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Local Hero [1983 film] by Bill Forsyth

Local Hero [1983 film] (1983)

by Bill Forsyth (Director & Screenwriter)

Other authors: Mark Knopfler (Composer), Burt Lancaster (Actor), Denis Lawson (Actor), Fulton Mackay (Actor), Chris Menges (Cinematographer)2 more, David Puttnam (Producer), Peter Riegert (Actor)

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(watched first in 2016) Slow and somewhat murky storyline, with only a narrow glimpse into many of the characters' lives. Much was a tease hinting at more backstory, but not providing it. What made this film stand out was the visual beauty of the landscape.

(watched again a year later) I'd just watched 'You've Been Trumped' and I was struck by much the same story and location. Sadly, real life is not as good as fiction in this case. ( )
  2wonderY | Feb 12, 2016 |
A movie about finding yourself and what matters in life, set in Scotland. Quiet, gentle and slow pacing. Leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy. ( )
  MrsLee | Oct 31, 2015 |
Wonderfully weird comedy from Bill Forsyth, first saw it on cable, which has introduced me to many movies I might never have heard of. Well acted, strange, lovely scenery, and always nice to see Burt. I'm giving it an extra half-star for Mark Knopfler's elegant score, without which it would be seriously diminished. ( )
  unclebob53703 | Feb 16, 2015 |
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Forsyth, BillDirector & Screenwriterprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Knopfler, MarkComposersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lancaster, BurtActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lawson, DenisActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mackay, FultonActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Menges, ChrisCinematographersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Puttnam, DavidProducersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Riegert, PeterActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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ISBN 0140066608 is actually for Local Hero, a book by David Benedictus. The book is based on Bill Forsyth's screenplay of the move "Local Hero".
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A comedy about the interaction between Americans representing a Texas oil company and the inhabitants of a small village in Scotland.

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