History Film / BrokebackMountain

16th May '16 4:50:17 PM Karxrida
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The film adaptation was directed by Creator/AngLee and starred Creator/HeathLedger as Ennis and Creator/JakeGyllenhaal as Jack. It got a lot of attention before it premiered simply for the premise; soon it was widely known as "the gay cowboy movie"[[note]]Even though they were shepherds, not cowboys[[/note]]. Between praise from many film critics and massive controversy thanks to MoralGuardians, the modestly-budgeted film became a profitable box-office success. Fitting many facets of the SupposedlyRebelliousSeries trope, it evoked some HypeBacklash and inspired '''many''' spoofs, but it also touched a lot of hearts. At the end of the day, the film won Oscars for Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Score. Arguably it was remembered even more fondly following Heath Ledger's death.

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The film adaptation was directed by Creator/AngLee and starred Creator/HeathLedger as Ennis and Creator/JakeGyllenhaal as Jack. It got a lot of attention before it premiered simply for the premise; soon it was widely known as "the gay cowboy movie"[[note]]Even though they were shepherds, not cowboys[[/note]]. Between praise from many film critics and massive controversy thanks to MoralGuardians, the modestly-budgeted film became a profitable box-office success. Fitting many facets of the SupposedlyRebelliousSeries trope, it It evoked some HypeBacklash and inspired '''many''' spoofs, but it also touched a lot of hearts. At the end of the day, the film won Oscars for Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Score. Arguably it was remembered even more fondly following Heath Ledger's death.
5th May '16 1:05:40 PM OnTheHillside
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%%* {{Gayngst}}*{{Gayngst}}: Given the time period and the characters' backgrounds, this is somewhat inevitable.


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* IdealizedSex: Jack and Ennis's first time manages to both avert this and play it straight at the same time. It's a messy, awkward, rather painful looking affair...however, since it involves Ennis taking Jack roughly with no preparation and only a little bit of spit to ease the way, Realistically, this would end with bleeding and limping.
26th Feb '16 11:42:44 AM MarkLungo
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26th Feb '16 11:42:21 AM MarkLungo
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[[quoteright:300:http://static.->'''Ennis:''' We can get together... once in a while, way the hell out in the middle of nowhere, but...\\
'''Jack:''' Once in a while? Every four fuckin' years?\\
'''Ennis:''' If you can't fix it, Jack, you gotta stand it.\\
'''Jack:''' For how long?\\
'''Ennis:''' For as long as we can ride it. There ain't no reins on this one.

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The film adaptation, directed by Creator/AngLee and starring Creator/HeathLedger and Creator/JakeGyllenhaal as Ennis and Jack, got a lot of attention before it premiered simply for the premise; soon it was widely known as "the gay cowboy movie".[[labelnote:*]]Even though they were shepherds, not cowboys[[/labelnote]] Between praise from many film critics and massive controversy thanks to MoralGuardians, the modestly-budgeted film became a profitable box-office success. Fitting many facets of the SupposedlyRebelliousSeries trope, it evoked some HypeBacklash and inspired '''many''' spoofs, but it also touched a lot of hearts. At the end of the day, the film won Oscars for Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Score. Arguably it was remembered even more fondly following Heath Ledger's death.

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The film adaptation, adaptation was directed by Creator/AngLee and starring starred Creator/HeathLedger as Ennis and Creator/JakeGyllenhaal as Ennis and Jack, Jack. It got a lot of attention before it premiered simply for the premise; soon it was widely known as "the gay cowboy movie".[[labelnote:*]]Even movie"[[note]]Even though they were shepherds, not cowboys[[/labelnote]] cowboys[[/note]]. Between praise from many film critics and massive controversy thanks to MoralGuardians, the modestly-budgeted film became a profitable box-office success. Fitting many facets of the SupposedlyRebelliousSeries trope, it evoked some HypeBacklash and inspired '''many''' spoofs, but it also touched a lot of hearts. At the end of the day, the film won Oscars for Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Score. Arguably it was remembered even more fondly following Heath Ledger's death.



* {{Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder}}: Played with. Since the setting is anything but gay-friendly, Jack and Ennis separate and start new families after leaving Brokeback Mountain; however, they soon return, despite only much later separating (legally and emotionally) from their wives.
* {{Abusive Parents}}: In the story, upon visiting Jack's parent's [[spoiler:after his death,]] and meeting his father, Ennis remembers one particularly chilling story about how his dad punished him for his inability to get the hang of using the bathroom.

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* {{Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder}}: AbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder: Played with. Since the setting is anything but gay-friendly, Jack and Ennis separate and start new families after leaving Brokeback Mountain; however, they soon return, despite only much later separating (legally and emotionally) from their wives.
* {{Abusive Parents}}: AbusiveParents: In the story, upon visiting Jack's parent's [[spoiler:after his death,]] and meeting his father, Ennis remembers one particularly chilling story about how his dad punished him for his inability to get the hang of using the bathroom.






* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Del Mar and Twist aren't described as being particularly good-looking in Proulx's short story. They're played by HeathLedger and Jake Gyllenhaal.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Del Mar and Twist aren't described as being particularly good-looking in Proulx's short story. They're played by HeathLedger Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.



