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From Brokeback Mountain to Walden Pond: Thoreau & the Authentic Life

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Henry David Thoreau might well have been thinking of Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist when he wrote that “the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” While Thoreau’s “Walden” long predates Annie Proulx’s “Brokeback Mountain” short story and the Ang Lee film based on it, the transcendentalist philosopher’s magnum opus remains as relevant […]


A Love Story with a Twist: Brokeback Mountain

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By Pauline Park No one who has seen Brokeback Mountain could have been surprised when, in January, the fi lm won 2006 Golden Globe Awards from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for Best Picture (Drama) and Best Director for Ang Lee, of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon fame. On March 5, the Taiwanese director went on […]