Week 26: Montana (The Horse Whisperer)
Quote of Interest:
“Knowing is the easy part; saying it out loud is the hard part.”–tom booker
Three words to describe this film/state: Coaxing to life
- Twin #1, played by Austin Schwarz
- Twin #2, played by Dustin Schwarz
- Handsome Cowboy, played by Curt Pate
- Rugged Cowboy, played by Donnie Saylor
State food/recipe to try: Montana Wild Chokecherry Liqueur
Earring Inspo Character: Grace
Other Notes: This one’s a little drawn-out. Without so many long pauses, longing stares, cross-country trips, and eternally-patient cowboys, an hour could have been shaved off of this nearly three-hour film. Although THW came before The Notebook, we had to laugh at the barn scene near the end for its similarities. We already laugh at The Notebook scene because of this meme:
And the jeans! There are so many bad jeans in this film. I can see the ranch jeans, but New York?? Come on, you’re a magazine editor. Was 1998 the black hole of blue jeans? Apparently. I do admire the actors in this–a young ScarJo, bitchin’ Kristin Scott Thomas, and always-rugged Robert Redford, whose mad whispering skills slayed everyone around him.
State Facts: https://www.factmonster.com/us/states/montana
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