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'Brokeback Mountain' Leads Globe Pack (NO MENTION THAT ITS ABOUT GAY COWBOYS!)
AP ^ | 12-12-2005 | CHRISTY LEMIRE

Posted on 12/12/2005 3:41:51 PM PST by Nice50BMG

'Brokeback Mountain' Leads Globe Pack

By CHRISTY LEMIRE, AP Movie Writer1 hour, 26 minutes ago

Wildly varying films have received kudos from critics during this busy awards season, from biopics about Johnny Cash and Truman Capote to classic stories about romance and a royal ape.

But one appears to be riding to the front of the pack heading into Tuesday's Golden Globe nominations: "Brokeback Mountain."

The story of cowboys who fall into forbidden love in Wyoming has been named the year's best picture in recent days by critics groups in New York, Los Angeles and Boston; its director, Ang Lee, has received top honors from all three and from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.

One of the film's stars, Heath Ledger, won the best-actor award Monday from the New York Film Critics Circle, and his co-star, Jake Gyllenhaal, was named best supporting actor by the National Board of Review. "Brokeback Mountain" also appears on the American Film Institute's list of the top 10 movies of the year.

Tom O'Neil, a columnist for the awards Web site theenvelope.com, said "Brokeback Mountain" is one of only two shoo-in nominees for best drama at the Golden Globes, scheduled for Jan. 16; "Good Night, and Good Luck," about Edward R. Murrow's battles with Sen. Joseph McCarthy, is the other. The film from director George Clooney received the best-picture award Monday from the National Board of Review, which described it as "extraordinary."

"There is a curious consensus building behind 'Brokeback Mountain,'" O'Neil said. "At the same time, we're seeing previous front-runners like `Munich' and '(Memoirs of a) Geisha' fall behind. Neither film has gotten the enthusiastic support of film critics, which is a crucial element behind a best-picture rival."

"Brokeback" also has all the key ingredients needed for a best-picture Oscar nominee, O'Neil said — and the Golden Globes increasingly have been a predictor for Academy Awards success in recent years.

"It is epic, it's a wide-screen, big-canvas movie. Oscar voters frequently confuse best picture with big picture. This is big in its ideas, in its cinematic range, in its landscape views of Wyoming in the '60s," he said. "It feels important — it's making a social statement about something that's becoming more acceptable in America but is still slightly dangerous."

Similarly, the fact that Lee has received so much praise could bode well for him. The veteran Hong Kong helmer lost the best-picture and best-director Oscars for his 2000 martial arts epic "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," though the movie did win for best foreign-language film, and Lee won a Golden Globe from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for best director.

"There is a feeling that this is a director who is overdue for his laurels," O'Neil said.

Beyond "Brokeback" and "Good Night," about six other movies could sneak into the best drama category, he predicted. One of them is "Capote," which has earned Philip Seymour Hoffman rave reviews and best-actor honors from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the National Board of Review, the Boston Society of Film Critics and the New York Film Critics Online.

O'Neil said "King Kong," Peter Jackson's epic remake and one of the year's most anticipated films, probably won't get a Globe nod, but it should be a best-picture nominee at the Oscars.

In the musical or comedy category at the Golden Globes, "Walk the Line" is a likely contender. Joaquin Phoenix stars as Cash, but Reese Witherspoon runs away with the movie as his on- and off-stage partner, June Carter Cash. The performance has earned Witherspoon best-actress awards from reviewers in New York and Boston.

"Even in the Hollywood, commercial, popcorn genre she's worked in, she has extraordinary respect from a cross-section of critics here," said Gene Seymour, film critic for Newsday and president of the New York Film Critics Circle. "She's very, very engaged in her character — she really knows what to do in front of a camera, always. She has an amazing capacity to connect with people."

Other possible nominees, O'Neil said, include "Pride and Prejudice," "Casanova" (which also stars Ledger), "Mrs. Henderson Presents" and "The Squid and the Whale," a dark comedy about divorce which has earned writer-director Noah Baumbach top screenplay honors from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the National Board of Review and the New York Film Critics Circle. The New York Film Critics Online named "Squid" the year's best movie.

