[at-l] "The Way Back", a Peter Weir movie

Mara Factor mfactor at gmail.com
Sat Jan 22 11:06:11 CST 2011

Yes.  I became aware of the controversy a few years ago.  The book is now
being called a "novel" instead of a "memoir" and though Rawicz couldn't have
made the journey himself, there is apparently some evidence that others may
have.  Whatever the truth, I'm hoping for good cinematography even though it
was shot in Bulgaria and the Sahara rather than Siberia and the Gobi.  They
did shoot in the Indian Himalaya so the mountain scenery might be good and
worthy of the big screen.

Stitches, AT '99

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On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 11:48 AM, Kathy Bilton <kathy at fred.net> wrote:

> Thanks you so much, Mara, for mentioning this new movie. I read that book
> decades ago and was always surprised that had not been made into a
> movie.  I've just added it to my Netflix queue - though it's not yet been
> released on DVD.
> Just looked Rawicz up in WIkiPedia and at first thought there was no entry
> for him (As there was no disambiguation page for Rawicz - and it appeared
> there was just an article about a town).  Anyway - I see from
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C5%82awomir_Rawicz and links on that page
> that there's been a certain amount of controversy about the story.
> --Kathy
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