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Brokeback Mountain

I took my daughter and my grand-daughter to see Brokeback Mountain. All of the reviews were great and we figured it was a sure winner. Well, what they don't point out is that the characters mumble during 90% of the movie and I'm hard of hearing so I missed most of what they said. It was a shame too, because I'm sure I missed some points that needed to be focused on. We all had a hard time hearing them and wondered if it had to do with the fact that all the theaters that are playing this movie are old and don't have surround sound. It's too bad. I would have liked to see it with close caption if nothing else so I wouldn't have felt so lost. We were fairly disappointed and when the end came, weren't as heartbroken as we should have been because we couldn't get into the men's characters as much as we would have liked to. I'm sure the critics aren't wrong, but for us, it was a let-down because of the sound. *sigh*

Did anyone else see it and love it?

Hugs, Patt


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Jan. 2nd, 2006 02:47 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen it yet. It won't be in a Louisville theater until Friday. I'm not surprised about the mumbling. Heath Ledger trying to do an American accent sounds like he's talking with pebbles in his mouth anyway.

One thing you might want to do is read the actual story. It made me cry when I read it because it's so beautifully written. I don't normally read death stories, but since a friend told me about it and I knew it was coming, I was prepared for it so it wasn't quite so bad.

I think all movies should be closed captioned, or at least provide something for the hearing impaired. Some theaters do, but not the older ones. A friend posted a while back about a similar situation. It was a documentary about a deaf muscician and the documentary wasn't closed caption even when it came out in DVD. Talk about irony.
Jan. 2nd, 2006 05:18 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry you couldn't understand them! Mary said it was the same with Heath in Brothers Grimm (the way he spoke). Maybe when it comes out on dvd, you can rent it and hopefully it will have close captioning or maybe just read the book? But at least you go to go to the movies with your daughter and granddaughter?

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