I found this film absolutely amazing.
and heart ache bleed through the film with the wonderful directing by
If this does not move you then there
must be something wrong with you!
directed by Ang Lee
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. 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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