Because they’re building a dam across the Cahulawassee River. They’re gonna flood a whole valley, Bobby, that’s why. Dammit, they’re drownin’ the river…Just about the last wild, untamed, unpolluted, unfucked up river in the South. Don’t you understand what I’m saying?…They’re gonna stop the river up. There ain’t gonna be no more river. There’s just gonna be a big, dead lake…You just push a little more power into Atlanta, a little more air-conditioners for your smug little suburb, and you know what’s gonna happen? We’re gonna rape this whole god-damned landscape. We’re gonna rape it.” — Lewis (Burt Reynolds)
Such a great movie on so many levels. City Privilege vs. Living by the law of the Land. Higher Learning vs. Hard Living. Being Hunted vs. Becoming the Hunter. The brilliance of the dark light of this movie “shines” four decades later.
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