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A SIMPLE STORY TOLD BEAUTIFULLY

by Paul Butler

Michelle Williams in Brokeback Mountain
Michelle Williams in Brokeback Mountain

The movie industry is such a vast and unwieldy machine, requiring complex investment deals, guaranteed distribution, advertising tie-ins and so on, it’s difficult sometimes to see how even commercially motivated films get made. It’s even more of a surprise to see a simple story told beautifully with careful, consistent focus on character.

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