Legends of the Fall
living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives
are affected by nature, history, war, love and betrayal.
One Stab, (excellent perfomance by Gordon Tootoosis, who also narrates), and his family on a quest
to "lose the madness over the mountains and begin again." Although filmed almost entirely in British Columbia,
the setting for the film is the mountains near Helena, Montana.
The scenery alone is reason enough to let yourself become lost in this film; temporarily lost from the madness.
The story unfolds as the boys are still in their teens, and the youngest of the three, Samuel, (Thomas),
is constantly watched over "like a treasure" by Alfred, (Quinn), the oldest, "even old for his years,"
and the Colonel's favorite, the wild and fearless Tristan (Pitt). Their mother has decided to leave the ranch,
citing the winters as too cruel, as well as being afraid of the bears. "She was always a strange woman anyway,"
Tootoosis growls in that keenly authentic accent, then goes on to say that "Alfred writes her often,
but Tristan will not speak of her." This sets the tone for how even the strongest of family ties can be as fragile as glass.
The Colonel is then seen writing one of the many letters One Stab has in his possession, dated April, 1913,
a year before the beginning of "the Great War," (WWI). Written by Production IMDB
LEGENDS OF THE FALLS QUOTES
LEGENDS OF THE FALL JULIA ORMOND