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Why Did Brokeback Not Win?

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006 · 3 Comments

Was it the A-list stars in the cast that catapulted Crash to victory Sunday night, as foreshadowed by Jon Stewart’s earlier comments? Was it that America’s not quite ready for a movie about gay cowboys to win Best Picture, as it should have? Yes, it was probably those reasons and others.

OSCAR ANALYSIS / Theories abound on why ‘Crash’ won best picture:

“They bent over backward to say this is not a gay love story,” Coyote said. “In fact, it was a gay love story, and it was a story about the cost of being in the closet, and that’s a really political and powerful issue. In trying to market to a wide audience, they deprived the film of its radical edge. So a lot of people who might have gone to see it didn’t go because they just thought it was a romance movie — and a lot of those people would not have gone to a heterosexual romance movie.”

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sarah // Mar 8, 2006 at 12:08 pm

    I thought Crash was a better movie.

  • 2 Bill & Connie // Mar 8, 2006 at 4:16 pm

    “Ghost Story” was filmed in part around Saratoga and most specifically at a great location on Smith Bridge Road. What Hollywood did to make that beautiful home scary but believable was incredible. We watched the crew walk through take after take during the time they filmed there and it was very cool. That is the total extent of our movie “knowledge.” Having said that, we did see “Crash,” “Good Night and Good Luck,” and “Brokeback Mountain. Regrettably, we missed “Walk the Line” and “Capote.” Honestly, we like movies about horses and ghosts better.

  • 3 Alex // Mar 10, 2006 at 8:24 am

    Cati and I rented “Walk the Line” last weekend, and we were TOTALLY bored. The persona Cash created with his music is way more interesting than the actual story of his life.
    My impressions about the story were:
    Johnny Cash = loser who could not get his shit together until he was in his 40’s. (Wow, how interesting).
    June Carter = The rare case of the mistress that actually marries the cad with whom she’s cheating. All of their problems in their adult lives were self-inflicted. Johnny’s with substance abuse and Carter’s with promescuity/multiple marriages. Dull. At least “Ray” did it first.