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(1983)

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The fiddle tunes Rip Torn's character plays, and the style in which they are played, are authentic to the region and era. They are based closely on recordings of Cush Holston, an old time fiddler who was from rural north Florida and recorded at an advanced age at a folk festival in 1960. The tune Torn sings is Holston's "Coon Dog," and the instrumental he plays before this is also from Holston, "Have a Good Time Tonight." The actual playing for the film was done by a Florida old time musician who had studied and researched the music of Holston.
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The picture was filmed on some of the same locations in Florida, USA as the earlier famous Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings filmed adaptation The Yearling (1946). These included both Hawthorne and Silver springs in that American southern state.
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The movie was nominated for four Academy Awards in 1984 but failed to win a gong in any category.
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The movie was first released in 1983 which was the 30th Anniversary year of the passing away of authoress Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings in 1953, the central character of the film, who is portrayed by Mary Steenburgen.
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At the time the film was made and released, lead actress Mary Steenburgen was married to actor Malcolm McDowell, who appears uncredited in the film as Max Perkins. The pair had met during the production of Time After Time (1979) during the late 1970s and had got hitched on 29th September 1980 (and later were divorced on 1st October 1990).
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The film was selected to screen in competition for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1983.
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The picture was filmed on some of the same locations in Florida, USA as the earlier famous Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings filmed adaptation The Yearling (1946). These included both Hawthorne and Silver Springs, Ocala in that American southern state.
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The only film that year to be nominated for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress Oscars.
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The film was made and released about forty-one years after the film's source memoir of the same name by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (played in the film by Mary Steenburgen) had been first published in 1942.
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The name of the pet deer fawn was "Flag".
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Features the only Oscar nominated performances of both Rip Torn and Alfre Woodard.
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The movie is about the life of authoress Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. A Japanese television series version of Rawlings' most famous story, The Yearling (1983) ["The Yearling'], was first released in the same 1983 year as this cinema movie.
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The year that this motion picture starts off being set was 1928.
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The final film released by ITC and EMI's Associated Film Distribution, through Universal Pictures.
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Actress Mary Steenburgen in this movie is still [to date, February 2015] the only ever actress to portray writer Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings in screen and television.
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The film was made and released about forty-five years after authoress Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' most famous story, the novel "The Yearling", had been first published in 1938. The "38" publication year of that book is the digit reverse of the "83" release year of this movie.
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Norton Baskin: As a man in a rocking chair giving directions to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings played by Mary Steenburgen. Baskin also acted as a consultant to the picture with his true life character being portrayed in the movie by Peter Coyote.
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