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Islands in the Stream (1977)

 -  Drama  -  2 August 1977 (Denmark)
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An isolated sculptor is visited by his three sons just before the start of WWII.

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An isolated sculptor is visited by his three sons just before the start of WWII.

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Some movie posters for the film featured a long text preamble that read: "HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN SINCE YOU'VE SEEN A REALLY GOOD MOVIE? Since you really fell in love with a picture. Where you felt a movie instead of just seeing one. Since you forgot you were in a theatre and thought you were in someone else's life. When you lost yourself in a story. Since you saw a movie that said something about life and love that you will take with you in your heart and mind long after the evening's over. How long has it been since you've seen a really good movie? If it's been too long then see 'Islands In The Stream'." See more »

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When the boat is slowly cruising up the river in Cuba looking for refugees, a crew member's hand can be seen moving tree branches away from the camera. See more »

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Andrew: I'm only asking me if you want me to stay so you wouldn't be lonesome.
Eddy: I've never been lonesome in my life, now. I'm just happy. What I've got here makes me happy.
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Beautiful Music and Location
24 January 1999 | by (St. Louis, Missouri) – See all my reviews

From the opening score and scenes of the water, I was drawn to watch this movie. It was filmed somewhere in the Caribbean and the location was breathtaking. George C. Scott was perfect in the role of Tom Hudson, an Ernest Hemingway-ish character who was a complicated, lonely artist and expatriate who sculpted, drank, and fished his life away. It wasn't until the tragic end that he came to know what he'd been missing.

The music score was haunting and beautiful. I was so impressed with it that I ordered the soundrack.


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