I don’t know why this amuses me, but it does.
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  1. greyaenigma says:

    Who ARE those guys?

    You’d think the ones that are nearly half price would have the most shame.

  2. urbaniak says:

    Butch and Sundance are a threat to my marriage.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Well, you know what they say about everything that rises.

  4. Todd says:

    I just keep seeing a guy in marketing at Fox saying “What? Brokeback is a Western, Butch is a Western, why are you looking at me like that?”

  5. Ah, but your ever watchful eye missed one important detail– in Brokeback Mountain the two blokes are moving towards each other, but in BCatSK, they’re quite explicitly moving AWAY from each other. Society can no purchase the film, thier Freudian fears subdued.

    • Or, the guy on the right is anyway. The other one seems slighted. This is social stigma, not suppressed homosexuality… [41 is a prime number…]

  6. thunder24 says:

    The difference being Butch and Sundance is actually a pretty good movie.

    • Anonymous says:

      [anonymous slap]

    • Todd says:

      The difference being Butch and Sundance is actually a pretty good movie.

      As far as I know, they’re both pretty good movies. But see, that’s the thing. I just can’t figure out how Fox, in their infinite wisdom, thought they needed to piggyback (sorry) a movie as singular as Butch Cassidy onto the success of Brokeback. Would they have done it with Stagecoach, or High Noon?

      One interesting thing about Butch, of course, (Butch!) is that, back in the day, the original poster hinted at the off-center sexuality of that movie, namely, the menage between Newman, Redford and Katherine Ross.

      I’m guessing that the strategy is to say “Well, Brokeback got women into the theaters to see a Western, maybe we can use that to sell copies of Butch Cassidy,” ignoring the fact that what women responded to in Brokeback was that it’s a romance (which, I know, Butch is too, but in the more “acceptable” form of the buddy movie).

      As if women (or a gay audience, for that matter) would need any encouragement to watch a fun, involving, sexy movie starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford.

      I give up.

      • thunder24 says:

        Not sure why I was slapped =D Maybe they thought I was being a homophobe, but my statement was based on my opinion of both movies and still stands.
        Like you, I think that any number of movies would be better served paired with either film.

  7. dougo says:

    This picture seems to have become inaccessible… Got another link?

    • Todd says:

      It comes and goes, I don’t know why. It’s a comparison shot of the DVD covers for Brokeback Mountain and Butch Cassidy. Butch has been re-designed to, for whatever bizarre reason, resemble Brokeback.

      • dougo says:

        For what it’s worth, clicking on the left picture brings me to http://pics.livejournal.com/toddalcott/pic/00001gxb/, which says “The requested URL /toddalcott/pic/00001gxb/ was not found on this server.”

        • Todd says:

          Yeah, the host wouldn’t let me link to them, so I had to download them and then post them from my own cache. I had to upgrade my account, but I didn’t like having advertising on my blog so I cut it back and that made the pictures go away (sometimes). I should just upgrade to the more expensive brand.