"There were a lot of quality films and I think you're seeing it in all different genres," said Annie Schulhof, National Board of Review president. "If you're in the mood for a biopic, go see `Capote,' go see `Good Night, and Good Luck.' If you're in the mood for a political thriller, you have `Syriana.'"


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Search this for the words "gay" or "homosexual". You won't find them... more crap from the "love that dare not speak its name".... AKA the love that won't STFU.
1 posted on 12/12/2005 3:41:53 PM PST by Nice50BMG
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To: Nice50BMG
The story of cowboys who fall into forbidden love in Wyoming...

This seems like a reference to gay cowboys to me.
2 posted on 12/12/2005 3:43:19 PM PST by msnimje (http://weblogawards.org/2005/12/best_blog.php .. VOTE FOR MALKIN (everyday) -- DON'T LET KOS WIN!!)
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To: Nice50BMG

Gay Cowboy Joke:

1st Gay Cowboy : "Y'up?"

2nd Gay Cowboy : "Yup"


3 posted on 12/12/2005 3:43:31 PM PST by TrebleRebel
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To: Nice50BMG

It would be nice if they would stop calling sheepherders "cowboys," too.


4 posted on 12/12/2005 3:43:36 PM PST by Tax-chick ("You don't HAVE to be a fat pervert to speak out about eating too much and lack of morals." ~ LG)
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To: Nice50BMG

This "Bareback Mountain" is sick. And the MSM is going nuts over it. We live in a very dark place.


5 posted on 12/12/2005 3:44:32 PM PST by manwiththehands ("Have a RamaHanuKwanzMas" - Glenn Beck (And Merry Christmas!) (... and "Happy Holidays!"))
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To: Nice50BMG; cyborg; martin_fierro

6 posted on 12/12/2005 3:44:57 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: msnimje

cowboys who fall into forbidden love with whom? Eachother? Couldn't be! (sarc)


7 posted on 12/12/2005 3:45:41 PM PST by Nice50BMG (3 books to read this year: The Bible (God), Bringing Up Boys (Dobson), Winning the Future (Newt))
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To: msnimje

That could be anything. They might be referring to the love that dare not squeak its name.


8 posted on 12/12/2005 3:45:46 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: Petronski; Nice50BMG; cyborg

**S P E W **


9 posted on 12/12/2005 3:46:27 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Nice50BMG
More like Back-Door Cowboy isn't it?
10 posted on 12/12/2005 3:47:08 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Nice50BMG

A young Jake Gyllenhaal preparing for his future movie role...

11 posted on 12/12/2005 3:47:29 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: Nice50BMG

the audiance will vote with their pocketbooks for KONG


12 posted on 12/12/2005 3:48:05 PM PST by rang1995 (They will love us when we win)
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To: Nice50BMG
Gay Cowboy + Mule = Jackass

Now ya know.

13 posted on 12/12/2005 3:48:21 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Petronski
Photo

"Dude... you look hotter than a sweet sheep in those jeans!"

14 posted on 12/12/2005 3:49:33 PM PST by Nice50BMG (3 books to read this year: The Bible (God), Bringing Up Boys (Dobson), Winning the Future (Newt))
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To: Nice50BMG

year's best picture in recent days by critics groups in New York, Los Angeles and Boston;...

I cannot believe that San Francrisco and Seatle did not make this list..........rump rangers ride again.....


15 posted on 12/12/2005 3:49:54 PM PST by showme_the_Glory (No more rhyming, and I mean it! ..Anybody got a peanut.....)
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To: Petronski

ROFL!!!!


16 posted on 12/12/2005 3:51:21 PM PST by visualops (www.visualops.com)
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To: Petronski
That could be anything. They might be referring to the love that dare not squeak its name.

"CowBOYS" and "forbidden love" makes it very clear to me this is about "Gay Cowboys."
17 posted on 12/12/2005 3:53:39 PM PST by msnimje (http://weblogawards.org/2005/12/best_blog.php .. VOTE FOR MALKIN (everyday) -- DON'T LET KOS WIN!!)
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To: TrebleRebel
They have taken all our heroes from us. To advance their homosexual agenda (I refuse the euphemism) they take the last refuge of manhood and hero worship and turn it into perversion. I think John Wayne would have said "Pilgrim, it that's a pistol in my back ya better pull the trigger, cause if it's not I'm fixin to turn around and rip it off".
18 posted on 12/12/2005 3:53:46 PM PST by Ben Mugged (Sins can be forgiven but stupid is forever.)
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To: Nice50BMG; All
The Lone Rump Ranger(s) Ride Again...
( ~ducking!~ )
19 posted on 12/12/2005 3:55:18 PM PST by backhoe
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To: Nice50BMG

Hollywood is infested with queer thinking. Clear thinking is for the real world.


