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    Opera?? I figured more of a Broadway musical...

    NEW YORK - The New York City Opera commissioned Charles Wuorinen to compose an opera based on "Brokeback Mountain," the 1997 short story by Annie Proulx that became the basis for a 2005 movie that won three Academy Awards.

    The opera is scheduled to premiere in spring 2013, City Opera said Sunday. It will be City Opera's second Wuorinen premiere, following "Haroun and the Sea of Stories," which was based on a Salman Rushdie novel and opened in October 2004.

    "Ever since encountering Annie Proulx's extraordinary story I have wanted to make an opera on it, and it gives me great joy that Gerard Mortier and New York City Opera have given me the opportunity to do so," Wuorinen said in a statement.

    "Brokeback Mountain" is a cowboy romance about two ranch-hand buddies who start a homosexual affair when they meet on the fictional mountain in 1963.
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    I'll make sure to not see that, just like I didn't see the movie.

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    Is it possible to see the words "Brokeback Mountain" and not start laughing?
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    I LOVE that movie. It's quite a beautiful love story (for the non-homophobic, that is... )

    Don't know how well it will translate into an opera, though.
    Stay strong, Edward!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VictoriaVH View Post
    I LOVE that movie. It's quite a beautiful love story (for the non-homophobic, that is... )

    Don't know how well it will translate into an opera, though.
    I'm with you, girl. Easily my favorite movie of all time. Absolutely breathtaking in every way.


    but the opera thing......gosh, just not really a fan of that "genre", so to speak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VictoriaVH View Post
    I LOVE that movie. It's quite a beautiful love story (for the non-homophobic, that is... )

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    If not wanting to watch two cowboys make out and screw each other makes me homophobic then I guess I'm homophobic. Because yes, that makes me want to puke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Down View Post
    Don't roll your eyes at me.



    If not wanting to watch two cowboys make out and screw each other makes me homophobic then I guess I'm homophobic. Because yes, that makes me want to puke.

    how about watching two cowgirls make out and screw each other?


    c'mon now, you're taking too much time here bud.....make a decision! Would you like to watch that or not, huh???

    I'm waiting.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by eden View Post
    how about watching two cowgirls make out and screw each other?


    I don't want to meet the guy that doesn't want to watch that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Down View Post
    I don't want to meet the guy that doesn't want to watch that.

    that's my boy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Down View Post
    I don't want to meet the guy that doesn't want to watch that.
    You'll find him in line at WalMart buying the Director's Cut of Brokeback Mountain...
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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    You'll find him in line at WalMart buying the Director's Cut of Brokeback Mountain...
    Lol..... I definitely don't want to meet that guy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    You'll find him in line at WalMart buying the Director's Cut of Brokeback Mountain...
    theres a directors cut of Brokeback Muntain?, YIPPIE!!!

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    Everytime I hear that, I think of the Family Guy episode where someone was writing it from the horse's perspective. Funny as hell. If I wasn't so tired, I'd look it up on YouTube.
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    So, are they going to do the sex scenes n the opera?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeoBandit View Post
    So, are they going to do the sex scenes n the opera?
    That's when the male lead hits the high C note.........
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