* StraightGay / ManlyGay: Both Ennis and Jack. Between the two of them Ennis comes off as slightly more masculine.

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* StraightGay / ManlyGay: StraightGay[=/=]ManlyGay: Both Ennis and Jack. Between the two of them Ennis comes off as slightly more masculine.
6th Feb '16 10:18:18 PM mirisu92
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* StraightGay / ManlyGay: Both Ennis and Jack. Between the two of them Ennis comes off as slightly more masculine.
9th Sep '15 9:27:51 AM ayjazz
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* DownerEnding: Excuse me... [[SandInMyEyes I have something in my eye]].

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* DownerEnding: Excuse me... [[SandInMyEyes I have something [[spoiler: Jack dies in my eye]].what is implied to be a hate crime, and Ennis is left broken and alone, unable to maintain a stable relationship after his divorce from his wife and separation from Jack, and the only keepsake of Jack is one of his shirts.]]



* {{Gay Cowboy}}s: one of the most famous examples. Except that they're shepherds.

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* {{Gay Cowboy}}s: one of the most famous examples. [[YouKeepUsingThatWord Except that they're shepherds.]]



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13th Aug '15 7:22:50 AM tropeminer
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''Brokeback Mountain'' originated as a 1997 short story by Annie Proulx but became a household name by way of a faithful 2005 film adaptation.

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''Brokeback Mountain'' '''''Brokeback Mountain''''' originated as a 1997 short story by Annie Proulx but became a household name by way of a faithful 2005 film adaptation.
10th Apr '15 9:57:45 AM Sapphirea2
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* BuryYourGays: [[spoiler:Jack is killed in what is said to be an accident, but Ennis suspects otherwise. Somewhat justified due to the setting and time period. A key reason Ennis keeps his feelings close to the chest is because as a child he saw what became of a gay man who didn't hide his orientation (and doesn't even discount the possibility his own father helped kill the man); this is why when he is told of the accident that killed Jack, he sees in his mind a similar killing as what really happened.]]

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* BuryYourGays: [[spoiler:Jack In the final stretch, [[spoiler: Jack is killed in what is said to be an accident, but Ennis suspects otherwise. Somewhat otherwise]]. This is somewhat justified due to the setting and time period. A key reason Ennis keeps his feelings close to the chest is because [[spoiler: as a child he saw what became of a gay man who didn't hide his orientation (and doesn't even discount the possibility his own father helped kill the man); this is why when he is told of the accident that killed Jack, he sees in thus his mind a similar killing as what really happened.]]suspicions later]].



* ButNotTooGay: A common complaint is how little screen time the intimacy between the men got compared to the relationships to their wives.
** Though the main sex scene between them was relatively explicit.
* TheCoronerDothProtestTooMuch: [[spoiler: Jack dies while "fixing a flat."]]

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* ButNotTooGay: A common complaint is how little screen time the intimacy between the men got get compared to the relationships to their wives.
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wives, though the main sex scene between them was is relatively explicit.
* TheCoronerDothProtestTooMuch: [[spoiler: Poor Jack Twist]] dies while "fixing a flat."]]"



* {{Flashback}}: Two -- [[spoiler:Ennis' childhood memory of being taken to see the remains of a murdered gay man, and Jack's memory of Ennis holding him during their summer on Brokeback]].

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* {{Flashback}}: Two Two, one for each of the leads -- [[spoiler:Ennis' [[spoiler: Ennis' childhood memory of being taken to see the remains of a murdered gay man, and Jack's memory of Ennis holding him during their summer on Brokeback]].



* TransparentCloset: They're ''so'' not subtle when they're together.
** And by the end of the movie, [[spoiler:it seems like Jack's parents and wife knew.]]

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* TransparentCloset: They're ''so'' not subtle when they're together.
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together. And by the end of the movie, [[spoiler:it seems like Jack's parents and wife knew.]]



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12th Dec '14 10:15:55 AM TwilightChronicles
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* NoBisexuals: Some people are annoyed that this is referred to as the gay cowboy movie and Jack and Ennis are commonly called gay, when in fact they are actually bisexual, and bisexual activists have used this movie as an example of 'bisexual erasure.' This may well be accidental, however, considering most of the people who refer to the film as "the gay cowboy movie" [[CriticalResearchFailure haven't actually watched it.]]

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* NoBisexuals: Some people are annoyed that this is referred to as the gay cowboy movie and Jack and Ennis are commonly called gay, when in fact they are actually bisexual, and bisexual activists have used this movie as an example of 'bisexual erasure.' This may well be accidental, however, considering most of the people who refer to the film as "the gay cowboy movie" [[CriticalResearchFailure haven't actually watched it.it (given that they're not cowboys either).]]
17th Oct '14 5:01:42 PM hujwernoo
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* TheCoronerDothProtestTooMuch: Jack dies while "fixing a flat."

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* TheCoronerDothProtestTooMuch: [[spoiler: Jack dies while "fixing a flat.""]]
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