While exploring uncharted wilderness in 1823, legendary frontiersman Hugh Glass sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home while avoiding natives on their own hunt. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald, the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him.Written by
The real Hugh Glass did not have a son and there is no record that he was ever married. See more »
When Fitzgerald and Bridger return to camp and are being paid for staying behind with Hugh Glass, the captain pays them in dollar bills. There was no paper money in 1823 and the 2 would have been paid in coin. While paper money did exist at the time, bills were referred to as "treasury notes" and were only issued on special occasions. Due to the Panic of 1819, many banks in the US refused to issue coinage and insisted on distributing these treasury notes to be drawn on gold or silver bullion held in bank vaults. While one might assume most people might insist on hard currency, in actuality, on the frontier and in remote outposts, specie would have been very difficult to come by, and very few merchants would be able to make change for gold or silver coins. See more »
It's okay son... I know you want this to be over. I'm right here. I will be right here... But you don't give up. You hear me? As long as you can still grab a breath, you fight. You breathe... keep breathing.
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At the end of the end credits: "The making and authorized distribution of this film supported over 15,000 jobs and involved hundreds of thousands of work hours." See more »
Stunning cinematographic feat. How on earth did they film that?
If this wasn't such a fantastic piece of storytelling, I would be interrupting every three minutes to ask "how the hell did they make that shot?" Even if you know a lot about special effects, this film will have you scratching your head all the time.
There are shots that start as close ups, go super wide, half way up a mountain and then close to something else miles away. There are interactions with animals like the bear, shot in a way that defies any cinematographic, animal training, prop, or other trick you can think of.
I can't wait to see some sort of "making of" that will allow me to sleep at night when I understand how they did it all. Instead of that jerky, overdone, getting us all motion sick, hand-held camera, there is a wide angle system which sucks you into the action in a way we haven't see before.
It doesn't matter if you don't like DiCaprio or dislike "that type" of movies. This is an awesome piece of work, worth watching regardless simply for the technical artistry.
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