Film: A River Runs Through It
"I am haunted by waters."Directed by Robert Redford and starring Brad Pitt, A River Runs Through It is a 1992 film based off the semi-autobiography of Norman Maclean. Set in and around the city of Missoula in western Montana between World War I and The Great Depression, the story follows the brothers Norman and Paulie Maclean, exploring several themes of Transcendentalism.Needs a Better Description
This film provides examples of:
- Academy Award: Best Cinematography.
- Can't Hold His Liquor: Neal
- The Dutiful Son: Norman.
- Fake American: Brit Brenda Blethyn as Mrs. Maclean
- The Film of the Book
- The Gambling Addict: Paul
- Narrator: Redford reads directly from Maclean's book.
- May-December Romance: Jessie's father is old enough to be her mother's father.
- Playing Gertrude: Edie Mc Clurg was born in 1945 while the man who plays her husband, Fred Oakland, was born in 1917, making her 28 years younger than her on-screen husband. To top it all off, Stephen Shellen, who plays her son, was born in 1957, making him only 12 years younger than her.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Norman's blue to Paulie's red
- A Round of Drinks for the House: Paul, when he thinks he's on a lucky streak.
- Scenery Porn
- Small Town Boredom: Played with. Norman barely talks to his parents after going off to university, but on coming back he remembers all the things he loved about rural life. Paul, on the other hand, refuses to leave Montana even when his life is at stake.
- Title Drop