Friday, February 27, 2015

New Film Release - The Timber

The Timber

The Film Philosopher

Brothers Wyatt (Ransone) and Samuel (Peck) are caught between a rock and a hard place. The bank is going to foreclose on their house and the land it sits on, and there is only one alternative they are given. Go up into the unforgiving mountains, and bring back a man who is not only a wanted criminal but also their long estranged father. Without much choice they, and a bank appointed bounty hunter (Mark Caven), head up into the harsh elements to save their land, their mother, and Samuel’s wife (Elisa Lasowski) and new born son. Almost immediately the frozen conditions wreak havoc on their mission. With their coach and horses lost, they press onward only to find that their father isn’t the only mad man in the mountains.

This movie is right up my alley. A great story, excellent acting, beautiful cinematography, and a wonderful score. There was not a thing I disliked. Just what the cast and crew went through to film this makes my jaw drop (average temperatures were below zero), and they should all be applauded because what their sacrifice yielded was an excellent film. This is not some big budget (The movie was made for around $2,000,000 which is very modest) special effects bonanza. There are few of the trappings of a typical Hollywood hit, which is probably why I enjoyed it so much. The story, acting, and setting are what make this movie work. Ransone is much better than I expected in the lead role. He portrays Wyatt with a quiet strength that brings to mind the heroes of Westerns long ago. Really the entire cast do a great job. I was delighted to see two of my all- time favorites Julian Glover and Maria Doyle Kennedy (Both for some reason left off of the IMDB cast list) in minor but strong roles.

This movie is not for the action junkie or the Comic book movie fan boy. It is for lovers of true cinema. If you are one, like me, you should not miss The Timber”.

Достоинство – Russian title
The Timber – English title

A 2013 U.S.A., Romanian co-production [ANA Media (U.S.A.)]
Producers: Scott Einbinder, Patrick Newall, Mark Sayre
Director: Anthony O’Brien
Story: Steve Allrich, Anthony O’Brien, Colin Ossiander
Screenplay: Steve Allrich, Anthony O’Brien, Colin Ossiander
Cinematography: Phil Parmet (Philip Parmet) [color]
Music: Tim Borquez (Timothy Borquez)
Running time: 90 minutes

Story: In 1898 during the Yukon Gold Rush, brothers Wyatt and Samuel face harsh elements, crazed men, and death at every corner in pursuit of their violent and commanding father, a twisted man who has turned the Yukon Territory into his own personal hell in a time where intense greed, betrayal, redemption and bloodshed are common

Wyatt – James Ransone
Samuel – Josh Peck (Joshua Peck)
Colonel Rupert Thomas – Mark Caven
Patrick The Bear - Attila Árpa
Jim Broadswell – Shaun O’Hagan
Jebediah – William Gaunt
Samuel’s wife - Elisa Lasowski
Maggie - Maria Doyle Kennedy
Sheriff Snow – David Bailie
George Howell – Julian Glover
Guard - Razvan Gheorghiu
Running man - Marius Florian
Young boy - Alfred Wegeman
Stunts: Florian Barcun, Florian Ciprian (Florian Filip), Ciprian Dumitrascu, Doru Dumitrescu, Marius Florian, Banica Gheorghe, Razvan Gheorghiu, Mihai Ionita, Cosmin Padureanu, Adrian Pavlovschi, Florin Stancu, Nicolae Stoica, Mohamed Jbara

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