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My Own Private Idaho
Gus Van Sant

Released twenty-five years ago, in 1991, and starring River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves, My Own Private Idaho remains a landmark of American independent cinema. The source story appears publicly for the first time.

IDAHO

A boy enters the frame wearing an oversize Texaco gas station attendant’s shirt with the name Mike sewn on it. His name is George. He is a twelve-year-old Chicano. He has a six-year-old dog with him that looks like an Australian dingo. The clouds are puffy against a deep blue sky. The road is red, with a solid white line dividing the two lanes.
      George looks at the road, he talks to someone offscreen. He says, “You can always tell where you are by the way the road looks. Like I just know I’ve been to this place before . . .

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