Brokeback Mountain

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Brokeback Mountain is a 2005 American romantic drama film directed by Ang Lee and produced by Diana Ossana and James Schamus.wikipedia
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Heath Ledger

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The film stars Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, and Michelle Williams and depicts the complex emotional and sexual relationship between Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist in the American West from 1963 to 1983.
His work comprised nineteen films, including 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), The Patriot (2000), A Knight's Tale (2001), Monster's Ball (2001), Lords of Dogtown (2005), Brokeback Mountain (2005), The Brothers Grimm (2005), Casanova (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009), the latter two being posthumous releases.

Anne Hathaway

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The film stars Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, and Michelle Williams and depicts the complex emotional and sexual relationship between Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist in the American West from 1963 to 1983.
Hathaway made a transition to adult roles with the 2005 dramas Havoc and Brokeback Mountain.

James Schamus

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Brokeback Mountain is a 2005 American romantic drama film directed by Ang Lee and produced by Diana Ossana and James Schamus.
His output includes writing or co-writing The Ice Storm, Eat, Drink, Man, Woman, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Hulk (all directed by Ang Lee), and producing Brokeback Mountain and Alone in Berlin.

Michelle Williams (actress)

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The film stars Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, and Michelle Williams and depicts the complex emotional and sexual relationship between Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist in the American West from 1963 to 1983.
This was followed by low-profile films, before her breakthrough role in the romantic drama Brokeback Mountain (2005), in which her performance as the wife of a gay man earned Williams her first Academy Award nomination.

Jake Gyllenhaal

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The film stars Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, and Michelle Williams and depicts the complex emotional and sexual relationship between Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist in the American West from 1963 to 1983.
Gyllenhaal won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for playing Jack Twist in Ang Lee's romance Brokeback Mountain (2005).

Ang Lee

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Brokeback Mountain is a 2005 American romantic drama film directed by Ang Lee and produced by Diana Ossana and James Schamus.
He went on to direct films in a broad range of genres, including the drama The Ice Storm (1997); the Western Ride with the Devil (1999); the martial arts wuxia drama Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000); the superhero blockbuster Hulk (2003); the romantic drama Brokeback Mountain (2005); the erotic espionage period drama Lust, Caution (2007); and the magic realist survival film Life of Pi (2012).

Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

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It also received nominations for eight Academy Awards, the most nominations at the 78th Academy Awards, where it won three–Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Score.
Larry McMurtry is the only person who has won (for Brokeback Mountain) for adapting someone else's work and whose work has been adapted by someone else resulting in a win, Terms of Endearment.

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It also received nominations for eight Academy Awards, the most nominations at the 78th Academy Awards, where it won three–Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Score.
Other winners included Brokeback Mountain, King Kong and Memoirs of a Geisha also with three awards apiece, and Capote, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Constant Gardener, Hustle & Flow, March of the Penguins, The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation, A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin, Six Shooter, Syriana, Tsotsi, Walk the Line and Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit with one each.

Jack Twist

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The film stars Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, and Michelle Williams and depicts the complex emotional and sexual relationship between Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist in the American West from 1963 to 1983.
Jack Twist is a fictional character of the short story "Brokeback Mountain" by Annie Proulx and the 2005 Academy Award-winning film adaptation of the same name directed by Ang Lee, where he is portrayed by American actor Jake Gyllenhaal.

Ennis Del Mar

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The film stars Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, and Michelle Williams and depicts the complex emotional and sexual relationship between Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist in the American West from 1963 to 1983.
Ennis del Mar (Del Mar in the film) is the fictional main character of the short story "Brokeback Mountain" by Annie Proulx and the 2005 Academy Award-winning film adaptation of the same name directed by Ang Lee.

National Film Registry

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Years later, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2018.

Producers Guild of America Award

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The film attained awards for Best Picture and Best Director at the British Academy Film Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Producers Guild of America Awards, Critics' Choice Movie Awards, and Independent Spirit Awards, among others.

