Monday, April 16, 2012

Dances With Wolves

Dances with Wolves - Extended Cut (Two-Disc Collector's Edition)

#75 on the 1998 AFI List of 100 Best American Movies.

Dances with Wolves is a 1990 epic western film directed by and starring Kevin Costner. It is a film adaptation of the 1988 book of the same name by Michael Blake and tells the story of a Union Army Lieutenant who travels to the American frontier to find a military post, and his dealings with a group of Lakota Indians.

Costner developed the film over 5 years, with a budget of $22 million. Dances with Wolves had high production values and won seven Academy Awards including Best Picture and the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama. Much of the dialogue is spoken in Lakota with English subtitles. It was shot in South Dakota and Wyoming.

It is credited as a leading influence for the revitalization of the Western genre of filmmaking in Hollywood. In 2007, Dances with Wolves was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

# Kevin Costner as Lt. John J. Dunbar / Dances with Wolves / Narrator
# Mary McDonnell as Stands With A Fist
# Graham Greene as Kicking Bird
# Rodney A. Grant as Wind In His Hair
# Floyd Red Crow Westerman as Chief Ten Bears
# Tantoo Cardinal as Black Shawl
# Jimmy Herman as Stone Calf
# Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse as Smiles A Lot
# Michael Spears as Otter
# Jason R. Lone Hill as Worm
# Charles Rocket as Lt. Elgin
# Robert Pastorelli as Timmons
# Larry Joshua as Sgt. Bauer
# Tony Pierce as Spivey
# Kirk Baltz as Edwards
# Tom Everett as Sgt. Pepper
# Maury Chaykin as Maj. Fambrough
# Wes Studi as the fiercest Pawnee
# Wayne Grace as The Major
# Wolves named Buck and Teddy as Two Socks

1 comment:

RCB said...

Strangely enough, I never realized it was a book. Thanks for sharing that. I'm gonna have to buy iy now.