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jcole: 09.12.05: Toronto, Venice, Telluride

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[Reviews]

-[Brokeback Mountain] (Reuters) 9.3.05
"Anne Proulx's 1997 short story in the New Yorker has been masterfully expanded by screenwriters Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana to provide director Lee with his best movie since "Sense and Sensibility" in 1995."

[Articles: Toronto International Film Festival]
-[Critics Diary: The 'O Word', 'Brokeback Mountain' and 'The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada'] (indieWIRE) 9.12.05
"It's an epically heartbreaking achievement, grand in the way "Giant" was, in which issues of tolerance echo against the great wide open."

['Gay Cowboy Movie' Shatters Stereotypes] (CNN) 9.12.05
"'When two people love each other, they love each other. And people should hold on to it as hard as they can, whether it's homosexual or heterosexual.'"

[Toronto #4: Festival Notes (Heath Ledger)] Roger Ebert. (Chicago Sun Times) 9.12.05
"He’s fighting against his genetic structure, and the traditions and fears passed down to him."

[Fest Dispatch: Toronto Comes Out, with Gays, Terrorists and Historical Injustice] (indieWIRE) 9.12.05
"Drawing far more unanimous praise was Ang Lee's "Brokeback Mountain", which continued it's subtle gallop of accolades ever since premiering in Venice and Telluride last week, winning the top prize in Venice over the weekend."

[Toronto Dispatch: L'Enfer and Brokeback Mountain] (cinematical) 9.12.05
"So for me the film doesn’t break ground in my world. Though the impact it is likely to have on American audiences could be substantial and as such I can see it hyped to the point of Oscar award contention."

[Toronto Festival Aims High] (USA Today) 9.11.05
"Not a discouraging word was heard as wine and mojitos were consumed, while many were taken by the power of Ledger's aching portrait of a tight-lipped loner who struggles with his attraction to Gyllenhaal's outgoing rodeo rider."

[Gyllenhaal, Ledger Up Close and Personal] Andrea Baillie. (JAM! Movies) 9.11.05
"'I think the chemistry was on the page, in the words. We just had to portray it.'"

[Articles: VENICE FILM FESTIVAL]

[Lee Hopes to Break Taboos After Gay Cowboy Story Wins Venice's Top Prize] (Sunday Herald) 9.11.05
"'My biggest enemy was the more conventional western,' he said. 'The genre was invented. As a foreigner, we go for real things and some things run into trouble with the convention.'"

[Ang Lee's Gay Cowboy Film Wins Venice Golden Lion] (AP) 9.10.05
"Ang Lee's "Brokeback Mountain," a tale of homosexual love in the wilds of Wyoming, won Venice's Golden Lion on Saturday, beating film festival favorite George Clooney in the race to take the top prize."

[Ang Lee Movie Wins at Venice] (AP) 9.10.05
"Ang Lee's tale of the homosexual love between two cowboys set in the conservative West of the 1960s won the Venice Film Festival's top award yesterday."

[Articles: TELLURIDE]

[Back From Telluride: Re-Viewing Brokeback Mountain] (indieWIRE blog) 9.6.05
"Putting aside whatever it is that people want, or don’t want, "Brokeback Mountain" to be, its more important to simply take the story for what it is, a story."

[Dispatch From Telluride] (indieWIRE) 9.6.05
"Despite being branded "the gay cowboy movie", audiences here seemed to take the film's graphic sexual moments between two men in stride, in particular connecting with the beautiful and sad love story at the heart of the film."

[In Telluride: "Brokeback Mountain" and "Bob Dylan"] (indieWIRE) 9.4.05
"Some may be turned off by the nature of the relationship depicted in "Brokeback Mountain," but its important to note that many people (gay, straight, male, female) seem so moved by this poignant love story."