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mary123
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posted 25 January 2006 02:01 AM      Profile for mary123     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
http://www.ebaumsworld.com/2006/01/barebacktopgun.html

Brokeback Squadron, the unforgettable tale of a couple of hotshot pilots’ forbidden love. (Or the Original Brokeback Mountain)

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posted 25 January 2006 02:19 AM      Profile for deBeauxOs     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
posted by mary123: Brokeback Squadron, the unforgettable tale of a couple of hotshot pilots’ forbidden love. (Or the Original Brokeback Mountain)
And.... try watching Pearl Harbour after seeing Brokeback Mountain - you would be surprised at the covert and implicit clues about the true nature of the relationship between Rafe and Danny, especially in the big dramatic scene at the end.

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posted 25 January 2006 02:54 AM      Profile for TheStudent        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
You don't have to watch Brokeback first to get the clues in Pearl Harbour. You would have to be blind/deaf to miss them.
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posted 25 January 2006 03:01 AM      Profile for siren     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Homo erotica in popular culture is far from new. It's one of the reasons true (male) homosexuality is so vigorously attacked -- it has the potential to undermine the basic tenants of patriarchy.

Go homos!


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I saw something sort of intersting the other day, a tv ad for Brokeback Mountain.

It was, as these things usually are, are fast track collage of shots from the movie.

Included in the ad, was a quick shot of a woman crawling on top of a man. Given the movie itself is about gay cowboys, I sort of wondered about that scene.

My opinion is they were trying to sell tickets, and thought the movie going public would more likely go for a heterosexual scene in the ad, whereas a homosexual scene on tv wouldn't sell tickets, and in any case would verboten.

Nothing stranger than popular culture...


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quote:
Originally posted by maestro:

Included in the ad, was a quick shot of a woman crawling on top of a man. Given the movie itself is about gay cowboys, I sort of wondered about that scene.

My opinion is they were trying to sell tickets, and thought the movie going public would more likely go for a heterosexual scene in the ad, whereas a homosexual scene on tv wouldn't sell tickets, and in any case would verboten.

Nothing stranger than popular culture...


If you think that was strange check out this Brokeback ad.

Downright surreal.


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posted 25 January 2006 11:57 AM      Profile for mary123     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
hahahaha Yst great angle on selling the movie to the religious states:
"It's a movie about family ... with some homo scenes in it."

As siren said earlier:
"Go homos."


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posted 25 January 2006 12:03 PM      Profile for Polunatic   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I went to see Brokeback Mountain on the weekend and quite enjoyed it. The acting was great, the cinematography was awe-inspiring and the story was gripping. In the end, it's a love story that kind of transcends gender (which isn't to downplay their relationship and the bigotry which they encountered).
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posted 25 January 2006 12:25 PM      Profile for Crippled_Newsie     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by siren:
Go homos!

Why does that make me think of 20,000 people in a hockey arena chanting 'Let's go, ho-mos! *stamp-stamp *stamp-stamp'

[Edited to make Swirly less itchy.]

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posted 25 January 2006 12:45 PM      Profile for swirrlygrrl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Aw, Tape, ya gotta add the final "Let's go!" (and perhaps *clap clap* or *stamp stamp*) I feel itchy without it.
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posted 25 January 2006 12:59 PM      Profile for deBeauxOs     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
posted by TheStudent: You don't have to watch Brokeback first to get the clues in Pearl Harbour. You would have to be blind/deaf to miss them.
Or heterosexually impaired. For those in that condition, Brokeback Mountain is a primer.

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posted 25 January 2006 02:38 PM      Profile for TheStudent        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by deBeauxOs:
Or heterosexually impaired.
HAH! What a great turn of phrase.

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posted 25 January 2006 05:59 PM      Profile for Black Dog   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'm disappointed they left out the best/gayest bit of dialogue from Top Gun:

quote:
Iceman: You can be my wingman any time.
"Maverick": Bullshit. You can be mine.

Aw.

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posted 25 January 2006 06:13 PM      Profile for mary123     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hey the Dude that's the opening dialogue in the parody movie 5 seconds into it.

Beautiful music though just gorgeous.


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quote:
Originally posted by The Dude:
I'm disappointed they left out the best/gayest bit of dialogue from Top Gun:

You think that's gayer than:

"This gives me a hard-on"

"Don't tease me."

An exchange that was quoted verbatim in the gay porn classic "Big Guns."


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posted 25 January 2006 06:27 PM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
This site has three pages of clips to watch. Just to mention a few of the clips:

Parodies.... Nathan Lane does his musical version of Brokeback Mountain on Letterman's show. There is the "McDonald's Brokeback Mountain Happy Meal". Another titled "Bareback Mountain". Alec Baldwin on SNL doing their version "Goldmine". Interviews with Jake and Heath [Jake on Conan OBrien's show and Heath on Leno's Tonight Show]....clips from the movie and from the Golden Global Awards... and more. Great slide show of Jake... second page titled "Jake Gyllenhaal'.

