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.
Posted by: jaragon | Mar 13, 2012 10:04:24 PM
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.
Posted by: Jay | Mar 13, 2012 10:19:07 PM
Very nice...well done.
Posted by: Fielder | Mar 14, 2012 1:09:44 AM
I have not been able to watch Brokeback Mountain for over four years, it's just too painful.
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.
Posted by: Paul in Charleston | Mar 14, 2012 9:27:48 AM
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.
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.