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Encyclopedia > The Man from Snowy River (1982 film)
The Man from Snowy River

Tom Burlinson and Sigrid Thornton
The Man from Snowy River
(Australian DVD cover)
Directed by George Miller
Produced by Michael Edgley
Simon Wincer
Geoff Burrowes
Written by Banjo Paterson (poem)
Fred Cul Cullen (story)
John Dixon (screenplay)
Starring Tom Burlinson
Sigrid Thornton
Kirk Douglas
Music by Bruce Rowland
Release date(s) March 25, 1982 (Australia)
November 5, 1982 (US)
Running time 102 min.
Country Australia
Language English
Followed by The Man from Snowy River II(USA title:
Return to Snowy River)
IMDb profile
The Man from Snowy River
(American DVD cover)

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The film had a cast including Tom Burlinson as "Jim Craig" (The Man), Kirk Douglas as "Harrison", the owner of a large cattle station, Sigrid Thornton as his daughter Jessica and Jack Thompson as "Clancy". Tom Burlinson is an Australian actor. ... Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch Demsky December 9, 1916) is an iconic American actor and film producer known for his gravelly voice and his recurring roles as the kinds of characters Douglas himself once described as sons of bitches. He is also father to Hollywood actor and producer Michael Douglas. ... Station is the term for a large Australian landholding used for livestock production. ... Sigrid Thornton (born 12 February 1959) in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, is an Australian actress. ... Jack Thompson AM (born August 31, 1940) is an Australian actor and one of the major figures of Australian cinema. ... Clancy of The Overflow is a poem by Banjo Paterson, first published in The Bulletin, an Australian news magazine, on December 21, 1889. ...


Both Tom Burlinson and Sigrid Thornton reprised their roles for the 1988 sequel film. Tom Burlinson is an Australian actor. ... Sigrid Thornton (born 12 February 1959) in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, is an Australian actress. ...


The movie opens with a montage of the Snowy River country.

Contents

Awards and Nominations

The Australian Film Institute (AFI), established in 1958, is an organisation that promotes Australian film and television through the annual AFI Awards, a membership program and AFI film events throughout the year. ... Bruce Rowland is a well-known Australian composer. ... The Montreal World Film Festival (Festival des Films du Monde - Montréal) is Montreals oldest current film festival. ... George Miller (born March 3, 1945) is an Australian film and television screenwriter, film director and producer. ... The Australian Film Institute (AFI), established in 1958, is an organisation that promotes Australian film and television through the annual AFI Awards, a membership program and AFI film events throughout the year. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ...

Plot

The Brumby mob is running though the night and Jim Craig and his father Henry sit in their log cabin listening to the wild horses galloping and making noise. Brumbies in the Northern Territory, 2006 This article is about the horse; for the rugby team, see Brumbies (rugby). ... MOB as an initialism may refer to: Management and Organizational Behavior Mail-order bride Man overboard Marching Owl Band Mobile Regional Airport Montreux-Oberland Bernois, Swiss railway Movable Object Block, used in computer graphics Mob The Mob Money Over Bitches Category: ... For other uses, see Log cabin (disambiguation). ...


The next day, Jim and Henry are out cutting down trees to clear land. While they have a large tree attached to their gelding, the Brumbies come galloping through, exciting the gelding who gets caught under a log and breaks his leg, and causing their precious mare Bess to pull back and break her tether. Now free, she gallops off and joins the mob while the log rolls back and into Henry Craig, crushing him to death. Studio Laura Gallop ) is a Japanese animation studio. ...


When Jim is returning to his home from his father's funeral, he is greeted by a group of men telling him that he can't live there — to which Jim argues. Jim is told to go down to the low lands and earn the right to live there like his father did. Having no horse, Jim leaves and heads for a long-time friend of his called Spur whose left leg is a wooden peg leg. Pegleg of Gen. ...


While there, Spur makes the comment that a man is less of a man without a horse and takes Jim outside to a corral that is holding a beautiful dun-coloured horse. Spur tells Jim "I have no notion of his breeding but he's a mountain horse....He's yours." Jim replies "I can't pay you for him." and Spur says "He's not for sale." After an attempt to argue, Jim finally accepts the gift and names the horse "Dani"


The next day, Jim goes to the Harrison Cattle station to apply for work and is given a job as a stable hand by Harrison. Soon after, Jim is introduced to Curly the station foreman, but the two of them do not get along well. Cattle station is an Australian term for a large farm (Australian ranch), usually in the outback, whose main activity is the raising of cattle. ... A foreman is the leader of a group of workers, often in a construction industry. ...


