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Poll results: Would you or could you see Brokeback Mountain?

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  • It hasn't come to my town yet

    2 3.13%
  • I wouldn't watch it for personal reasons

    6 9.38%
  • I live in the hicks...it will never come here

    2 3.13%
  • I saw the movie, wish I hadn't

    0 0%
  • Any movie filmed in Canada is ok with me

    2 3.13%
  • I saw it and loved it

    8 12.50%
  • I saw it and wondered what the hype is about

    2 3.13%
  • I am going to see it soon

    14 21.88%
  • I am waiting for the DVD

    18 28.13%
  • Other, see my comments below

    10 15.63%
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    Cyburbian tsc's avatar
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    Would you or could you see Brokeback Mountain?

    Over the weekend I went to go see Brokeback Mountain...first movie I have seen at the theater in years. We went to the early bird show (3:50) and went in after the previews had started. I really liked the movie...the scenery was amazing and it was a good story. I was amazed that a movie like that has been so popular...as it was very graphic regarding the men with men sex and passionate kissing scenes. I live in the NY Metro area... and the audience I saw it with was very mixed...lotta senior citizen couples (late 60s and 70's) due to the time I saw it. Most seemed to be very moved and appreciate the romance..as apparent after the lights came on. (I don't want to give too many details)

    Supposedly the movie isn't playing in some areas because there aren't enough reels to distribute...but some theaters won't play it due to the gay subject matter.
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    My wife and I are going to see it tonight.

    We have three major movie chains in town and one art/independent movie house. Surprisingly, the chains snatched up everything from the distributor. But I suspect that many shows will only last 2-3 weeks.
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    I'll probably watch it when it comes out on DVD. I rarely go to the movies anymore, unless it's taking my son to something he wants to see.

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    I probably won't seek out a oppertunity to watch the movie but not for the gay theme but the romantic theme... its just not my thing however if the wife dragged me to it i would go Hey i did watch "Pulp Fiction" and it had some explicit male/male sex sene... well non-concentual but it didn't have the romance crap.

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    I am going to wait for the DVD… if that. I am not one for a romance movie like that. If it were an action or adventure movie, that might be a different story.

    Overall, regardless of the controversy, the story line does not sound exciting to me. But that is just me.
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    Good Movie

    A good movie worthy of several oscar considerations. I'm surprised not much has been said about the 1980's through 2000 anti-gay murders in Wyoming and the rest of the west (See Matthew Shepard and other cases) So using Wyoming was perfect!
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    I saw it a couple weeks ago. Obviously I don't have a problem with the gay aspect. I'm glad it's doing well, but I thought it was bit overrated. I think Heath Ledger did a good job, but I never really bought into the chemistry between the two guys. I wouldn't exactly call the kissing scenes "graphic".

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    "Oscar-worthy" movies tend to bore me to death. If I'm going to pay for a movie, I'd rather watch one that's either full of action or keeps me laughing. Since this one fits neither criteria, it'll have to wait until cable. BTW, the subject matter doesn't bother me in the least bit.
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    I have only heard that it was controversial with some (overtly religious) people, and have not heard much about the movie itself. The agitation of the righteous right can't be hurting attendance. As for me, I don't find myself interested in seeing the movie. It isn't my type of film, and it has not made a case for me to want to see it.

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    Quote Originally posted by The One
    ...I'm surprised not much has been said about the 1980's through 2000 anti-gay murders in Wyoming and the rest of the west (See Matthew Shepard and other cases) So using Wyoming was perfect!
    All cowboys are gay. Didn't you know that?
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    Not going to see it now or later. Homosexual theme and story line (from what I've read online snipits) combined.
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    I'm really not much for romance movies--I need some comedy or action thrown in. The wife really wants to see it and considering the last movie we saw involved plenty of blood-n-guts, I probably owe her a romance movie.

    There were a couple of people at my church that said they were boycotting it because of the gay themes in the movie. I asked them if they had seen movies/tv shows recently involving premarital/promiscuous sex since that is such a sin too. The wife told me I should stop trying to stir sh*t at church.

    I tend not to like Oscar movies all that much. I think the last one I enjoyed in the theater that got this kind of acclaim was American Beauty. Most Oscarish movies like Magnolia and such just make my head hurt (I still don't understand the frogs at the end of the movie.

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    Quote Originally posted by Planderella
    "Oscar-worthy" movies tend to bore me to death.

    I have a long standing rule to never see oscar Best Picture contenders. It's been my experience that they all suck.
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    I would have no problem watching it, but like others have said, this is not the sort (genre, not content) of movie I would go and splash out $10 at a theatre to see. I also tend to get turned off movies that everybody else raves about.

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    I have absolutely no objections against seeing it, but from what I heard about the ending, the movie sounds sad. Not that I want all the movies I see to be feel-good flicks, but still, I'm not going out of my way to see something that will make me feel depressed when I leave the theater. If I was on a date, and she insisted that we see it, maybe I'd reconsider.

    Off-topic:
    I bet there's going to be a gay porn film called "Bareback Mountain" released in the near future.

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    Yeah but....

