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Once Ben Foster had signed onto the film, he and Debra Granik worked together to remove around 40% of the dialogue. This was to make the film have less exposition and feel more realistic.
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The last third of the story was filmed at Squaw Mountain Ranch, a family oriented nudist resort outside Estacada, Oregon. It's a former logging camp, and the film needed a location with old cabins and RVs. Some of the members were extras in the "Birthday Party" scene. Established in 1933, Squaw Mountain Ranch is the oldest nudist club west of the Mississippi. It is open year-round, with rooms to rent in their lodge.
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One of few films to hold an approval rating of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.
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The newspaper clipping that Tom finds in her father's "important papers" bag was not created as a prop for this movie; it was a real news article titled "A Unit Stalked by Suicide, Trying to Save Itself" by Dave Phillips, which was one of the above-the-fold front-page articles in the New York Times on Sunday, September 20, 2015. The article was about a single Marine unit (the Second Battalion, Seventh Marine Regiment, aka the 2/7) that after returning from deployment in Afghanistan experienced a very high rate of suicide among its veterans. It is never explained in the movie whether the glimpse of this article is meant to imply that Will actually was a member of the 2/7, or if he just kept the article because it related to his PSTD and related medical situation.
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In preparation for the film Ben Foster got training from a professional which included gaining wilderness appreciation, survival techniques, learning the basic fundamentals of water catchment and gray man technique which is how to disappear in public, or more importantly, how to disappear in plain sight.
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The youth with rabbits in the 4-H scene are members of the Oregon 4-H Youth Development Program. The Director specifically recruited real 4-H members and adult leaders for the film. The youth were asked to demonstrate the skills they learn in their 4-H club meetings and events.
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The recurring theme of the seahorse is a callback to Will's disorder.

PTSD is caused by a "blown-out" hippocampus, which in turn is caused by an over-stimulated amygdala, the organ that produces terror. In a healthy brain, the hippocampus double-checks the source of an alarm and switches off the amygdala if not judged urgent. This is nearly instantaneous, so that the person may not even be aware a terror prompt has occurred before the hippocampus cancels it.

In PTSD sufferers, the hippocampus has been burned out by one or more intensely traumatic events, so that the amygdala keeps pumping terror prompts into the neural system over and over, with little or no interference. Hence the experience of flashbacks (sudden irrational terror originating from a trigger sensed by the amygdala, but possibly not even known to the victim).

"Hippocampus" is also the classic/poetic word for seahorse. The hippocampus in the brain is called that because it's shaped like a seahorse.
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The BBC's film critic Mark Kermode called it the best film of 2018.
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The 4-H scene was added to the script for the movie. The family on whom the film is based did not participate in the 4-H program while living on the farm. The interaction with the 4-H club is not in the book on which the movie is based.
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At the end of the credits, a leaf in the shape of a hippocampus is seen, just like Tom's collar and the oranges' skins.
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The youth in the 4-H scene are demonstrating Rabbit Showmanship. In a showmanship contest, youth are evaluated on how well they handle the animal, the health and condition of the animal, their ability to clean and groom the animal, and their knowledge about the animal. Youth showing rabbits move and position the rabbit to show these things to the judge. With correct handling and practice, the rabbits are cooperative and enjoy the attention.
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One of the crates in Will and Tom's first camp is stamped "MCCF" and was most likely salvaged from Marion County Correctional Facility in Oregon.
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The work detail that Tom sees working in the park has "MCSO Inmate" on their uniforms, from Multnomah County Sherriff's Office in Portland, OR.
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The film makes some major deviations from the plot of the novel that inspired it. Author Peter Rock said that "a lot of the things they did were frustrating and mystifying to me," but he did like the final film.
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The 4-H Youth Development Program is the oldest and largest youth organization in the United States. There are 4-H clubs in nearly every county and state, coordinated by each state's Land Grant University(s). 4-H also offers camps, in-school, and after-school programs. More than 6 million youth ages 5-18 participate each year.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

When Blane attends Will's injured ankle, the bag used actually belongs to the actor. The burn marks on straps are from a Humvee fire during his deployment to Iraq.
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According to Ben Foster, the film is as much about saying goodbye to your child or to a parent, how you do that lovingly and how you let someone go.
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