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(Vanity) Brokeback Mountain, a Curious Attendance Story
Michael Medved Radio | 1-6-06 | Vanity

Posted on 01/06/2006 3:31:19 PM PST by Balding_Eagle

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Matt Drudge, where are you? This may be a story.
1 posted on 01/06/2006 3:31:19 PM PST by Balding_Eagle
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To: Balding_Eagle
Hey, the lunatic left can piss its money away if it wants to: after all, look at George Soros and the kooks at ACORN, Moveon.org, et al.

The American people will not go to see "Bareback Mount" or whatever its called. They're not interested in "Sodomy on the Range".

2 posted on 01/06/2006 3:33:41 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat ((I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!))
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To: Balding_Eagle

Well, the libs will do or say ANYTHING to further their perverted causes. This is no exception. The Academy Awards coming up will be disgusting when you look at the perverse themes of the "GREAT WORKS OF ART" that these slobbering lefties are going to put up as the best of the best. (barf bucket please).


3 posted on 01/06/2006 3:34:24 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: Balding_Eagle
kinda like what a lot of liberals do, e.g. Hitlery's book: My LI(F)E.

they had some union leaders buy some thousands of copies (using the members dues money of course) and the cases of books sits in some warehouse for years.

4 posted on 01/06/2006 3:34:36 PM PST by prophetic
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To: Balding_Eagle

I smell a plan here.

Like when FortWorthless Jim Wright had the union thugs buy his book to bump up the numbers.


5 posted on 01/06/2006 3:35:35 PM PST by fishtank
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To: Balding_Eagle

"only saw 4 people in there"

Were they all men? Sitting REAL close? Maybe they bought the show out for privacy.


6 posted on 01/06/2006 3:36:02 PM PST by Spok (Est omnis de civilitate.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
The American people will not go to see "Bareback Mount" or whatever its called. They're not interested in "Sodomy on the Range".

I was thinking more "Homo on the Range"....

7 posted on 01/06/2006 3:36:30 PM PST by dirtbiker (I've tried to see the liberal point of view, but I couldn't get my head that far up my a$$....)
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To: Balding_Eagle

8 posted on 01/06/2006 3:36:39 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Spok

Was Pee Wee Herman one of them?


9 posted on 01/06/2006 3:37:48 PM PST by Paladin2 (If the political indictment's from Fitz, the jury always acquits.)
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To: billorites

Remember the Village People had a cowboy ... LOL


10 posted on 01/06/2006 3:38:14 PM PST by GaltMeister (“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”)
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To: prophetic

You're right. No doubt lots of Union pension fund money is being laundered to Hollyweird to pay for making this abortion of a movie look like a hit.

Give it to the fall and when it comes out on DVD it'll be a "hit" again and will be shown in high schools (dare I add, junior high scools) all across America.


11 posted on 01/06/2006 3:38:17 PM PST by PeterFinn (Anita Bryant was right!)
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To: Balding_Eagle

We might go see a movie this weekend (a rare experience).

While I'd rather leave the washroom without washing my hands, I just might walk into the Brokeback theater to see how many are there.


12 posted on 01/06/2006 3:38:37 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (God has blessed Republicans with political enemies who have dementia.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Brokeback Mt is a propaganda strategy. Nothing is beyond the left's perverted imagination, including some fool billionaire buying up all the seats so the film can appear to be doing well at the box office.


13 posted on 01/06/2006 3:38:46 PM PST by twntaipan (Liberals: Eternally stuck on stupid.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

YOu have to be careful with stuff like this. A lot of folks today with "fertile" imaginations out there.


14 posted on 01/06/2006 3:39:14 PM PST by don-o (Don't be a Freeploader. Do the right thing. Become a Monthly Donor!)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Brokeback Mountain, after four weeks:
This week gross: $4,847,443
Cumulative gross: $15,102,697
Probable financial loser, I'd say.


15 posted on 01/06/2006 3:40:12 PM PST by Ironclad (O Tempora! O Mores!)
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To: dirtbiker
>>>>I was thinking more "Homo on the Range"....

... where the deer and the antelope are gay.....

