Sunday, December 13, 2009
Happy Sunday friends! So Legends of the Fall was on TV today and since it is one of my favorite films, I will give you some trivia! If you've never seen the film, you must. It is absolutely gorgeous, and a true epic. The story takes place in Montana around the early 1900's through prohibition. Brad Pitt looks amazing and I wanted to name my child Tristan after his character!
Here are some fun facts:
--Johnny Depp was offered, and turned down, the role of Tristan Ludlow. (OMG really?)
--Neither Brad Pitt nor Julia Ormond had ridden before making this film.
--The title refers to the biblical fall from innocence. In Sweden, however, the title was translated as "Höstlegender" meaning Legends of the (season) Fall (as in autumn). Similarly, in South Korea, the title was "Gaeul-ui jeonseol" interpreting "the fall" as the autumn season.
--Originally conceived as a starring vehicle for Sean Connery and Tom Cruise.
--Both Samantha Mathis and Gwyneth Paltrow read for the role of Susannah.
--Moving filming from Montana to Canada saved the production $2 million.
--Calgary was chosen as the main filming location because of its dry weather. Naturally, once the production started there, they were met with record rainfalls.
Have a great day friends!