"And I knew just as surely, and just as clearly, that life is not a work of art . . . and that the moment could not last." I'm a big admirer of the film A River Runs Through It. It's probably in my top twenty favorite films—though I can't say that for sure, as I haven't hammered out that list in a while. Regardless of how you feel about it, I'd like to talk about the movie's use of narration. I'm somewhat embarrassed to admit I haven't read the novel the film is based on, but it seems pretty clear to me that much of the narration was lifted straight from the book. I feel that was a wonderful choice. It gave me the richness of the author's carefully crafted language and paired it with the majestic cinematography, top-notch performances, and enchanting music of the movie. Which makes me wonder: why not do this more often for novel adaptations? I'm not suggesting use a narrator for every adaptation, as I imagine that would get stale. But I don't understand why so few film adaptations make use of narration. Maybe it only strikes the right note for certain story tones or genres? I'm not sure. Do you have any thoughts on this?