Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Note to Self and Anyone Reading

Went to see Brokeback Mountain for the second time tonight.
It's going to take me a few days to recover (again) and, even then, I'm not sure I'm ever going to be able to articulate a cogent thought about this movie.
I don't think I've been this powerfully affected by a work of fiction since the first time I read To Kill a Mockingbird when I was ten.
I hope Wendy Wasserstein got to see it.


DEREK said...

I have to read the book too, the movie took my breath away as well.

Globetrotter said...

I am going to see it tonight and looking forward to it after reading your post.

Sadly, I doubt if Wendy had a chance to see it before she died.

Apostle John said...

I just saw it today, and I have to say it did not have a profound effect on me -- someone spoiled the movie for me, so what happens with Jack toward the end (cryptically written so I don't spoil it for another) did not have the intended impact.

I did enjoy it, thought it was well written, but the views of the wilderness and the realism of the homes -- those weren't hollywood sets. They were very real and I felt they added to the realism of the story.

Coy said...

Planning to see it tonight, thanks to John for cryptically writing about what happens in the end.
*** Coy ***