Brokebacks producers sought a setting for Monroes home that resonated with his milquetoast persona. They needed a house that was conservative, safe, and conventional to the extreme. Owned by friends of a crew member, the Schwab / Moriarity home in Calgary, with its pronounced Aesthetic Movement elements, proved to be the perfect place for Alma to deliver her final and most haunting lines.
You are welcome to take a look around Monroes house, if you like. Youll find a set of pre-production photos of the Schwab / Moriarity home here.
Revised 16 February 2008