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posted 25 January 2006 06:33 PM      Profile for Contrarian     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Here's a good thoughtful article about the movie and Western US history and myth
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...The Puritanical fear that sexuality must be controlled in order to form the City Upon a Hill is a fundamental part of the American experience and is hardly limited to any one region of the nation. Brokeback Mountain is, accordingly, both universal and regional, well reflecting the ambiguous legacy of conquest highlighted by the New Western historians. Lee’s film allows for a more inclusive West, although sexuality in Brokeback Mountain is still defined along the polar extremes of homosexual and heterosexual. On the other hand, Brokeback Mountain may even encourage a new reading of traditional Western film texts such as Sam Peckingpaugh’s Ride the High Country (1962). When the Randolph Scott character dies in the arms of his old friend played by Joel McRae and mutters, “I’ll see you in the high country, partner,” perhaps a new note of ambiguity regarding gender roles will register among those viewing the film...

Now back to frivolity.

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quote:
posted by Contrarian: Now back to frivolity.
Alright - how about this, an original take on BBM - Bert and Ernie, as sheep-herders.

Ennis is Bert: gloomy & pessimistic, needy yet stoic.

Jack is Ernie: goofy & optimistic, nurturing and sensitive.


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quote:
Originally posted by deBeauxOs:



Ennis is Bert: gloomy & pessimistic, needy yet stoic.

Jack is Ernie: goofy & optimistic, nurturing and sensitive.



Even having only read Annie Proulx's short story... LOL!


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posted 27 January 2006 07:23 PM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by deBeauxOs:

Ennis is Bert: gloomy & pessimistic, needy yet stoic.

Jack is Ernie: goofy & optimistic, nurturing and sensitive.




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posted 27 January 2006 08:06 PM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"Brokeback Mountain" spurs litany of gay cowboy jokes
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posted 27 January 2006 09:09 PM      Profile for mary123     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
This is a special movie, going to be one of the greatest classics ever and it has made many people nervous, hence the jokes and parodies.

But this movie is very powerful and masterfully done. Genius really.

On with the parodies.


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posted by Hephaestion: Brokeback Muppets

Yes! I heard a rumour that Bert and Ernie originally auditioned for the lead roles in the current film but the director thought that they were too old to play Ennis and Jack as young lads.

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posted 27 January 2006 11:13 PM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well, if you want to talk about alternative casting, check out this...

And as for parodies, that "Brokeback Muppets" one I made up myself, but here are a whole bunch more.

And here is *everything* Brokeback that you can imagine, courtesy of towleroad...


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posted 27 January 2006 11:44 PM      Profile for deBeauxOs     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Your Bert and Ernie poster is the best, Heph.


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Awwww, garsh... 'twarn't nuthin', m'am.
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Ha! This movie was made for $14 million and has now grossed over $57,077,000 to date and is poised to go over $100,000,000.
Certainly nothing to laugh at here.

And aaaaand it was filmed in beautiful, gorgeous ALBERTA standing in for Wyoming. HA!!!

People are so affected by the movie that they are going to see it over and over again and seeing some of the subtleties not caught the first or even second time.

People are really very emotional about this film and with good reason ... it's not a movie about gay cowboys but about pain, loss and regret.

I'm going to see it again. Aaaah Heath and those sad eyes ....

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Brokeback Mountain, as performed by bunnies...


http://www.starzbunnyclub.com/


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I love those bunny reenactments.
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Spoiler alert!
quote:
Originally posted by Hephaestion:
Brokeback Mountain, as performed by bunnies...

http://www.starzbunnyclub.com/



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I wish I knew how to quit these Brokeback Mountain parodies ... I swear ...

Brokeback Trek:

Spock and Captain enjoying each others company ...a lot ...


I never saw this one coming ... Brokeback To the Future:
A love story that can never be ...


When Mac geeks fall in love ... me too, me too ...
Watch an IT Guy Score!

Brokeback Redemption:
A poignant love story about cons ...

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quote:
Originally posted by Hephaestion:
This site has three pages of clips to watch.

Heph, did you see this one, of George W. Bush being asked at a lecture in Kansas whether he's seen Brokeback Mountain? It's pretty funny.


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posted 05 March 2006 01:17 PM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Heh... no, but I'd certainly read about it...
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Hee. I can't imagine how reading about it could do it justice. Watch it!
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... have to wait until I can go in to my buddy's office, where he has high-speed and newer 'puters.
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Oooh this is sooooo deliciously good ...
Star Wars: The Empire Brokeback

Brokeback Dumb and Dumber:
This one is surprisingly sad and poignant ......


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I've researched the really funny vids so you all don't have to. Good examples of viral marketing here and even Ang Lee loves the parodies.

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