    Quote Originally posted by Dan
    I have absolutely no objections against seeing it, but from what I heard about the ending, the movie sounds sad. Not that I want all the movies I see to be feel-good flicks, but still, I'm not going out of my way to see something that will make me feel depressed when I leave the theater. If I was on a date, and she insisted that we see it, maybe I'd reconsider.
    Sure the ending was sad, but it does make you think about priorities and how trying to please everyone else can screw up your life.....
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    Well, some of the appeal of seeing it is perhaps the "exploitation flick" phenomenon, where people who are interested in a taboo go to see it in a movie to indulge their curiosities. Examples of that would be the violence and gansta lifestyle in Tarentino movies or such classics as the drug exploitation flick Reefer Madness. Granted, the producers propbably did not intend this film to be an exploitation flick but I can't help but think that that is helping it be so popular.

    The only reason why someone would be "afraid" to see this movie is if they're insecure in their masculinity, which I am not. But yeah, I'm not going to go to a theatre for it. If the accolades remain as high as they are now when it gets to DVD I'll check it out from my movie club.

    Quote Originally posted by Suburb Repairman
    I tend not to like Oscar movies all that much. I think the last one I enjoyed in the theater that got this kind of acclaim was American Beauty. Most Oscarish movies like Magnolia and such just make my head hurt (I still don't understand the frogs at the end of the movie.
    Magnolia was a superb movie. There have been a lot of theories about the frogs but I'm also not entirely sure what the director was trying to do. The best explanation that I heard is that the director was pushing the bounds of the willing suspension of disbelief. The two opening stories were both entirely made up, and both highly improbable. Why did we have such an easy time believing them? Ok, so in the main movie you had a large cast of people whose lives are all interconnected in subtle ways. In real life that doesn't happen, but we come to expect that from our stories. Why? Ok, so, make it rain frogs. That has happened before in real life, so why is it so difficult to swallow on the screen? In that movie, they were exploring the boundaries of "fiction reality" and how it is rules are seperate from those of "real reality" and yet every bit as rigid.
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    Quote Originally posted by The One
    Sure the ending was sad, but it does make you think about priorities and how trying to please everyone else can screw up your life.....
    Well said. It was sad....very sad...many tissues out at our theater. I guess I said the kisses were graphic...because I think many male on male kisses are not shown so explicitly...the sex was not real graphic either if you compared to a man/woman sex scene. The passion level, however, was pretty high.
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    I saw the movie and really liked it. It's not some flaming gay movie; it's done very tastefully. I was surprised at all the old couples and straight couples there. The acting is great and the scenery is beautiful. I hadn't thought Heath Ledger was much of an actor, but he's very impressive in the film.

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    Quote Originally posted by Suburb Repairman
    I'm really not much for romance movies--I need some comedy or action thrown in. The wife really wants to see it and considering the last movie we saw involved plenty of blood-n-guts, I probably owe her a romance movie.
    I am awful. I need sci fi or violence to really be interested in a movie. Not too romantic, sad to say.

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    I would like to see it- but I almost never see movies in the theaters. It sounds like a great movie. Interestingly, one of the theaters close to where I live originally planned to have it and then pulled it because of outrage from conservative groups. When stuff like that happens it makes me want to see it even more.

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan
    Off-topic:
    I bet there's going to be a gay porn film called "Bareback Mountain" released in the near future.
    my boyfriend and i refer to it as "Bareback Mountain" all the time.



    we saw the trailer for this movie back in August. when i first saw it i could not believe that it was a real movie. it seemed too hokey and stupid to be an actual movie. but i guess given a lot of the stupid flicks that hollywood puts out...

    i might see it through Netflix at a later date. but right now i have no desire to see it because of 1. all the hype 2. the fact that a lot of the hype is just hollywood patting itself on its back. 3. i'm in mississippi at the moment and i don't think it is playing here.
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    What is hilarious to me is to think of all the old people who don't keep up with the news and are looking through the movie listings:

    "Hey, a Western!!!"

    (takes the Cadillac to the theater)

    "I ain't seen a good Western in ages!"

    (20 minutes later...)

    "What in the.... GAWD DAYUM!!! WHAT KINDA..... HONEY LET'S GO!!!!"

    (On the way back home...)

    "You can bet you never saw John Wayne doing any of that!!!"



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    I'll probably see it eventually probably on DVD). They had an article in a local newspaper where they interviewed a bunch of cowboys about it. None ofthem really knew anything about it, but one did say he didn't care that they portrayed gay cowboys, but did say no respectable cowboy would be a sheep herder.

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    Quote Originally posted by jread
    What is hilarious to me is to think of all the old people who don't keep up with the news and are looking through the movie listings:

    "Hey, a Western!!!"

    (takes the Cadillac to the theater)

    "I ain't seen a good Western in ages!"

    (20 minutes later...)

    "What in the.... GAWD DAYUM!!! WHAT KINDA..... HONEY LET'S GO!!!!"

    (On the way back home...)

    "You can bet you never saw John Wayne doing any of that!!!"



    A couple of months ago when the movie first came out, the Boondocks devoted an entire week to the same exact theme you just described. The grandpa wanted to see a "manly" movie and thought that Brokeback fit the bill because it was about cowboys. He was sadly mistaken. It was hilarious.

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    I don't know, it sounds like a total chick flick.

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