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Was the horse shot at the beginning of The Revenant real?

Almost certainly...NOT. Firstly, no production company would even consider such a thing..the backlash from animal rights groups could kill any movie and that's not economically sensible. There are ...
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Did Native American fighters really manage to sneak up to European trappers by climbing / jumping trees?

According to many sources (like the Indian Battlefield Tactics), Native Americans were fighting with tactics using (and adapted to) the grounds, and, whenever possible (e.g. in the woods) hiding ...
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Was the horse shot at the beginning of The Revenant real?

Most likely not: The Telegraph ran a piece about what was and was not faked when shooting The Revenant. Mainly because to the uninformed it appears as though an awful lot of animal abuse is going ...
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Why did Fitzgerald cut off the captain's scalp?

Fitzgerald likely scalped the Captain so as to make it look like the Ree had killed the Captain. Furthermore, much like how a victim of abuse can then become an abuser, Fitzgerald seems to be ...
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Why was it better to abandon the boat?

Can horses outrun a boat? That plot point does seem to hinge on this question. Apparently the boat served as at least a temporary escape and could not be immediately followed by horseback pursuers, ...
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How do they avoid the cast and crew leaving tracks around the set of "The Revenant"?

Curiosity got the better of me so I re-watched this yesterday, paying close attention. First off, though - any really challenging close-up shot that's not meant to have a million footprints in it ...
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What do they say in The Revenant?

The actual quote is We keep it, we can lay it up around Arrow's Peak. Arrow's Peak is a place. They are talking about the idea of leaving the boat behind and moving inland. "Lay it up" refers ...
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Why did the Arikara kill Fitzgerald?

The Arikara chief riding on the horse probably remembered Fitzgerald from the beginning of the film. In the battle scene between the Mountain Men and the Indians, the Arikara chief is shot off of his ...
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Why did the Arikara kill Fitzgerald?

It is reasonable to speculate that by the end of the film, the Arikara are aware of Glass's involvement in the rescue of Powaqa, who is clearly visible in the last scene along with Elk Dog. This may ...
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Where was this scene from Revenant filmed?

Following the river near the the Indian Morley reserve on Google maps I found this location which looks like the location of the opening battle to me. Google map link - https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@...
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Where was this scene from The Revenant filmed?

This specific scene was shot in Spray Lake's Provincial Park. Leo's character is actually walking on a frozen lake! Most of the locations shot in Canada are in the Kananaskis and neighboring ...
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Was the intense breathing of Mr Glass done on purpose in The Revenant or as filler?

The other answers have already addressed the physical reasons for Mr. Glass's breathing difficulties within the story. There is, however, also a strong aesthetic component to this which likely makes ...
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Why does Hugh Glass look at the camera at the ending scene?

There are some brilliant ideas about what the final shot means. Without a confirmation from the director, which I've looked for and not found yet, I personally felt the following was a great ...
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Where was this scene from Revenant filmed?

If it was filmed at the same location as the rest of the opening battle, then you are looking for the Indian Morley reserve, part of the Stoney Nation. Cannot comment on the exact point where the ...
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How do they avoid the cast and crew leaving tracks around the set of "The Revenant"?

I haven't seen the movie. I can imagine a scene where they set up the cameras and stuff pointing at a hill. The portraying Hugh Glass get in costume and make up, and walks around the hill out of the ...
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Why did the Arikara spare Glass?

The Arikara didn't kill Glass because he had saved the life of the Native American woman being raped. She is later seen riding on a horse with the group as they cross the river. It's the story of the ...
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