The movie BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, in my opinion one of the most beautiful films ever made, tells the story of two young cowboys, Ennis (Heath Ledger) and Jack (Jake Gyllenhaal), who during the summer of 1963 herd a flock of sheep. In the 20 years that follow marriages and homophobia cannot stop their impossible relation.
|Brokeback Mountain, 1:17:57|
The photo used for the film poster and other publicity materials however was made in Wyoming, in Grand Teton National Park. The Teton Range is part of the Rocky Mountains with the most prominent eight peaks known as the Cathedral Group. Our photos were taken near the Snake River Overlook along the US 191.
|Grand Teton, 18 August 2008|
|Dvdcover (Dutch 2 disc limited edition)|
|Grand Teton, 19 August 2008|
The website Finding Brokeback offers an extended overview of all locations and also includes interviews, amongst others with production manager Tom Benz who was involved with finding the right locations.
Screenshot, film poster and dvdcover © Focus Features/River Road Entertainment