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The River Runs Through It - 25 Years Later


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#1 SilverCreek

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 07:27 AM

Read and enjoy.

 

https://www.moviemak...25-years-later/

 

 

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 09:35 AM

Robert Redford discusses the movie here: 

 

Remembering “The Movie” by Jason Borger 

http://www.flyfisher...uns-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.


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#3 Flat Rock native

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 11:06 AM

Thank you for posting

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 12:55 PM

For anyone who wants another great sentimental fly fishing / river read, The Habit of Rivers by Leeson is phenomenal, a real fine writer. He's coauthor on the Benchside Reference, but his Habit of Rivers is high art, putting Leeson right up there with Maclean, a true national treasure.
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Posted 06 November 2017 - 07:15 PM

I tried watching it one time. Felt like the first 20 minutes took 25 years and turned it off before I started poking my eyes out. Never could understand how this movie became a flyfishing icon.

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 07:36 PM

that movie never did much for me


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Posted 06 November 2017 - 07:46 PM

The book's great, even if you didn't like movie, takes you back in time a lot like To Kill a Mockingbird. But for a lot of people that kind of fiction's not their thing. Did either of you ever read Habit of Rivers? More a series of essays, nonfiction. I'd be interested in what you thought
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Posted 06 November 2017 - 08:58 PM

Not I. I'm not a fan of reading about fishing. I don't watch fishing shows, I don't read fishing magazines and I've never read a book about fishing. While I enjoy fishing and it's pretty much my only hobby I find it to be an exceptionally boring topic to read about or watch. I can talk about fishing all day and I think I've learned to fish by talking and listening to others. The worst for me is watching a video of someone fishing or, god forbid, drone fishing videos. They are about as interesting as watching wedding videos. Not sure what's wrong with me but I would rather fold laundry then watch or read about fishing. I'm pretty sure it goes back to my potty training days.

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 09:38 PM

 didnt like the movie except the last few minutes    rich mc



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Posted 06 November 2017 - 09:41 PM

I was gonna say "que the haters"...But seems I'm too late lol

 

Personally...I love the movie. I watch it at least twice per year, for the past 20+ yrs. IMO it sums up how most of us feel about life/fly fishing.

 

I have it on dvd,vhs, and even the "making of" dvd as well as the CD soundtrack, (go ahead an hate me ;)) ...my fav movie :)


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Posted 07 November 2017 - 11:47 AM

i never was a movie or TV fan..i spent my time making my own movies(memories).

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 02:05 PM

I watched it once ... a long time ago.  I remember there was a lot "human interest"/"drama-tear jerker" aspects ...but I remember little of the fly fishing. 

But then, it's trout fishing, the religion of which a fail to understand.

 

I remember I didn't much care for it since it seemed to be more of a chick flick than I liked.

Sorry Steve ... Not truly a hater, just not an appreciater.  

 

PS ... no insult meant with the "chick flick" reference ... it's just what I remember of it.


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Posted 07 November 2017 - 03:32 PM

Some of you folks are too young to appreciate it, or just have no soul for the experience of life.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 09:48 AM

Seeing this post come back up the other day reminded me that I never finished the movie, so the other night I rented it on youtube and my girlfriend  and I watched it. I'm with Steve on this one. I love the movie. My senior quote is actually from it. I don't think it's that they're too young McGnat!!!

 

 

But I do agree I'd rather talk about fishing or read in an outdoor magazine than watch it on tv.


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Posted 10 November 2017 - 09:34 PM

that movie never did much for me

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Didn't care for  the book either, but book was better than the film as usual.  I did not relate either to fly fishing in any way.

 

I thought the other two parts of the book better reading. parts having to do logging and his work for the Forest Service as a teenager.