Saturday, January 07, 2006

Brokeback Mountain

Throughout Brokeback Mountain, I was struck by the visual images. I think the reason this film resonates with audiences, is that every scene is an experience. Everything in the frame is deliberate, and prepares you for the next. In the first half hour there is little dialogue. Setting a tone, we are drawn into the feel of the story. This is a deep story, well told. A twenty year relationship of two men deals with love, infidelity, survival and family. The strong cast, Heath Ledger most notable for me, give this story life, and tackles some difficult topics.

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