Debaser Film

Dances With Wolves

I remembered this being a long movie, but four hours!?! It even has an intermission in the middle! You’d think it would come off as overindulgent (being Costner’s directorial debut and all) but I found myself really enjoying this, and didn’t really feel like there are parts that shouldn’t be there (although I did watch it over two nights). Sure, “white savior” trope and all that, but I did appreciate how it really does embrace the culture of the people he encounters, and there’s a lot to like about how those interactions develop. It’s also a beautiful movie, with so many gorgeous shots of the “frontier.” Oh, and I didn’t realize (or at least didn’t remember) that John Barry had done the score for this! All in all, still a very good movie, and pretty astonishing that Costner was able to achieve something like this his first time at bat.

By Jean Snow

Production Services Manager at Ubisoft Shanghai. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.