Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx Book Summary:
A stand alone edition of Annie Proulx’s beloved story “Brokeback Mountain” (in the collection Close Range)—the basis for the major motion picture directed by Ang Lee, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger, screenplay by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana.Annie Proulx has written some of the most original and brilliant short stories in contemporary literature, and for many readers and reviewers, “Brokeback Mountain” is her masterpiece. Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist, two ranch hands, come together when they’re working as sheepherder and camp tender one summer on a range above the tree line. At first, sharing an isolated tent, the attraction is casual, inevitable, but something deeper catches them that summer. Both men work hard, marry, and have kids because that’s what cowboys do. But over the course of many years and frequent separations this relationship becomes the most important thing in their lives, and they do anything they can to preserve it. The New Yorker won the National Magazine Award for Fiction for its publication of “Brokeback Mountain,” and the story was included in Prize Stories 1998: The O. Henry Awards. In gorgeous and haunting prose, Proulx limns the difficult, dangerous affair between two cowboys that survives everything but the world’s violent intolerance.
Brokeback Mountain by Annie PROULX Book Summary:
Brokeback Mountain58 pp. Inspiration for the award-winning 2005 film, adapted for the screen by Diana Ossana and Larry McMurtry. The author won the Pulitzer Prize for her full-length novel The Shipping News, which also inspired a motion picture.Keywords: ANNIE PROULX BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN FICTION PULITZER PRIZE WINNER BOOKS TO FILM SIGNED FIRST EDITION
Brokeback Mountain (American Indies) by Gary Needham Book Summary:
Since its release in 2005, Brokeback Mountain became a major cultural event and a milestone in independent American filmmaking. Based on the short story by Annie Proulx and directed by Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain situated a love story between two closeted cowboys at the heart of American mythology, film spectatorship and genre. Brokeback Mountain offered an independent and queer revision of the conventions and clichés of the western and the melodrama through a studied exploration of homophobia and the closet. This book examines Brokeback Mountain in relation to indie cinema, genre, spectatorship, editing, and homosexuality. In doing so it brings film studies and queer theory into dialogue with one another and explains the importance of Brokeback Mountain as both a contemporary independent and queer film.
On the Other Side of Brokeback Mountain by Cal Stevens Book Summary:
On the Other Side of Brokeback Mountain is basically an historical novella. Some parts are based on personal experiences I had while growing up in Wyoming. Some other parts are based on stories I heard from members of my family, who are still in the ranching business, and close friends. And, of course, some other segments are fictional, but consistent with what I know of the lives and nature of people in the region. I started writing this novella after seeing the movie version of Brokeback Mountain because I was unhappy with the portrayal of most of the Wyoming men who made cameo appearances, and the implication that the region is a land of total desolation, except for the gorgeous mountain scenery, which was actually photographed in Alberta. So, here I have attempted to present a more accurate picture of Wyoming and its people. This is done through the eyes of an old, uneducated, but intelligent cowboy who reflects on the most memorable events in his life, ranging from his work on ranches to exciting sexual encounters. More important, however, this is a philosophical study touching on all aspects of a man’s thoughts and emotions, thoughts and emotions common to all of us.
Brokeback Mountain: Story to Screenplay by Annie Proulx Book Summary:
Annie Proulx has written some of the most original and brilliant short stories in contemporary literature, and for many readers and reviewers, Brokeback Mountain is her masterpiece. Brokeback Mountain was originally published in The New Yorker. It won the National Magazine Award. It also won an O. Henry Prize. Included in this volume is Annie Proulx's haunting story about the difficult, dangerous love affair between a ranch hand and a rodeo cowboy. Also included is the celebrated screenplay for the major motion picture "Brokeback Mountain," written by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana. All three writers have contributed essays on the process of adapting this critically acclaimed story for film.
Brokeback Mountain: Historier fra Wyoming by Annie Proulx Book Summary:
I Annie Proulx' mesterlige historier er livet råt og hårdt, landskabet stort og åbent. Som den betagende natur, fortællingerne udspiller sig i, drives bogens personer af en kompromisløs og kraftfuld energi. Her er vanviddet og ensomheden på spil, men også den uforudsigelige og svimlende kærlighed. I denne kritikerroste samling findes fortællingen bag den prisbelønnede storfilm "Brokeback Mountain". Som det sker her, oplever vi i flere af historierne humor og skønhed i et møde med smerte og desperation, der vidner om en dyb og elementær menneskelighed.
Personal Borders: My Experience of Brokeback Mountain by Martin Aguilera Book Summary:
A brief elegy and reminiscence, "Personal Borders: My Experience of 'Brokeback Mountain'" details the emotional experience of the celebrated Academy Award-winning film by Ang Lee as felt by a young gay Latino man in southwest Texas on the eve of his own personal journey. It concludes with a coda, "In My Craft Or Sullen Art: A Reflection," written ten years later.
Queer Theory and Brokeback Mountain (Film Theory in Practice) by Matthew Tinkcom Book Summary:
Queer Theory and Brokeback Mountain examines queer theory as it has emerged in the past three decades and discusses how Brokeback Mountain can be understood through the terms of this field of scholarship and activism. Organized into two parts, in the first half the author discusses key canonical texts within queer theory, including the work of writers as Judith Butler, Michel Foucault, and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick. He provides an historical account of the questions these scholars have posed to our understanding of sexualities-both normative and non-normative-in the historical past and in contemporary life, as well as a discussion of the theories of sexuality and gender offered by these scholars as these phenomena shape the experiences of men and women in the genital, bodily, erotic, discursive, and cultural dimensions.The second part examines Ang Lee's 2005 feature film, Brokeback Mountain, in order to understand the claims and insights of queer theory. Tracing the film's adaptation by screenwriter Larry McMurtry of Annie Proulx's 1997 short story of the same title, this portion of the book examines the film's narrative about two working-class men in the rural mid-20th-century U.S. and the meanings of the sexual and emotional bond between the pair that develops over the course of two decades.
On Brokeback Mountain: Meditations about Masculinity, Fear, and Love in the Story and the Film by Eric Patterson Book Summary:
On Brokeback Mountain: Meditations About Masculinity, Fear, and Love in the Story and the Film provides a close, detailed, comparative discussion of the short story and the film in relation to ways of understanding masculinity and love between men in American culture. It uses analytical ideas from gay and lesbian/queer studies, American studies, social history, film history, and literary history, but avoids specialized theoretical language in order to be accessible to the many people interested in the story and the film. Original, interdisciplinary, and engaging, On Brokeback Mountain is intended to be not only useful to academic specialists but also accessible and readable for any interested, educated reader. The two versions of Brokeback Mountain are significant for taking readers and audiences inside the perspectives of men who love men, showing what physical and emotional passion, and hostility toward that passion, may be like for them. The story and the film help in understanding the many men who love men and who don't fit stereotypes of gay men or participate in the gay/queer worlds of urban/academic communities, especially men in rural areas and in working class contexts. This book examines the presentation of friendship, sex, and love between men in Brokeback Mountain, as well as the depiction of homophobia and its effects on men who love men and their families. It relates the story and the film to the literary tradition of the homoerotic pastoral, the literary/movie tradition of the Western, and the tradition of the tragic romantic love story.
Hangover Wisdom, 100 Thoughts on Brokeback Mountain: Story to Screenplay, from the Morning After by Charlotte Capper Book Summary:
In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Brokeback Mountain: Story to Screenplay". Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.
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