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    Tuesday, January 31, 2006

    What's so great about "Brokeback"?

    I'm sorry, but I fail to see what is so great about "Brokeback Mountain". It is the story of two men who hide a gay love affair from their wives and society. End of story. So, why is it up for eight oscars? The direction by Ang Lee was nothing special. It required, as far as I can tell, no advancement of the art, nothing unique, and nothing special. It was run-of-the-mill, at best. A film student could have done it. Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal do both have good performances, and I will say that they have a legitimate claim to Best actor and Best Supporting Actor (Although I would choose Paul Giamatti in "Cinderella Man" for best supporting).

    If it sweeps these, I will be pissed to all hell. When a movie like"Crash" is out there, with spectacular direction, and great performances by a myriad of actors (Don Cheadle, Jennifer Esposito, Sandra Bullock, Ryan Phillipe and even Ludacris, among many others), plus a much more interesting story, much more realistic and interesting characters, and dialogue that will melt your brain, there is no reason why "Brokeback" should win.

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    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    What you mean its just about beiing gay! Its dudes acting gay in a move that are not gay! Didn't you hear the hype about the female stars that are gay and play women tant like men? like Ellen and her girlfriends. When people that are not gay play gay people that is great movie makeing. WELCOME to SanFran!!!

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