(As the expression goes, “Major glad, minor sad.”) Now take this principle and apply it to a feature film by expanding it a million-fold.
Sit down at a piano and play a song, any song – even “Mary Had a Little Lamb” – as long as it’s in a major key.
Heath Ledger’s performance is brilliant and devastating.
We do indeed leave the theater feeling Ennis’s pain. Lost in all of this, however, are towering, life-and-death realities concerning sex and morality and the sanctity of marriage and the preciousness of children and the direction of our civilization itself.
David Kupelian is an award-winning journalist, vice president and managing editor of WND, editor of Whistleblower magazine and widely read columnist.
He is also the best-selling author of "The Marketing of Evil" (2005), "How Evil Works" (2010) and most recently, “The Snapping of the American Mind” (2015). Editor’s note: WND Managing Editor David Kupelian, author of the best-selling book, “The Marketing of Evil,” was widely quoted in the news media for his criticism of the film “Brokeback Mountain.” Here, Kupelian explains how and why the controversial movie is one of the most powerful homosexual propaganda films of our time.
Hit the pause button for a moment so this idea can completely sink in: Cigarette marketers cleverly attached, in the public’s mind, two utterly unrelated things: 1) the American cowboy, with all of the powerful feelings that image evokes in us, of independence, self-confidence, wide-open spaces and authentic Americanism, and 2) cigarettes, a stinky, health-destroying waste of money.