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  1. Ted says

    Thanks I really enjoyed that. Especially the rapid black and white sequence near the end.

  2. Dback says

    Seen a lot of “BBM” fan videos, but that’s one of the best, and I agree with Ted: the black and white stuff towards the end really socked it home. It’s great that people who never saw the movie, including teenagers today who were kids in 2005, will now discover it via Adele.

  3. uffda says

    This story is as old as love, it will never die. Thank you.

    And how I miss Heath Ledger.

  4. jamesintoronto says

    Wonder where the “Crash” mashups are? Oh that’s right, the Best Picture winner of 2005 has been relegated to the dustbin where it belongs and BBM lives on. I don’t want to be bitter but it still saddens me that Oscar voters couldn’t put aside their prejudices in 2005 and award the best film. Time has proven them wrong. BTW this video made me cry and I will be watching BBM tonight for the umpteenth time.

  5. Lou says

    @jamesintoronto … I *SO* agree … it boggles my mind that there was even a choice between the two films …

  6. Caliban says

    Very well done.

    Re: the BBM vs Crash controversy, I finally got around to watching Crash right before the Academy Awards ceremony that year. I really don’t think I went into it with an attitude, prepared to hate it on principle or something, but I thought it was (literally) laughable. It was like being beaten over the head with a Nerf™ baseball bat labeled “Important Racial Message!” That made the Oscar snub worse, that the film chosen instead was such a clumsy and heavy-handed POS.

    Just my opinion, of course.

  7. Michael in Toronto says

    Lovely.

    I will never tire of watching the Jack/Ennis scenes.

    In particular for Heath Ledger’s extraordinary performance.

  8. Markie27 says

    @caliban

    even straight people i know and in the web feel the same way as you re crash. nobody but the old homophobic academy members believed that crash was better than BBM. it was the most WTF upset in Oscar History (not even How Green Was My Valley vs. Citizen Cane or Shakespeare in Love vs. Saving Private Ryan fiasco can compare)

  9. uffda says

    It’s so nice to share this love and those men with so many others. What darlings they were, what an impact its director, and the original story teller has had.

  10. says

    Thank you soooo much for sharing my video on your blog, it means a lot to me to be able to show my baby (video) that I’ve been working on for a while. Also many thanks to all of you kind people who posted encouraging comments on my video, it’s a reward for me!!! Many thanks!

  11. uffda says

    GOMNITUS – we thank you and I hope you keep going and make a good living following your soul. I have as an artist and let me tell you that calling the shots for your own life day after day, and living well, are everything they are cracked up to be. Best to you.

  12. says

    Oh yes, “Crash”, the best picture !

    For shame you Academy cowards…….you just didn’t have the balls when the time came to be counted.

  13. ian says

    very nicely done. I haven’t watched the movie in ages and this was a great reminder of why I still love it. I get a kick out of how much of an impact this movie has made, not only on thousands of individuals but American culture. I love that it’s being taught in film schools/studies, (it was an instant classic) and that there are volumes published of literary and film analysis and on its impact on individuals and the culture at large. Few films can claim that.

  14. jaragon says

    I can’t bare to watch this- I’m sure its very good but the combination of scenes from “Brokeback Mountain” and Adele singing that heart breaking song is too much for me.

  15. Jay says

    Re the “Crash” “Brokeback Mountain” Academy Award controversy: It didn’t surprise me. Like Heath Ledger in “Brokeback”, Bruce Davison gave the performance of a lifetime in “Longtime Companion.” Davison was nominated but passed over for the one-note Joe Pesci by the Academy. That was the last time I watched the awards. This year I didn’t even read the stories in the newspaper the day after the awards ceremony.

  16. Paul in Charleston says

    One of the most amazing things about BBM was going to a suburban movie theater in the middle of the afternoon on a weekday to find that there was only ONE seat left open waaaaaaaaaay back in the top row. I doubt that CRASH had that kind of appeal to the general public.

  17. says

    Like Jack Twist said, I haven’t watched BM for years because it’s just too painful. Watching this video (holding back tears) just reinforced that notion … Sadly.

  18. Bob Eckert says

    There have so many wonderful tributes to
    that little miracle of a film that is
    Brokeback Mountain and this example is
    way up there near the top of that mountain.

    I made it through but just barely. I don’t
    think many people understand the impact
    this film has had on use as humans. Hopefully the spark that lit the flame will never go out. It is truly one of the finest pieces of the film making art (and a huge tip of the hat to -all- the brave souls who made it, from the producers all the way to catering) of the 21st century.
    I have never met a person either straight
    gay or anywhere in between who has not
    been deeply moved to tears by it, male
    or female. The story is not unique to the
    film, it is the story of so many people
    across the ages who fall in love and
    are misunderstood, ostracized, and even
    physically attacked. The film simply shows
    us in stark relief one such story and
    anyone with a touch of divine humanity
    is moved to the depths of their being.