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Director: Ang Lee
Starring: Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, & Michelle Williams.
Based on the book written by Annie Proulx
Winner of 3 Academy Awards (Best Director, Best Original Score, & Best Adapted Screenplay)
During the sex scene, people stormed out of the theaters with disgust and anger.
Some writers viewed it as an insult to all other Westerns ever produced.
Even some straight men were scared to see the film in fear of being turned gay afterwards.
Favorite topic for late night TV shows
Countless parodies and trailer spin-offs
Valentino's acknowledgment to the film during his Milan show
Budget: $14 million
Box Office: $178,062,759
Expected to win Academy Awards for Best Picture
During its first weekend of release (playing in only five US theaters), this set a record for the highest per-screen gross of any non-animated movie in history.
"It's brave to do a movie like that. Sometimes you've got to say, 'To hell with audience reaction. We've got something to say.' We could be at the start of a cultural revolution." -Terrance Howard
Why so controversial?
What has it done to our society?
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