20 posted on 12/12/2005 3:55:36 PM PST by HisKingdomWillAbolishSinDeath (My Homeland Security: Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper)
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To: Nice50BMG

With a name strikingly similar to Bareback, I don't know how anyone could confuse it.


21 posted on 12/12/2005 3:55:38 PM PST by jw777
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To: Ben Mugged

I guess this signals the bring back of gay cowboy movies huh??....ah nevermind....


22 posted on 12/12/2005 3:56:14 PM PST by samadams2000 (Nothing fills the void of a passing hurricane better than government)
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To: Nice50BMG
"Brokeback" also has all the key ingredients needed for a best-picture Oscar nominee, O'Neil said ...

Lemme see...

homosexual theme, check.... "We gots us a winner, boss!"

Gimme a frickin' break. The film/film critic industry is dominated by militant homosexual men, which makes any film that caters to their deviancy an automatic award candidate.

23 posted on 12/12/2005 3:58:04 PM PST by thoughtomator (What'ya mean you formatted the cat!?)
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To: Ben Mugged
http://www.nedraspyrography.com/John%20Wayne%20photo.jpg

I don't think John Wayne had these guys in mind when he said,

"Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway."

24 posted on 12/12/2005 4:00:15 PM PST by Nice50BMG (3 books to read this year: The Bible (God), Bringing Up Boys (Dobson), Winning the Future (Newt))
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To: Petronski; Nice50BMG; cyborg
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25 posted on 12/12/2005 4:08:44 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: msnimje

Yeah, I was just making a joke.


26 posted on 12/12/2005 4:08:53 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: martin_fierro

LOL


27 posted on 12/12/2005 4:09:09 PM PST by cyborg (I'm on the 24 plan having the best day ever.)
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To: Nice50BMG

I have a feeling we are going to have to hear about this movie endlessly. Watch out for any new dvds you buy because you might get a promo of the gay cowboy movie with it. They put one on the Leave It To Beaver, Season One dvd set.


28 posted on 12/12/2005 4:14:35 PM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at His footstool; He is holy. Ps 99:5)
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To: TrebleRebel
Funny cowboy dialogue?

Yup! (rofl)

29 posted on 12/12/2005 4:22:55 PM PST by LK44-40
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To: Nice50BMG
Neither [other contender] has gotten the enthusiastic support of film critics, which is a crucial element behind a best-picture rival."

I am sure the reason could not be that most film critics are that way. [/lewd sarcasm]

30 posted on 12/12/2005 4:30:22 PM PST by LK44-40
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To: Ben Mugged

Agree, next thing we'll have a gay astronaut movie. What really happened on Apollo 13 when they trying to stay warm?


31 posted on 12/12/2005 4:34:27 PM PST by TrebleRebel
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To: TrebleRebel
Agree, next thing we'll have a gay astronaut movie.

I was always a lttle suspicious, myself, of that fellow Maurice on Norther Exposure. ;-)

32 posted on 12/12/2005 4:38:54 PM PST by LK44-40
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Agree, next thing we'll have a gay astronaut movie.

So true tries to tarnish ,"All my heroes are cowboys"

However I hear that in a screening when one of characters said,"I wish I could quit you" there was a lot of snickering going on with the audience

This movie will tank cause no one, except homosexuals wants to see homosexual so-called cowboys

33 posted on 12/12/2005 8:02:33 PM PST by apackof2 (You can stand me up at the gates of hell, I'll stand my ground and I won’t back down)
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To: HisKingdomWillAbolishSinDeath

More like "BrokeRectum Mountain."


34 posted on 12/13/2005 1:29:44 AM PST by Checkers
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To: Nice50BMG

"Bareback Mountain".... Ooops!
"Fudgepack Mountain"....Dang it!
"Brokeback Mountain" will try very hard to be this generation's "Midnight Cowboy". A film that received rave reviews, but really didn't fill the theaters.

