Jeremiah Johnson

Jeremiah Johnson

DVD - 2007
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Jeremiah Johnson, disillusioned by society, sets out to be a mountain man in the mid-1800s.


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Aug 21, 2016

One of my Top Ten westerns is Jeremiah Johnson, directed by Sydney Pollack, proving he was adept at film making in various genres. Noteable in the film is the minimal dialogue throughout, giving Redford the opportunity to convey a character through body language, facial expressions and general physical action. The scenery/cinematography is stunning, much of it filmed on or near Redford's Utah ranch. Also noteable are the odd assortment of characters, all weaving a tapestry different from the typical western. Redford is exceptional in his pairings with other great actors (Hoffman, Newman), but also shines in "loner" roles, making him the consumate actor.

Jan 05, 2015

"Some say he's dead. . .some say he never will be."
Visceral, virile, sometimes violent, sometimes lyrical story of mountain man Jeremiah Johnson (loosely based on a real figure) that is an atypical take on the western, while still embodying some of the major themes of 70s movies. Robert Redford plays the title character and while initially he seems too pretty, he gets rugged pretty fast and plays Johnson as a stoic loner trying to escape civilization, yet still in touch with his humanity. Like other 70s westerns, this eschews the romantic, mythic ethos of classic westerns, doesn't shy from violence, and offers a more nuanced look at Native Americans, who are actually played by Native American actors rather than whites in "redface." The physical terrain (Utah mostly) is stunning and the acting is solid by everyone. This was the only film of Delle Bolton, who plays the woman who is given to Johnson. One of 7 movies that Redford and director Sydney Pollack made together. Others include "Three Days of the Condor," "Out of Africa," and "The Electric Horseman."

Sep 01, 2012

Excellent western which portrays life as a mountain man in the 1830s. Once again, Redford is brilliant.

aaa5756 Feb 23, 2012

Great movie. Great performance a must see for all.

Jan 25, 2012

This dvd is listed as trace and there are already 4 holds. At what point do you order a new copy? I don't want to waste a hold on a trace item that may not be found.


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Jun 22, 2014

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