16 posted on 01/06/2006 3:40:56 PM PST by Reagan Man (Secure our borders;punish employers who hire illegals;stop all welfare to illegals)
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To: billorites

So in addition to killer surf music Dick Dale wrote gay novellas? Dang. Pipeline indeed. %^)


17 posted on 01/06/2006 3:41:05 PM PST by doodad
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To: Recovering_Democrat

"The Gay Caballeros"


18 posted on 01/06/2006 3:41:35 PM PST by Bush_Democrat (Ex-Democrat since 2001)
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To: billorites

On New Year's Eve my wife and I saw "Walk the Line". I thought the crowd would be small because the movie has been out for a while, but every seat was full for the next to last show. People will still pay to see a worthwhile movie, and I'm betting this one will draw more Academy nominations than the sheepherder fiasco, which was also playing at the same 30-screen monster theater.


19 posted on 01/06/2006 3:41:55 PM PST by 19th LA Inf
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To: Balding_Eagle
Domestic Total as of Jan. 5, 2006: $16,709,528

http://tinyurl.com/9qvtu

Can they, uh, fudge the box office?

20 posted on 01/06/2006 3:42:01 PM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: GaltMeister
"Remember the Village People had a cowboy ... LOL "

Message me!


21 posted on 01/06/2006 3:42:31 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: GaltMeister

"Village People had a cowboy" ...But did they have Sheepherders as in this movie?


22 posted on 01/06/2006 3:42:47 PM PST by litehaus
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To: don-o
A lot of folks today with "fertile" imaginations out there.

I agree with you. Thus my disclaimer at the end. Also a reason to have others actually check it out and relate their experience.

23 posted on 01/06/2006 3:43:09 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (God has blessed Republicans with political enemies who have dementia.)
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To: Spok
"only saw 4 people in there" Were they all men? Sitting REAL close? Maybe they bought the show out for privacy.

And were they all sitting in the back row?

24 posted on 01/06/2006 3:43:50 PM PST by MistrX
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To: Ironclad
Brokeback Mountain, after four weeks: This week gross: $4,847,443 Cumulative gross: $15,102,697 Probable financial loser, I'd say.

Yeah, making almost 1/3 of its budget back in one week's gross? That's some probably financial loser.

It's already made back more than it's budget, and will probably soon be in profit, depending on the theaters' cut, which is probably less than 30% of the take.

25 posted on 01/06/2006 3:44:09 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (The first and great commandment is: Don't let them scare you. --Elmer Davis)
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To: 19th LA Inf
On New Year's Eve my wife and I saw "Walk the Line"

I've heard great stuff about that movie.

26 posted on 01/06/2006 3:44:15 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Was Matt one of the four seeing the movie and later bribing the manager to flash the sold out sign?

;)


27 posted on 01/06/2006 3:44:56 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people believe in Intelligent Design (God))
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To: NativeNewYorker

"only saw 4 people in there"

... er... possibly eight


28 posted on 01/06/2006 3:45:05 PM PST by daku (Islam , a religion of peace ... Liar liar, France on fire)
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To: Balding_Eagle

I just visited America briefly over the holidays. I went to the cinema to see "Narnia". As I was standing in line, what was most evident was a large placard for Brokeback Mountain right in between the two sales desks. I had visited this theatre before and had never seen such aggressive marketing for a film.

Something is definitely wrong. This film is being force fed to the public in any manner it can be done.

Regards, Ivan


29 posted on 01/06/2006 3:45:09 PM PST by MadIvan (You underestimate the power of the Dark Side - http://www.sithorder.com/)
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To: Balding_Eagle

I doubt the manager would post the "SOLD OUT" sign if the theater had even a few people already inside, and about to watch the movie. That would only prevent a few more people from buying tickets, and result in the 4 watchers emerging with even more extreme reports of how few people were in attendance. Why would a manager want to do that? It's not as if people assume a movie isn't worth watching if they don't see "Sold Out" signs for it on theater ticket windows. And there's no way a manager would cancel a showing of any movie, if even a single customer was already there in a seat waiting to see it. They'd just cancel the movie's run at the theater earlier than planned.

The guy who reported this may have poked his head into the wrong theater, perhaps a theater where a later showing of the movie was scheduled, with few people having arrived yet. Or he may have looked in the right theater, but long before the scheduled start time, when few people would have already arrived. Many theaters do the bulk of their sales for new highly publicized films via advance and online sales, and Brokeback Mountain is no doubt being attended by a lot of gays, including some sizeable organized groups from colleges who would purchase in advance to make sure no one was turned away after the group arrived.


30 posted on 01/06/2006 3:45:28 PM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Spok

EW!!!


31 posted on 01/06/2006 3:45:43 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people believe in Intelligent Design (God))
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To: Darkwolf377
As per boxofficemojo the budegt was 14M.

