I finally watched Brokeback Mountain. It was very good. Jake Gyllenhall is a very handsome man, as is Heath Ledger and both are quite remarkable in the film.
The scenery is breathtaking, although it was mostly filmed in Canada, not Wyoming, where it is takes place
The movie is based on Annie Proulx's short story Brokeback Mountain from Close Range, Wyoming Stories. Since I enjoyed the movie so much, I thought I would read the original story. I thought The Shipping News was dreadfully slow so I was wary about reading Close Range. It was a very pleasant surprise and I enjoyed it very much. There is a certain art to short stories and Ms. Proulx is a fine creator.
I'm not even getting into the whole bisexual cowboy angle. It's been done to death. I will say it's a very good movie, an excellent book, Jake Gyllenhall has the bluest eyes you'll ever see and I miss riding my horse.