TAKE TEN | Winter’s Bone

Popcorn-sized trivia on Debra Granik’s Winter’s Bone.


Name Winter’s Bone.

Birthdate/vintage 2010.

That scene Ree (Jennifer Lawrence) makes swift work of skinning a squirrel.

Did you see? The way that squirrel skin came off.

Don’t watch it with Bail-jumping relatives.

Listen back to “Come All You Fair and Tender Ladies”, an eerie traditional performed by Marideth Sisco.

Champion Ozark Mountains resident Lianne Drysdale, who was watching the film for the sixth time when NPR made an Oscar season visit to the area: “the first time I saw it, I knew it was a winner”.

Antagonist Nigel Andrews in the FT: “Like a Botoxed face, the movie never shows an interesting wrinkle or passion-attesting lifeline.” 

Not to be confused with Hillbilly Handfishin’.

Pair with Deer stew.


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