As I say in my latest column, I finally got around to seeing "Brokeback Mountain," and I thought it was terrific.
Don’t dismiss this as a "gay cowboy movie," as it’s being dubbed — it’s just a great movie, period, and a good story, well told.
Contrary to some conservative critics, this film is not a plot by liberal Hollywood producers out to push a gay agenda. This film began as a short story written by E. Annie Proulx, one of our best novelists. The script was written by Larry McMurtry, author of "Lonesome Dove," whose Western credentials are impeccable.
McMurtry’s knowledge of and respect for people, language and place in the American West is evident throughout the movie, and the acting is top-notch. Heath Ledger’s performance, in particular, is incredible.
What did you think?
Posted by Randy Scholfield
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