Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Brokeback Mountain


So I read the short story, Brokeback Mountain, by Annie Proulx yesterday.

It's from her short story collection, Close Range: Wyoming Stories. Just wanted to see what all the hype was about the film of the same name coming out later this fall, December 9.

Great story. Packs an emotional punch. And definitely defies the tired myth perpetuated in 2004 that only black men have affairs with other men while they're married.

The gist of Brokeback Mountain. From Walter Kirn's blurb on the book jacket, "Brokeback Mountain is the sad chronology of a love affair between two men who can't afford to call it that. They know what they're not -- not queer, not gay -- but have no idea what they are."

Read it in about an hour, it's about 50 pages. Good writing. On the literary side. Looking forward to the film, directed by Ang Lee, and starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal as the Brokeback Mountain lovers.
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4 comments:

Unconquerable Soul said...

I read this story last year. I've been anticipating the movie for a while. I know it is going to be a tear jerker.

Jake Gyllenhaal is really doing the damn thing. He was excellent in Proof and Jarhead!

I can't wait!

ByeBye said...

I saw Jarhead and was wow. I read this story as well... maybe the movie will make its way to the box office soon.

suppp Fred!

Clay said...

for a minute I thought this said Bareback Mountain -- i was like.... "what is fred posting on his blog!" lawddddddddddddddddddddddd!

thelastnoel said...

I can't wait to see this movie, too!