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Thou Shalt Not Criticize Brokeback Mountain
Adam's Blog ^ | 01/08/2006 | Adam Graham

Posted on 01/11/2006 12:19:22 PM PST by Keyes2000mt

There's a new Commandment from the left, "Thou Shalt Not Criticize Brokeback Mountain". Of all people to end up in the cross-hairs of the American left, Shalit would not have made the list, but then again the left is amazing at finding new targets and generally liberal people find themselves in the cross-hairs of the PC crowd. I fully expect some type of retraction by Shallit, but he shouldn't have to give one.

If you want to watch the review, click here and scroll about half way down the page to watch it. Shallit didn't pan the movie, didn't say he hated it, but gave it a mixed review.

The big controversy is that he called one of the main characters a "sexual predator" for hunting the other character down to seduce him into sexual trysts. Apparently homosexuals can't be sexual predators. Indeed, if a Cowboy and Cowgirl (cowboys don't herd sheep) a Male Sheepherder and a Female Sheepherder were the characters of the story, and the female hunted down the male and seduced him into sexual affairs, we'd say, "that dirty rotten home wrecker." If the male hunted down the female, we'd say, "This guy is a scary predator." Becuase its a homosexual relationship, its all fair and they're following their hearts.

Shalit's worst offense is daring to suggest the film is overrated. Shalit says:

Brokeback mountain does have a few dramatic peaks, but this may be because its unconventional theme is outside the bun. It is being wildly over-praised. Not by me.

How dare he have a different opinion. A comnmenter on Ace of Spades made an interesting point on this:

I've seen anti-defamation groups get peeved over the content of movies...but the content of a movie review??

How thin-skinned can you get?

I think we're going to find out in coming years exactly how thin skinned they can get in the left's pursuit of uniformity of opinion and political correctness.

Cross-posted at Conservatown


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: brokebackmountain; gaystapo; geneshalit; homosexualagenda; moviereview; pudding

1 posted on 01/11/2006 12:19:24 PM PST by Keyes2000mt
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To: Keyes2000mt

its unconventional theme is outside the bun

Arrgh! Noooo, not going there!


2 posted on 01/11/2006 12:21:19 PM PST by saganite (The poster formerly known as Arkie 2)
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To: Keyes2000mt
I think we're going to find out in coming years exactly how thin skinned they can get in the left's pursuit of uniformity of opinion and political correctness.

Saddam's novels always got rave reviews, too. ;)

3 posted on 01/11/2006 12:24:53 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves ("When the government is invasive, the people are wanting." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: Keyes2000mt
"Thou Shalt Not Criticize Brokeback Mountain"

They should have named it "Pokeback Mountain", or,
Brownback Mountain, or
Blowback Mountain, or,
Screwjack Mountain, or
Blisterpak Mountain

any others ?

4 posted on 01/11/2006 12:35:26 PM PST by TheCrusader ("The frenzy of the mohammedans has devastated the Churches of God" Pope Urban II ~ 1097A.D.)
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To: Keyes2000mt

Read a review in the Colorado Springs paper last week on Brokeback Mountain. The reviewer gave it a rave review and implied that those who chose not to see the movie, because of the content, were narrow minded homophobes. I choose not to see movies for many reasons, I'm not particularly interested in seeing two male sheepherders making meaningful glances at one another & pinching one another's butt, this doesn't make me a homophobe. Same philosophy applies when I visit a bookstore, if I'm interested in a title I'll buy it, if not, I won't.


5 posted on 01/11/2006 12:41:24 PM PST by BluH2o
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To: Keyes2000mt
Well I guess referring to the movie as...

Bareback Mountain

Baaaah Mountain

Bruce back Mountin

Buttcrack Mountin

....is out of the question!!!

6 posted on 01/11/2006 12:41:25 PM PST by Stand Watch Listen
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To: TheCrusader

"any others ?"


Brokeback Mountin'


7 posted on 01/11/2006 12:41:42 PM PST by Blzbba (Sub sole nihil novi est)
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To: TheCrusader

lol...refer to #6 above....


8 posted on 01/11/2006 12:42:21 PM PST by Stand Watch Listen
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To: saganite
its unconventional theme is outside the bun.

Buns, indeed.

