- Only the Brave is a movie directed by Joseph Kosinski and stars Josh Brolin , Miles Teller and Jeff Bridges . The movie is essentially a biography about the the rise of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and how they come together to put their entire lives at risk to protect their town from a dangerous wildfire.
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Oct 20, 2017 · Only the Brave is a movie directed by Joseph Kosinski and stars Josh Brolin, Miles Teller and Jeff Bridges. The movie is essentially a biography about the the rise of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and how they come together to put their entire lives at risk to protect their town from a dangerous wildfire.
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Only the Brave is a 2017 American biographical drama film directed by Joseph Kosinski, and written by Ken Nolan and Eric Warren Singer, based on the GQ article "No Exit" by Sean Flynn. The film tells the story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots , an elite crew of firefighters from Prescott, Arizona who lost 19 of 20 members while fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire in June 2013, and is dedicated to their memory.
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Only The Brave (2,233) IMDb 7.6 2h 14min 2017 PG-13 Based on the gripping, true story of local firefighters whose heroics lead them to brotherhood and sacrifice.
Oct 20, 2017 · Only the Brave, based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, is the heroic story of one unit of local firefighters that through hope, determination, sacrifice, and the drive to protect...
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Only the Brave. (2017) Members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots battle deadly wildfires to save an Arizona town.
Oct 21, 2017 · Only the Brave tells the story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a highly trained team of wildland firefighters that lost 19 of its 20 members when they became entrapped in the Yarnell Hill blaze...
Oct 21, 2017 · Only The Brave is directed by Joseph Kosinski, and features Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges and Jennifer Connelly. Josh Brolin stars as Eric Marsh, the supervisor of the crew based out of Prescott,...
The art of storytelling is treacherous, and the new film Only the Brave, released last Friday, is among the more noteworthy recent displays of the arts peculiarities and pitfalls. The movie is a stirring dramatization, directed by Joseph Kosinski, based on a nonfiction account in GQ by Sean Flynn (and co-produced by Condé Nast Entertainment), of the real-life activities of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, heroic fighters of wildfires in Arizona. Yet it also offers a timely reminder that stories are decisions, that theres no such thing as the story, no preëxisting idea or self-determined material that belongs in a movie by dint of its chosen subject or characters. The decisions that go into the composition and the telling of stories have a meaning of their own andas in Only the Bravewhat filmmakers leave out can be far more revealing than what they choose to include. Only the Brave is filled with conspicuous touches of heartiness, of bonding (male bonding) thats part of the discipline and the teamwork required to face danger practically and get the job done. The movie offers a vision of sentimental unity for the common good in a town where peoplewhite peoplego out of their way to help each other. Yet as I watched the movie, I felt that something was missing (including the possibility that there might be anyone besides white people in Prescott). Only the Brave ties the characters private lives to their work lives in a plethora of details, but it never looks beyond the work life into life at large, or even into the life that surrounds them in their own home town. After the viewing, prompted by curiosity, I looked (very casually, just a few minutes click-around) at news about the Hotshots and turned up an entire realm of activity thats integral to their lives yet is excluded from the movie, and that is at least as interesting regarding themand about their locale and American times at largeas anything in the movie. In short, Only the Brave comes off as stirring, effective, patriotic propaganda for a picture of America that is itself merely a one-sidedly useful artifice.
The action of Only the Brave is centered on Eric Marsh (Josh Brolin), the rugged, volatile, insightful, deeply capable superintendent of a wildfire-fighting outfit in Prescott, Arizona, thats relegated to Type 2 status. That legal designation means that, despite Erics profound understanding of the best way to fight wildfires, his crew must follow the orders of certified Type 1 (a.k.a. Hotshot) units and merely complete the jobs that they have started. As a municipal company, the Prescott outfit has little chance to compete for Hotshot standing; but the local fire chief, Duane Steinbrink (Jeff Bridges, in a performance rich in wry humor and lived-in wisdom), vouches for them to the mayor (Forrest Fyre), and Eric is authorized to seek Type 1 certification for his company. Meanwhile, a young man named Brendan McDonough (Miles Teller), a slacker and a stoner, has gotten a young woman (Natalie Hall) pregnant. She has no interest in him or in his help raising the child; but, having grown up without his own father, Brendan is determined to pitch in, and, in order to get his life together, applies for a job with the firefighters. The script, by Ken Nolan and Eric Warren Singer, puts exceptional emphasis on Eric and Brendans personal lives. Eric, for his part, is in a passionate marriage with Amanda (Jennifer Connelly), a horse trainer, but something troubled in their past shadows their daily lives. (It surges to the surface of the action only very late in the film, when the couples stifled conflicts burst forth with some trenchant writing delivered with familiar histrionics.) Brendan is first seen as a young fool, getting into fights, getting arrested, getting kicked out of his mothers house. When he is hired as a firefighter, the other members of the outfit see him as physically and mentally unfit (they give him the nickname Donut), but Donut masters the necessary tough physical discipline and the book studies and becomes an integral part of the unit. The movie also gives both men a foil. Erics is his second-in-command, Jesse Steed (James Badge Dale), who provides a model of ordinary family life that contrasts with Erics own. Donuts foil is Mac (Taylor Kitsch), a sexually crude and emotionally stunted colleague who is also Donuts most vicious harasser. (Of course, he and Donut become close friends, and Mac matures, largely through Donuts influence.)
It turns out that, just a few weeks after the tragedy, one widow, Juliann Ashcraft, the spouse of the late firefighter Andrew Ashcraft, complained that she was being denied benefits; soon others did so, too. Because the town of Prescott deemed some of its firefighters to be temporary or seasonal, those victims families were denied the benefits that were being received by the families of permanent or full-time employees. (Some surviving family members also sued the town for three hundred million dollars in damages.) Whats more, several of the movies main characters were involved in the dispute:
These disputes soon grew more bitter, more complicated, and more political, as Fernanda Santos reported in 2014, in the Times. When some of the widows sought the benefits that were being denied them, city officials fueled only hostility, telling residents and municipal workers that taxes might need to go up and raises be delayed for another year because of what the deaths had already cost, according to several people involved in these discussions, who requested anonymity for fear of reprisal. Nothing of the sort is even hinted at in Only the Brave. The movie has no more room for discussions between Eric and Amanda about the employment status of the men under his command than it does for the disputes that arose after the tragedy and that drove the townseemingly unified in its grief and mourninginto open conflict. Much is made in Only the Brave about Prescotts point of pride that the Granite Mountain Hotshots was the first and only municipal Type 1 outfit in the United States; nothing at all suggests that Prescott may have been attempting to get that honor on the cheap. The battles that the Hotshots widows have faced over health insurance, taxes, labor law, and budgets, involving the online harassment of women, arewithout a word about party identification or political campaignsat least as crucial and exemplary a vision of contemporary American life as the tale of the firefighters courage and self-sacrifice.
Oct 19, 2017 · "Only the Brave," the movie starring Josh Brolin, Jeff Bridges and Miles Teller, tells the story — one version of it, anyway — of Arizona's Granite Mountain Hotshots. It is, as the trailer says,...
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