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A stunning film in every respect!,
This review is from: Out Of Africa [VHS]  (VHS Tape)
This is one of my all-time favourite movies, and one I can watch over and over again. Meryl Streep and Robert Redford are perfectly cast, and play their characters so convincingly that it is easy to forget you are watching a film! Of course the film is based on Karen Blixen's true experiences, however don't expect it to be like her book of the same name, as the film takes its content from a number of other sources too. Specifically, Karen Blixen's 'Shadows on the Grass' and 'Letters from Africa', Judith Thurman's book 'Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller' (also published as 'Isak Dinesen: The Life of Karen Blixen'), and Errol Trzebinski's 'Silence Will Speak'.
The film itself contains panoramic views of Africa, has a beautiful score, and is a joyous story of a woman's passion, courage, determination, and love - both of Africa and its people, and for Denys Finchatten. It is also a film tinged with sadness, but it cannot help but leave you with a profound sense of what life is all about, and perhaps even inspire you to fulfill your own destiny.