Harrison, who is a very rich man, has bought a young colt bred to race out of old "Regret". Harrison plans to enter the colt into the Melbourne Cup, but the horse is unbroken and therefore cannot be ridden. Because of this, Harrison hires Clancy, a man who is famous for being able to break in the toughest of horses. When Jim hears of this, he tells Curly and the others that Clancy and his father were mates and immediately gets laughed at and called a liar — however, the men have to eat their words when Clancy arrives at the cattle station and hands his horse's reins to Jim and offers his sorrows at the death of Henry, saying "He was a good mate." The term Colt, when used by itself, can refer to: A firearm produced by Colts Manufacturing Company, founded by Samuel Colt. ... The Melbourne Cup is Australias major annual thoroughbred horse race. ... Clancy of The Overflow is a poem by Banjo Paterson, first published in The Bulletin, an Australian news magazine, on December 21, 1889. ... Mate is a colloquialism used to refer to a friend commonly used in the Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Ireland. ... The reins are the leather straps attached to the outer ends of a bit. ...


Later, the men have to drive some of Harrison's cattle from where they are out in the bush, back to the station, and Clancy goes with them to help. While Harrison and the others are gone, Jessica, who is a very strong, independent young woman (much to her father's chagrin), enlists the help of Jim to break-in the colt themselves and are successful. However, just before Harrison and the others are due back to the station, the Brumbies gallop near the station, exciting all the horse there and Jim (seeing Bess, who he can identify because of the remainder of the halter around her neck) decides to give chase and the nearest horse is the colt who he leaps onto and starts to give chase but he falls from the young colt and is trampled by the mob. Lying on the ground in pain, Jim slowly rolls over in enough time to be attacked by the leader of the Brumby mob (a large black stallion). The Australian bush The bush is a term used for rural, undeveloped land or country areas in many places, such as Australia, New Zealand, Sub-Saharan Africa, Canada, and Alaska. ... Station is the term for a large Australian landholding used for livestock production. ... A stallion is an ungelded male horse after reaching the age of sexual maturity, usually between two and three years of age. ...


Later, when Jim awakens, Jessica tells him that her father isn't going to find out the truth of the incident and that he's going to be told a different story about what happened — but Jim says that he's not going to lie to Harrison and if that means losing his job then that's what happens. However, before Harrison can be told anything at all, he tells Jim there are strays out there and that he wants him to go and bring them back. Jim leaves and soon finds the strays but, while he's gone, Harrison finds the Colt has signs of being ridden and, when he asks Jessica about it, he finds out the truth and then later learns about the Brumby incident. Furious that Jim put the expensive Colt in danger, he tells Jessica that when Jim gets back he's fired and that she is going to be sent off to boarding school This infuriates Jessica so much that she gets on her horse and gallops away. A boarding school is a usually fee-charging school where some or all pupils not only study, but also live during term time, with their fellow students and possibly teachers. ...


Later, there is a storm and her horse knocks her off and she falls over the edge of a cliff. However, she lands on an outcropping and is knocked unconscious, the next morning, she wakes up and discovers to her horror that she is sitting dangerously close to the edge of a fatal drop. Soon she's found by Jim who lowers his stockwhip and pulls her to safety. It's during this time the two realize they have fallen in love but that it could never be because of Harrison. Jim then takes Jessica to Spur where it's learned that the fact that Spur and Harrison look alike isn't just coincidence and they are in fact brothers. For general information on all whips see the Whip article. ...


Jim leaves Jessica in Spur's care so he can take the stray cattle back to the Harrison station. Jessica tells Jim that her father knows about the Colt and the incident with the Brumbies, that he's going to be fired — but he tells her that he was given a job and that he was going to finish it and he leaves, returning the cattle to their owner.


True to his word, Harrison fires Jim and, as he's leaving, Jim tells him he found Jessica, that she's safe and will be brought back the station later that night. When Jim returns to the bunk house, he and a drunken Curly get into a fight. Then Jim gathers his stuff and leaves, but Curly and his buddy let the Colt loose to make Harrison think that Jim did it in retaliation to his being fired. Bunk in the ship Seawahanka A bunk is a bed or other place for sleeping, particularly a narrow bed built like a shelf into or against a wall, as in a ships cabin, or several like beds stacked over one another known as a bunkbed. ...


While Spur is at the station it's learned that Harrison hates his brother because they were competing for the affections of a woman named Matilda, Jessica's mother. At one time, Harrison threatens Spur with "Get out of here or I'll..." to which Spur says "You'll what...blow off the other one?" slapping his leg indicating that it was Harrison that was the responsible for Spur losing his leg.


