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A deeper view of Native America
on 13 April 2014
Loved this version - the original theatrical version was okay but this one was even better. Costner uses the extra time to develop the Native American characters a lot more than what is seen in the original and they become real people each with their own personalities. This creates a more rounded film - the Native American tribe become a more active central part rather than pushed to the periphery; to be talked about.
"Dances with Wolves" interestingly gives the colonisation history that indigenous peoples worldwide still have to grapple with and are still living with the consequences of that legacy today.
Even the German packaging is not a barrier to this monolingual English speaker (Amazon UK's directions to change over to English audio is straightforward).
There are a few Costner-starring films that I personally like from fun to political: Robin Hood:Prince of Thieves, Waterworld (still good despite budget blow-out), JFK, 13 Days; but "Dances with Wolves" was the one that first got the attention of the movie-going audience. See this film to find out why.