Legends of the Fall
Legends of the Fall is a 1994 American epic Western drama film directed by Edward Zwick and starring Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn, Julia Ormond and Henry Thomas. Based on the 1979 novella of the same title by Jim Harrison, the film is about three brothers and their father living in the wilderness and plains of Montana in the early 20th century and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, and love. The film's time frame spans from the early 20th century; World War I, through the Prohibition era, and ending with a brief scene set in 1963. The film was nominated for three Academy Awards and won for Best Cinematography (John Toll). Both the film and book contain occasional Cornish language terms, the Ludlows being a Cornish immigrant family.
Sick of betrayals the United States government perpetrated on Native Americans, Colonel William Ludlow leaves the Army, moving to a remote part of Montana. Along with One Stab, a Cree friend, he builds a ranch and raises his family. Accompanying them are hired hand and former outlaw Decker, Decker's Cree wife Pet, and daughter Isabel Two. William has three sons: Alfred, the eldest; Tristan, the middle son; and Samuel, the youngest.
|author||William D. Wittliff|
|award||Academy Award for Best Cinematography|
|genre||drama romance western|
|keywords||bury canadian expeditionary force cree drive dump dying young east coast fall out field hospital former outlaw german soldier grizzly bear hang harvard university jail kill move native american native americans in the united states old man police officer prohibition prohibition in the united states rum-running sleep swear want wound|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Cinematography Academy Award for Best Production Design Academy Award for Best Sound|
|producer||Edward Zwick Marshall Herskovitz William D. Wittliff|
|productionCompany||Bedford Falls Productions TriStar Pictures|
|publisher||Sony Pictures Releasing|
|theme||epic romantic drama|