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The River Runs Through It - 25 Years Later

Started by Silver Creek, September 22, 2017, 08:30:03 AM

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NCsporksman

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jafung


The Dude

I was born by the river in a little tent,<br />And just like the river I've been running ever since,<br />It's been a long, long time coming,<br />But I know change is gonna come.

Dee-Vo


Al

I liked and did not like the movie or the book. I have viewed and read both several times. Funny, beautiful and sad all rolled into one. I had a brother like Paul and he met the same end at about the same age. Haunts me to this day.


BabyMotoya


Silver Creek

Robert Redford discusses the movie here:

Remembering "The Movie" by Jason Borger
http://www.flyfisherman.com/news/a-river-runs-through-it/

I don't know if any of you have seen the review of the "movie" below but I think this review and discussion hits the nail on the head. Fly Fishing as a metaphor for life.

Regards,

Silver

http://tinyurl.com/kkctayx


"Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought"..........Szent-Gyorgy

natureboy

Our TU chapter is going to do a showing of it this spring at the Lyric in Blacksburg.  Should be good times.   0:0


croaker

Quote from: Al on September 29, 2017, 20:01:59 PM

I liked and did not like the movie or the book. I have viewed and read both several times. Funny, beautiful and sad all rolled into one. I had a brother like Paul and he met the same end at about the same age. Haunts me to this day.

Pretty much the same here.
I imagine a good many of us have similar experiences.

Glad to have known them and sad that they wouldn't ask
for any help, when there were some that would be more than
happy to help.

b';

-you can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.  Robert A. Heinlein.

22midge

never let a day go by without telling your children how special they are----make a child smile today and gain a friend for life

Mudwall Gatewood 3.0

I am sorry, I really enjoyed the story, both book and movie, but I did not consider its fly fishing slant as a 'metaphor for life' any more than I did bowling in the comedy Kingpin.   Every pursuit could be measured as a metaphor for life.  Are they metaphors or just life, or part of life?       

"Enjoy every sandwich."  Warren Zevon

Beetle

Agree Muddy.   I found fly fishing to be anecdotal to the bigger story and the movie compounded this notion.    That said, this book is chock full of great quotes.

https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/2455271-a-river-runs-through-it-and-other-stories

I think I will read it again    0:0


sanjuanwormhatch

It's a movie about life and life is a metaphor about life.

Chew on that a little bit.


Big J

Am I the only one surprised a thread started by Silver Creek got this many replies?



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