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Cold Mountain

Cold Mountain

Date: Mar 09 2004


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In the new movie Cold Mountain, Inman (Jude Law) is a Civil War soldier. After being seriously wounded in battle, he heads home to North Carolina. His long journey takes him through the crumbling confederacy, and he meets people of all walks of life who want to both aid and hinder his mission. While he’s gone, Inman’s fiancee Ada (Nicole Kidman) tries desperately to hold onto the farm of her dead father.
Beth recently saw Cold Mountain. Listen in to her conversation with Zach to learn more about it.


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Beth:  Hey Zach, have you seen any good movies lately?

Zach:  Yeah, I saw the, uh, Lord of the Rings with my little brother and sister and it was awesome. What about you?

Beth:  I did. I just saw Cold Mountain with Nicole Kidman, Jude Law and Renee Zellweger.

Zach:  That’s awesome. She won a award recently, didn’t she? Renee?

Beth:  She did. Her performance in that film was unreal. Do you know much about the story?

Zach:  Well, all I know is there, there was a novel and it’s about Civil War times.

Beth:  Right. I actually didn’t read the book, but now that I’ve seen the movie I think I want to get the book. Um, it was a amazing… The cinematography was unreal and, and the story was beautiful and usually I’m not that into Civil War films, but the, the romantic side of it was really touching.

Zach:  That’s cool. So it wasn’t one of those kinda boring old movies with, everyone’s in a costume.

Beth:  No. It was actually, you know, fairly gory, and then, uh, the, the love story was a little bit sad.

Zach:  That’s cool. Maybe I’ll have to wait until I’m in the right frame of mind, but it sounds like a great film.



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Beth seemed to like Cold Mountain, but I’m not sure if she convinced me that I should see it. I heard from some other friends that it was a little bit slow and somewhat boring. However, the cinematography is supposed to be really good, and the actors are top-notch. I guess I’ll probably see it when I get some free time.
See you at the movies!


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