DANCES WITH WOLVES

 

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DANCES WITH WOLVES

                             

 "I've always wanted to see the frontier,"

says U.S. army lieutenant and Civil War veteran John Dunbar, "before it's gone." DANCES WITH WOLVES is a beautiful, moving film about the closing of the American frontier and all that disappeared with it.
Dunbar (Kevin Costner) is granted his wish when he is sent to tiny, ramshackle Ft. Sedgwick. Alone in the middle of the prairie, his first visitor is a curious wolf he names Two Socks, who is both a bridge to the untamed nature that Dunbar seeks to explore and a metaphor for Dunbar himself -- he's not a conquering white man, just an inquisitive one. So it's fitting that the Sioux tribe he befriends bestows him with the name Dances With Wolves after watching him run and play with Two Socks.
Dunbar's initial encounters with the Sioux show him that they're very like him -- the warrior Wind In His Hair (Rodney A. Grant) is all bravado at first, yelling at Dunbar that he's not afraid of him; the holy man Kicking Bird (Graham Greene) is thoughtful, genuinely interested in communicating with this strange stranger. Indeed,
DANCES WITH WOLVES is notable for its unstereotypical, realistic depiction of Indians as human beings, people who are sometimes gentle, sometimes savage, and always worthy of respect, just like the rest of us. Dunbar finds another bridge to the new world he is looking for in Stands With A Fist (Mary McDonnell), a white woman adopted as a girl by the Sioux after her family was massacred by Pawnee. His leaving behind of his old life is marked twice in a single moment: His realization that he loves Stands With A Fist occurs simultaneously with Two Socks daring to eat from his hand for the first time.
Dunbar embodies all the best qualities that exemplify America: self-reliance, intelligence, a thirst for exploration, respect for nature, and innate friendliness. When Dunbar rides out alone, in full dress uniform and bearing the Stars and Stripes, to formally introduce himself to his Sioux neighbors, it's an astounding demonstration of the best kind of American audacity. But contrast that with the arrival of more U.S. soldiers at Fort Sedgwick, long abandoned by Dunbar, bringing with them the worst of America: small-minded cruelty. When these troops set out after the "traitorous" Dunbar and his adoptive Sioux friends, the flag they bear represents only violence and revenge.
DANCES WITH WOLVES is one of the most visually and emotionally stunning movies I've ever seen, a glimmer of another world where less might have been lost if more people had been as open and friendly as John Dunbar. From John Barry's stirring score -- I swear I can hear the prairie grass blowing in the wind in the music -- to director/producer Costner's daring presentation of a huge chunk of the movie in the beautiful Sioux Lakota language (with subtitles), this is a majestic requiem for a world that is gone.

         --MaryAnn Johanson

 

 

 

Proud people of the SIOUX

Then

and Now

LIKE ALL NATIVE AMERICANS SHOULD BE

Lieutenant John Dunbar (Kevin Costner) at his post

To my opinion here starts the best part of the movie.

It's just great to see how they first meet and react.

AND HOW THEIR FRIENDSHIP GROWS.

Kicking Bird (Graham Greene)

He was the first indian John Dunbar met when

he came to Fort Sedgewick.

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Graham

 

 

Wind In His Hair (Rodney A. Grant)

At first Wind In His Hair wasn't very fond of John Dunbar.

Later when they both learned to know each other

they became great friends.

Rodney A. Grant

A Great man and actor

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Rodney

Wind In His Hair and Kicking Bird

First moment they really try to communicate. Here you see Kicking Bird

understand what John Dunbar is trying to say.

A big head with horns can only mean one thing.......!

 

BUFFALO!!!!! TATANKA

 

ENJOYING THE VIEW

Almost ready for the hunt. These days you don't see these beautiful

animals in freedom. The only time an indian killed a buffalo was when he

needed food for his family. He never killed more then he needed

because he respects all living things.

 

The Wedding

See how wonderful "Stands With A Fist "is dressed.

She (Mary McDonnell) played a very convinced role

as John Dunbar's wife.

A very touchy moment in the movie.

 

FAREWELL MY FRIEND

Saying goodbye to a friend is never easy

especially when you both came that far and

had no choice but leaving.

 

Leaving the people they love.

The movie has a sad ending. But in a way it's a good ending

because NOW many people started thinking about how the

American Indian has been treated for such a long time.

 

WE ARE ALL RELATED

 

 

 

THE CAST

(CLICK on pics to find out the history of the actors)

 

 Lt. John  J.  Dunbar   Kevin Costner      

 

   Stands With A Fist    Mary McDonnell

 

      Wind In His Hair       Rodney A. Grant

 

                  Kicking Bird      Graham Greene (II)

 

                                    Smiles A Lot      Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse

 

             Black Shawl     Tantoo Cardinal

 

                                       Ten Bears      Floyd Red Crow Westerman

 

                 Stone Calf      Jimmy Herman

 

                       Pretty Shield      Doris Leader Charge

 

       Teamster Timmons      Robert Pastorelli

 

                      Wes Studi    Toughest Pawnee

 


                           2 Socks    Teddy and Buck

 

 

             

 

 

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