January 18th, 2006

silent sigh

Brokeback Mountain

Saw Brokeback Mountain, and I'm not quite sure what I think of it quite yet. My viewing was kinda hampered by the Loud Teenage Girls behind and to the right of me who liked to laugh at random moments and ask each other what the characters were saying, though I had to agree with them at times, since the mumbling + unfamiliar accent was hard for me to understand. (At the end, one of them was like, "I hate movies that are made simply for shock value," which amused me, because Brokeback Mountain simply isn't a shock movie. It's like the anti-shock movie.)

Anyway, I feel like I should see it again in better circumstances before really making up my mind about it, because it seems like one of those movies that's power really comes from the silences.

I liked it. I really did. But I don't think it resonated with me as much as it has with other people, simply because I was distracted for a lot of it.

Shanghai pictures! Not all of them, not nearly, but some of my favorites.

TA Camp starts tomorrow. w00t.