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Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day (1996)

Not Rated | | Drama | 2 May 1997 (USA)
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The Yosemite Valley Railroad, which runs through the breathtaking scenery and stunning vistas of the Merced River Canyon to its terminus at El Portal outside Yosemite National Park, is on ... See full summary »

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Christopher Munch
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Cast

Credited cast:
Peter Alexander ... John
Jeri Arredondo Jeri Arredondo ... Nancy
Henry Gibson ... Robinson
Michael Stipe ... Skeeter
Jonah Bauer Jonah Bauer
Alexandra Bokyun Chun ... Angela (as Bok Yun Chon)
David Chung ... Mr. Lee
John Diehl ... Pinchot
Diana Larkin Diana Larkin ... Wendy
Corine Lorain Corine Lorain ... Mrs. Lee (as Corinne Lorain)
Joan Newmark Joan Newmark ... Mrs. Hopper
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alan Boyce ... John's Lawyer
Tom Challis Tom Challis ... Drunken Sailor
Susanne Columbia Susanne Columbia ... Prostitute
Michael K. Hall Michael K. Hall ... Mr. Donner
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The Yosemite Valley Railroad, which runs through the breathtaking scenery and stunning vistas of the Merced River Canyon to its terminus at El Portal outside Yosemite National Park, is on the brink of failure. The grandson of a Chinese railroad laborer embarks on a romantic, but ultimately doomed, quest to save this railroad from being sold for scrap. His love of trains finds him working as a railroad-man, instead of at his father's profitable business. He manages to locate a wealthy eccentric investor to help him acquire the railroad, but its financial inviability makes this a quixotic reprieve, at best. The film also portrays the anti-Asian racism present in America at the conclusion of World War II. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Drama

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Not Rated
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USA

Language:

English

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2 May 1997 (USA) See more »

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$18,399
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Matrix Surround

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1.85 : 1
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Cinematography Heaven!
17 July 2002 | by AZINDNSee all my reviews

Black and white film making is elevated into the heavens with Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day. The story of a young Chinese- American struggling to resurrect the historic Yosemite Valley Railroad is a visual treasure. Unlike the brilliant black and white DP's of film noir, this film gives new energy to the screen. The slow pace of the story might put off some, but the pace is perfect for allowing the viewer to look behind the action at the lush setting of the Yosemite park.


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