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Offline chowhound

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Mural in the Riverton Post Office.
« on: February 02, 2009, 04:55:48 pm »
Were others aware of this mural which is painted on one of the walls of the Riverton Post Office? I only came across it a couple of days ago:

Here’s a link... http://www.wpamurals.com/riverton.htm

Apparently it was painted in the 1940's but for most Brokies, it immediately brings Jack and Ennis to mind.

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Re: Mural in the Riverton Post Office.
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2009, 05:07:34 pm »
Were others aware of this mural which is painted on one of the walls of the Riverton Post Office? I only came across it a couple of days ago:

Here’s a link... http://www.wpamurals.com/riverton.htm

Apparently it was painted in the 1940's but for most Brokies, it immediately brings Jack and Ennis to mind.

Sure enough! And one of the surprise gifts for those of us on the Roundup last June was a beautiful small-scale reproduction of that very mural.  :D
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Re: Mural in the Riverton Post Office.
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2009, 05:42:57 pm »
Here's an account of the Roundup visit to the Riverton Post Office.
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Re: Mural in the Riverton Post Office.
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2009, 06:25:54 pm »
Sure enough! And one of the surprise gifts for those of us on the Roundup last June was a beautiful small-scale reproduction of that very mural.  :D

Itīs one of my favorite possessions :)
again, thanks to the organisers for coming up with that idea :-*


I often look at it and wonder about how much like Ennis and Jack the men in the painting do look. And they are working with sheep and the fact that we donīt see anybode else in the painting, not even in the distance.

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Re: Mural in the Riverton Post Office.
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2009, 10:50:42 pm »
Yes, I've seen that before. What an amazing coincidence! Or, is it possible the mural was discovered by location scouts before filming began? Even though BBM was filmed in Alberta, they must have scouted Riverton in order to get a sense of what they where trying to approximate. I think the costume designers as well as Ang Lee and the producers must have seen this mural. I mean it is Jack and Ennis up there.

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Re: Mural in the Riverton Post Office.
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2009, 10:59:19 pm »
I wonder if it were an inspiration for Annie, who must have seen this in her own research.

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Re: Mural in the Riverton Post Office.
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2009, 11:02:45 pm »
Annie Proulx has been all over Wyoming and definitely has seen this mural. Also, Ang Lee made a trip through Wyoming. The set designer traveled through Wyoming with Annie Proulx, making lots of notes. I tip my cowboy hat to the set designers, who did an awesome job of making Alberta look like Wyoming (which is quite a challenge, since there are significant differences).
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Re: Mural in the Riverton Post Office.
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2009, 11:09:37 pm »
That is too cool!
It's also too much like Ennis and Jack to be a coincidence.  :D
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Re: Mural in the Riverton Post Office.
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2009, 11:15:01 pm »
Merveilleux!

Marvellous!

May there be more such murals now to be created,
and one Brokeback Mountain and another about Annie's book ??

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Re: Mural in the Riverton Post Office.
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2009, 12:13:17 am »
Here is my mural, a gift from EDelMar and Offline Chuck. This picture was taken at the Delfelder Inn in Riverton:

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