I was perusing the movies times in the paper this morning with some vague idea of going out this evening seeing as there seems to have been a sudden release of good-looking movies.
One of my vague ideas was to go see Brokeback Mountain to find out what the fuss is about (not to mention see Mr Gyllenhaal and Mr Ledger in action), although I have heard that it may actually not be a particularly good film.
Anyway, I discovered that the only cinema in Canberra screening said movie is Greater Union in Manuka.
This is a movie which has eight Oscar nominations, including best movie, best actor and best director. It stars two rather handsome young men, one of whom is even Australian. It has generated enormous publicity and I’m sure there is a large amount of people like myself who would go see it just to see what the fuss is about.
Yet none of the Canberra Hoyts cinemas, which I am reliably informed have the best screens in the city, are showing it (Electric Shadows is excused because they generally don’t show Hollywood blockbusters).
Self-censorship can lose you money guys.