Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be. The movie covers several years of ... See full summary »
James L. Brooks
Follows the life of Karen Blixen, who establishes a plantation in Africa. Her life is Complicated by a husband of convenience (Bror Blixen), a true love (Denys), troubles on the plantation, schooling of the natives, war, and catching VD from her husband. Written by
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Robert Redford initially intended to play Denys Finch Hatton, as an Englishman. That was later nixed by director Sydney Pollack, who felt it would be too distracting for audiences. Redford had to overdub some of his lines from early takes, when he used a trace of English accent. See more »
When Karen Blixen is about to shoot the lion, she has blood on the right side of her mouth from biting her lip. Afterwards, when Denys wipes her mouth, the blood is on the left side. See more »
Out Of Africa is a poetical rendition of an Africa that is slowly losing its exotic appeal to the Western World.
Sydney Pollack directs this brilliant movie with skill, helped no doubt by a well-written script. The performances are above average, although Robert Redford might have lost his opportunity at an Oscar for refusing to play an Englishman.
Sometimes slow, and perhaps even boring, the sets nonetheless capture the viewer for their sheer beauty, and the score is just great to listen.
A small classic that hasn't lost its strenght over the years, and still entertains me after multiple viewings.
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