Film: Legends Of The Fall
A 1994 film based on the 1979 novel by Jim Harrison. Directed by Edward Zwick. Starring Anthony Hopkins
, Brad Pitt
, Aidan Quinn and Julia Ormond. Is a Generational Saga
about the lives and loves of the Ludlow clan. John Toll won the award for Best Cinematographer at that year's Oscars
The film's time frame spans the decade before World War I through the Prohibition era, and into the 1930s, ending with a brief scene set in 1963. It centers on the Ludlow family of Montana, including veteran of the Indian Wars Colonel Ludlow (Anthony Hopkins
), his sons, Alfred (Aidan Quinn), Tristan (Brad Pitt
) and Samuel (Henry Thomas), and object of the brothers' love, Susannah (Julia Ormond).
The film was both a critical and box office hit. It earned $160,638,883 in the worldwide market. With almost 67 million in the United States market, it was its 17th most successful film that year. The creators hoped that it would receive several awards, but it ended up overshadowed by more prominent productions.
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