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    Brokeback Mountain - it starts now....

    Western Union Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger talk candidly about making the daring romance ''Brokeback Mountain'': the sex scenes, the risk to their careers, and more by Christine Spines

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    THE GAMBLERS When he first heard about the risky ''Brokeback,'' ''I was like, 'No way!''' says Gyllenhaal (with Ledger), who signed on after director Ang Lee committed

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    Re: Brokeback Mountain - it starts now....

    Oh, and WOW!
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    Re: Brokeback Mountain - it starts now....

    God loves the bisexual cowboys!

    That is a HOT picture from EW! I never was a Jake fan much until recently, now he's certainly got my attention. AND he said in an interview that he isn't afraid at all of a relationship with a man if it ever happened. He says he's straight but not afraid of men "in that way" or something like that. Hmmmmmm.

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    Re: Brokeback Mountain - it starts now....

    OOOooo mooie-mooie ......... gett'n excited!!!! ..............

    Another "gay extravaganza" for Arclight Hollywood!! .........

    Okay .. they are only bisexual in the movie ......

    Next up ....... A full romantic main-stream/public feature .. with a full gay romance We'll see!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by drunkmom
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    Re: Brokeback Mountain - it starts now....

    First off, I completely agree about jake And that's a greta smilie Mice Man!

    Quote Originally Posted by EW Article
    But while some studios would try to court and capitalize on the controversy, Focus co-president James Schamus has no interest in fanning the flames — or pandering to prejudice. ''We'll never be apologetic about what this movie is,'' he insists. ''Frankly, if somebody has a problem, I don't care. Go see a therapist. I don't want to have an argument with anybody. Watch the movie or don't watch the movie.''
    Now I wish more movie studios took that approach and stepped away from some of the crap they gave us in the last few years. I'm glad we're getting to the point were a movie like this CAN be made.
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    I was lucky enough to see "Brokeback Mountain" last month at a DGA screening in Hollywood... and it is simply... beautifully... MAGNIFICENT. A movie I feel like I've been waiting a lifetime for. I still think about it everyday, and I can't wait to see it next Friday again!!! I am still amazed at the absolute honesty of these characters brought to life. Just incredible.

    You will NOT be disappointed, and I urge EVERYone, gay, straight, bi, confused, or asexual--whatever, just go see it!! It is just a great film, period.

    BTW, a note about the Arclight in Hollywood and this movie: unfortunately it will not open there until 12/16 (a week later). The 12/9 opening is a special limited engagement and the only theater I could find it at is the Pacific theaters at The Grove (talk about gay central!). I love the Arclight (and I live 10 minutes from there), but I canNOT wait another week to see it again! Tix are already on sale for the Friday opening here:

    http://www.movietickets.com/house_de...=8172&exid=PAC

    This movie will sell out on opening weekend for sure so buy in advance!! I already got mine!!

    BTW, I would argue with the "bisexual" label that many have put on these characters... they may have gotten married and had children but that by no means defines one as "bisexual" especially in that time period. There is no mistaking these guys for anything but gay and in love.
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    Re: Brokeback Mountain - it starts now....

    So Jake's not afraid of another man's penis? I think I just heard a collective gasp from the gays of micechat.



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    Re: Brokeback Mountain - it starts now....

    Quote Originally Posted by dramaqueen
    So Jake's not afraid of another man's penis? I think I just heard a collective gasp from the gays of micechat.



    Yes boys, you now have a chance. If only Chris Evans would come out and say the same thing
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    Re: Brokeback Mountain - it starts now....

    Quote Originally Posted by MiceMan


    Can someone get a mop?

    Miceman is making a slobbery mess of himself, again!!












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    Re: Brokeback Mountain - it starts now....

    We're going to have to drive an hour and half to see the movie. They won't play it in our home town, even though we have an 'art house.' So we're going to have to trek to Denver, drop my dog off at my 'rents'' space and go see it, then pick up the dog, have dinner and come down.

    Thank you, Jake and Heath, for the little Pride weekend.

    We'll probably wear our cowboy boots and shirts (we don't have hats, for some reason).

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    Re: Brokeback Mountain - it starts now....

    Cowboy romance "Brokeback" faces challenge By Bob Tourtellotte Wed Dec 7, 4:33 PM ET



    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It has wowed film festivals, won rave reviews and sparked Oscar buzz, but when "Brokeback Mountain," a.k.a. the gay cowboy movie, begins playing to general audiences on Friday, it faces its toughest challenge yet -- wooing mainstream America.

    iTwo of Hollywood's hottest leading men, Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger, risk alienating fans and sending their stars plummeting if, after watching the pair have sex on screen, audiences cannot see them any other way than gay.

    Winning over middle America is important for the roughly $12.5 million movie because its backer, art house specialist Focus Features, wants a big box office and wider exposure for the film's themes of love, friendship and family ties.

