The Man From Snowy River

Title, Date Of Release, Rating and Producers The Man From Snowy River was released in Australia on the 25 March 1982. The
film is rated PG and the executive producers were Michael Edgley and Simon Wincer, and the producers were Geoff Burrows and George Miller.

Summary of the Plot
Basically, a young man (Jim Craig) loses his father, Henry Craig, and his horse (Bessie) while constructing a trap to collect a pack of wild horses, known as the Brumbies. Jim Craig sets off on a mission to find his horse, Bessie, and not only does he find Bessie, he finds that he has become a man and has fallen in love. It also has the tale of the Harrison’s flowing through the movie and piece by piece we are told what had previously what happened between Harrison and Spur.

Actors and Actresses, Who they Played, and Costumes
Tom Burlinson – Jim Craig Terence Donovan – Henry Craig Kirk Douglas – Harrison/Spur David Bradshaw – Banjo Paterson Sigrid Thornton – Jessica Harrison Jack Thompson – Clancy Tony Bonner – Kane June Jago – Mrs. Bailey Chris Haywood – Curly Kristopher Steele – Moss Gus Mercurio – Frew Lorraine Bayly – Rosemary Hume I thought that both the characters and the costumes were very likeable. I thought that if I ever met one of the people I would think that they were real and that the costumes seemed to be from the olden days except that for farm workers they seemed too clean and ironed.

Scenery, Location and Time
The scenery in the movie is very good. When I first watched it, I thought to myself that it was all fake, because I thought actors could not endanger themselves out in the open. I

This film seemed slow. The camera angles were excellent as it really gave the watcher some different views of nearly everything. (Over 50’s) I thought in most places the camera work was superb – like showing the black stallion and in particular looking in his eye. It is slow moving in comparison with todays action movies. Music from the movie was by Bruce Rowland and I noted that it was mainly all music and no words/songs. for younger people to like. I prefer more intense films. Also the descent scene was excellent. It followed very closely to the poem written by Banjo Patterson. From my personal point of view. especially in the last part of the film. as more of the action happened at the end. but I think there could have been a bit more at times it seemed too dark.found out afterwards that the scenery is real. You . and made it more interesting to watch. the descent down the mountain. because I heard a lot of the same songs. its not animated and the storyline is to old as well. I think though that the producers should have chosen different music. Also the sound track is not appealing to my generation. the film was good. I would give the film 3 ½ stars. but for me. I would recommend this film to anyone who loves cowboys. and is set in the 1880’s. and more action. or if they like old films. but would suit the audience. Sound and Music and Camera Angles The lighting was good. Many older people would know the actors and appreciate the scenery in the movie. The sound and music was good. The story is filmed in Victoria. It lacked a bit during the day. I think that this movie would be best suited to the older generation. Recommendation and Star Rating In my opinion. My Opinion. I think people of my age would think that there could have been more special effects. and there was a lot of music running through the entire movie. Lighting. Australia.