The Margos are back with a new episode suggested to us by a listener--Brokeback Mountain. You didn’t know it was based on a short storywritten byAnnie Proulxand appeared in the New Yorker in their October 13, 1997, issue. It won the National Magazine Award for fiction in 1998. AuthorLarry McMurtryandDiana Ossana adapted it into the screenplay for the 2005 film directed byAng Lee.
The film starringJake Gyllenhaalas Jack Twist andHeath Ledgeras Ennis Del Mar is now considered a masterpiece and the fact it lost the 2006 Academy Award for Best Picture to now widely reviledCrashwas a huge controversy at the time.
In this episode the Margos discuss:
The gorgeous look of the film
The casting of the leads and how revolutionary it was at the time.
Why author Annie Proulx finds the success of the story to be a mixed blessing
How Jake Gyllenhaal had to go to “cowboy camp” to prepare for the part
Trivia and behind-the-scenes insight about the making of the film
Brokeback Mountain trailer
“I can’t quit you” Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger
Lurleen(Anne Hathaway) tells Ennis how Jack died
Outro MusicBrokeback Mountain theme byGustavo Santaolalla