In his scathing review of "Revolution" ("England's answer to 'Heaven's Gate' "), the New York Times' Vincent Canby observed that "from the spectacular nature of the terrain seen in the battle . . . it could have been a Norwegian revolution."
Canby has a sharp eye for little old rocks 'n' rills.
Axel Helgeland, director of Norsk Film, the government-subsidized film production agency, told Outtakes that location scouts for "Revolution" found the unspoiled, un-telephone-poled and un-TV-antennaed countryside near the fiord village of Geiranger perfect for the battle scenes between the Red Coats and the rag-tag rebels.
With Norwegian money (Viking, a Norwegian company) in the film, why not shoot there? What's a fiord or two between friends?