Thursday, March 10, 2011

Reminder- 'The Man From Snowy River'

I just slipped out of a lecture with the tune to 'The Man From Snowy River' in my head. I was humming it all the way home! After seeing a few scenes from the film, I now think it is about time to see it again!

That famous scene when Tom Burlinson's character rides his horse down the mountain in pursuit of the wild brumbys. So good to know that a real bushmen road his own horse for that incredible scene.

It was also amazing to get a quick glimpse of Sigrid Thornton (she is so young in it) and of course the wonderful Australian character, Jack Thompson! I did forget that Kirk Douglas was in it though!

Anyway, I will have to 'russle-up' a copy so I can relive many of those beautiful scenes of the high country. It is by far, one of the most iconic Australian Films!

We need more 'Aussie' films that incorporate the vast country, we call home!

1 comment:

  1. Jack Thompson, that's who it was! I was looking at his face but couldn't place him. Gawd, he looked a lot younger. (Given that it was almost 30 years ago, not all that surprising, Annelise.)