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I don't see a lot of other movie-related posts here in the SS OTF, but I'm posting anyhow.<p>I saw Brokeback Mountain last night.. in Salt Lake City of all places. I don't see many movies but since there isn't much of a night life here I decided to see the film which has a lot of buzz surrounding it.<p>I really liked it. The story was absolutely captivating. The actors portraying the two main characters did so in such a way that I as a filmgoer was totally drawn in to their relationship... it seems they really became those characters rather than simply portraying them. The way the movie was filmed showed such beautiful scenery and nature. <p>Much like when I read a good book, I was totally drawn in. When the movie ended, I wished it wasn't over. I was really moved by the passion of the relationship portrayed in the movie. <p>The solitude and peacefulness of the locations in the movie really has stuck with me... I feel like I need to get out of the city, away from the noise, and the yuppie gotta-have-it drive to obtain more posessions. Of course some of this feeling probably comes from the fact that I slept very poorly in my noisy hotel all night. But the longing to slow life down a little to less frenetic pace is not a surprising one.<p>I don't see many movies or read film reviews. I don't know the technical terms to describe what I liked about the film. As an engineer, I like to have the correct technical terms for describing things. But maybe there are no technical terms that can be used to describe such an emotion-filled movie. In any case, I'd recommend the movie. It is a bit unconventional, but that is a definite part of its appeal.<p><br><i>Modified by kr900 at 9:01 AM 1-18-2006</i><BR><BR>
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Re: Brokeback Mountain (kr900)

I personally don't care to see Bubble Boy/Jarhead tongue wrestling with Ned Kelly <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Seriously, I have heard it is a good story, but I will wait until my wife gets it from Netflix.<p>For anyone who listens to Don and Mike: "God, I wish I knew how to quit you! " <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Brokeback Mountain (2k2S80t6)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>2k2S80t6</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I personally don't care to see Bubble Boy/Jarhead tongue wrestling with Ned Kelly <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Just wait 'til the adult version is released: "Bareback Mountain"<p><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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and the sequel............. <B>Backdoor Mountain</B> <p><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Thanks, All wonderful images <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=51670" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=51670</A><p><A HREF="http://starbulletin.com/2005/10/17/features/story05.html" TARGET="_blank">http://starbulletin.com/2005/1....html</A><p>George Dill<p><br>
 

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bareback mountain.....backdoor moutnain...i'm sure the gay porn industry has already got those names copyrighted.. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><br>
 

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Re: Brokeback Mountain (gdill2)

I saw the film a few weeks ago with a few friends of mine (they are gay, and have been together for 8 years), and I must say I thought the movie was very well done. One of my buddies has parents very much like Jake Gyllenhaal's characters parents, in that his mom accepts him for who he is while his dad can't really handle it too well. For me, it was cool to see something on the screen that my pal could relate to all too well. <p>I didn't realy get the part of the two guys making out in front of Ledger's house after not having seen each other for awhile - you would think he would make sure his wife wasn't home so she wouldn't see that. Other than that, pretty much everything else was pretty believable. <p>There was a guy in his early sixties a row behind us who apparently didn't know what the film was about, and when the big scene in the tent started going down he said: "hey............hey.............now just what the hell.............." we could hear his wife telling him "they are homosexuals" - that was pretty funny. There were plenty of giggling teenage girls as well. <p>I've never really understood all the homophobia - homophobes don't ever associate with homosexuals anyway, so what really is the point? Also, a look back at history reveals a pretty constant homosexual population, so I never understood why people can't live with it as a natural condition of the planet. <p>The bible based homophobes are the absolute worst, as there is no real reference in that book against homosexuality, so again, what's the big deal?<p>Andrew Sullivan said something pretty funny on "the colbert report" last night - that middle america has this opinion of homosexuals as a "roving band of people traversing the country from San Francisco designing peoples interiors"<br>
 

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Re: Brokeback Mountain (Grendel)

Grendel, I'm not a homophobe, nor a Bible homophobe, but the Bible itself is very clear about 'men not sleeping with men'. In fact it was one of the bigger reasons Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed by God. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Nonetheless, I find it pitiful for grown men to be sounding like school girls when referring to something they fear. And you know what happens when fear and lack of understanding get together. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>I dont propose to understand homosexuality. It makes me want to vomit frankly. lol And I sure as hell dont believe in it. But then again, its not my problem either. If I had a bunch of homosexual males trying to rape me, well, then there'd be a problem. Otherwise, its simply none of my business.<p>I dont have a problem with ppl making a movie like this at all. Just dont show me a porno of it and we'll get along fine. lol
 

