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River gushes with spectacular scenery
Lately there has been a rash of
historic docudramas with great music,
beautiful scenery, and a good story.
The Last of the Mohicans, 1492, and
Dances with Wolves are just a few, but
director Robert Redford’s new release
A River Runs Through It, for me at
least, blows the rest of them out of the
Set on the Blackfoot River in
Montana, the story chronicles the life
of the fly-fishing Maclean family,
most prominently the two brothers
Norman and Paul. Throughout the
movie we watch Norman and Paul
grow up and watch how their person
alities affect their families as well as
Norman, played by Craig Sheffer,
leaves home at age 18 to attend
Dartmouth College while his brother
Paul, played by the extremely hand
some Brad Pitt, stays “to stay near the
fish he had not yet caught.” When
Norman returns home after six years
of college he has grown into a well-
educated, strong-mor^ed man, and
Paul has become a journalist who
gambles and drinks too much. Paul’s
habit not only hurt him, but also hurt
his father, a preacher, played by Tom
Skerritt, and his mother played by
Blythe Bethelson. The only way
that the hurt gets smoothed over is
by the men going fly-fishing.
The scenery is absolutely
breathtaking. From the opening
scene we are exposed to the vast
expanse of mountains and the wide,
clean streams in which the men
religiously fish for the trout. It was
hard for me to believe that there is
still a place in America that looks
like the Garden of Eden.
Not only was the scenery
beautiful, but so was the story and
the way that Bedford narrates. The
story was reminiscient of John
Steinbeck’s East of Eden in respect
of the brothers competitive rela
tionship, but when the men bonded.
Play project to be staged this weekend
Rehearsals begin Friday,
with performance on Saturday
by Lori Watson
Meredith Performs, along with the Extra Theatre Company and Alpha
Psi Omega, the honorary dramatic fraternity, will present The Good Woman
of Setzuan on Nov. 14, 8 p.m. There will be only one performance.
The Good Woman of Setzuan is a twelve-hour play project that will be
cast on Nov. 13 from community and student actors. Then on Nov. 14, starting
in the early morning, there will be aconcentrated production process of an all
day rehearsal. The performance will be that night at 8 p.m.
The Good Woman of Setzuan is about a young woman who sets up shop,
and to her own detriment, is willing to help everyone who asks. Then in order
to make her business prosper, the woman masquerades as her own fictional
male cousin and refuses everyones’ requests for help. Eventually, she is tried
in court for kidnaj^ing her cousin and the three gods, who have observed her
throughout, calculate her dilemma. Kindness pleases the gods and only
This production will serve as a fund-raiser to help Alpha Psi Omega
attend the Southeastern Theatre Conference in Arlington, Va. in March, 1993.
To reserve your tickets, call the Meredith Performs Box Office at 829-2840,
Monday-Friday from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Meredith students, faculty, and staff get
in free with a Meredith ID. Other adult seats are $6 and students and senior
citizens are $4. •
it was as gentle as a love story, which
makes for good tearjerker scenes.
The actors were also instrumen
tal in carrying the heartfelt emotion
of the movie. Brad Pitt was
reminiscient of a young Bedford in
Butch Casssidy and the Sundance
Kid. He portrayed the strongwilled
Paul beautifully, and he has a won
derful career ahead of him. Emily
Lloyd plays Norman’s girlfriend,
Jessie Bums, and delivers a perfor
mance as strong as the character she
plays. Comic relief is provided by
Jessie’s family who is as dysfunc
tional as they come. Her mother,
played by Edie McClurgh, is hysteri
cal delivering such lines as, “He’s
[Norman] not used to all this excite
ment- he’s Presbyterian.”
All around, this movie was su
perb. Bedford did a marvelous job
casting and directing. This touching
story is classic, and I am sure that 30
years from now this film will be
• Meredith Performs The
Good Woman of Setzuan, Satur
day, Nov. 14,8 p.m., Jones Audi
• Meredith Chorale Con
cert, Sunday, Nov. 15, 3 p.m.,
• Fletcher School of Per
forming Arts: Claude Frank, Pi
ano, Monday, Nov. 16, 8 p.m.,
• Meredith Opera Work
shop Performance, Thursday,
Nov. 19, 8 p.m., Carswell Con
considered a classic.
If you like tearjerkers, com
edies, and dramas you will absolutely
love A River Runs Through It. As
Norman in the end say s he is “haunted
by waters”, I am haunted by this
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