A Guide to the Amphibians
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Lizards In Movies

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Lizards in Movies
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Red River  (1948)
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While driving cattle in Oklahoma, in a very elegant movement, Montgomery Clift leans far over the side of his horse while still riding forward and reaches into a small bush. The camera cuts back to show him holding a Texas horned lizard in his hand. The effect looks so spontaneous that I sometimes wonder if it was in the original script or if it was added on the set. If it was in the script - then I'm not sure what are they trying to tell us about Clift in the scene other than he has great eyes to spot a horned toad in the brush from a distance while riding a horse and the flexibility to grab it from horseback.

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