene woke me up out of a dead sleep which scarred me for life.)

I think god has a peculiar sense of humor...

tweetey30 said...

OK HELENE why were you at home with your feet up in the air on nice comfy couch and a glass of orange juice???? YOUR NOT!!!!! Well if you are congrats if not oh well it will happen soon enough...... Take care. Hugs N and girls...