Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The real Legend of the Fall

Like most legends this one is purely fictional. The core character,General William Ludlow, never settled in Montana on a ranch near Choteau, had three Bonanzaesque sons who fought in WWI , a wife in Boston and a globetrotting wayward son Tristan played by a younger Brad Pitt so ably. Jim Harrison sure fooled me. I never thought to look until finishing the 1979 novella last night.

Like the great novelist he is, he made it up.

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2 Comments:

Blogger franz said...

Hello Mark,

Do you know the name of the ranch in the movie "Legends of the fall"? I would be grateful if you could tell me.

So long.

Franz, Sweden

5:18 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

There isn't one in Choteau, Montana. He made it up. The one in the movie was in Alberta, Canada somewhere. The real Ludlow was Harrsion's wife's great grandfather, who only visited Montana in the army.

5:23 AM  

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