Brokeback Mountain. Ang Lee's best film. Iconic performances from Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.. One of the most beautiful and heartbreaking love stories ever captured on celluloid. Words are not enough to describe the power of this film.
Brokeback Mountain, dir. Ang Lee Annie Proulx’s short story, made into a film by Ang Lee, is about the love that dare not speak its name. In 1963, in the conservative American west, ranch hand Ennis del Mar (Heath Ledger) meets Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) and they are drawn together compulsively. What is wonderful is the sense of eroticism as a force of nature. The two men exist as if they were the last lovers alive and ride their horses through dazzling, blue-green hills.
Oscars Flashback: In 2006 'Crash' Upset 'Brokeback Mountain' as Best Picture The Paul Haggis-directed drama controversially edged out Ang Lee's cowboy romance featuring the late Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal in career-defining roles. read more