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Cathy Seipp Spanks David Ansen
In her end-of-the-year media review in National Review, Cathy Seipp writes:

Reviewing Brokeback Mountain in Newsweek, film critic David Ansen writes about director Ang Lee: "Maybe because he's not an American, the Taiwanese-born director is neither afraid of the material nor impressed with himself for 'daring' to make it." Now there's a thought: Gay cowboys more at home on the range in relaxed, transgressive Taiwan than the bad old homophobic U.S. Bonus points: Ansen's air quotes around "daring."

Posted by aalkon at January 1, 2006 3:15 AM

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I don't think that's what Ansen was saying. I think his point was: Ang Lee doesn't bring full pop-culture saddlebags, so to speak, to this story. Not that gay cowboys do better in Taiwan.

Posted by: Nance at January 1, 2006 5:39 PM

What was the last cowboy movie of ANY description that you made a point to going to?

For me, it was in about 1968, and it had James Garner in it.

He kissed a pretty girl. And told jokes.

Posted by: Crid at January 2, 2006 5:36 PM

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