Oscar Movies: A River Runs Through It (1992)


This was Robert Redford’s second-and weaker-film in 12 years, after winning the Best Picture and Director for his debut, “Ordinary People,” in 1980. Redford has said that his goal was “to illustrate author Norman Maclean’s “words and language and match them with the physicality of the West.”

Oscar Nominations: 3

Cinematography: Philippe Rousselot
Screenplay (Adapted): Richard Friedenberg
Original Score: Mark Isham

Oscar Awards


Oscar Context

In 1992, the winners of the Adapted Screenplay Oscar was Ruth Prawer Jhabvala for “Howards End,” and of the Original Score Alan Menken for “Aladdin.”