Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.

12.27.2005

Close Range

LabKat and I saw Brokeback Mountain about a week ago and it was outstanding. Wonderful scenery, music to die for and the acting was great. The story, itself, was the most wonderful part. It was rough and tender and very very sad in the end. But, as LabKat so poetically described it: It is a movie about gay cowboys set in the 60s; you didn't really think it would have a happy ending, did you?

So, we both were dying to get the book it was from: Close Range. I treated myself to a copy on Amazon.com tonight after going to two different chain bookstores and not finding it on the shelf. I will definitely let people know how it is.

9 Comments:

  • At 8:57 PM, December 27, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

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  • At 9:17 PM, December 27, 2005, Blogger BULLSEYE said…

    Why does Zorro come to mind, heh heh.

     
  • At 9:48 PM, December 27, 2005, Anonymous skywind said…

    It's still not playing in my area yet. Sigh.

     
  • At 9:57 PM, December 27, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    yeah, and what about the a$$-f&@k'n?

     
  • At 9:57 PM, December 27, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Zorro? Oh yeah, the gay blade. I get it now. :)

    And, Skywind, it is still playing in just the indie film houses here. We had to to go to Dallas to see it. But, it is a nice story.

    and, just to appease Anon's comments - which I obviously deleted - this wasn't a porn movie. They have one scene where you, ahem, get the idea of what is going on.

     
  • At 12:15 AM, December 28, 2005, Blogger Uzz said…

    Yep...the libs are loving Oscar this year. I am sure movies like Chronicles of Narnia and Crash will get overlooked, while the press' darlings Brokeback and Good Night, and Good Luck will get a ton of votes just because they can take a shot at the fly-over states.

    I am sure Brokeback is a beautiful movie and is well directed, but I think its getting a huge leg up from the MSM due to its provocative nature, much like "Midnight Cowboy" did in 1969.

    If you want to see some incredibly powerful films this year that are not getting the hype that this is, then check out the aforementioned "Crash", "A History of Violence", "Millions" (which was stunning and rarely talked about in the MSM), “The Constant Gardener”, "Broken Flowers" and the EPIC and stunning foreign film "The Best of Youth"...maybe the best movie in years. Why is it these movies are not getting the hype Brokeback is getting? Maybe its because those don't have the "sweet love down by the fire" duo of Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhal...I'm just sayin.

    I am going to go see "Munich" and "The Producers", so I will blog about that in due time...then again I still have not reviewed "Chronicles..." yet. Oh well...we all have our opinions:-)

     
  • At 12:24 AM, December 28, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    I didn't hear anything about Brokeback Mountain in the media. I saw a movie poster for it at the giant cinema at Grapevine Mills Mall and then read about it when I did a websearch for it. I just really love Heath Ledger and wanted to see it for that. Not the typical film I would normally see. I don't care much for touchy-feely crap anymore. I prefer movies that make me laugh or are action-packed. I have enough drama in my everyday life.

    I, too, want to see The Producers and Munich. I actually saw (well, drove by) the site of the Munich Olympics terrorist attacks. I remember it distinctly because I was only 16 ot 17 at the time and amazed that people could be so heartless.

     
  • At 10:54 AM, December 28, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    To me, it seems all I'm hearing about in the MSM is "Brokeback Mountain" this "Brokeback Mountain" that - it's very old already. This is one of those movies that Hollywood and Academy voters swoon over - it's a shoe-in best movie nomination. The hype could fade in a month, but I doubt it.

    Now, I don't know, the movie might deserve it. I'm hearing largely good reviews from friends - one particularly bad review from a friend who is gay who says it's contrived.

    Fringe

     

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