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Brokeback Family Values (Brokeback Mountain)
TheRealityCheck.org ^ | 12/26/05 | David R. Usher

Posted on 12/28/2005 6:59:55 AM PST by bulldozer

These days, the film industry bemoans decreasing box office sales by crying about illegal downloads of movies. If all the major providers of peer-to-peer software had not been shut down, they might have a point.

Industries who think consumers are slaves to their products usually end up in this boat. The consumer goes elsewhere.

“Brokeback Mountain” has netted a paltry $4.9 million in box office sales, nearly identical to “Memoirs of a Geisha”. Both movies have been out for about two weeks. King Kong has earned twenty times more in only eight days of apish reincarnation.

Here is a wake-up call for Hollywood: Nearly one-fourth of viewers gave Brokeback Mountain an “F”, while 69.4% gave it an A, leaving no middle-ground. We can easily guess who these votes came from on both sides of this tin coin.

Golden Globe elites went into plebian parinirvana over the idea of two married cowboys rustling something more than livestock on the range. Monkeys go “ape” seeing themselves in the mirror, too. A “Gone With The Wind” this is not.

The business model for film distribution is changing rapidly in ways Hollywood is loathe to admit. With cable and satellite, viewers do not need to waste money going out to see movies they do not really want to see, out of sheer boredom. We can more easily surf cable to watch the best of the worst, in far more comfortable surroundings, with our favorite snacks just a few steps away. The box office and DVD rentals merely give us time to figure out what we really want to see.

Hollywood no longer has a monopoly on entertainment. The internet and video games are where celluloid ex-pats now reside.

Consumer dollar-votes are most instructive. The fish now know the difference between a real worm and a fake one with a hook on it. We are no longer addicted to seeing the latest insult to family values just so we can pretend we are hip while complaining about it at lunch.

Shock entertainment will be an increasingly marginal market. Those who wish to be successful in film and television will look to the great box office hits, shows, and the legendary acts for new foundations for the film industry.

David R. Usher is President of the American Coalition for Fathers and Children, Missouri Coalition


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: brokeback; gay; hollyweird; homosexualagenda; moviereview; movies; pudding; tootsierollmountain
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Monkeys go “ape” seeing themselves in the mirror, too.

An accurate description of the Hollywood "Elite".

1 posted on 12/28/2005 6:59:57 AM PST by bulldozer
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To: bulldozer

Add to it Howard F'n Stern and cable "comedy" channel.
Emtpy filth crap, with "history" channel closing in fast.


2 posted on 12/28/2005 7:06:01 AM PST by Leo Carpathian (FReeeePeee!)
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To: bulldozer

BARF!


3 posted on 12/28/2005 7:06:06 AM PST by Halls (Never forget Terri Schiavo!!!!!!!!!)
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To: bulldozer

Related.....

http://exposingtheleft.blogspot.com/2005/12/minimal-appeal.html


4 posted on 12/28/2005 7:08:05 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: bulldozer
“Brokeback Mountain” has netted a paltry $4.9 million in box office sales, nearly identical to “Memoirs of a Geisha”. Both movies have been out for about two weeks. King Kong has earned twenty times more in only eight days of apish reincarnation.

That is a disingenuous comparison. KK is in full release. BBM has only been in selected-city release; full release won't be until the first week of January. If the author is going to make comparison, at least be accurate about them.
5 posted on 12/28/2005 7:09:51 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: bulldozer
I wish everyone would STOP saying these two perverts are "Cowboys", they ain't. Yhey're two sheep herders, also know as "Shepherds".

Plus, last I looked Sheep aren't Cows.

6 posted on 12/28/2005 7:10:10 AM PST by Condor51 (Leftists are moral and intellectual parasites - Standing Wolf)
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To: bulldozer

I haven't gone to the movies for weeks because there isn't anything I'm interested in, except for the movie about Johnny Cash. I'll probably see that when I get a chance.


7 posted on 12/28/2005 7:10:26 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: bulldozer
has netted a paltry $4.9 million in box office sales

In two weeks? That's really sad considering the amount of hype.

8 posted on 12/28/2005 7:11:17 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Leo Carpathian

I agree completely. I used to like the History Channel. And how about The Learning Channel? Nothing but vapid nonsense there.


