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Subject: Arts: Performing Arts

Filmmaking Studies

A series of programs that offers deeper insight into the art of filmmaking along with behind-the-scene meetings with actors, producers and directors who are part of the feature film business. Series: 4 programs (14 to 60 minutes) Click for more

Shadow Casting: The Making of "A River Runs Through It"

CINE Golden Eagle Award
Gold Apple
-NEMN Awards
Chris Award -Columbus IFV Festival
Gold Hugo Award -Chicago IF Festival

"Highly Recommended. This production is very enlightening. Robert Redford talks about 'A River Runs Through It,' the name of the novel and the movie, with affection. He mentions loving the book but wondering how it could make a great movie; also he explains the symbolism of using the river to take memories back in time, and of using light/dark settings to portray memory. In setting a book like this one to film, much literary analysis is required: using fishing as a metaphor for how to live your life, delving into what drives individuals to succeed, and what success really is." -VRG Review
This multi-award winning documentary shows how a team of filmmakers, expertly led by producer/director Robert Redford, transformed Norman Maclean's challengingly personal novella, A River Runs Through It, about family, religion and the outdoors, into one of the great feature films of all time. In "Shadow Casting," Redford, Oscar-winning cinematographer Philippe Rousselot, Oscar-nominated screenwriter Richard Friedenberg, actors Brad Pitt, Tom Skerritt, Craig Sheffer, Emily Lloyd and other cast and crew members take us behind the scenes to reveal the challenges and triumphs of making their exceptional motion picture. Shot on location in Montana during production of the film. Produced by Montana State University. 92/10DE JSCA 60 min.
Also See: Fly Tying and Fly Fishing; Fish Colorado
Also with Robert Redford: Free Climb
Associated Movie: A River Runs Through It - starring Brad Pitt, Tom Skerritt and Craig Sheffer

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