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=brokebackmountain.htm
32 posted on 01/06/2006 3:45:45 PM PST by Borges
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To: Balding_Eagle
BBM Director Ang Lee
33 posted on 01/06/2006 3:46:43 PM PST by fishtank
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To: billorites

It was an okay movie. It's one of the few we've seen in years. I'd recommend it.


34 posted on 01/06/2006 3:46:49 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people believe in Intelligent Design (God))
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To: billorites

It was an okay movie. It's one of the few we've seen in years. I'd recommend it.


35 posted on 01/06/2006 3:46:50 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people believe in Intelligent Design (God))
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To: Balding_Eagle
Brokeback Mountain opens in Fresno this weekend. At the largest multiplex, Edward’s Cinema , they put it in the separate theatre on the IMAX screen.
36 posted on 01/06/2006 3:46:55 PM PST by Plutarch
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To: Spok
Were they all men?

All sitting in the same chair.

37 posted on 01/06/2006 3:47:02 PM PST by My2Cents (Dead people voting is the closest the Democrats come to believing in eternal life.)
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To: Darkwolf377

Where does one find the budget?


38 posted on 01/06/2006 3:47:11 PM PST by Ironclad (O Tempora! O Mores!)
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To: Spok
"only saw 4 people in there"..Were they all men? Sitting REAL close? Maybe they bought the show out for privacy.

Hmmm...Since many theaters are automated now, maybe the (Male) Theaters staffers wanted to watch to "show" the attendees.

39 posted on 01/06/2006 3:47:21 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :^)
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To: Ironclad

See Post 32.


40 posted on 01/06/2006 3:47:31 PM PST by Borges
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To: fishtank
It appears they are using all the tricks in the book in order to not have this movie be a box office dud....first releasing it in carefully selected locations in order to pump up the opening weekend figures. This "sold out" ruse, if true, would be designed to convince the movie-going public that "everyone is seeing it."

I don't plan to see it, but it seems like a gay remake of Same Time Next Year.

Homosexuals will embrace anything, no matter the quality, as long as it portrays gay characters and gay situations in a positive light.

41 posted on 01/06/2006 3:47:40 PM PST by GSWarrior
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To: GaltMeister

They're SHEEPHERDERS. NOT cowboys!


42 posted on 01/06/2006 3:47:45 PM PST by SuzyQue
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To: Reagan Man
...where seldom is heard...a disparaging word...about Liza and tunes on Broadway.
43 posted on 01/06/2006 3:47:56 PM PST by small voice in the wilderness (Make high definition tv fun. Aggravate 'em until their heads explode.)
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To: billorites
LOL - Here's a picture of the whole fam damily:


44 posted on 01/06/2006 3:49:18 PM PST by GaltMeister (“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”)
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To: Balding_Eagle

In the meantime, "Narnia" returned to the number one spot last weekend.


45 posted on 01/06/2006 3:49:24 PM PST by My2Cents (Dead people voting is the closest the Democrats come to believing in eternal life.)
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To: billorites

okay, I just have to know--where did you get all these pictures of old homo lust books???


46 posted on 01/06/2006 3:49:42 PM PST by GOP_Thug_Mom (libera nos a malo)
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To: GSWarrior
....first releasing it in carefully selected locations in order to pump up the opening weekend figures

This is done for many 'prestige' Oscarbait films.
47 posted on 01/06/2006 3:49:47 PM PST by Borges
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To: Balding_Eagle
Actually, when Passion of the Christ was released and selling like hot cakes, there was more than one instance of a moviegoer reporting paying for it, getting a ticket to another movie and being told not to worry about it by management...
48 posted on 01/06/2006 3:49:48 PM PST by eureka! (Hey Lefties and 'Rats: Over 3 more years of W. Hehehehe....)
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To: MadIvan
I just visited America briefly over the holidays

And no vanity on the experience??

I miss your postings, but am pleased to see you still here.

49 posted on 01/06/2006 3:50:05 PM PST by don-o (Don't be a Freeploader. Do the right thing. Become a Monthly Donor!)
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To: Balding_Eagle
Backside Mounting? What a stupid idea for a film. Homos on the range.

Reminds me of a very old and corny joke...

Did you hear that Elton John's new blushing bride is worried about contracting botulism?
Yes, you see... ahem... he heard that you can get it from old meat in a can.

Oh... sorry, I thought you said butt-u-lism...

G-R-O-A-N-N-N...

Oh, never mind.

50 posted on 01/06/2006 3:50:08 PM PST by Bon mots
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