Thursday, January 19, 2006

Much Ado About Proulx

Further to my post of yesterday about real life gay cowboys, you might be interested to read the Advocate magazine interview with Brokeback Mountain author E. Annie Proulx. She has some extremely complimentary things to say about the movie, even though she wasn't directly involved, and especially about the perfomances of the lead actors.

I've yet to read her collection of short stories Close Range: Wyoming Stories which includes the short story Brokeback Mountain. Years ago I read and loved her novel The Shipping News, although I found the movie a disappointment.

It sounds like I won't have that problem this time.

2 comments:

duane said...

You won't be disappointed. They captured the true feeling and emotion from the story. It is all in the movie. You are going to love it if you liked the story...

Unlike the Shipping News... that movie=blech!

The Other Andrew said...

Yeah as good actor as Kevin Spacey is, he was miscast in The Shipping News. The film had plenty of other flaws besides...

I was really gladdened to read the positive comments from Annie Proulx. So often the movie suffers by comparison to the source material.