Sullivan & Frizzelle
Andrew Sullivan agrees with Christopher Frizzelle about Brokeback Mountain—he liked the short story better.
BROKEBACK: I saw it last night. Maybe my hopes were too high, but the movie didn’t quite sustain itself for the time it took, I felt. The short story accomplished it all with more concision and thereby with more punch. But the movie, as you’d expect with Ang Lee, had enormous integrity. Heath Ledger was magnificent in his indirection - this was a rare movie in which the anguish of the outwardly conforming, “straight-acting” gay man was exposed in all its raw pain….