My Own Private Idaho is the sort of film that really shouldn’t work. The movie apparently came about when writer/director Gus Van Sant was working on three separate scripts and then decided to merge them all together. The result is a movie that ought to be a mess. The tone and story jump about, some of its pretty random and surreal, and its Shakespearean pretentions are a bit bizarre. However, it works. These disparate elements and tones come together, helped by an astonishing performance by River Phoenix as young hustler Mike. His character – an outsider living a marginal and disintegrating existence – is a reflection of the film itself. It ultimately becomes an unexpected masterclass of montage – where by placing seemingly disparate things side-by-side and throwing in unexpected imagery (not least the famous falling barn), it creates something unique and pulls you into a character and world in a way few other films have ever managed. Read More here

Facebook group!
We now have a Facebook group!
Visit and join here
events/screenings

Mar 31 @ 12:00 – Running on Empty (Rose Theatre, 235 Taylor Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368) / X

Elite Affiliates
If you would like to affiliate with this site then please email me your link, and whether you want to be an elite affiliate or regular and I will get back to you as soon as possible Thanks

Celebrating River Phoenix

Link Back
Feel free to link back the site using the button below, please upload to your own server

Website Friends
Deb / Lainy
Family Sites
Follow me on Twitter
Site Stats
Webmistress: Jules
Design: Gemma
Collective: an80sgirl.com
Host: golden-galleries.com
Contact: EMail // Form


Fans Since August 2017
Disclaimer

Remembering River is an unofficial non-profit fan site. We claims no ownership to any material seen on this website and is used, to the best of our knowledge, under the “Fair Use” copyright laws. This is just my tribute to the sadly missed actor.