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Director  David Gordon Green
Initial DVD release  November 12, 2013 (USA)
Country  United States
6.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Drama
Language  English
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Release date  January 20, 2013 (2013-01-20) (Sundance) August 9, 2013 (2013-08-09) (United States)
Based on  Either Way  by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson
Writer  Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson (based on the film "Either Way"), David Gordon Green, Sveinn Olafur Gunnarsson (story)
Music director  Explosions in the Sky, David Wingo
Cast  Emile Hirsch (Lance), Paul Rudd (Alvin), Lance LeGault (Truck Driver), Joyce Payne (Lady), Gina Grande (Madison), Lynn Shelton (Voice of Madison (voice))
Similar movies  Related David Gordon Green movies

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Prince Avalanche is a 2013 American comedy-drama film starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch. It was directed by David Gordon Green, who also wrote the screenplay based on the 2011 Icelandic film Either Way (Á annan veg). The film was shot in Bastrop, Texas, after the Bastrop County Complex Fire.


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In 1988, an odd pair of sorts, meditative and stern Alvin (Paul Rudd) and his girlfriend's brother, Lance (Emile Hirsch), dopey and insecure, leave the city behind to spend the summer in solitude repainting traffic lines down the center of a country highway ravaged by wildfire. As they sink into their job in the remarkable landscape, they learn more than they want to about each other and their own limitations. An unlikely friendship develops through humor and nasty exchanges, leading to surprising affection.


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  • Paul Rudd as Alvin
  • Emile Hirsch as Lance
  • Lance LeGault as Truck Driver
  • Joyce Payne as Lady
  • Production

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    The idea of making Prince Avalanche came when the band Explosions in the Sky proposed the idea of making a movie with director David Gordon Green at Bastrop State Park, which was being restored following the 2011 Bastrop County Complex fire. Adapted from Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson's 2011 film Either Way, the script for Prince Avalanche consisted of roughly 65 pages – about 30 pages short of an average feature-length screenplay. From development onward, the film was fast tracked to completion. "We really didn’t have time for proper or traditional development," said Gordon Green. "We had the idea in February of 2012, we were filming in May, and sound mixing in July. It was an unusually tight production schedule." Paul Rudd joked to an Entertainment Weekly interviewer, "I found the biggest challenge of working on this was trying to stifle my alpha-male [masculinity]."

    Prince Avalanche movie scenes

    The film's entire production was done in secret; it was only announced to the public after completion in June 2012. This was at the request of the director, David Gordon Green, who wanted to get back to his independent roots after his last three films were completed by a major film studio. Principal photography for Prince Avalanche began in May 2012 and lasted for 16 days in Bastrop State Park. Because of its scale, the film was shot with a small 15-person film crew. While already mid-shoot, the film crew came across Joyce Payne, a resident of the area whose home was destroyed in the fire. Fascinated by her story, Gordon Green included her in the film. "It wasn’t scripted at all; it was something very real for her that we documented," said Gordon Green. "It ended up being pivotal. I couldn’t imagine the movie without it now."


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    Prince Avalanche premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival on 20 January. Then it had its international premiere in competition at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival on 13 February 2013 where David Gordon Green won the Silver Bear for Best Director. It subsequently screened within such U.S. festivals as South by Southwest and Maryland Film Festival.


    Prince Avalanche received positive reviews and has an approval rating of 83% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 109 reviews with an average score of 7 out of 10. The consensus states: "A step back in the right direction for director David Gordon Green, Prince Avalanche shambles amiably along with a pair of artfully low-key performances from Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch." Metacritic gives the film a score of 73 out of 100, based on 29 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".


    The soundtrack was scored by Explosions in the Sky and David Wingo.


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