Jeremiah Johnson

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Years before Kevin Costner danced with wolves, Robert Redford headed to the mountains to escape civilization in Sydney Pollack's wilderness western. Around 1850, ex-soldier Johnson (Redford) decides that he would rather live alone as a mountain man in Colorado than deal with society's constraints. After a series of setbacks, he meets grizzled mountain veteran Bear Claws (Will Geer), who teaches him how to survive. Jeremiah strives to live as peaceably as possible in the rugged environment, trading with the native Crow tribe, adopting a boy (Josh Albee) after his family is massacred, and even marrying the daughter (Delle Bolton) of a Flathead chief in order to avoid confrontation. He settles into a mountain home with his family, but the U.S. cavalry, complete with a puritanical Reverend, interrupt the idyll to compel Jeremiah to lead them over the mountains and through a Crow burial ground to rescue white settlers. After the Crow kill his family in retaliation, Jeremiah's frenzied moment of payback precipitates a long-running vendetta, turning him into a legendary Indian killer at the expense of his original ideals, on the way to a final moment of grace. Spectacularly shot on location in Utah, the film captures both the appeal and the challenge of the landscape that Jeremiah chooses over civilization. With an unglamorous performance by Redford and a story that questioned white colonialism while mythologizing the man of nature, Jeremiah Johnson appealed to its 1972 audience and became one of the biggest hits of the year. Wavering between heroicizing Jeremiah for surviving and damning him for killing, Jeremiah Johnson took its place among the Vietnam-era cycle of critical westerns, like Arthur Penn's Little Big Man (1970) and Robert Altman's McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971), that condemned civilization for corrupting the wilderness and preventing individuals from going pacifistically native. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi
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Grouped Work IDb17e306f-9ab0-af73-7e2c-c38abb05a382
Grouping Titlejeremiah johnson
Grouping Authorwarner bros
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auth_author2Anhalt, Edward, 1914-2000.
Basinger, Kim, 1953-
Bolton, Delle.
Bunker, Robert, 1918-
Callaghan, Duke.
Fisher, Vardis, 1895-1968.
Geer, Will.
Geisinger, Elliot P.
Gierasch, Stefan, 1926-2014.
Heston, Charlton.
Heston, Fraser C.
Mancuso, Nick, 1948-
McIntire, Tim.
McLerie, Allyn Ann, 1926-2018.
Milius, John.
Pollack, Sydney, 1934-2008.
Redford, Robert.
Rubinstein, John, 1946-
Thorp, Raymond W., 1896-1966.
Tyner, Charles.
Wizan, Joe, 1935-
authorRedford, Robert.
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Basinger, Kim,1953-
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Callaghan, Duke.
Fisher, Vardis,1895-1968.Mountain man.
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Heston, Charlton.
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McLerie, Allyn Ann,1926-2018.
Milius, John.
Pollack, Sydney,1934-2008.
Redford, Robert.
Rubinstein, John,1946-
Sanford Productions, Inc.
Thorp, Raymond W.,1896-1966.Crow killer.
Tyner, Charles.
Warner Bros.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Wizan, Joe,1935-
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Gold miners -- Drama
Indians of North America -- Drama
Mountain life -- West (U.S.) -- Drama
Prospecting -- British Columbia -- Drama
Revenge -- Drama
Survival -- Drama
Trappers -- West (U.S.) -- Drama
Utah -- Drama
Utah -- Teatro
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title_displayJeremiah Johnson
title_fullJeremiah Johnson / Warner Bros. Pictures ; screenplay by John Milius and Edward Anhalt ; produced by Joe Wizan ; directed by Sydney Pollack
Jeremiah Johnson [videorecording (DVD)] / [presented by] Warner Bros. and Sanford Productions
Jeremiah Johnson [videorecording] / Warner Bros. Pictures ; a Joe Wizen-Sanford production ; screenplay by John Milius and Edward Anhalt ; produced by Joe Wizan ; directed by Sydney Pollack. Mother lode / a Martin Shafer Andrew Scheinman presentation of an Agamemnon Films production ; written and produced by Fraser Heston ; directed by Charleton Heston
Jeremiah Johnson [videorecording] / [presented by] Warner Bros. ; screenplay by John Milius and Edward Anhalt ; produced by Joe Wizan ; directed by Sydney Pollack
Jeremiah Johnson [videorecording] / [presented by] Warner Bros. Pictures ; produced by Joe Wizan ; directed by Sydney Pollack ; screenplay by John Milius and Edward Anhalt
title_shortJeremiah Johnson
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Gold miners
Indians of North America
Mountain life