Film: A River Runs Through It
In 1992, Robert Redford directed a film of the same name starring Brad Pitt, Craig Sheffer, Tom Skerritt, Brenda Blethyn, and Emily Lloyd. It was nominated for three Academy Awards and Philippe Rousselot won an Oscar for his cinematography.
The film fueled a rise in fly fishing's popularity for a number of years, with increased activity for the fly fishing industry, before the sport waned to previous levels.
Film: The Ranger, the Cook and a Hole in the Sky
"USFS 1919: The Ranger, the Cook, and a Hole in the Sky" was turned into a 1995 ABC television film: The Ranger, the Cook and a Hole in the Sky, also known as Hole in the Sky. The film was directed by John Kent Harrison, with the adaptation written by Robert Wayne, and stars Sam Elliott, Jerry O'Connell, Ricky Jay, and Molly Parker. It was filmed in British Columbia, Canada.
The following quote from the film version of A River Runs Through It (not in the novella) is displayed at the base of the Michael Jordan statue at Chicago's United Center.
- “At that moment I knew, surely and clearly, that I was witnessing perfection. He stood before us, suspended above the earth, free from all its laws like a work of art, and I knew, just as surely and clearly, that life is not a work of art, and that the moment could not last.”