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It's another fucking Brokeback Mountain. Don't bother.

I will say that Janet McTeer is amazing as Mr. Page, and I will seek out more movies starring her. But even she does not make it worth it to put up with this shit. For shame, Glenn Close.

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Date: 2012-08-01 10:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] exeterlinden
I wholeheartedly agree!

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Date: 2012-08-02 12:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] calvinahobbes
I reserve the right to link to that time you took it apart in my journal. Good times :o)

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Date: 2012-08-04 08:51 am (UTC)
exeterlinden: kurdy 2 (Default)
From: [personal profile] exeterlinden
Ahahahaha - oh, the rage ;)

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Date: 2012-08-04 08:51 am (UTC)
exeterlinden: kurdy 2 (Default)
From: [personal profile] exeterlinden
It was a pretty film, there for a while :)

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Date: 2012-08-01 10:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] onyxlynx
Hi!

I don't think I've seen Glenn Close in a movie since the '90s, but I wasn't intrigued enough to seek this movie out. Probably a good thing.

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Date: 2012-08-01 11:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] amadi
McTeer is wonderful in a little film called "Songcatcher" with Aidan Quinn and Jane Adams, set in the early 20th century in the North Carolina mountains. There is a major plot of a lesbian relationship, but also how a rural community in that time would respond to same when it becomes public, so consider that a trigger warning. It's a well-made film, though, and filled with beautiful folk music.

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Date: 2012-08-03 04:38 am (UTC)
amadi: A bouquet of dark purple roses (Default)
From: [personal profile] amadi
Given that, I think you'll be pleased.

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Date: 2012-08-02 12:58 pm (UTC)
calvinahobbes: Calvin holding a cardboard tv-shape up in front of himself (Default)
From: [personal profile] calvinahobbes
Urgh, I am so sorry you watched that :o( That movie was so depressing, I completely agree. I was so intrigued when I saw the trailer, also because -- Glenn Close!!! But yeah, for shame :o(

I don't quite agree that it's a Brokeback Mountain, but - caveat - I am still pretty fond of that movie. I think the main difference, to me, is that BM is at least played for "Lookit the poor gays, their lives are terrible, we should pity them" whereas I felt like Albert was never anything but an inherently off-putting and unsympethetic character -- he wasn't made or acted to make the audience even like him, only for "Look at the freak!" effect.

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Date: 2012-08-03 08:58 am (UTC)
calvinahobbes: Calvin holding a cardboard tv-shape up in front of himself (calvinsad)
From: [personal profile] calvinahobbes
Ah yes, the lure of the costume drama :oP

I didn't know the original ending had been changed. But yeah, part of what made me curious was knowing how long Close had fought to make it happen :o/

I can't quite articulate what about Albert made him unappealing to me. I think I read him as a bit of a creeper sometimes; the way he fixates on Helen and Mr. Page's & Cathleen made me uncomfortable, but I don't know how much of that was embarrassment squick. But yes, Page and Cathleen were really awesome together, I totally shipped that.

The part that really made me claw at my face was the apalling back-story bit with Albert, where it is firmly established that not only is he Weird, he is 'made that way' because he was assaulted as a child. I guess it fits in perfectly with the Men Are Monsters theme?

But yes, I totally agree with your interpretation of the ending. I felt so disgusted by the connotation that Albert was just a problem, an abnormality who got in the way of these people leading their normal lives, and how order was re-established when he was gone and they could cannibalise what he had left behind.

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Date: 2012-08-02 05:47 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] oneiriad
I'm sorry to hear it's so bad - I shall have to reconsider going to watch it. Though I do like historical dramas.

Kind of related question: have you ever watched The Ballad of Little Jo?

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Date: 2012-08-02 06:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] oneiriad
Yeah, the wikipedia entry isn't that great and it is nearly 20 years old and very much from the gritty western school of movies - well, I liked it, but then, I watched it shortly after watching Deadwood, so that might not be saying much... Anyway, I just wondered 'cause it came to mind. *shrugs*

And - I think I'll wait for Albert Nobbs on dvd - the library will probably get it, so free and easy to stop if it turns out to bother me. (Though, to be honest, I rarely get bothered or manage to work up a case of righteous indignation about fiction, and when I do, it's always the oddest things that nobody else seem to care about, not the obvious ones. Go figure.)

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