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22 February 2006 @ 12:20 am
Trivia time  
Hey kids! When does your Uncle G-funk fail to crank up the radio and sing along when "Crazy Train" comes on QWK Rock?

When she's just seen Brokeback Mountain.

I knew it was going to be a downer of a movie...but I didn't know that it was going to be THAT sad. I'm not going to spoil it, but I will say that there's one particular scene that dropped my jaw to the floor, and I think those of you who have seen the movie know what I'm talking about. I bawled in the theater and made Randy drive and bawled in the car and I stopped but I doubt I'm done.

Also without spoiling anything...it was an excellent movie. I will have to articulate my opinion of it after letting it all sink in. I did do some more work on my site today, and when it's up, it will definitely include all manner of random reviews.
Current Mood: sadsad
Shikgonadsandstrife on February 22nd, 2006 05:39 am (UTC)
Nothing can be more of a downer than Dancer In The Dark. Love the movie, but GOD! SO DEPRESSING. Afterwards, you're like "Must...kill..self. Wrists...need...to bleed." Fortunately I was smartt & when I taped it, I put Lewis Black on right afterwards as an emergency measure.

Do you think Assfuck Mountain would've been so lauded had it not been 2 guys, & more specifically, 2 pretty guys?
The Heavy Metal Matador: Meatwadrydain on February 22nd, 2006 05:54 am (UTC)
I haven't seen Dancer in the Dark yet, but I want to. I read OMGSPOILERS a while ago, so I know what happens, but there's no substitute for actually experiencing the movie. It's like how the atmosphere and music of Silent Hill scare the crap out of me although I know what the story is about.

And in response to your question...I would say yes. Brokeback Mountain is a story about forbidden love and regret and lives destroyed by years of repression. There really is not any pretty boy fanservice going on. There's one buttsex scene, but it's very primal and furtive and (honestly) not particularly sexy - just a frantic outpouring of urge. Plus, the characters are portrayed as macho, not OMG!YaoiBois!, and the frustration and hurt of the girlfriends, wives, and children of the cowboys are instrumental to the story, so there's plenty of focus on them. Granted, there is a layer of complication and futility that would not be present in a forbidden heterosexual relationship. After all, you wouldn't get shunned or beaten or killed if it was publicly known that you were straight, and you wouldn't necessarily feel pressure to pretend to love someone you don't just so you can hide such an important aspect of your being and save yourself from the bigots around you.
MidnightRanter: Secret Clubmidnightranter on February 22nd, 2006 06:45 am (UTC)
Well, would Saving Private Ryan have mattered as much if it weren't full of pretty guys like Tom Hanks, Ed Burns and Matt Damon? Hollywood doesn't employ average looking anyone in front of the camera. Lots of pretty people doing things that wouldn't matter otherwise.

Ok, anymore and it's gonna test patience and I might decide to fail.
Shikgonadsandstrife on February 22nd, 2006 06:51 am (UTC)
Don't take that as "It was crap & it's only doing well becasue of yaoi cowboy (Yaoboy? Cowboyaoi?) fangirls". I haven't seen it & am not likely to because I don't like love stories that are primarily LOVE STORIES. It was just a simple question.

Also, I didn't like Saving Private Ryan at all. I want my war flicks to be war flicks, dammit!