Out of Africa review
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 01/10/13
"This is the way it was intended." Karen Dinesen (Meryl Streep) asks a friend to marry Baron Bror Blixen (Klaus Maria Brandauer). Cole and Denys Finch Hatton (Robert Redford) become friends with Karen. Karen's husband is sick and always leaves while Denys becomes close to her. Screenplay was good with one of the memorable lines: "We're not owners, we're just passing thru." from Denys. Score, cinematography, and performances were spotless. Settings and photography were as gorgeous as Lawrence of Arabia, Thin Red Line, Wrath of God Aguirre, and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. Only knack would be the length, pace and a few editing and obvious blue-screen treatment. Out of Africa is still one of the best true to life stories displayed on film and its accolades were well deserved coupled with themes of friendship, love, right of land, respecting a tribe/people and beauty of Africa.