Where the Rivers Flow North
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The cast is absolutely superb -- especially Rip Torn and Tantoo Cardinal. Torn throws himself into what could be the finest role of his career with such totality that he BECOMES Noel Lord, the fiercely independent former lumberjack who is the center of this story. Tantoo Cardinal's portrayal of Lord's live-in housekeeper/common-law wife is dead-on as well. I'm both amazed and disappointed that neither of them were nominated for Oscars when this film was released -- I suppose it was overlooked among all of the 'blockbusters' that year, which is a real shame. Performances of this calibre should be acknowledged. The only character that's a little hard to swallow for me is the power company executive played by Michael J. Fox -- Fox is a good actor in his own right, but he just looks too much like a kid in this role. I guess there's a curse attached to youthful looks, no matter how much people want them.
The score by the Horseflies is also first rate -- it fits the mood and scenery perfectly.
Craven has done a nice job here in bringing the character of early 20th century Vermont to the screen -- locations, angles, sets, all combine to transport the viewer to the time and place of the story.
And the story itself...? One of the most compelling portrayals of the fiercely independent American pioneer spirit ever -- a trait that is on the wane in this day and age. When it appears in modern times, the person is often looked upon with suspicion and disdain.Read more ›
I would recommend this movie to anyone seeking a quiet night in front of the television! It is a bit "slow" but the acting and plot make the time well spent.
"Stunning," "Fantastic. A must see." "Magnificent." are all ways his movie is described. I agree.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Just wasn't our kind of movie...we thought it was something else...Published 8 days ago by Linda L. Lowe
Love the movie. The lifestyle and the attitude of a poor man. Realistic!Published 12 months ago by Travis
Gift for family that liked the series. No complaint with disc at all.Published 14 months ago by Amanda