I wasn’t sure what to watch yesterday. I sat looking at my DVD collection and opted to rewatch this. Good decision on my behalf. Oscars night of 2006 a travesty happened… “Crash” was awarded Best Picture over this and Spielberg’s masterpiece “Munich”. But fortunately it still had a strong presence and took home the VERY deserved Best Director and Best Screenplay awards.
It’s a beautiful film in so many ways. Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal both give great performances and work so well with each other. They’re backed by a superb script from Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana who based the screenplay on a short story.
This is one of those films that just flows so beautifully. You’re totally engaged in the characters and the story. It’s a heartbreaking watch, not just for what the lead characters go through, but Michelle Williams’ character certainly has it rough and if you’re anything like me, you’ll certainly be affected by her fantastic performance! Anne Hathaway also gives a nice performance. (Mostly)
The colours aren’t as rich as I remember, but the film’s cinematography is still absolutely beautiful! You might have noticed I’m using that “beautiful” word quite a bit, but it’s such an appropriate word for this film.
Gustavo Santaolalla’s is also one of the many highlights of this great film. It’s soft and very powerful! One of my all time favourites in fact.
Director Ang Lee has put together a film that has affected me and I’m sure many other people. It’s one I look forward to viewing many more times in the future.
“Brokeback Mountain” receives a Jyerating of 5/5