Skip to comments.Thou Shalt Not Criticize Brokeback Mountain
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
its unconventional theme is outside the bun
Arrgh! Noooo, not going there!
Saddam's novels always got rave reviews, too. ;)
They should have named it "Pokeback Mountain", or,
Brownback Mountain, or
Blowback Mountain, or,
Screwjack Mountain, or
any others ?
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.
....is out of the question!!!
"any others ?"
lol...refer to #6 above....
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?
Perhaps if the movie had actually stayed outside the bun...
Good one. I just told your reply to some friends and they just howled.
LOL, great one.
LOL, the last one is the best.
hahaha, that one needed to be repeated.
If you were a making a movie about this years 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.
"BM" is the name I use for it.
You guys are all making me....ROFL!
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.)
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.
What about Blowjack Mountain.
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