I don't see it, or "Syriana" or "Good Night and Good Luck" going over very well in the fly-over states.

Jack.


35 posted on 12/13/2005 1:57:39 AM PST by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Disemboweler of the WFTD Thread)
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To: Nice50BMG

I think this is great.

As Hollywood puts more and more accolades on a gay cowboy movie, they are reminding the 90% of America that thinks this is sick just how morally bankrupt the celebrities who support the 'rats are.


36 posted on 12/13/2005 6:12:42 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Most of the nominee's are tributes to the left's ideals. Its a leftest movie love fest. Who goes to these movies? Boring , boring , boring.
37 posted on 12/13/2005 7:54:17 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Hillary 2008, if elected YOU DESERVE HER (and HIM! AGAIN!))
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To: TrebleRebel

Yeah, that was funny..... ;-)


38 posted on 12/13/2005 9:18:18 AM PST by Qwertrew (If you're new to the internet, CLICK HERE.)
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To: The Ghost of FReepers Past
I have a feeling we are going to have to hear about this movie endlessly. Watch out for any new dvds you buy because you might get a promo of the gay cowboy movie with it. They put one on the Leave It To Beaver, Season One dvd set.

Well, that certainly makes sense. After all, the movie is about leaving beaver.
39 posted on 12/13/2005 12:22:37 PM PST by Cyclopean Squid (Leftism is Civilizational Masochism)
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To: Tax-chick

If they'd said "sheepherders and forbidden love", the zoophiliacs would've gotten confused.


41 posted on 12/17/2005 11:24:48 PM PST by Salamander (Cursed With Second Sight)
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To: LK44-40

I always thought Maurice was seriously repressed.
Just look at the woman he finally wound up with.
[Barbara the uber butch cop]


42 posted on 12/17/2005 11:29:00 PM PST by Salamander (Cursed With Second Sight)
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To: Salamander

LOL!


43 posted on 12/18/2005 4:02:25 AM PST by Tax-chick ("Dick Cheney never trims his own nails. He simply stares at them until the tips melt off.")
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To: Nice50BMG

The dog that didn't bark .. or hump your leg


44 posted on 12/18/2005 4:04:14 AM PST by stocksthatgoup (Polls = Proof that when the MSM want your opinion it will give it to you.)
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To: Salamander
re: Maurice and Barbara...

Wasn't that a great line when she looked at him with bedroom eyes and said, "Maurice, show me your brownie" [Browning automatic, i.e.]?

45 posted on 12/18/2005 7:04:48 AM PST by LK44-40
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To: LK44-40

I sort of mentally 'tuned out' every time she and he were onscreen together.

[they gave me the willies]...;D

The episode wherein Maurice drilled for oil and hit the "primordial water" and then started selling it in bottles was a killer.

Like Barbara *needed* to be more manly and Maurice needed to be more whiny.


[the dude played a mean bagpipe, though]....;]


46 posted on 12/18/2005 4:06:53 PM PST by Salamander (Cursed With Second Sight)
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To: Tax-chick

If Peter Singer lurks here, expect a sequel based on that post....;D


[oddly enough, I just flipped on the "Style" channel and a flaming nancy boy is discussing women's fashions right now. no place is safe, any more]


47 posted on 12/18/2005 4:09:24 PM PST by Salamander (Cursed With Second Sight)
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To: Nice50BMG
(NO MENTION THAT ITS ABOUT GAY COWBOYS!)

It isn't. It is about gay shepherds.

Shepherds herd sheep. Cowboys wrangle cows. These two twinkletoes herd sheep. That makes them shepherds.

Wearing a cowboy hat does not a cowboy make.

48 posted on 12/18/2005 4:12:45 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (When the First Amendment was written dueling was common and legal. Think about it.)
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To: martin_fierro

Hey, Ennis,

Wanna check my mole?


49 posted on 12/18/2005 4:16:25 PM PST by Dashing Dasher ((It was) Like being shot through a pinball machine with a piano on your chest!)
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To: Dashing Dasher

Should we ping SISU and pissant to this mess?.....:]


50 posted on 12/18/2005 4:36:57 PM PST by Salamander (Cursed With Second Sight)
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