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"James Dickey was the kind of man who made Ernest Hemingway look like a florist from the Midwest."

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  • Chet_Manly

    Chet_Manly 5 years, 7 months ago

    As a kid I saw this movie when we rented it on video after a little league ball game; at the height of my childhood innocence...once I comprehended what was going on it was too late. What has been seen can't be unseen. One of the most disturbing/scariest movies I'd seen as a kid. It took a while to just blindly trust that a movie was good without knowing first what might be in it.

    Built up courage to watch it again as an adult and had a completely different appreciation for the movie and the themes with which it dealt. This back story only heightens my appreciation for it. Excellent post!

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  • mopower 5 years, 7 months ago

    Great read and I wasn't familiar with John Boorman until now. I wonder if that's where his son Charlie got the adventurous spirit that led to Long Way Round and Long Way Down.

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