Brokeback Mountain
Annie Proulx, Read by Campbell Scott

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Narrated By: Campbell Scott

Duration: 1 hour and 4 minutes

What to expect

The film tie-in edition of the story by Annie Proulx, now a movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Randy Quaid, Anne Hathaway and Heath Ledger.

Winner of four BAFTAs 2006, including Best Film, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Screenplay – Adapted and the David Lean Award for Direction

Winner of four Golden Globe Awards 2005, including Best Screenplay, Best Motion Picture and Best Director

Winner of the Golden Lion Award for Best Picture, 2005 Venice International Film Festival

Jack Twist and Ennis del Mar live hard and lonely lives as ranch hands in the wild, unforgiving landscape of Wyoming. They are 'country boys with no prospects, brought up to hard work and privation, both rough-mannered and tough-spoken', glad to have found one another's company where none had been expected. But suddenly companionship becomes something else on Brokeback Mountain: something not looked for, something deadly …

Genre

Modern & contemporary fiction, Films, cinema

Listen to a sample

'Beautifully composed and wonderfully acted … a beautiful and moving story. Their story is not tragic, but heroic' Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

'Extremely moving and elegantly crafted … "Brokeback got us good," says Jack, and it'll get you good too' Jonathan Romney, Independent

'[An] elegiac and engrossing drama and a wonderful meditation on longing and regret … Brokeback Mountain may even be Lee's finest film to date' Empire

'A knockout' Observer

'Magnificent' Sunday Times