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Jerry
02-28-2011, 11:31 AM
I really enjoyed the Backcountry Perspectives by Ryan Hatfield in EHJ 123. Jeremiah (AKA Liver eatin') Johnson was and is a great movie! It brought back so many memories I had to dig out the old VHS and watch it again! Thanks Ryan!

dcannon
02-28-2011, 12:00 PM
That is the Best Movie Ever! I wish someone would create one based on the book The Big Country by A.B. Guthrie. If you really like this movie, try reading Crow Killer all about Jeremiah Johnson!

Ryan
02-28-2011, 04:29 PM
Thanks Jerry! That was a fun one to write, and I've been getting a lot of good feedback on it. Haven't watched the movie in awhile but I think I talked my wife into watching it tonight...

mattm
02-28-2011, 10:21 PM
Dcannon did you mean "The Big Sky"? Can't find "The Big Country".

dcannon
02-28-2011, 10:37 PM
Dcannon did you mean "The Big Sky"? Can't find "The Big Country".

I sure did! In my opinion, that is one of the best books from the mountain man era. Probably read it 20 times, woulda thought I could remember the title.

mattm
02-28-2011, 10:48 PM
I sure did! In my opinion, that is one of the best books from the mountain man era. Probably read it 20 times, woulda thought I could remember the title.

Thanks for the info. I've already placed my amazon order.

Sharpstick
03-01-2011, 04:32 PM
I read Crow Killer and loved it. Just looked The Big Sky up on Amazon and ordered it. Can't wait to read it. Thanks guys for the info.

RUTTIN
03-04-2011, 05:36 PM
I had never seen Jeremiah Johnson (and I was born in the seventies) at all, until I read Ryan's article. Looked on the guide on the tv and wow it was just starting. Great Flick, and it was filmed practically in my back yard in the Uintahs.

mattm
03-05-2011, 12:47 PM
"Crow Killer" showed up in the mail yesterday. I couldn't put it down. Finished it at about 0230 in the morning. Great book. The movie only touches as such a small part of his life and his exploits as a mountain man. Everyone who is interested in mountain man history should pick this book up.

TwoBear
03-07-2011, 01:21 PM
Matt, you would also be intersted in "Colters Run", another great book about John Colter. Available at Stoney Dale press.

Jerry
03-07-2011, 02:34 PM
You might try the story of Hugh Glass.
"Hugh Glass" by Bruce Bradley (1999 ISBN 0966900502) and "The Saga of Hugh Glass: Pirate, Pawnee and Mountain Man" by John Myers Myers (1976 ISBN 0803258348).

mattm
03-07-2011, 04:47 PM
Matt, you would also be intersted in "Colters Run", another great book about John Colter. Available at Stoney Dale press.

Thanks for the info.

Ryan
03-08-2011, 11:56 AM
John Colter was one tough hombre. Of course all of those guys were or they wouldn't have been out here in 1803-1870 or so.

6mm Remington
04-18-2011, 08:06 PM
I too love that movie Jeremiah Johnson! One of the best ever! You guys are awful, now I have a couple books I have to go buy to read... I'm one of those that if a book is really good, I won't be able to put it down and I'll be up at 2:30 AM still reading like someone else did her as well!

I named my son after Jeremiah Johnson and his name was Jeremiah David (for the middle name after me). It pleased both me and my wife. She looked at it with a biblical perspective of Jeremiah from scripture while I was pure mountain man on my side!
David