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A River Runs Through It
The Story of an American Family.
A River Runs Through is a cinematographically stunning true story of Norman Maclean. The story follows Norman and his brother Paul through the experiences of life and growing up, and how their love of fly fishing keeps them together despite varying life circumstances in the untamed west of Montana in the 1920's.
Robert Redford's film meander's, occasionally loses it's way, at times gives you what you need and at times leaves you dry. Taken as a whole though it is a GORGEOUS film (shot by legend Philippe Rousselot), with some good performances, some beautiful lessons about life and the simple but penetrating words of author Norman Maclean. Toss in a flexible and intoxicating score by Mark Isham and I can't imagine a more well crafted and enveloping public service announcement about fishing.
Breathtaking cinematography! Calm, reflective piece about the power of the familial bond! Easy on the eyes (and ears)!
Almost makes me want to learn to tie my own flies and go fly fishing!
Review In A Nutshell:
Robert Redford, an acting legend and a well-respected player in the directing community. This would mark as the first film I have ever seen from the director and I must say I was impressed. I watched this film, finding myself slightly wandering due to the saddening and horrifying situation currently happening in my local city at the moment, but I was still able to appreciate aspects well beyond the film's story.
The performances in this film were effective, demonstrating effective and touching chemistry between its two leads, Brad Pitt and Craig Sheffer, elevating the film's sense of drama.
Redford's direction was also notable with its light and dramatic touch, without reaching for lengths of manipulation or…
Review: A River Runs Through It (1992)
Robert Redford's 1992 adaptation of author Norman Maclean's "A River Runs Through It" is indeed a unique and unconventional film experience, since it has both no "discernible" plot in the sense that one can't adequately condense it into a line or two and also because its pace is very slow (even though it's only 2 hours, there are moments when it feels even longer and outstretched).
Even so, it's also a rewarding one. A River Runs Through It has several things in its favor: the consummate direction and narration of Robert Redford, the lush and creative cinematography of Philippe Rousselot that does justice to the vast yet quiet setting, the lyrical score of…
Robert Redford has always been a passionate curator of nostalgic Americana, but he brings a particularly elegiac edge to A River Runs Through It, his adaptation of Norman Maclean’s autobiography of the same name. Set in the Rocky Mountains in the early twentieth century, it’s about a pair of brothers – Norman (Craig Sheffer) and Paul (Brad Pitt) – who come of age against the kind of landscapes that Aaron Copland might have dreamed of, vistas and visions that set out to rival the greatest canvases of American Romanticism. Like Maclean’s writing, it’s textural, rather than expository, a series of impressionistic incidents anchored in Norman and Paul’s love of fly-fishing, which they get from their father (Tom Skeritt), a Presbyterian…
Although I liked dramas aimed at adults twenty years ago when this was released, I think I probably heard A River Runs Through it was a movie about fly fishing and skipped it. I was still a bit wary when I agreed to check it out this week, and I was surprised to find out that the fishing trips the two main characters and their father take - first as the father teaches his two young sons, then as the adult brothers continue to fish together over the years - tells us a great deal about the characters and the time and place they live in (Montana in the '20s and '30s). A River Runs Through It is anachronistic in…
I imagine A River Runs Through It would've been great as a Terrence Malick movie. But the film is helmed by Robert Redford, who does a fantastic job with the material. It has a definite 90s feel to it, but that's not a bad thing, and it is anchored by beautiful cinematography and solid performances. For the most part, the movie runs calmly and reflectively, but it occasionally rushes forward. It is a wonderful film. I should visit Montana someday.
Beautifully filmed story about two brother's growing up in the mountains of Montana in the 1920's. It focuses around the calming nature of being in nature, specifically fly fishing. This is the activity that, no matter what is going in your life, these two, with their father, can always come back to the simple nature of fishing.
I found the story to be a bit slow, but still, it is worth checking out. The cast are excellent, and Brad Pitt launches his stellar career here in one of his early roles.
I'll never leave Montana, brother.
Film #14 in Project 90s
I think this is the kind of movie where I've just... seen too much of it. One person can only enjoy so many movies set in the old days in small towns centered around the struggles of a preacher's family. There seems to be so, so many films and books set around this particular subject and, I don't know, people seem to enjoy them, but there's just a limit on how many times someone can get sucked into a storyline full of things they cannot relate to and don't find the slightest bit appealing. Personally, living out in the backwoods would be my own form of hell, and I don't like fishing.
Now, that isn't…
Um filme bonitinho, com boas atuações e uma direção segura. Porém seu roteiro é fraco, um desenvolvimento simplório que não vai a lugar algum.
I chose to watch this movie out of curiosity and I was surprised of how it turned out. The story basically revolves around the lives of two brothers who grew up in a small town as sons of a minister. They grew up and led different lifestyles and are reunited after several years as adults, and we come to learn how each of them has evolved and what makes them unique in their own way. Brad Pitt co-stars the movie and it's pretty interesting to see him young and in the early stages of his acting career.
As good as ever!
Gorgeous to look at, but not much else. There was some fishing and some kitchen fighting.
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
My top 10%.
This is my favorite 10% of all the films I've seen. It only took 6 months of…