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Monday, January 30, 2006

Bareback Mountain

I have just come back from seeing a great film at a cinema we recently discovered 10 minutes walk away from our flat. The film was called Brokeback Mountain and had received a hearty endorsement from my ol' mucker Benny Blanco in London. Heath Ledger (aka Scott from Home & Away) and Jake Gyllenhaal (of Donnie Darko fame) headline in what is a very well acted and extremely moving story - however ! One word of advice - don't watch the trailer ! It basically tells you the whole story ! I don't know who's in charge of making movie trailers these days but they should really learn to confine themselves to providing teasers rather than an entire synopsis of the film.

Ok - rant over. If you really don't want to know anything about the film, don't read on. Not really much of a spoiler but didn't want to be hypocritical ...

Basically the film is a story about two cowboys who grow rather - erm - fond of each other on a long summer tending sheep in the mountains of Wyoming. Although they carry on their separate lives after they come down from the mountain they continue their "fishing trips" up into the mountains together from time to time.

As we walked home from the cinema Alex joked that he wanted to join the fishing club at school. I felt at pains to point out to him that I was, in fact, the joint president of the fly-fishing club along with it's only other member, Jan Erik from Norway ! I think we'd better get some new members in before people see the film and start getting the wrong idea !

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