|The Man From Snowy River|
A few nights ago Bob and I watched one of my favorite movies (a Western!) and I was just as impressed with it as I was when I first saw it in the movie theater in Fort Collins in 1982.
Some of the reasons I like it are first, the gorgeous scenery of those Australian mountains and the camera work that went with them. The scenes with Jessica on that cliff and the storms coming over the mountains are breath taking. I also love the scene where the ranchers are all gathering to go after the brumbies. Their costumes and their authentic looks are how I always have envisioned Australian "cowboys". That guy with the beard and the big curvy pipe is my perfect Australian rancher!
|The photography is beautiful in this movie.|
This is Jessica's sonata with some lovely slides to go with it.
|This really is a steep cliff. Notice that the trees are straight.|
Tom Burlinson had never ridden horses much before making this movie and when he took Denny over the cliff to go after the brumbies that was a one-take shot at full gallop down the cliff face.
|Jim and Jessica up on the mountain. Spectacular scenery!|
|The horse scenes are beautiful!|
Now I think I need to go get out our video of "Man From Snowy River" and it's sequel and have an evening of visiting Australia once again!
|The final scene of the movie. The Man From Snowy River.|