R | | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.
John Boorman wanted Vilmos Zsigmond as Director of Photography because he'd famously filmed the 1956 Soviet invasion of Hungary. Boorman reckoned that anyone who had filmed under the threat of Russian tanks and guns would be ideally suited to an intensive and grueling shoot, ... ...
You w- you wanna... you wanna talk about the vanishing wilderness?
Bobby: Lewis, listen - what are you so anxious about this?
Lewis: Because they're buildin' a dam across the Cahulawassee River; they're gonna flood a whole valley, Bobby, that's why. Dammit, ...
Off tempo clapping and clapping which can be heard, but not executed by the initial protagonist. This could be deliberate mistake. In the shot where Bobby starts to hand clap on "Dueling banjos", he does it in the wrong tempo, being to early and to fast. In the next shot, the clapping is in correct tempo. When the camera shows Bobby again latter, the clapping can be heard, but it look's like Bobby is only listening and observing.
In the opening credits there is an obvious typo. About the main song first is written: "'Duelling Banjos' Arranged and played by Eric Weissberg with Steve Mandel". Right after that follows "The song 'Dueling Banjos' is an arrangement of the song 'Feudin' Banjos', copyright owner - Combine Music Corp."