9 posted on 12/28/2005 7:11:25 AM PST by delphirogatio
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To: AppyPappy

Everyone who wanted to see BBM (gays), has already seen it by now.


10 posted on 12/28/2005 7:12:29 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: TomGuy
BBM has only been in selected-city release

Guess why....

11 posted on 12/28/2005 7:12:31 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: bulldozer

I saw the "Producers" this past weekend, (which has to be one of the most anti-pc movies I have ever seen!) and all the previews for the 06 movies---sucked!!!!

As for Gayback Mountain---If I wanted to see two guys getting it on (and I don't-ever) I'd just rent a gay video from the porn mart.


12 posted on 12/28/2005 7:12:40 AM PST by Pondman88
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To: bulldozer

Sheep herders are not cowboys. Hollywood couldn't even get that right.


13 posted on 12/28/2005 7:13:19 AM PST by peyton randolph (<a href="http://clinton.senate.gov/">shrew</a>)
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To: dfwgator

Not only that BFM is about adultery in a way which doesn't entice women into the theatres.


14 posted on 12/28/2005 7:13:47 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: AppyPappy

BBM. Sorry


15 posted on 12/28/2005 7:13:59 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: bulldozer

It is not only the gay movie of Brokeback Mountain that stinks, but "Munich", "Good Night & Good Luck", Syriana, and host of other gay films are going nowhere fast. Do you realize the Gloden Globes only has one major revenue film in its nominations for awards, that being "King Kong", Peter Jackson for best director. I am certain that the braindead Academy Award membership will mimic the GGs, thus reducing their viewing audience substantially. For goodness sakes the Academy Awards group cannot get a major name to emcee this event that honors the fudge packers, distorts the history of the Munich massacre, and bad mouths America from A to Z. "Hollywood" is going south fast!!!


16 posted on 12/28/2005 7:14:44 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: Pondman88
I saw the "Producers" this past weekend, (which has to be one of the most anti-pc movies I have ever seen!)

The only way that Mel Brooks got away with it was having half the cast be homosexual. This movie would have been picketed by the 'gay rights' lobby otherwise.

17 posted on 12/28/2005 7:14:50 AM PST by peyton randolph (<a href="http://clinton.senate.gov/">shrew</a>)
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To: AppyPappy

LOL, actually BFM is pretty a pretty good acronym for the movie.


18 posted on 12/28/2005 7:15:01 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: TomGuy

OTOH, if the movie had wide appeal, it would have been in full release on opening day, wouldn't it?


19 posted on 12/28/2005 7:15:03 AM PST by rabidralph (Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah, y'all!)
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To: bulldozer; All

Folks, this movie is gonna win an Oscar.

Not because of the spectacular cinematography.

Not because of the masterful script.

Not because of the world-class acting.

But because it is seen as OK'ing the gay lifestyle. The people who vote on the Oscars will see to it that this movie walks away with at least one Oscar.


20 posted on 12/28/2005 7:15:59 AM PST by MplsSteve
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To: MplsSteve

This year's Oscars will be the lowest-rated ever.


21 posted on 12/28/2005 7:16:35 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
Everyone who wanted to see BBM (gays), has already seen it by now.

...a dozen times. Betcha that's where a lot of their revenue comes in: multiple viewing by the multiple-partner target audience.

22 posted on 12/28/2005 7:16:39 AM PST by shezza (44 days)
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To: peyton randolph

The old women scenes made me cringe.....


23 posted on 12/28/2005 7:16:50 AM PST by Pondman88
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To: shezza

And they will drive for miles to theaters in the suburbs just to try to make it look like the movie is accepted in fly-over country.


24 posted on 12/28/2005 7:17:33 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Leo Carpathian

You've just contradicted this article...if people are turning aways from anti family-values entertainment, why are people turning out in droves for satellite radio for Howard Stern and in record numbers to watch cable TV fare? People still want Empty filth, they just want it in the privacy of their own homes. It's the overt political agenda that people are turning away from. You watch any episode of and FX series or an HBO series and it's pretty graphically sexual with lots of filthy language. But the shows are great. I watch all of them.


