Friday, April 07, 2006

Brokenback Mountain


Shelley and I watched most of Brokeback Mountain tonight. We missed about twenty minutes of it because of technical difficulties. The DVD stuck and skipped, and with our remote out of commission (you can't do much fiddling around without a remote anymore), two 10-minute segments went unseen.

From what we surmised, we only missed minor plot points like the marriage and fatherhood of one the protagonists and also his death. And the classic Brokeback line, "I wish I knew how to quit you", is still without context for us.

What we saw was compelling and poignant. What we didn't see likely was too. Someday we'll get back to Brokeback and find out for ourselves.

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