Brokeback MountainAng Lee (director)
This movie has gotten a lot of press (and launched a thousand jokes), and has been labelled a gay cowboy movie. Many dismiss this, but, at heart, it is a gay cowboy movie. Sorry, it is.
But it’s much more than that – it’s a great tale with tremendous performances and beautiful scenery and a story line that broaches hard questions without implicitly asking them.
At bottom, it’s a tragedy – a love story, a story of forbidden (at many levels) love. Forbidden by one’s mores, by society, but what one has been trained to do/not do say/not say.
Yeah, took my car into Ford the day before yesterday. Needed my front brakes relined. Turns out they had to replace rotors, as well – too thin to turn.
Since I have had my vehicle, I’ve had the front
breaks brakes replaced twice, front rotors once, both front tie rods replaced and both rear coils replaced (they were cracked).
My vehicle? Some F250 pickup with 150,000 miles on it, used to haul cinderblocks up and down mountains?
No, an Escort with less than 45,000 miles. And – outside of an ocassional bag of black dirt or a computer table – what I haul is my ass, a briefcase and (grande) cup of Starbucks’.
Yeah, that should crack those coils.
I live in the burbs. I can see some issues with brakes, as it’s a lot of stop and go traffic – but the other crap?
If quality is Job No. 1 at Ford, they must have a lot of free time around the plants…