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Posted on 02/28/2006 3:01:09 PM PST by Angus MacGregor
'Brokeback' named Hollywood word of the year
Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:33 AM ET
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - And the winner for Hollywood's word of the year is "Brokeback," thanks to all the talk around the water cooler and Internet jokes that have turned a film about two gay cowboys into a cultural phenomenon.
The nonprofit group Global Language Monitor placed "Brokeback" -- as in the film title "Brokeback Mountain" -- at the top of its list of Hollywood words and phrases that captured attention this year.
Paul JJ Payack, the head of Global Language Monitor, said the movie became a cultural phenomenon that generated a million jokes, according to Google. Overall, a Google search shows more than 38 million references to the film, although only about 10 million people saw the movie.
In second place was "Brangelina," the hybrid name given to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie as Hollywood's hottest new couple. They beat out "TomKat," bestowed on Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes and "Vincifer," a hardly used term referring to Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn.
Placing third on the list was "petronoia," a phrase inspired by the film "Syriana" and meaning an irrational fear of the collapse of the oil industry followed by global economic crisis.
In fourth place was "tuxedo," a reference to the nature film "March of the Penguins." Payack said, that "while the dialogue, not to mention the stars, were a bit stiff, the chronicle about Emperor penguins in their breeding trek across Antarctica flew to remarkable heights."
Payack said the term "pimping" was fifth on his list, thanks to the film "Hustle & Flow," which is about a pimp's dream of becoming a rap star.
Hemorrhoid Ridge ?
Stinky dinky trail
Hollywood word of the year? BOXOFFICE BOMB. By the way, how many people actually saw SYRIANNA?
My personal fav...boycott.
'Brokeback' named Hollywood word of the year
thats appropriate for Hollywierd
"Tanked" will be the word of the year for the Academy Awards.
My Willy Wonky is Full of 'Chocolate '
I wonder if Hollywood has made the connection with brokeback and having the worst year in decades? LOL~
naaaah of course not, them having record low sales has nothing to do with the garbage they are pushing. Nope! Not at all!! LOL~
SAVE A HORSE RIDE A COWBOY DOWN THE HERSHEY HIGHWAY
But then I read articles like this....
The times change, but The New York Slimes just stays the same...
Was that a typo? Was it supposed to be Brokeback, Mounting?
Ten million? You wish. Much of the box office was from multiple viewings in the sodomite community...a few million, at best.
That should make the fudgepackers plenty happy. I'm sure the Duke is turnin' over in his grave.
I live in 'sodomite central' (New England). 'Sodomite Mountain' was in and out (so to speak) of the local cinema in one week.
OOOUUUCCCHHH, that hurts so good.
I am sad to see Hollywood to get ever more delusional with flops like BM. What happened to the Hollywood that gave us "Philadelphia'?
Flops like BM. Does BM mean "bowel movement"?
Barney Frank wants a personal tour of Willy's Chocolate Factory.
All I can say is if anybody calls me brokeback they'd better be smiling when they say it because otherwise I'd have to take it as an insult and fighting words.
Hollywood thinks they have made some sort of social breakthrough for homosexuals with this movie but actually all they have accomplished is adding another funny but cruel slur to our vocabulary to augment other funny but derogatory slurs like pillow-biter and fudgepacker.
According to boxofficemojo.com, Syriana has grossed $52.4 million -- production budget (not including promotions) of $50.0 million. The site estimates that a movie needs to gross at least double the budget to break even -- so, yes, it's a bomb.
However, by the time the DVD and TV markets are factored in, it'll probably be in the black. Sometimes Hollywood seems to be imune from market forces.
My family and friends have now taken to calling the "alternate lifestyle" crowd brokebackers. And, as diragatorily as we intend it, it still can be done without the PC backlash stigma of saying faggot, queer, girly man, etc. The left doesn't yet know how to react to this new term.
You have to remember that they are pretend people and have sense of the real world.
Every time I see a cowboy on TV, even the tough bull riders, I think of this movie.
Cowboys should beat the crap out of the actors, director, producer and anyone else having anything to do with the making of this "movie".
In and out? Are you trying to tell us something?
Funny how few people have pointed this out.
I've always wondered what the craft people on the set of a movie like Brokeback think about. I'll bet they don't crowd around to gawk at the nekkid actors.