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Thoughts on Fox Hunting

Film by Tom Davenport
Produced by Tom and Mimi Davenport
Cinematographer: Harrison O'Connor, Tom Davenport, Catherine Hartz
Sound: Mimi Davenport
Editing: Tom Davenport
Copyright: 1975, Tom Davenport
30 minutes, Color
Original format: Film: 16mm, 1975
Distributor: Davenport Films
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Features the legendary huntsman Melvin Poe and the hounds of the Orange County Hunt near The Plains, Virginia. Narration by Alexander McKay-Smith from Lord Peter Beckford's 18th century classic Thoughts on Hunting

I don't think I've ever seen a better hunting film. Indeed, the whole thing was a masterpiece of liquid, flowing motion, but for the first time, with the way (he) told the story, I understood fox hunting, its rationale, its feeling, and deeply enjoyed it.
--- Alan Lomax

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