DANCES WITH WOLVES
Review: A historical drama about the relationship between lieutenant John W. Dunbar who is assigned on a remote western Civil War outpost and a band of Sioux Indians. He also befriends wolves and Indians which makes in an intolerable aberration in the military.
Director: Kevin Costner
Actors: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant, Floyd ‘Red Crow’ Westerman, Tantoo Cardinal, Robert Pastorelli, Charles Rocket, Maury Chaykin, Jimmy Herman and Michael Spears
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama and Western
Such an impressive job by Kevin Costner who not only takes the main lead but also takes on the role of directing this feature film. This is such a sweeping romantic lovely film. The cinematography was fascinating. I thought it was really interesting watching the film as he filmed some scenes at a glance, closeup and also with a lot of detail and with this I felt he picked up the most important points of the film. So many amazing scenes in this, especially the one with all the buffaloes. In order for the crew to film the buffalo hunt it involved a helicopter, 10 pick-up trucks, 24 bare-back Native American riders, 150 extras, 20 wranglers, 25 recreated buffalo and 7 cameras and it took 8 days to film and the whole film was shot over a period of four months. Apparently, this is the highest-grossing Western of all time, with a domestic take of $184 million. At the Academy Awards in 1991 this won 7 Oscar’s. They were for Best Picture, Best Director (Kevin Costner), Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium, Best Cinematography, Best Sound, Best Film Editing and Best Music, Original Score (John Barry). At the Golden Globe Awards in 1991 this won 3 Awards. They were for Best Director – Motion Picture (Kevin Costner), Best Screenplay – Motion Picture and also Best Motion Picture – Drama.
DANCES WITH WOLVES