Sunday, February 19, 2006

of friends and gay lovers

There were supposed to be 4 of us. One was not able to make it. One brought a boyfriend along. Oh yeah, there was actually 4 of us. Not planned though. We heard 80% of the stories from the lovelife woes of one of us. Probably that's what happens when friends sort of drift apart and find fewer and fewer things in common to talk about. It sucks but that's the way life goes. After late lunch, only 2 of us ended up watching "Brokeback Mountain". Sheesh. That's fine. At least I got to see them after some time, I got to watch the movie, and I got my "Memoirs of a Geisha" book back. We're planning to meet again and go to Eurostar, this new theme-park in The Fort. I'm not a theme-park person. I'm boring, I know, but my stomach and brain can't take the loopy rides. But hopefully, we'll get to do that soon, not after some months. Hopefully, we'll take some pics too.

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The movie was simple. It's true that, as far as I can remember, it's the only love story with no "I love you" in the script. I guess the line "I don't know how to quit you" is a romatic enough replacement. It's the movie with the most homosexual couples I've ever seen in the audience. Not that I minded. It was quite interesting really. Ok, back to the movie. I love the direction or cinematography or whatever it is you call the strategic placement of cameras to catch picturesque angles. The sceneries were very beautiful. That plus Jake Gyllenhaal's cute mole on the upper part, near the corner of his lip. I love watching those moments! Hahaha!

Seriously, I think it's more of a lust story than a love story. But then again, I am not a homosexual so I can't see it in their point of view. I guess once the hormones rage nobody can stop it. But near the end it's probably indeed love. They were just too scared of the scorn of society that's why they still married and had kids and did all those secret "fishing trips". It was bittersweet for both Jack Twist (Jake G.) and Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger). I ache more for the role of Michelle Williams (Ennis's wife). I can't imagine seeing my husband and the father of my two kids torridly kissing another man! Another gorgeous man for than matter! Geez! I have had my own heartaches since I have the tendency to fall for men who turned out to be gay and I know how rotten that made me feel. I also could not believe Ang Lee directed the movie. It was good directing though and good acting too! Sometimes I just don't understand the dialogues. There's too much Western twang in it. I've heard a LOT of accents in my line of work, but I would have appreciated it if there were subtitles or something. It was also a bit slow-paced for me. I wish to see it with NO cuts and with my gay friend with me (to answer my questions and clarify some things). That would be something I can look forward to.


loryces said...

wow. after months of planning and putting them under duress, i cant help but feel disappointed for you. haaay. drifting apart sucks.

~*galenlondeien*~ said...

I know. That's why I told Joan to plan the next meeting whenever that will be. Rio didn't show up. Joan brought her bf (whom she sees at work everyday) and Joy talked about her current love problems. *sigh*

Joan didn't watch the movie with us coz she had a date with her bf. Joy watched it with me but hurriedly went back to her apartment to accompany her gf to buy some groceries. That left me wandering in the mall alone. :(

Chas Ravndal said...

well when I watched the movie here in Bergen. The moviehouse was packed by females and some bringing their bfs. I was expecting that it should have been lots of homos but i was proven wrong. And also I am surprised when you said that its more of a lust story than love since most girls I talked here said its romantic and a love story. Well, probably because of the difference of cultures and being the fact that Europe is liberated.

~*galenlondeien*~ said...

Probably because different cultures and environments create different views. I believe that sex is an important part of a relationship but from what I saw in the movie, their relationship seems to just revolve around the act itself, that's why I said it's more of a "lust story". I got a friend who's homosexual who doesn't seem to find "the right one" because every relationship he had was just all about sex. His lovers leave him if he doesn't want to have sex within the first month or ASAP. He wants something beyond that, more than that actually. I don't want to think that a relationship between the same gender will only survive because of sex. But I may be wrong. See? I got lots of questions about that issue. Hahaha!

Rob said...

"their relationship seems to just revolve around the act itself"

Yes. And it also started with sex. That's why I think it was all too abrupt.

But yeah, in the end it was clear that they really loved each other. But I'm still puzzled on how they developed that long-lasting love.