$178 Million?

@Rozie37 (15503)
Turkmenistan
October 26, 2007 9:06pm CST
I just read that the two year old movie "Brokeback Mountain" raked in $178 million. Okay now, I remember what the movie was roughly about and I am neither promoting it or bashing it. But, I sure would like to know what made it so great that it earned so much money? Can anyone who saw the movie tell me without being too graphic?
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@AmbiePam (48624)
• United States
27 Oct 07
I didn't see it myself, and I don't ever plan to. But I think it was popular because the gay men portrayed were not what we normally see gay men in movies portrayed as. Heath Ledger was also a big star, and there have not been many movies that focused on a love story between two men, that are cowboys for goodness sake. That just has never been done. But like I said, I am not one who saw it, I just think those are the reasons from observing people's reactions, and how they talked about it. It was different.
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@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
27 Oct 07
Okay, that makes sense. A lot of people went to see it because it was different and I guess they were curious.
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@AmbiePam (48624)
• United States
27 Oct 07
But you know what they say, curiosity killed the cat. LOL
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• Abernathy, Texas
28 Oct 07
Kinda wish I hadn't seen it too - I know it just illustrates what great actors they are, but they were so convincing - I ost my fun crush on heath!
@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
29 Oct 07
I remember watching it without knowing what it was about. I liked the actors to begin with, but didn't much care for the actual story. What really made this movie good for me was where it took place, The scenery and filming of it was great. I think it did well because people were curious. To me it was like watching a western movie, which are my favorite kind, but the subject matter did not appeal to me. But it still was a good movie and well produced and acted.
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@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
29 Oct 07
I am so sorry my friend. Please don't be mad at me, but that has got to be the funniest thing I have heard in a while. You went to see this movie and you had no idea it was a gay movie. You poor thing. At what point did you start to realize this was not your average western? I did not see this movie myself, but I know at some point in the movie, you had to say, okay, what the bleep is going on here? Please tell me, I really need to know,LOL.
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
29 Oct 07
A female friend rented the movie and asked me to watch it with her. Niether of us knew what it was about. I did not think it was a pure western type movie. It wasn't too long into the movie that we realized what it was about. Nevertheless, we watched the entire movie. I think I liked it because I had no prior expectations.
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@Flight84 (3050)
• United States
28 Oct 07
I never watched the movie, and I never really was interested in seeing it either. I know about the cowboy stuff and I think there was a graphic love scene. I guess that was what made people so interested. You see girl in girl stuff in movies, but rarely, if ever, guy on guy scenes. I guess that was enough to draw people in to watch the movie.
@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
28 Oct 07
Well, I hope that the thrill of seeing that is over, because I don't think that they should make another one. It is in such poor taste.
@wotfpatty (2068)
• United States
28 Oct 07
I saw the movie and there was nothing graphic or anything to draw the gapers. Perhaps people wanted to see how Hollywood would approach a gay male movie set in a time when being gay was taboo. It actually is quite a decent movie without dumb cliches and with a lot of insight. I didn't love the movie nor did I find it offensive or lame. It was realistic and done well. I saw it on DVD. I didn't know it made that kind of money. The movie essentially looks at two male cowboys who realize quite out of the blue that they are attracted to other while working alone together. They hide that from everyone and go on with their lives and with their wives/girl friends and never speak of what happened. Eventually they are reunited and sparks fly again but it is all just too much even though they really love each other. It's just a love story but two males are in the lead. The conflict, emotions, shame, and embarrassment of their feelings lead to a lot of interesting scenarios. Still, for all it was, it wasn't my favorite movie by a long stretch. Interesting, yes. Great? Not for me but I know many people who loved it.
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@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
28 Oct 07
very interesting. Thank you very much for sharing your opinion. Yes, I was also shocked at the amount of money the movie made.
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
27 Oct 07
I haven't actually seen the movie because I wasn't interested in seeing it. I got this link from wikipedia if you want to read all about it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brokeback_Mountain
@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
27 Oct 07
Oh child no, I was interested in personal opinions. I do not want to read about that movie. But thanks for the link.
@cobradene (1171)
• India
28 Oct 07
Well, it has been one of my favorite movies ever. The sole reason being, homosexuality had been portrayed as such a normal way of life as if it was hardly noticeable. That's the first thing. And overall, it was a wonderful piece of art. Amazing direction, wonderful background score. The camera work was very good, the actors did a fabulous job. It didn't win an oscar for best director for nothing. Surely, there was something about the movie which was so great. And first time, somebody ever attempted at making a movie that was unconventional. Was great overall.
@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
28 Oct 07
So, do you guys believe that there will be more movies along this line or was this a one time experiment?
@artemis432 (7474)
• Abernathy, Texas
28 Oct 07
Actually I wonder if it was the draw of two big name actors, Jake Gillenhal (spelling?) and Heath Ledger in a very contreversial movie - doing a darn convincing job. Everyone involved must've done an excellent job, for actors don't work alone.
@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
28 Oct 07
I must be totally out of the loop. I have never heard of either one of these actors. But, I guess if they are as famous as you say they are, they will draw in the crowd and therefore, the money.