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Cold Mountain (2003)

R  |   |  Drama, History, Romance  |  25 December 2003 (USA)
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In the waning days of the American Civil War, a wounded soldier embarks on a perilous journey back home to Cold Mountain, North Carolina to reunite with his sweetheart.

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This Civil War saga addresses romance, friendship, and the ravages of war--both in the field and on the home front. Captures the horrors of war for both those fighting it, and for those left behind. This is a tale of hope, longing, redemption, second chances, and faith. Written by Quickflix

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Drama | History | Romance | War

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$79,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£380,994 (UK) (26 December 2003)

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$95,632,614 (USA) (25 June 2004)
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Singer Faith Hill auditioned for the part of Sara. See more »

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After the mine has been laid under the Confederate trenches, the Union soldiers are seen lying on the ground in their ranks waiting to charge after the mine goes off. In reality the Union troops waited in their trenches, since (1) there was no open ground where they could all have lain in formation, (2) they would have been hit by debris from the explosion, and (3) the Confederates would have seen them getting out and lying in wait. See more »

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[first lines]
Ada: [voiceover] Dear Mr. Inman, I began by counting the days, then the months. I don't count on anything anymore except the hope that you will return, and the silent fear that in the years since we saw each other, this war, this awful war, will have changed us both beyond all reckoning.
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Christmas Time will Soon be Over
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Arranged by Norman Blake and Jack White
Additional lyrics by Jack White
Performed by Jack White
Jack White appears courtesy of Third Man Records, Inc., V2 Records and XL Recordings, Ltd
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an epic
8 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie moved me more than I was expecting, and I was fully prepared to cry. The acting mainly carried this film, with superb performances from Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Renee Zellweger, as well as the supporting cast. These actors portrayed characters so intensely human that they lingered the remainder of the night with me, and I had trouble shaking this war drama. The costumes and cinematography were also magical, but didn't get carried away with themselves. They didn't take focus, but added to the whole effect. Cold Mountain could never become my favorite movie, as that title will always belong to The English Patient, but it's in the top five. The story itself was well developed, and stayed fairly unpredictable. I did not find myself guessing what line came next. A heart-wrenching story about humanity and war. In fact, this movie was so strongly real that it was barely noticeable it took place in the 19th century. It seemed to apply to all times.


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