A young Venezuelan idealist flees his native land to escape a revolution. Hoping to find peace, he goes to the mountains and the forests of the Amazon. There he encounters Rima, the Bird Girl, an orphan living a life of nature. It is all an admirable romance telling a tale of "quest, love, and violence." Written by
During the film, Rima is shown accompanied by a fawn. In order for the animal to properly bond with the actress, Audrey Hepburn effectively adopted the baby deer in the weeks preceding production. See more »
When Abel kneels over the dead fawn, it can be seen breathing. See more »
[as they come upon a rare, solitary flower in the forest]
What is it?
It's called the Hata flower. It blooms for the space of a moon and then disappears. Yet it never dies. That very moment it blooms again at another place, in another part of the forest.
If you look in this place tomorrow and it is gone, you must not be sad, because you know it still exists, not very far away.
[looking a little skeptical]
That's a beautiful legend.
A legend is a story that is handed down from generation...
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As a child I always heard that Green Mansions was filmed in my native land, British Guiana, now Guyana.It was one of our early claims to fame.So last night with some excitement I struggled to stay up and watch it for the first time.The opening credits are set against the background of the mighty Kaieteur falls and the Kanuku mountains, and then I was a trifle chastened to see the acknowledgements which thanked the governments of British Guiana,Venezuela AND Colombia.
Tony Perkins was terrible,all stagey and stilted and inept-perhaps it wasn't his fault, the dialogue was awful, the story rambling. Audrey Hepburn,who prior to this could do no wrong in my book, was totally out of place as an ethereal, sprite-like, half-Amerindian "child"; she appeared much too old and sophisticated, AND European. The " natives" were also fake,but what could one expect in 1959 when Hollywood was still using white men to portray Native Americans?
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