A River Runs Through It and Other Stories A River Runs Through It and Other Stories question


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No clear line between religion and fly fishing
Urizen Los Urizen Jul 08, 2016 12:46PM
'All there is to thinking,' he said, 'is seeing something noticeable which makes you see something you weren't noticing which makes you see something that isn't even visible.'

For me, Paul and Norman's last fishing trip together demonstrates the essence of 'no clear line between religion and fishing.' It is a beautiful scene, written like poetry and the symbolism is totally missed in Redford's film.

Paul thought it through. He couldn't see the fish, or prove the fish, but out they came on the end of his line.

That's my contention - and I'd been interested in the views of others.



I agree.

Redford's film actually missed a lot. Maclean's writing was far superior to the movie. In fact his writing is what gave the story its power.


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