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Grey Owl (film)

Grey Owl
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Directed by Richard Attenborough
Produced by Richard Attenborough
Jake Eberts
Claude Léger
Written by William Nicholson
Music by George Fenton
Cinematography Roger Pratt
Editing by Lesley Walker
Distributed by New City Releasing
Release date(s) February 15, 2000 (U.S.)
Running time 117 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Canada
Language English
Budget $30 million
Box office $632,617[1]

Grey Owl is a 1999 biopic directed by Richard Attenborough and starring Pierce Brosnan in the role of real life British schoolboy turned Indian trapper "Grey Owl," Archibald Belaney (1888–1938), and Annie Galipeau as his wife Anahareo, with brief appearances by Graham Greene and others. The screenplay was written by William Nicholson.

Plot

The British Belaney, who grew up fascinated by Native American culture, left the United Kingdom for Canada in the early 1900s, where he became 'Grey Owl', living in the wild as a trapper. Eventually, Belaney becomes an environmentalist after renouncing trapping.

Production

The film was shot in the English city of Hastings, Quebec's cities Chelsea and Wakefield, Jacques Cartier Park and Saskatchewan's Prince Albert National Park.

Director Richard Attenborough said in an interview that he and his brother, noted presenter and naturalist David Attenborough, had attended "Grey Owl"'s De Montfort Hall, Leicester lecture in 1936, depicted in the film, and being influenced by his advocacy of conservation.[2]

Reception

The film met with average to negative reviews, and has a 'rotten' 18% on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.[3] William Gallagher of the BBC said, "if you like cuddly animals or you fancy Pierce Brosnan, you're in luck".[4]

References

External links

  • Internet Movie Database
  • Rotten Tomatoes
  • AllRovi


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