Wednesday, September 8, 2010

the amazing journey

I have just watched Ken Burns' "Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery." I was prompted to see this after our car trip from Bozeman to Portland, past the Bitterroot Mountains and along the Columbia River, part of their route. Except they went over the Rockies, in the winter, without really knowing where they were. The film, shown on PBS in 1997, is well worth attention, not only for its heart wrenching story of bravery and courage but also for the gorgeous scenery Burns' has filmed and for all the usual historical documentation and commentary he so brilliantly weaves through his work. Got it, on 2 disks, from the Flix®, of course.

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