Later, Jim and Spur are sitting by a fire talking when they are joined by Clancy who tells them that someone let the Colt loose and that Jim was being blamed for it. Clancy tells him that if he wanted to let Harrison know that he wasn't the one who set the Colt loose, he would come and join the group of men who were going after the mob and the Colt the next morning, but Jim tells them that's too much to ask of a man. After some helpful teasing by Spur and Clancy, he joins the group.


When he arrives the next day, Harrison asks what he's doing there and Clancy tells him that he asked him to come. Harrison says no more about it and the chase is on — ending for the rest of the group when the mob leaps off a steep hill and galloping down it. Jim is the last to get there because of having to stop and adjust Dani's bridle. Thanks to Curly and unlike the others, Jim and Dani leap the cliff and chase the mob down the steep embankment, he is later spotted by the group still chasing the brumbies which he eventually heads off and brings them to a stop. Soon, to everyone's amazement, he leads the entire mob back to the Harrison station. A bridle is a piece of equipment used to control a horse. ...


While there, he tells Harrison that he doesn't want the money he's offering, but he wants the mob itself and that he would be back for them and whatever else is his (looking at Jessica). To this, Harrison shouts "You've got a long way to go yet lad.". Spur interrupts him, saying "He's not a lad, brother...he's a MAN.". Then, as Jim tips his hat to Jessica and rides off, Clancy calls him "The Man from Snowy River."


Jim rides up to his home in the Snowy River region, knowing that he has earned his right to live there.


Dangerous ride

Tom Burlinson has confirmed that it was definitely he who rode the horse over the side of the mountain for the 'terrible descent' during the dangerous ride — commenting that he had been asked about this numerous times, and that he became known as "The Man from Snowy River" because of his ride [1]. Tom Burlinson is an Australian actor. ...


Soundtrack

Main article: The Man from Snowy River (1982 film) Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Bruce Rowland composed the music for the 1982 version, a soundtrack that became one of the most critically acclaimed in the history of motion pictures. He also composed the music for the 1988 sequel film. For other uses, see The Man from Snowy River. ... Bruce Rowland is a well-known Australian composer. ...

NBC Sports uses some of the exact music from the soundtrack for their coverage of The PLAYERS Championship.

2000 Summer Olympics — Bruce Rowland composed a special Olympics version of "The Man from Snowy River" Main Title for the Olympic Games, which were held in Sydney. The CD of the music for the Sydney Olympics includes the Bruce Rowland's special Olympic version of "The Man from Snowy River". The NBC Sports logo used since 1989. ... The Players Championship (often styled THE PLAYERS Championship) is an annual golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The 2000 Summer Olympics or the Millennium Games/Games of the New Millennium, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, were the Summer Olympic Games held in 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ...


The Man from Snowy River: Arena Spectacular — Bruce Rowland composed special arrangements of some of the 1982 film soundtrack music for the 2002 musical version of "The Man from Snowy River". The Black Crook (1866) is considered the first musical comedy Musical theatre is a form of theatre combining music, songs, spoken dialogue and dance. ...


Loss of the Craig's Hut

The Craig's Hut building was a permanent fixture created for the film. Located in Clear Hills, east of Mount Stirling, Victoria, the popular 4WD and hiking landmark was destroyed on 11 December 2006 in bushfires[2]. Telemark skier at Mount Stirling Mount Stirling is a crosscountry/backcountry ski resort in Victoria approximantly 230 km from Melbourne. ... “VIC” redirects here. ... This article is about the class of vehicles. ... Two hikers in the Mount Hood National Forest Eagle Creek hiking Hiking is a form of walking, undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring and enjoying the scenery. ... Taj Mahal Big Ben Saint Basils Cathedral Azadi Square in Tehran For other senses of this word, see landmark (disambiguation). ... December 11 is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2006-07 Australian bushfire season had an early start with fires in spring time. ...


References

  1. ^ "How The Hell Did We Get Here? — The Baby Boomers Guide To The Movies"
  2. ^ Sydney Morning Herald, 11 December 2006, Bushfires ravage iconic Craig's Hut

December 11 is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also

The Man From Snowy River is a poem by Australian bush poet Banjo Paterson. ... The 1988 Australian sequel film to the 1982 Australian film The Man from Snowy River was given the title of The Man from Snowy River II (the title which is still used for the film in Australia). ... TV series American (VHS) TV series Australian (DVD) Banjo Patersons The Man From Snowy River (known in the United States as Snowy River: The McGregor Saga), was an Australian television series produced in the 1990s. ... The Man from Snowy River is a 1920 film made in Australia. ... This is a list of movies based on poems. ... The Snowy River below McKillops Bridge The Snowy River is a major river in south-eastern Australia. ...

External links

  • "The Man from Snowy River" (1982 film) at the Internet Movie Database
  • The Man from Snowy River at the National Film and Sound Archive

 
 

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