!! OMG, quote of the day: Director Lee Daniels said he couldn’t watch ‘Brokeback Mountain’ for 15 years because he didn’t think Ang Lee would do it justice !!

On optioning the script, but having to let it go:

“It was a very expensive piece to keep and I simply couldn’t get the film made. Nobody wanted to see the movie, nobody wanted to make the movie. I couldn’t watch the film when it came out, I saw the movie in my head the script was so powerful I saw the entire film in my head because it was so powerful.”

Daniels didn’t think a straight directer could do the film justice, but he watched the film 15 years later and had this take:

“I saw it and Ang Lee did a really good job. As a matter of fact, he did it in a way that was palatable for many heterosexuals around the world. I would have probably been more in your face with it, and he did it in a different perceptive. So kudos to him. And I told him that.”

– Director Lee Daniels, on coming to terms with passing on directing Brokeback Mountain.

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3 Comments on "OMG, quote of the day: Director Lee Daniels said he couldn’t watch ‘Brokeback Mountain’ for 15 years because he didn’t think Ang Lee would do it justice"

  1. Hello-

    instead Daniels made “Shadowboxer” one of the biggest pieces of cinematic bilge
    ever fostered on the moviegoing pyblic.

  2. I’m curious how much different his script/film would have been.

  3. Maybe they should have called it “Brokeback Mountain based on the short story Brokeback Mountain originally published in The New Yorker by the author Annie Proulx” he would have seen it sooner.

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