Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Dances with Wolves

Friday night, Sharon and I watched Dances with Wolves. I had never seen the movie. It caught my eye earlier in the year; it won the best picture Oscar the year that Godfather Part III was nominated.

Dances with Wolves is a 1990 epic Western film starring, directed, and produced by Kevin Costner in his feature directorial debut. It is a film adaptation of the 1988 book of the same name by Michael Blake. It tells the story of Union Army Lieutenant John J. Dunbar (Costner) who travels to the American frontier to find a military post and of his dealings with a group of Lakota.

The film was nominated for 12 Academy Awards at the 63rd Academy Awards. It won seven, including: Best Picture; Best Director for Costner; Best Adapted Screenplay; Best Film Editing; Best Cinematography, and; Best Original Score. It is one of three westerns to win best picture. The other two are Unforgiven (1992) and Cimarron (1931).

I enjoyed and recommend the movie. It is a little dated both in the music and the cinematography. It would have been an interesting film to see on the big screen.

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