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Movie Trailer:

Memorable quotes:

1) Narrator: "But when I am alone in the half light of the canyon all existence seems to fade to a being with my soul, and memories. And the sounds of the Big Black Foot River, and a four count rhythm, and the hope that a fish will rise. Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. I am haunted by waters."

2)Norman: I've said I told you all I know. If you push me far enough, all I really know is that he was a fine fisherman. Father: You know more than that, he was beautiful.

3)Narrator: It is those we live with and love and should know who elude us.

4)Paul: Oh, I'll never leave Montana, brother.

5)Jesse: Why is it the people who need the most help... won't take it?

Review: A River Runs Through It follows the lives of two brothers from boyhood to adulthood. The Montana wilderness provides a breathtaking backdrop, and the scenes of the fly-fishing are exceptional. Much of the film focuses on Norman's (Craig Sheffer) efforts to understand Paul (Brad Pitt) as he attempts to derail Pauls self-destructive tendencies. Robert Redford seems too have a talent for capturing dysfunctional families on film (his Oscar-winning Ordinary People also displayed his remarkable ability to convey such material). I recommend reading the book as well. The following is an excerpt from the book that I believe was included in the movie:

Dear Jesse, as the moon lingers a moment over the bitterroots, before its descent into the invisible, my mind is filled with song. I find I am humming softly; not to the music, but something else; some place else; a place remembered; a field of grass where no one seemed to have been; except a deer; and the memory is strengthened by the feeling of you, dancing in my awkward arms.

-Review by Aaron Caldwell

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