Oh really? Find me another movie we talked about more in 2005.
You can’t do it.
This “gay cowboy” movie was 2005.
All the movies that made all the money are movies we barely remember now (or only remember as parts of franchises). And trust me, none of them had the cultural impact this one did.
We were talking about this movie since it came out. People had reactions to it who hadn’t even seen it. The reaction to this movie was so strong it ALTERED THE OSCARS!
You know what other movie did that? Citizen Kane. This movie is the modern day Citizen Kane. (He said, seemingly okay with the hyperbole and unintended extra meaning there.) High Noon was the same way. Either way. There’s a long history of movies with touchy subject matter losing at the Oscars.
Brokeback Mountain is the choice for 2005. (more…)