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Q: Movie title sought ( No Answer,   0 Comments )
Subject: Movie title sought
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Movies and Film
Asked by: sunriseiii-ga
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Posted: 09 Sep 2006 17:40 PDT
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Question ID: 763788
I'm trying to recall the title of a film from the 1990's (or maybe late
80's) in which part of a subplot involves a man moving a house or
cottage accross a countryside.  It could have been ireland, or
england, or the US.  From what I recall of the costumes, it probably
would have taken place sometime between 1700-1920.

Near the end, there is a scene where he finally, triumphantly, gets the house to
where he wanted it, and to the surprise of many it comes floating down
a river into the town, on some sort of raft.

I can't for the life of me find anything about the film online. I beleive it
was more of an art-house film than a big mainstream hit.

Request for Question Clarification by pinkfreud-ga on 10 Sep 2006 13:06 PDT
I wonder if you might possibly be remembering "Fitzcarraldo," in which
a man wants to build an opera house in the Peruvian jungle.

There's a plot description here, with some photos:

Request for Question Clarification by pinkfreud-ga on 10 Sep 2006 13:11 PDT
Or possibly "Oscar and Lucinda," in which a glass chapel is
transported along the Australian outback, and floats down a river.

Request for Question Clarification by rainbow-ga on 10 Sep 2006 13:30 PDT
Could the movie be "The Claim"?

"And, indeed, in many ways, it is the images ? of rugged mountains, of
the relentlessly falling snow, of a house being pulled by horses
across a snowy plain ? that stick with us most profoundly. `The Claim'
is a somber, moving and fascinating glimpse into our pioneer past."

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