Brokeback Mountain

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"Brokeback mountain Mori" begins in a mental institution, passes through an anonymous motel room and tattoo parlor, and ends in the back of a police car.

Brokeback mountain never explicitly mentions whether Leonard has been in a mental institution (though certain ambiguous clues indicate that perhaps he has). It also passes through motel rooms and tattoo parlors, but it adds other locations, such as Natalie's house, the bar where she works, a diner, and the abandoned building where Leonard kills both Jimmy and Teddy.


"Brokeback mountain Mori" uses third person limited narration to describe Earl's actions. Though we focus on Earl's actions, we are not privy to his consciousness. However, the italicized letters Earl writes to himself are in first and second person—"I don't know where you'll be when you read this"

(Desmond 2006, p.145) and "You can't have a normal life anymore" (p. 140).

Brokeback Mountain follows this same narration style. The color sequences follow Leonard closely, but we do not get a voice-over during any of the color scenes. It is a third person narration, with Leonard as our filter. (We do get rare glimpses into Leonard's consciousness, however—his memories of his wife's life and death, consideration of whether she may have had diabetes, and a fantasy vision of having succeeded in finding her killer.) We do get a first person voice-over during the first couple black and white scenes, often describing in second-person terms how "you" deal with such a condition

Introduction to adaptation:

The only way to make and understand film is to acquire the skill through experience or education. By doing without knowing the rules of the game, maybe we achieve our goal but it is very risky so right education can guaranty us to get our goal.

As we see in contemporary cinema most of movie coming out are adapted from different medium, based on everything from comic books to the novels and even short stories. They tell and retell the stories through different medium because we interact and reinteract with stories So understand film and how they made it, it is necessary to understand the way literary expression in particular has informed, extended, shaped, and limited it. Century literary expression reveals the influence of the cinema in its structures and styles, themes and motifs, and philosophical preoccupations

In adaptation discourse, we are looking to the film from a different angle, how faithful have been to the original source which is usually a novels or a short story.
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