In 1959, Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides to write a book about the case. While researching for his novel In Cold Blood, Capote forms a relationship with one of the killers, Perry Smith, who is on death row.
Philip Seymour Hoffman,
Clifton Collins Jr.,
Two young men, Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist, meet when they get a job as sheep herders on Brokeback Mountain. They are at first strangers, then they become friends. Throughout the weeks, they grow closer as they learn more about each other. One night, after some heavy drinking, they find a deeper connection. They then indulge in a blissful romance for the rest of the summer. Unable to deal with their feelings for each other, they part ways at the end of the summer. Four years go by, and they each settle down, Ennis in Wyoming with his wife and two girls, and Jack in Texas with his wife and son. Still longing for each other, they meet back up, and are faced with the fact that they need each other. They undeniably need each other, and unsure of what to do, they start a series of "fishing trips", in order to spend time together. The relationship struggles on for years until tragedy strikes.Written by
One of Daniel Day-Lewis' favorite films. He cites the reason for this as being Heath Ledger's performance. After Ledger's death, Day-Lewis dedicated his SAG award for There Will Be Blood (2007) to Ledger's memory, mentioning in particular the final scene in Ennis's trailer being "as moving as anything I have ever seen." See more »
On the mountain in 1963, Jack is looking at the moon and smoking a cigarette with the American Spirit logo printed on it. This company was founded in 1982. See more »
Admirable director, fantastic scenery, great love story, and excellent actor! I'm waiting for so long time to watch Brokeback Mountain,and it doesn't let me down. The movie depicted true love between peoples,not just for two men. The love here is beyond the gender. In the film, the affection of Jack and Ennis last over 20 years. It symbolizes forever in the real life.The film was realistic but the love it represent is ideal. I was thinking may be every single person is longing for this perfect love, but under the real-life pressure not many of them could make it. The whole film is covered by low sentiment and make the audiences feel sad for the lovers all the time, except the bright beautiful mountain scenery is impressive. And Ledger's performance is real and touching. It's really not a gay western movie, Ang Lee is a marvelous magician who used the uncommon subject to represent the most common theme successfully.
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