If you find the exact meaning of the word “Revenant” it says ‘a person who has returned, especially supposedly from the dead.’ Something very similar can be construed with the film’s actual production and shooting life.
Coming from the Oscar winning director for “Birdman,” Alejandro González Iñárritu was bracing himself for tough shooting conditions. However, he failed to describe the word ‘tough’ to his crew members. The Leonardo DiCaprio starrer, who deserves an Oscar for this by the way, does have some breathtaking shooting sequence in it, where the cold weather on the screen can make your hot pop corns chilled.
Released with J.J. Abrams record breaker “Star Wars,” ‘The Revenant’ is surely grabbing enough attention and some very favorable reviews.
With Rotten tomatoes giving 81% along with a marvelous 8.4 rating by IMDB, the hard work has sincerely paid off. But one might wonder by hard work how much exactly do we mean? According to Cinemablend, the film is shot in extreme cold weathers of Cananda where the degrees hardly rose in to positive numbers.
Thereafter, when Canada’s cold wasn’t enough for Iñárritu, he shifted the shoot to Argentina’s more scorching cold weather. Further, the main star of the movie DiCaprio, went on shooting many scenes empty stomach, let alone the risky climbing and crossing chilly rivers in the middle of heavy winter.
As reported by Ooyuz, this hardship made a few crew members to leave the production and never return back. As a result, many times the film making was jeopardized to very large extent. But similar to the reaction of a Mountaineer reaching the summit, Iñárritu was absolutely pleased with himself and the whole cast and crew to create a masterpiece, however, he vowed to never ever create another of the same. No matter how grueling the movie is, it is certainly gaining the status of a worldwide hit.
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