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Brokeback Mountain

Brokeback Mountain

Date: Feb 01 2006

Intro

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Brokeback Mountain is a movie about the love between two men in middle America. The movie is set in Wyoming and calls in to question the popular notion of cowboys or rugged midwestern men.

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Dialog

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Dave

Dave

Didi

Dave:  Have you seen Brokeback Mountain yet?

Didi:  No, I haven’t. I heard that it was really good, though.

Dave:  Yeah, it won a bunch of awards at the, ah, whatever awards ceremony was last night.

Didi:  Yeah.

Dave:  Do you know what it’s about?

Didi:  Um, I heard it was about two cowboys that went camping together. I’m not sure.

Dave:  Yeah!

Didi:  I haven’t heard too much about it, but.

Dave:  Kind of like that, it’s kind of like that: two cowboys who spend the summer on Brokeback Mountain in Wyoming and they realize that they’re gay.

Didi:  Mm hm.

Dave:  And they kind of fall in love with each other, but they’re in the heart of, you know, middle America.

Didi:  Mm hm. Is this in present times, or?

Dave:  I think it’s set in the ‘50s or ‘60s.

Didi:  Oh, that would add complication.

Dave:  Yeah. So, they’re, you know, they’re in this kind of close-minded community where they have to keep their love for each other quiet. So, they wind up each getting married, having families, but they meet together every few months to go camping…

Didi:  Mm hm.

Dave:  ...on Brokeback Mountain.

 

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Discussion

Brokeback Mountain has been a huge success in the U.S. The director, Ang Lee, won a number of Best Director awards for the movie.

Some people have criticized Ang Lee for lending his talent to the making of an immoral movie. They say that Brokeback Mountain promotes homosexuality, and that Ang Lee should not have made the movie.

Have you heard about or seen the movie?

 

Comments

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berlucchi

berlucchi

Italy

I haven’t saw this film but I heard of it and I think that each human must be free to choose his life. The love come from heart and not from the colours of skin or to same sex.

01:49 PM Mar 19 2017 |

jana.czech

jana.czech

Czech Republic

I liked this movie. Strong and touching story. Such thing can happen to anybody, not only to persons of the same gender, that they fall in love and are not allowed to live together for many reasons…

10:52 AM May 01 2008 |

GavinZheng

GavinZheng

China

I 've seen it. but i am little confused about what it showed.

01:27 AM Feb 20 2008 |

hamida

Algeria

I haven't seen the movie….sorryTongue out

11:40 PM Feb 19 2008 |

Julia26

Venezuela

Excellent!!

04:38 PM Feb 07 2006 |

shengxiang

China

it’s quite good!

04:41 PM Feb 03 2006 |

reelex

Canada

..it’s ok..

01:40 PM Feb 01 2006 |

maomao

China

It is a little hard to me

01:46 AM Feb 01 2006 |

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