As a suburbanite 30ish accountant in SE MI during our years of dad / son w/e canoe trips on its River AuSable, I eagerly saw Deliverance. It was my first awareness of "sitting on the edge of my seat", until their reaching easy waters relaxed me to sit back. Twenty years later, in 1990, I moved to live / work in the mountains of wNC, a short distance from the Chattooga River crossing the GA / SC boundaries, and Dillard / Macon where its banjoist pumped gas. My Highlands home was over the mtn from where Burt & Lonnie had a dwelling. Burt did a one-man show in Asheville in which he said (contrarily?) that the piggish idea came from local extras in the film. 'Wonder how the filmers got that scene past GA's then Gov / SBaptist Jimmy Carter(?) In this excellent cover-story by Holman, he likens various films - other than Jindabyne part of which I recently saw as showing some similarities.
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