In early 20th-century Montana, Col. William Ludlow lives in the wilderness with his sons, Tristan, Alfred and Samuel. Eventually, the unconventional but close-knit family encounters tragedy when Samuel is killed in World War I. Tristan and Alfred survive their tours of duty, but, soon after they return home, both men fall for Samuel's gorgeous fiancée, Susannah, and their intense rivalry begins to destroy the family.Written by
The night the boys announce they're going to war, Colonel Ludlow reads the short story "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" from volume 2 of "The Jungle Book." Rudyard Kipling's son John served in World War I, and was killed in action. My Boy Jack (2007) was based on it. See more »
When Samuel and Susannah are playing tennis early in the movie, as Tristan comes towards them on his horse the weather is clearly hazy. There is then a quick shot of Pet smoking a pipe which shows a perfectly clear blue midday sky. In the next shot of a visible sky showing Tristan with a windmill in the background, it's overcast or a completely different time of day again. See more »
As evening fell, a maiden stood, at the edge of a wood, in her hands laid the reins, of a stallion, and near I've seen, a girl as fair, heard a gentle voice anywhere, whisper, alas, she belong, belong to another, another, forever, yes she belong to the twilight and mist.
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...but I must admit that I loved Legends of the fall. I understand that some people think it's corny and too romantic but if you like epic dramas this is the movie for you.
Reasons to see the movie: - Great acting. Anthony Hopkins makes a classic role as the US army officer gone anarchist father. Brad Pitt is perfect in the role as the wild one with an indian "stepfather". Aidan Quinn makes another great performance, and Julia Ormond is very good as the (tragic) woman they all long for. - The scenery. Magic. I want to have a farm in Montana! - The camera work. - The story. I guess I am a sucker for epic dramas. - A number of very, very good scenes. - The movie is a kick in the nuts to "civilized life" and state affairs. - The anarchistic attitude. - The character Tristan Ludlow. - The character William Ludlow. - The emotional ride.
Reasons to NOT see the movie: - You will be called a pathetic romantic if you like it. And you will most probably like it...
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