Thursday, December 1, 2011

The River Why: Is it the next "movie"?

I don't have to say much about the movie cover that is on the left....

In Fly Fishing, it is simply known as "The movie". A River Runs Through It is the most popular fly fishing film in the world, sparking an interest in the sport that no one would have imagined. Anglers still recite lines from this movie while they're fishing between friends, and I know every time I am dying to get on the water, but just cant do it - I pop this movie into my DVD player.

There is a new movie out though and perhaps you have heard of it. It is called The River Why. The River Why was originally a novel by David James Duncan first published in 1983. According to The River Why Website, the story is about:

"20 year old Gus Orviston, the Mozart of flyfishing, who leaves his big city home in rebellion from his parents to live in a secluded cabin on the banks of a wild river and do nothing but fish."

For those of you who haven't read the book, it is a great read. It is hard to put down and I found myself literally laughing our loud at some parts. But everyone is asking, is The River Why going to be the next movie that we are all dying to see in the fly fishing world? Will we call all of our experiences of falling into water while fighting a fish our 'Brad Pitt' move? Will we bust on our buddy by telling them that "The fish are out further, just a little...further?"

Knowing what details can be left out from the previous A River Runs Through It pair, it will be interesting to see how Director Matthew Luetwyler integrates the book into making one cohesive film. The film is starring Zach Gilford as "Gus", and Amber Heard as "Eddy", and includes others such as Kathleen Quinlan, Dallas Roberts, and William Hurt. The DVD is available to order here, and you can also check out the trailer below:

The DVD is almost close to the top of my Netflix DVD Queue. Once I watch it I'll post a full review!

Tight lines

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