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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Legends of the Fall (1994)

LotF focuses mostly on three brothers who are close but ultimately on different paths. In a broader sense, it's also the story of an immigrant family through the ages who settle in Montana in the early 1900s.
Many of the heartbreaking moments are clearly signposted in the first half, but there’s enough weight in the second half to make up for it.
Less successful in my eyes (or ears) was the clichéd sweeping orchestral score that intrudes all too often when it would've been better to let the naked emotion do the work on its own.

3½ inner voices out of 5

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