Thursday, February 09, 2006

Brokeback Mountain

I saw 'Brokeback Mountain' when it came out (eh, that pun wasn't quite intended...) and I was very, very moved by it. I've resisted the urge to write about it because I wasn't sure I was up to it. I still am not, but I just read an excellent review of it in the New York Review of Books, which I think is the first review of the many, mostly glowing ones that I have seen, which goes beyond the overused cliches about the supposed universality of the film's themes and recognises what makes it both so different from many other 'hopeless love stories' and, thus, so important.


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