oa News and Views for Magistrates - Brokeback Mountain : can movies teach us tolerance?

Volume 2006, Issue 07
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Extracted from text ... NEWS & VIEWS FOR MAGISTRATES NEWS & VIEWS FOR MAGISTRATES NEWS & VIEWS FOR MAGISTRATES 7 BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN CAN MOVIES TEACH US TOLERANCE? This year's Academy Awards rewarded genuine innovation. Two stand-out movies, Crash and Brokeback Mountain, taking the coveted Best Picture and Best Director awards respectively, serve up not the usual fluffy sentiment, but compelling insight into societal prejudice. Ang Lee, Brokeback's director, speaks of the "power of movies to change the way we're thinking", and a producer of Crash claimed "this movie has changed people's lives". But can two hours of star-studded makebelieve, however well-crafted, really change attitudes? ..

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