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brokeback broke my heart 
20th-Dec-2005 10:58 pm
I went with saintmichael tonight to see Brokeback Mountain. I'm not going to say much about the movie itself, no spoilers at all. But I have to say that movie really got to me. I haven't cried like that at a movie in over a decade.

At one level the movie is somewhat formulaic and predictable. But it has a deepness beyond the superficial that I found powerful and moving. To me it seemed to try to answer the question, "what if you gave your life to someone and he didn't know what to do with it?"

Every few years a book or movie comes along that changes how people think about the world, if only in a small way. 1984 was that kind of book, Network ("I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!") and Being There were that kind of movie. I think Brokeback Mountain has the potential to be that kind of movie too. I know that there are some things that I'll never be able to see the same again.
22nd-Dec-2005 05:35 am (UTC) - Time-delayed impact
Yeah, definitely a high-impact film experience. I think I wanna see it again. The full impact did not hit until the next day. I bought the soundtrack and listening to it made me cry, as expected.

Wow, what an experience.
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