9 posted on 01/11/2006 12:44:00 PM PST by steelcurtain
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To: BluH2o
The reviewer gave it a rave review and implied that those who chose not to see the movie, because of the content, were narrow minded homophobes.

Here's a news flash to this moron. I'm no homophobe. But I have no desire to say a gay movie. And the more liberal idiots like this call anyone who disagrees with them homophobes, the more likely I am to side with the homophobes. Capice?

10 posted on 01/11/2006 12:44:32 PM PST by dirtboy (My new years resolution is to quit using taglines...)
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To: Stand Watch Listen

"Bunsmoke"


11 posted on 01/11/2006 12:45:37 PM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: saganite

Perhaps if the movie had actually stayed outside the bun...


12 posted on 01/11/2006 12:47:33 PM PST by Redcloak ("If you can't say something nice about someone, then you must be talking about Hillary Clinton.")
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To: reagandemocrat
Raw Hide Mountin

Bronko Billy Again

The Good, The Baaaaaaaaad, The Ugly

How the West Was Lost in an Array of fablulous dinner parties

Stage Crouch

The Man Who Poked Liberty Valance

Homo On the Range

Lonely Ranger

13 posted on 01/11/2006 12:54:40 PM PST by Stand Watch Listen
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To: reagandemocrat

Good one. I just told your reply to some friends and they just howled.


14 posted on 01/11/2006 12:55:24 PM PST by tertiary01 (Dems ..the party that repeats history's mistakes over and over and....)
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To: Stand Watch Listen
"Brokeback Mountin'"

LOL, great one.

15 posted on 01/11/2006 12:58:57 PM PST by TheCrusader ("The frenzy of the mohammedans has devastated the Churches of God" Pope Urban II ~ 1097A.D.)
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To: Stand Watch Listen
"Bareback Mountain - Baaaah Mountain - Bruce back Mountin - Buttcrack Mountin"

LOL, the last one is the best.

16 posted on 01/11/2006 1:00:45 PM PST by TheCrusader ("The frenzy of the mohammedans has devastated the Churches of God" Pope Urban II ~ 1097A.D.)
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To: reagandemocrat
""Bunsmoke""

hahaha, that one needed to be repeated.

17 posted on 01/11/2006 1:01:32 PM PST by TheCrusader ("The frenzy of the mohammedans has devastated the Churches of God" Pope Urban II ~ 1097A.D.)
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To: Keyes2000mt
Related story? The Box-Office Massacre, Part 2 :

If you were a making a movie about this year’s box-office performance, you might call it “The Big Chill 2.” Box-office revenue in the U.S is expected to decline by a little more than 5%, to $8.9 billion, according to Exhibitor Relations, a company that tracks box office receipts.

18 posted on 01/11/2006 1:03:18 PM PST by steelcurtain
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To: saganite
I hear the soundtrack has a 'modified' version of Tammy Wynette's hit song... “Stand Behind Your Man”.
19 posted on 01/11/2006 1:11:54 PM PST by johnny7 (“Iuventus stultorum magister”)
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To: TheCrusader
any others ?

"BM" is the name I use for it.

20 posted on 01/11/2006 1:26:28 PM PST by newgeezer (Just my opinion, of course. Your mileage may vary.)
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To: TheCrusader

You guys are all making me....ROFL!


21 posted on 01/11/2006 1:30:37 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: dirtboy

The sad thing is the accusations will stick, and the "anyone who disagrees" will continue being libeled/slandered. It's happened for years regarding other preferred groups; why would this be different? (My really cynical post of the day.)


22 posted on 01/11/2006 1:32:57 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Has anyone on this forum actually SEEN the movie? I see a lot of sniggering jokes worthy of the average eighth grader.

Personally, I liked the movie. And the theater I saw at in (in the middle of a pretty conservative suburban area) was packed. I don't know what the sexual preferences of every single member of the audience was; my wife and I are both straight and we both thought BBM was a thoughtful, beautifully written, acted and directed film about two people caught up by something they can't understand.


24 posted on 01/23/2006 7:49:27 AM PST by HenryJulius (I saw the film; have you?)
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To: TheCrusader

What about Blowjack Mountain.


25 posted on 01/23/2006 7:44:57 PM PST by crushelits
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