Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
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Some Say He's Dead...Some Say He Never Will Be.
|Soured by civilization, Jeremiah Johnson (Robert Redford) sets out in the mid-1800s to be a mountain man, seeking solitude in a wilderness whose purity he never questioned. His first Rocky Mountain winter almost kills him. Starving and nearly frozen, he finds refuge with a wily old trapper (Will Geer) whose survival teaching includes going eyeball to eyeball with a grizzly.|
"Beautifully photographed...superbly directed and handsomely acted by Redford and the scant supporting cast. The Motion Picture Guide
Editor's NoteSydney Pollack directs this notable picturesque film in which a solitary man named Jeremiah Johnson (Robert Redford) battles ruthless Indians, who use him as the target of a long-awaited vendetta, and the merciless elements of nature, in search of peace. Set in the mid-19th century, after the Civil War, the film centers on Jeremiah as he becomes disillusioned with the ways of his civilization and the ravages of war, and he sets out determined to survive in the Rocky Mountain wilderness by himself.
Cast & Crew
|Duke Callaghan - Cinematographer|
|Joe Wizan, et. al. - Producer|
|John Milius, et. al. - Screenplay|
|John Rubinstein - Original Music By|
|Sydney Pollack - Director|
|Ted Haworth - Art Director|
|Thomas Stanford - Editor|
|Tim McIntire - Original Music By|
|Vardis Fisher - Based On Novel By|
Plot SummarySydney Pollack directs this vast and beautiful wilderness adventure in which Robert Redford plays Jeremiah Johnson. Adapted in part from Vardis Fisher's novel MOUNTAIN MAN, the story pays specific tribute to the reality of the trappers who actually roamed the West in the 1850s. Shot on location in the stunning and desolate snows of Utah, the entire film was made for less than four million dollars.
|Cannes Film Festival, Sydney Pollack, Golden Palm Award|