Mountains of the Moon
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Director Bob Rafelson fulfilled a lifelong dream when he finally received backing to complete Mountains of the Moon. The film recreates the exploratory adventures of 19th century visionaries Sir Richard Burton (Patrick Bergin) and John Henning Speke (Iain Glen). The heart of the film is the effort by Burton and Speke to discover the true source of the Nile river. This occurs well into the film, after several torturous scenes involving the injuries sustained by the protagonists during other expeditions and their growing friendship (which, the film intimates, goes far beyond friendship).… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 69%

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"An engaging and robust tale of exploration and adventure."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Director Bob Rafelson, whose claim to fame is the impeccably nuanced Five Easy Pieces, manages to effectively play on the differences between Burton and Speke."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Apollo Guide
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