25 posted on 12/28/2005 7:17:37 AM PST by Hildy (Keyboard warrior princess - typing away for truth, justice and the American way!)
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To: TomGuy
That is a disingenuous comparison. KK is in full release. BBM has only been in selected-city release; full release won't be until the first week of January. If the author is going to make comparison, at least be accurate about them.

Perhaps it would be more instructive to look at "why" they would put BBM in select-city-release for the first few weeks. My guess is that they wanted to build hype in friendly markets. A general release during Christmas would likely have resulted in a bomb performance. This would have killed the movie before it had time to get all over the morning shows with awards talk. We'll see how it does compared to the average "PG" film.

26 posted on 12/28/2005 7:17:44 AM PST by SampleMan
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To: bulldozer

What are "movies"?


27 posted on 12/28/2005 7:18:19 AM PST by Dallas59 (“You love life, while we love death"( Al-Qaeda & Democratic Party)
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To: peyton randolph

Nathan Lane can't help but make me laugh. I tried hard to dislike the Birdcage but Lane pulled that movie out.


28 posted on 12/28/2005 7:18:25 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Condor51
"I wish everyone would STOP saying these two perverts are "Cowboys", they ain't"

Next thing you'll be saying is there isn't any pudding.

-Eric

29 posted on 12/28/2005 7:18:29 AM PST by E Rocc
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To: Pondman88
The old women scenes made me cringe.....

Bet the Uma Thurman scenes didn't. ;-)

30 posted on 12/28/2005 7:19:09 AM PST by peyton randolph (<a href="http://clinton.senate.gov/">shrew</a>)
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To: peyton randolph

Gosh, the boys had to have a choice of pleasure, either sheep or man!!! When you get up this morning and look at your kids and family, ask yourself, is this the America you want your family to reside in? If your answer is yes, than vote Democrat, if not, you know what we need to do, destroy the entire Democrat Party at the voting booth!!!


31 posted on 12/28/2005 7:19:26 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

They'll do the sheep in Brokeback Mountain II.


32 posted on 12/28/2005 7:20:10 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
Related thread:

A VERY ANGST-RIDDEN MOVIE REVIEW (KING KONG) - DID I MENTION *FUNNY REVIEW*? GUT-BUSTINGLY FUNNY?
33 posted on 12/28/2005 7:20:35 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Condor51; All; LaineyDee; scott7278; LongElegantLegs; DollyCali; WVNan; PaulaB; Dashing Dasher; ...
I wish everyone would STOP saying these two perverts are "Cowboys", they ain't.

I agree completely!

The homosexual agenda is trying to pervert an American hero icon but it ain't gonna work!

Cause my Heroes have always been cowboys!

Image hosted by TinyPic.com

34 posted on 12/28/2005 7:21:04 AM 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: dfwgator
They'll do the sheep in Brokeback Mountain II.

Brokeback Mountin' Too! or Humpback Mountin' in 3D!

35 posted on 12/28/2005 7:21:13 AM PST by frogjerk (LIBERALISM - Being miserable for no good reason)
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To: Condor51; All; LaineyDee; scott7278; LongElegantLegs; DollyCali; WVNan; PaulaB; Dashing Dasher; ...
I wish everyone would STOP saying these two perverts are "Cowboys", they ain't.

I agree completely!

The homosexual agenda is trying to pervert an American hero icon but it ain't gonna work!

Cause my Heroes have always been cowboys!

Image hosted by TinyPic.com

36 posted on 12/28/2005 7:21:51 AM 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: bulldozer
I'm broken!

37 posted on 12/28/2005 7:21:51 AM PST by evets (God bless president Bush!)
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To: bulldozer
There are those who actually predict that the movie theater will be a thing of the past. Additionally, there are those, in the high tech world by the way, who have a huge interest in pushing video games to the point of virtual role play with the story line. Eventually being a part of "the movie" or storyline instead of just being a viewer.

So, technology may make movies and their theaters obsolete. Actors will again be jobless. Not a bad idea.
38 posted on 12/28/2005 7:22:23 AM PST by SQUID
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To: SampleMan

The commercials for Gayback are sickening, I really, really, really do NOT want to see guys hugging, or looking forlorn at each other. I do not want to see a gay man "fake it" with his wife, have kids, etc.....

