Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Brokeback Mountain

If you haven't heard yet, Brokeback Mountain won 4 Golden Globe awards. I am not sure what all the hoopla is all about. I went to see it on Christmas Day, December 25, 2005, one of my last days in the US. I went with my parnter, M. We both enjoyed the movie, but it was way too long. I am wondering how is this movie going to be translated/dubbed into German? There's going to be alot of things lost in translation I suppose. However, I would like everyone to see the movie, especially those that are homophobic. Anything that can be done to increase the chance that gays & lesbians worldwide will obtain equal rights, then I say let's do it!

4 Comments:

Blogger Lisa said...

How will it be dubbed? Badly probably. I do find some good dubbed movies but they're rare, which, I guess, makes me enjoy them all the more.

5:36 PM  
Blogger Ginnie said...

I actually liked the movie, James, and did not think it was too long. But then, I like long movies. The fact that it is winning all these awards tells you there's something unique about it. It's day has come! If it were a straight movie, as one guy said in Atlanta, it would not be a big deal. That's exactly the point! I really hope it's just the beginning of us getting used to good, gay movies.

6:50 PM  
Blogger James said...

Ginnie: That's a very good point. If it had been a straight love story the movie would not be a big deal. Well, hopefully some day we get to a point where the fact that it is a gay love story does NOT have to be what sets it apart, but that it was a good movie.

7:45 PM  
Blogger CocteauBoy said...

The movie was actually GOOD.

I usually dislike, if not DESPISE, gay movies. The themes are always the same: AIDS, Infidelity, Drugs, and other bullshit issues that ARE NOT the only definitions of a Gay world. But people always find connections first through the stereotypes, and then we explore beyond that. It's frustrating, but just a part of human psychology.

Although this movie, once again, involved the issues of Infidelity, it's emphasis was on the incredible pain our culture's ignorance and oppression have induced into average lives. This was just one, simple movie, but there are thousands upon thousands more stories about similar situations that are far more devestating in this world, and all because of ignorance and oppression.

I don't mind that America delivered a bite-sized portion of the suffering that has long been under the noses of everyone, and the amazing part is that America totally consumed it. It beat out KING KONG! LOL!

Because of this, there will be more Gay characters on television in the mainstream this coming season; some good, some bad, but more and more portrayed as HUMANS, not Characters.

This is a good thing, Jimmy.

Love, Troy

P.S. Now, if you will excuse me, I am going to pop in my Bareback Mountain DVD. Thank you very much.

6:31 AM  

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