Sunday, January 3, 2010

Give Brokeback Mountain the Oscar for Best Film this year


Love is a force of nature

Brokeback Mountain is one of the finest films ever made.  It is certainly the best mainstream American-made film during the past decade.   It is a film that defined a generation and touched hearts and minds all around the world.  It is watched and studied at schools and novel on which it is based, continues to be a best-seller.

And yet, this film was denied the Oscar for Best Film in 2007 because of homophobia.   What better way to correct this mistake in the Age of Obama than by giving Brokeback Mountain the honor and respect that it deserves?

13 comments:

  1. Brokeback Mountain was denied the Oscar for Best Film in 2007 because the movie came out in 2005...

    At any rate, your voice isn't the sole basis for what movies win awards, they're chosen by a bunch of people with much more experience in film than you.

    I'm not even going to comment on the retarded idea of giving a 5 year-old film an Oscar simply because there's a new president, because, really... fuck...

    Citizen Kane has been widely acknowledged as the best film ever made, but it didn't win an Oscar the year it was nominated. By your logic, shouldn't it have won the award every year since?

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  2. I am not concerned about Citizen Kane and I do not believe that there is a matter of social justice involved with that film. Brokeback Mountain WAS denied the Oscar simply because it showed a love between two men. Everyone knows it is a better film than "Crash".

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  3. Clearly, everybody doesn't know that because the people who voted decided on Crash. You can't just claim you're right and declare victory: things such as reason and logic matter too. But at the end of the day: it's a fucking piece of metal. Don't you think the really important thing is the fact that Brokeback Mountain was recognized at all? Or the fact that it's gone on to be a movie which is watched and studied in film classes? These are much more substantial things, which the film has already obtained: Why do you care so much about symbols?

    At any rate, surely you realize that nobody is going to award a film from 5 years ago with an Oscar from *this* year... It's just not going to happen, that's not what the awards are for.

    And finally, can you please start fact-checking? Brokeback Mountain came out in 2005, it was not even nominated in 2007.

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  4. Why not? Brokeback Mountain is the best American film in recent years and it certainly is a better and more important film than Avatar.

    AS President Obama has told us, this is a time of change. It is time to let go of the old ways of thinking, to get rid of the hate and narrow-minded views and to expand our thinking and perspectives.

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  5. Look, there's no way you can prove that it didn't get the award simply because of homophobia. And Oscars are awarded every year to a movie that came out IN THAT YEAR. Just because YOU think it's the best movie ever doesn't mean it can even GET an Oscar. Expanding our thinking is great and all, but you should at least have reasonable goals.

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  6. Brokeback Mountain is gay

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  7. Who the hell remembers Crash?! Brokeback Mountain was the best film that year and it got robbed by hmophobia.

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  8. And we all know Crash didn't have a social message tied to it. Wait, yes it did!

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  9. All I want is for you to acknowledge that Brokeback Mountain can't win the Academy Award for best film of the year, because it isn't even a film "OF THE YEAR".

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  10. How do you know that Brokeback Mountain was gay?

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  11. GLBTs AGAINST LARA!!January 19, 2010 at 6:27 AM

    STOP trying to SPEAK FOR COMMUNITY!!! You are the reason there IS so much INTOLERANCE and why HATE CRIMES HAPPEN!!! Whining for your rights or the way YOU think it should be will get you NOWHERE. STOP TRYING TO REPRESENT OUR COMMUNITY!!!

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  12. Overall it think brokeback mountain and crash had equally important messages in them and they were both fantastic films. Making a decision between two great films like that is tough and I highly doubt that the decision came down to homophobia. I think you just like to polarize issues to rile people up. You are no better than Oreilly or Keith Olberman.

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