If you're gay, be gay...don't screw the rest of us with your stupid lifestyle.


39 posted on 12/28/2005 7:22:39 AM PST by Pondman88
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To: All

OOOooops sorry for double post, darn 'puter!


40 posted on 12/28/2005 7:22:42 AM 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: AppyPappy
Nathan Lane can't help but make me laugh. I tried hard to dislike the Birdcage but Lane pulled that movie out.

I agree. He's an extremely gifted actor. I also note that he doesn't make an issue about being homosexual, i.e. he keeps his private life to himself when doing interviews in the MSM. Different from Ellen Degenerate and Rosie O'Cowbell...two talentless hags who expect public adoration because they're gay.

41 posted on 12/28/2005 7:23:50 AM PST by peyton randolph (<a href="http://clinton.senate.gov/">shrew</a>)
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To: dfwgator
There was a trick bragged about by the left when "The Passion of the Christ" was released. The perps would buy a ticket for another movie at the theater, then go in to watch "Passion." That way, they urged, people could see the movie without ticket sales being attributed to it. Wouldn't surprise me one iota if the same ploy were being used on this film in reverse, to bump sales figures.

"Seen 'Brokeback Mountain' yet?"
"Yeah, a couple of times. Let's go see 'King Kong' tonight, but buy tickets for 'Brokeback' instead."
"'Kay."

42 posted on 12/28/2005 7:24:16 AM PST by shezza (44 days)
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To: bulldozer
Nearly one-fourth of viewers gave Brokeback Mountain an “F”, while 69.4% gave it an A, leaving no middle-ground.

The 69.4% A's is not surprising since most of the audience to this movie is probably homosexual. Like the monkeys in the mirror, they love to see themselves in the movies doing "their thing"—sort of a porno excitement factor, I guess.

43 posted on 12/28/2005 7:24:30 AM PST by Orca
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To: AppyPappy
Nathan Lane can't help but make me laugh. I tried hard to dislike the Birdcage but Lane pulled that movie out.

Many of the movies, even from the 40's, 50's, and 60's had an undercurrent that made them somewhat humorous -- looking back now.
44 posted on 12/28/2005 7:25:06 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Condor51
I wish everyone would STOP saying these two perverts are "Cowboys", they ain't. Yhey're two sheep herders, also know as "Shepherds".

These two need to go after them for giving Sheepherders a bad name.


45 posted on 12/28/2005 7:25:18 AM PST by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: bulldozer
Speaking of gays, I heard that Elton John's new bride cannot get life insurance.
It seems that he is deemed at high risk of contracting botulism.
Botulism can be caused by old meat in a can.

Sorry, I can't resist...
My bad.

46 posted on 12/28/2005 7:25:28 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
I haven't gone to the movies for weeks because there isn't anything I'm interested in, except for the movie about Johnny Cash. I'll probably see that when I get a chance.

It's very good - but save a fistful of dollars and rent it. I would have enjoyed it much more at home.

47 posted on 12/28/2005 7:26:09 AM PST by meowmeow (Meow! Meow!)
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To: TomGuy
That is a disingenuous comparison. KK is in full release. BBM has only been in selected-city release; full release won't be until the first week of January. If the author is going to make comparison, at least be accurate about them.

BBM will never be on as many screens as KK, never, ever, not even close.

Full release for BBM means another 500 'art' theaters.

48 posted on 12/28/2005 7:26:10 AM PST by TC Rider (The United States Constitution © 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: Bon mots

Geez, that joke is soooo old.


49 posted on 12/28/2005 7:26:13 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Pondman88
If you're gay, be gay...don't screw the rest of us with your stupid lifestyle.

My best friend when I was a kid was the youngest of eight children. His dad came out of the closet, left his mom, and 'married' another man when my friend was nine years old. Destroyed the family. Almost all of the children ended up with drug and alcohol problems. His father died of AIDS in the mid-80s. So much destruction from an uncontrolled libido.

50 posted on 12/28/2005 7:27:03 AM PST by peyton randolph (<a href="http://clinton.senate.gov/">shrew</a>)
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