    Two other films built around gay subjects this season, "Transamerica" and "Breakfast on Pluto," have gained critical attention but they have less at stake in terms of costs and star power.
    Gyllenhaal and Ledger say they are less concerned about their futures than the film's, which was directed by Ang Lee and based on Annie Proulx's story about two cowboys who meet in 1963 wrangling sheep in Wyoming and form a bond that transcends time and transforms their lives.
    Ledger, 26, said he was both anxious and curious to see whether audiences will view the movie as a gay romance or, as its makers want, simply a romance.
    "I have my hopes held high in terms of the level of maturity in today's society," he said. "I think people are a lot smarter than we are giving them credit for being."
    Gyllenhaal, who turns 25 this month, added in a separate interview: "The issues are much bigger than sexuality."
    Both said their decisions to take the roles were spurred by the desire to work with Lee, director of "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," because he would treat the material with humanity.
    COWBOYS OUT OF CLOSET?
    Ledger, whose career has suffered from several recent flops, also said the role gave him the opportunity to mature. "If you just be safe about the choices you make, you don't grow," he said.
    European audiences got their first look at "Brokeback" at September's Venice Film Festival in Italy where it won the Golden Lion prize for best film. The movie also wowed audiences at September's Toronto International Film Festival.
    Critics have raved. Roger Ebert told Reuters: "Brokeback will become the kind of movie that you hear about at dinner parties that you feel you have to go see."
    There is Oscar talk for best movie; Lee for best director and Ledger for best actor.
    All the acclaim has created a strong early buzz.
    "Brokeback" starts in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco on Friday, then expands to 23 U.S. cities on December 16. It will add theaters after a few weeks based on audience demand.
    But many industry watchers are skeptical of its crossover potential in a country divided into conservative states mostly in mid-America and the South and liberal states on the coasts.

    "The general public has proven over and over again that it will reward great movies with strong sales," said John Barker, president of DZP Marketing Communications.
    "(But) we should probably recognize there are some areas and some groups that will oppose this film."
    So far, however, "Brokeback" has not sparked any protests at advanced screenings, and there is some statistical support that there may growing tolerance for gay lifestyles.
    In August, the Pew Research Center released a poll showing 53 percent of Americans supported gay civil unions, up from 48 percent one year earlier when the topic of gay marriage was roiling the U.S. presidential election.
    There is precedent for a solid box office, too. Although mainly about an AIDS sufferer, 1993's Philadelphia and earned an Oscar for Tom Hanks. And now, like a rodeo rider waiting in the chute to tame a bucking Bronco, "Brokeback Mountain," is ready to roll out.
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    Re: Brokeback Mountain - it starts now....

    'Brokeback' opens new vistas By Mike Clark, USA TODAY

    Brokeback Mountain is the ultimate response to those who think the lineup on cable TV's Encore Westerns is a tad too homogenized. It's a heart-wrenching portrayal of unfulfilled Wyoming love, but this time, we don't mean Alan Ladd and Jean Arthur in Shane.
    Heath Ledger, right, and Jake Gyllenhaal are drifters who find each other in Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain.Focus Features

    From the ever unpeggable Ang Lee and adapted from an Annie Proulx short story, Mountain is a gay Western with a shot to become much more than a niche movie. Of course, when your directorial résumé includes Sense and Sensibility and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, you obviously know how to work the angles. And for renewed fire in his belly after his Hulk debacle, Lee now turns to more than campfire pork and beans.

    About the movieBrokeback Mountain
    * * * * (out of four)
    Stars: Heath Ledger, Jake
    Gyllenhaal, Michelle Williams, Anne Hathaway, Linda Cardellini, Randy Quaid
    Director: Ang Lee
    Distributor: Focus Features
    Rating: R for sexuality, nudity,
    language and some violence
    Running time: 2 hours,
    14 minutes
    Opens Friday in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco

    Modest in scale but with an epic feel, this 2¼hour portrayal of star-crossed sheep tenders casts Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal as two ill-educated drifters you sense at once will not be ending their days collecting corporate pensions. Ledger is halfway between inarticulate and taciturn but perhaps wiser than he initially seems. His more outgoing friend-turned-lover is a Texas rodeo cowboy with slightly more worldly experience.
    It's 1963, and the two are half-dumbstruck by their mutual passion. Ledger has severe childhood memories of violence against a gay resident of the beyond-rural burg where he was raised.
    After a languorous opening third, the movie soars for the duration as it dramatizes the fallout and periodic reunions from the pair's first and only idyllic summer laboring together. And alone.
    The Larry McMurtry-Diana Ossana screenplay, an Oscar-nomination lock, has the authentic feel of McMurtry's Lonesome Dove and The Last Picture Show as well as the cumulative power of his Terms of Endearment. For a movie the actors rightfully dominate, there are artfully developed female characters potently acted by Michelle Williams, Anne Hathaway and Linda Cardellini as wives and lovers either heart-broken over what's happening or cluelessly mystified.
    There's nothing fussy or attention-getting about Lee's direction or Rodrigo Prieto's photography, but the selection of shots and the rhythm of their cutting seem unerringly right. And while many of today's movies don't really end — you see a splice, and the end credits roll — the capper here is a kick in the gut. It's an old-style virtue for a film that's old-style in the best way: unassuming but people-oriented and aiming to endure.
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    oh boy .. oh boy .. oh boy .......... I love a good movie .. and it seems I'm going to like this one.

    Sounds like it's going to have the epic feel of "Out of Africa".
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    i definitely want to see this, but will probably have to wait for DVD.
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