I saw Brokeback Mountain last night. I thought the first hour or so was remarkably boring for a film so widely praised, but then was much more compelling after that. I was even a little teary-eyed a couple of times toward the end, although less so than for The Notebook. And, of course, having been raised on a farm with sheep, I have a soft spot for any film featuring them so prominently.
I see on the web that there is a webpage for memorable Brokeback Mountain quotes. I was surprised by this, because it seemed to me like there was only one memorable quote in the entire film. Which is, in fact, the first one listed on the webpage: "I wish I knew how to quit you."
As I thought about that line later, I decided that the most plausible context of my saying these same words would not be to any human being--male or female, cowpersonly-employed or otherwise--but rather I could envision myself saying them out loud to my monitor, especially if it was as I had a web browser open to this blog.
Update: I haven't engaged in any activity on the Tradesports futures-market site lately, but I just saw the story on CNN.com that a theater in Utah has reneged on its plan to show Brokeback Mountain, and decided that the current odds giving it only a 53% of taking home the Best Picture Oscar were still too low.