January 30, 2011 by staff
Jeremiah Johnson, This is a new experience of self-proclaimed “Man Mountain” that some are beginning to call “Jeremiah Johnson” movie of the same name. Robert Redford plays the leading role and it is nearly as large as Ziemba. But it does not matter.
After testing earlier this week, I made her long hair and bushy beard and asked him if he was a man of the mountain.
He flexed his muscles, closed fist in the air and replied: “Yes, sir, through and through. I like to hunt and fish. I love the mountains. ”
On his right arm is a tattoo – the Bible verse from Jer. 29-11. Only part of it showed in his jersey, but the point was made. Ziemba is proud of his religious belief and did not return the share should the opportunity arise.
Long hair and beard are part of his personality; do not try to come off soon.
“Of course, people sometimes pull in a stack during a game,” he said. “But I’m used to. It does not bother me. ”
He is 6-foot-6, 317 pounds and many a man. Football fans know him as Lee Ziemba, Auburn offensive tackle left for BCS National Championship football team. In fact, it was very important factors in the Tigers win this title.
He won the Jacobs Blocking SEC, was appointed to certain football teams All-America and was invited to play in the Senior Bowl today, Thurs.
First, Jeremiah Johnson today may seem old and worn: He played in theaters at a time when the West had a difficult time. Classic westerns of John Ford and John Wayne were a distant memory, replaced by the more cynical, stylish westerns of Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood.
Jeremiah Johnson had a profound impact on the film industry in another, more sustainable way. Redford Jeremiah Johnson filmed in his state of Utah adopted at the height of winter, a stone’s throw from Park City. Redford, originally a beach bum in Santa Monica, was overwhelmed by the visual poetry of the mountain to the west, and the seed was planted for the Sundance Film Festival. The Utah / US Film Festival, as it was originally known, was established six years later, in 1978.
Jeremiah Johnson is relevant today, too, because it followed closely on the heels of the original True Grit, Henry Hathaway in 1969 West with the legendary John Wayne: aging, Marshal States United vicious hired by a young 14 year old daughter to follow in his father’s murderer.
Jeremiah Johnson seeing today is a slow TV Saturday is as much an eyeopener today as it was then. This is the traditional film narrative with a beginning, middle and coherent ending, but it has a restless spirit. It is visually impressive, even shoehorned into the tiny dimensions of a TV. It is poignant and profound, and still laughs out loud funny at times (just try not to laugh at the line, “Elk do not know how many feet a horse has”), noble and infinitely sad.
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