Monday, January 23, 2006

"Brokeback" -- Further Signs of Progress

Here's an interesting observation. Most of the early stories about "Brokeback Mountain" used either the image from the poster (two men near each other but looking away) or a shot of Jake lying on the ground looking at the scenery with Heath nearby. But in the last week, more and more I've seen people use this shot of Jake and Heath in an unabashedly intimate pose. Time magazine used it in its feature on the film's success. Clearly, since America has no problem with the movie, the traditional media is getting more comfortable with it as well. [Photo by Kimberly French of Focus Features.]

1 comment:

Ed Sikov said...

Further proof that most of our professional journalists are as sheeplike as, well, as the sheep in the movie. And just as smelly, no doubt.

They wait to see which way the wind blows before they do their so-called reporting. This is obviously as true for cultural reporters as for political ones.