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Why Brokeback Lost

One of the writers of Oscar nominated film Brokeback Mountain – a tale of love between two married cowboys – believes that the film did not win the prize for Best Picture due to discrimination.

Larry McMurtry, co-writer of Brokeback Mountain, thinks the urban drama Crash beat out his film for best picture because Academy members discriminate against rural stories.

According to contactmusic.com , the writer was involved with four Oscar nominated films including The Last Picture Show and Terms of Endearment . He feels Crash won because it was set in Los Angeles, where most of the Academy voters live.

He says: “The three rural films, I was involved with, lost. The one urban film Terms of Endearment won. Members of the Academy are mostly urban people. Crash was a hometown movie.”

Yep, discrimation against rural stories. That’s probably it.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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