I don’t normally run out and see movies because they have a libertarian theme, or a gay theme, or whatever else I might find interesting or with which I might identify. I did see Brokeback Mountain this evening with a friend and I can report that it’s an excellent film. Better movie reviewers than I can go on about the cinematography or the acting or the direction. I’ll just say that it’s a compelling story that’s compellingly told. I recommend it for all audiences who are capable of appreciating a movie for adults — not an “adult movie,” but a movie for mature people who aren’t disappointed if the ending isn’t happy. (It isn’t.) (For people for whom sex scenes are inherently interesting but who can’t empathize with gay sexuality, I’ll say that the one gay sex scene was quite tame by today’s standards and was less explicit than the straight sex scenes.)
My movie companion had read the story by Annie Proulx and strongly recommended it, so it’s just been ordered. I look forward to reading it and the other stories on Wyoming.