Tuesday, January 17, 2006

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

After having avoided this movie for a month or so for 1-another love story that manipulates your emotions 2-hollywood stars, hollywood movie 3-politically correct theme of gay love (what more is their to know) 4-gay love story for straight consumption 5-put that money toward more important things 6-I don't really go to the movies anymore.
I was wrong, after reading an intelligent review on the internet somewhere, I saw it. I felt it, not so much because it is a gay love story (although it did'nt hurt that those two actors are very appealling) of course they were'nt going to use unattractive unknowns (which is what the world is generally made up of, and thats good). But because the theme of purity and finding transcendence in the wilds of nature hooked right in to what I live by. This powerful message, not new, and no less stated here then in say March of the Penquins (another big hit movie) hits like an arrow to the heart. There seems to be something going on here in the culture. With the devastation of what humanity is bringing to this magnificent planet(no need to elaborate here) people are turning back to the ancient feelings of those that lived long ago. That nature (which we are a part) is the God we so look up too. Nature is the gift, the place where people can discover who they really are, away from the foolish judgement of other people. It's a place full of mystery, where people can realize that there are forces at work more powerful then anything we could ever even understand or concieve. And it is here, in the mountains, oceans, seas and rivers, valleys and lakes and forests, where technology while helpful for us to understand our world could hardly match the majesty of nature and its huge forces. Native peoples and the ancients knew this, writers and artists know this - there is no greater truth. And it is in this environment, a character along with Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist two small insignificant people, that the truth of who they are appears away from the unimportant. There is a God, and it works in strange ways.

2 Comments:

Blogger farmboyz said...

Hi, you left a comment on my blog asking for advice about what to do in Lauderdale, since I find no e-mail for you, I will have to respond here:

a) for the best deli food: Fernanda's at the corner of Oakland Park Blvd and Federal Highway (Rt1)
b) Ramrod (leather bar - sort of, but lots of hot guys in jeans and tees.
c) George's Alibi - mobbed, lot's of everything for everyone.
d) the club baths - very festive
e) rent a bike and go everywhere through Victoria Park area, Las Olas Blvd, hugh Taylor Birch Park (where you can also skate or run)
f) the beach (two cruisy ones: one near St Sebastian and one at the far north end of the public beach, about almost a mile north of Sunrise Blvd.

2:26 PM  
Blogger Luke said...

Interesting post...

8:56 PM  

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