Brokeback Mountain (short story)

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Adapted from the 1997 short story of the same name by Annie Proulx, the screenplay was written by Ossana and Larry McMurtry.
Screenwriters Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana adapted the story for the 2005 film Brokeback Mountain.

Diana Ossana

Brokeback Mountain is a 2005 American romantic drama film directed by Ang Lee and produced by Diana Ossana and James Schamus.
She won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, a Writers' Guild of America Award, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for her screenplay of Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain, along with McMurtry and adapted from the short story of the same name by Annie Proulx.

Golden Lion

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It won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, as well as the title of Best Picture from the Boston Society of Film Critics, British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), Broadcast Film Critics Association, Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association, Florida Film Critics Circle, Independent Spirit Awards, International Press Academy, London Film Critics' Circle, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Circle, Producers Guild of America, and San Francisco Film Critics Circle.
Six American filmmakers have won the Golden Lion, with awards for John Cassavetes and Robert Altman (both times the awards were shared with other winners who tied), as well as Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain was the first winning US film not to tie), Darren Aronofsky, Sofia Coppola, and Todd Phillips.

Canmore, Alberta

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The mountain featured in the film is a composite of Mount Lougheed south of the town of Canmore and Fortress and Moose Mountain in Kananaskis Country.
Many feature films have been shot in the Canmore area, including Brokeback Mountain, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Open Range, The Edge, Legends of the Fall, Shanghai Noon, Mystery Alaska, Snow Dogs, the pilot episode of Everwood, and others.

Crash (2004 film)

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Brokeback Mountain was also a subject of controversies, such as its loss to Crash for the Academy Award for Best Picture in an upset as well as criticism from conservative media outlets.
Crash won the Best Picture Oscar at the 78th Academy Awards, controversially beating the critically favored Brokeback Mountain and making it only the second film ever (the other being The Sting) to win the Academy Award for Best Picture without having been nominated for any of the three Golden Globe Awards for Best Motion Picture (Best Drama, Best Comedy/Musical and Best Foreign Film).

Cowley, Alberta

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Other scenes were filmed in Cowley, Fort Macleod, and Calgary.
Cowley was featured in the 2005 motion picture Brokeback Mountain as the fictional town of Signal, Wyoming.

Focus Features

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Focus Features would co-produce it alongside River Road Entertainment as well as distribute the film.
As a distributor, Focus' most successful release in North America to date is Downton Abbey, which earned $84.5 million during its first weekend at the box office and surpassing Brokeback Mountain, which earned $83 million at the North American box office.

Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association

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It won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, as well as the title of Best Picture from the Boston Society of Film Critics, British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), Broadcast Film Critics Association, Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association, Florida Film Critics Circle, Independent Spirit Awards, International Press Academy, London Film Critics' Circle, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Circle, Producers Guild of America, and San Francisco Film Critics Circle.

Calgary

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Other scenes were filmed in Cowley, Fort Macleod, and Calgary.
Notable films shot in and around the city include: The Assassination of Jesse James, Brokeback Mountain, Dances with Wolves, Doctor Zhivago, Inception, Legends of the Fall, Unforgiven and The Revenant.

Academy Award for Best Director

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It also received nominations for eight Academy Awards, the most nominations at the 78th Academy Awards, where it won three–Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Score.

San Francisco Film Critics Circle

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It won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, as well as the title of Best Picture from the Boston Society of Film Critics, British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), Broadcast Film Critics Association, Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association, Florida Film Critics Circle, Independent Spirit Awards, International Press Academy, London Film Critics' Circle, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Circle, Producers Guild of America, and San Francisco Film Critics Circle.

Florida Film Critics Circle

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It won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, as well as the title of Best Picture from the Boston Society of Film Critics, British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), Broadcast Film Critics Association, Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association, Florida Film Critics Circle, Independent Spirit Awards, International Press Academy, London Film Critics' Circle, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Circle, Producers Guild of America, and San Francisco Film Critics Circle.

Academy Award for Best Picture

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Brokeback Mountain was also a subject of controversies, such as its loss to Crash for the Academy Award for Best Picture in an upset as well as criticism from conservative media outlets.