Saturday, March 04, 2006
Courtney and I headed to see Brokeback Mountain at Ballston. We both thought it was really sad. I thought it was really funny when she said that she didn't know it was about gay cowboys. She knew it was about cowboys, but didn't know they were gay. I would think that the sex scene was quite a surprise to her. I thought it was excellently done. I think it is very much an Oscar contender, but I don't know if I thought the technical achievement of the actors was worthy of an Oscar. It is more just the subject matter that is so different, so perhaps the best picture or directing. I think Joaquin Phoenix's portrayal of Johnny Cash deserves the acting award. Just stunning.