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Re: Brokeback Mountain (2k2S80t6)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>2k2S80t6</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I personally don't care to see Bubble Boy/Jarhead tongue wrestling with Ned Kelly <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Seriously, I have heard it is a good story, but I will wait until my wife gets it from Netflix.<p>For anyone who listens to Don and Mike: "God, I wish I knew how to quit you! " <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>HAHAHAHAH!!! I get jokes
 

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Re: Brokeback Mountain (Whitay)

The only reference I know that refers to "men sleeping with men" is Leviticus, who I think is absolutely full of it, in that I don't believe for a second that an almighty speaks verbatim through human means. Following that logic I don't see where any deity made any sort of reference to homosexuality. The council of nicea, or more accurately, the celtic drunks that assembled the stories in the bible as we know it today are quite suspect, as is the context under which all of it was written in the first place. <p>The thought that gays actually affect the rest of us is more than a little ridiculous. Imagine this scenario, delivered quite in jest, but its pretty representative of people who choose not to think. <p>"A couple of gay guys just moved in a few houses away from my wife and I, and some strange things started to happen, which are affecting my marriage. I think there is some kind of gay tractor beam that they are using to affect how my wife thinks about everything. Just the other night, she started yelling at me about how I took my paycheck and lost all of it at the track - and also yelled at me about our gas getting shut off because we couldn't pay the bill. I blame those gay guys for that. They are a threat to my marriage!"
 

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Re: Brokeback Mountain (Whitay)

I've never quite understood the policy of "don't ask, don't tell" in the military. We know that the number of homosexuals in the military is at least equal to the general population, (chaplain corps estimates about 10%), so I would much rather know before I spent the night in a foxhole, shared a room or took a shower with someone that they were gay.<p>Also, if gays were allowed to be open, it removes the whole blackmail security concern, the "official" reason they were banned prior to 1994 when "don't ask, don't tell" was instituted. <p>Also, it is astonishing amount of money that the military loses when it kicks people for being gay out. Especially from critical career fields like Arabic linguists that we spend $250K to train. <p>What is really ironic is if you read the current logic behind banning gays (bad for morale and discipline, don't mix well with others), it is exactly the same logic that was used to keep the military segregated until the 1970s. You know what, there WERE lots of problems when they started mixing blacks and whites in the same units, but people got over it. Funny now to think it was ever that way.
 

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Re: Brokeback Mountain ("R" Kelly)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>"R" Kelly</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">... the military [was] segregated until the 1970s. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>What? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>President Truman desegregated the Armed Forces in 1948 (EO 9981).<p><A HREF="http://www.sagehistory.net/civilrights/HSTxo9981.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.sagehistory.net/civ...1.htm</A><br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>US R n UK</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>it was my understanding that there was still some "segregation" (whether official or not) happening until the 1970s, one of the reasons for the very bad race problems from that era. Heard stories of riots at air bases, army posts etc. Whenever you tell a beauracracy "desegregate as rapidly as possible" doesn't mean it happens right away.<p>That was before my time, so if I understood wrong, thank you for correcting me.
 

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"R" Kelly<p>I'm not certain about an exact date but I think the military was pretty much "integrated" by the end of the Korean War. You right though, there were some serious race problems in the 70's. Before my time, but I've read and heard the same stories as you I'm sure.
 

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Re: Brokeback Mountain (Grendel)

I didnt say it was Fact Grendel. . .I simply said you were wrong. And you were. Said so yourself. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Brokeback Mountain (Grendel)

Be very clear when referring to the bible, as to whether you are talking Old or New Testament. Big difference on many fronts, not just content, but also the religions that follow them.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>2k2S80t6</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Be very clear when referring to the bible, as to whether you are talking Old or New Testament. Big difference on many fronts, not just content, but also the religions that follow them.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Well if I say Bible, it could be in either new or old testament, no need to specify.<p>If I say Torah (sp?), it is only old testament...
 

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But Grendel's statement is n/a to teh old, if I am not mistaken. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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My real point was that I think the entire book, old and new, is full of crap. There are so many inconsistencies and other irrational drivel that I don't choose to believe in any of it. I try not to disrespect those who follow the book as a guide, but to follow it fundamentally and to the letter I think is most definitely insane.<p>There are people who actually believe, without a shadow of a doubt, that noah placed all 10 billion species of life into a 40ft. boat. Most of the old testament is full of impossibilities like this. There are over 45 instances in the old testament where god apparently kills or has others kill for him, which would qualify him today as a serial killer. <p>The new testament is again quite suspect, as the council of nicea in 360 or so AD did amount to a group of celtic drunks who assembled the stories we know today, and leaving out many writings that they felt for some reason were not "divinely inspired." <p>We all have the right to believe in anything we want, I just choose not to believe in this book. From what I know of the bible, basing an objection to homosexuality on complete hearsay from "god" is unacceptable.
 
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