Brokeback Mountain Essay
In Daniel Mendelsohn’s film review, “An Affair to Remember,” of Brokeback Mountain, he ignores this typical structure of a film review. In fact, Mendelsohn’s review actually serves as a hybrid literary piece functioning as both a film review and a social commentary.
In the opening paragraph, Mendelsohn introduces the background film information in the span of one sentence, which other critics typically do in one …show more content…
Although film analysis is commonly in a movie review, the way in which Mendelsohn presents the analysis varies. During his analysis of key scenes, he reminds the readers that there is an appropriate lens and mindset that one must have in order to understand and appreciate the movie for what it is, all in combination with his discreditation of the misinformed film critics. Mendelsohn serves as a defender of the movie, he is fighting for the authenticity of the film; he wants others to understand the film in its genuine form without it being misconstrued by heteronormative standards. Essentially, he skips the quintessential structure of a film review, yet somehow still manages to fuse the plot summary, film elements, and background information within his argument. Effectively, it’s all there but just in a appropriately disordered fashion, with a hint of social