* BannedInChina: Literally. Despite celebrating Creator/AngLee's Oscar-winning movie as a triumph for the Chinese, the movie is still banned in the mainland (not the case for Taiwan) for its portrayal of homosexuals. It also got banned in most of the Middle East except for Lebanon and Turkey.
* BeamMeUpScotty: The film's SignatureLine is "I wish I ''knew how to'' quit you.", not "I wish I could quit you." or "I can't quit you.".
* CreatorBacklash: [[http://leegoldberg.typepad.com/a_writers_life/2008/10/fanfic-makes-proulx-regret-writing-brokeback-mountain.html Annie Proulx has expressed regret over the story]], if only for fans who send "[[FanFic ghastly manuscripts]] and [[RuleThirtyFour pornish rewrites]] of the story to me, expecting me to reply with praise and applause for [[FixFic 'fixing' the story...]]".
* EnforcedMethodActing: In order to get into character and really show Alma's anguish over Ennis's infidelity with Jack, Creator/MichelleWilliams asked HeathLedger, who she was dating at the time, and JakeGyllenhaal to make out behind the camera so her emotional anguish would be realistic. When they weren't passionate enough, she yelled at them.
* FakeAmerican: Heath Ledger (Australian) as Ennis.
* NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals: Ang Lee had already sworn off ever making another movie featuring sheep after horrible experiences making ''Film/SenseAndSensibility''... and apparently they were even worse here.
* PlayingAgainstType: Creator/AnneHathaway as Lureen; this was one of several roles that moved her away from the ContractualPurity reputation she had at the time.