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Movie Analysis: Brokeback Mountain And The Love Of Siam

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He does not believe in his family’s new reality. He begins to starve and consume excessive amount of alcohol that affected his health in a bad way, damaging his liver. He declines to go for a medical checkup and goes on with his unhealthy habit. The tragedy and the love he has for his daughter has made him a weak and helpless person in not only his life, but his family’s.

Coming to the fundamental objective of this assignment, Brokeback Mountain and The Love of Siam are two movies, which two main characters from each film, namely Ennis and Jack from Brokeback Mountain and Mew and Tong from The Love of Siam, all four of them have a connection that goes from friendship to a homosexual relationship, respectively. Four of them are commoners that end up being infatuated with each other.
These commoners have situations that they breeze along that directed them to a same-sex relationship amongst them.

In particular, Ennis and Jack ...view middle of the document...

In Brokeback Mountain, it tells a story beginning with Ennis meeting Jake and they being together herding sheep
on Brokeback Mountain, to the departure of the two to their respective homes, to the introduction of their both families, to the infrequent meeting of Ennis and Jake both going for fishing trip, to the controversy and hardship
of both families, to the death of Jake and Ennis’ actions after his death, to the news Ennis gets from his daughter regarding her marriage in coming time, and to Ennis’ journey into the memory lane remembering the Brokeback Mountain and his loved one, Jack, leading to the end of the film. The plot progression and timeline of the film
takes up to nearly two decades.

Same goes to The Love of Siam, whereby it tells a story starting with the introduction of the main
characters, to the friendship establishment between Mew and Tong, to a tragedy occurred in Tong’s family with
the disappearance of Tang (Tong’s sister), to the moral support and compassion given by Mew to Tong that
strengthens their relationship, to the separation of them both, to the moment when they meet again, to the continuation of their relationship, to the exposure of their same-sex love towards each other, to the
unpleasant feeling of Tong’s mother (Sunee) towards their relationship, and goes on to the moment
when the adage “life goes on” comes in handy. The development of the plot in the film takes up to six years.

However, there are few differences between these two films. Brokeback Mountain exposes the western genre
of film direction with the usage of explicit sexual scenes. Alongside with the usage of iconography elements that symbolise western culture. For instant, the usage of cowboy attires, horses by the main characters in the film alongside rodeo (photos below). Also with the usage of music in the film that resonates well with the western lifestyle displayed throughout the film. For instant, music track by Gustavo Santaolalla and Shane August with
the title “The Wings” falls under the category of country music with the inclusion of love message. The sentimental melody touches the realm of emotions caused by both; the background music and scenes of the film.

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