Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Brokeback Opera

One of my favourite flicks - Brokeback Mountain - is headed to the opera stage. The New York City Opera has commissioned an opera based on the 2005 Oscar-wrangling flick about closeted cowboys that starred Jake Gyllenhaal and the late Heath Ledger (both pictured). The opera's set to open in 2013.

My response: Why not? I'm sure it'll be entertaining and beautiful to watch and hear. This also further confirms the long-term cultural significance of Ang Lee's landmark film. Remind me - what was that other film that beat out Brokeback for the Best Pic Oscar in 2005 again? Something pretty forgettable, if I recall correctly....lol.

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