Out of Africa (1985)


africa“Perhaps he knew, as I did not, that the Earth was made round so that we would not see too far down the road.” – Karen Blixen

Number of Times Seen –  at least 2 (7 Jun 2009 and 30 Aug 2013)

Brief Synopsis – In the early 20th Century, a Danish woman travels to Kenya in order to start a Coffee bean plantation, but finds love along the way.

My Take on it – This movie is a pure epic love story to the days of old in Africa. The cinematography is done so well and Director Sydney Pollack found places in Africa still flowing within the Savannah that this movie actually transports us to the Africa of the early 1900’s.

There are parts of this movie that more quite slowly, but the love story between Meryl Streep and Robert Redford needs that slowness in order for us to understand and believe the love that sprouts between them.

This movie won 7 of 11 Oscars (Picture, Director, Cinematography, Art Direction, Musical Score, Sound and Adapted Screenplay).

It lost Best Actress (Streep), Supporting Actor (Klaus Maria Brandauer), Costumes and Film Editing.

Supposedly, Redford was to use a British accent, but it was felt that it would seem too fake and distract the viewers, so it was decided that they would change the character to an American.

I’m glad they changed that.

Bottom Line – Epicly done. Well deserving of the Best Picture. Parts are very slow, but done well. Recommended

Rating – Globe Worthy

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