New Movie, “Hostiles” — Profound Respect for Native Culture

Scott Cooper’s Hostiles, Starring Wes Studi, Rosamund Pike and Christian Bale is a flawless portrayal of an unflinching, vicious and unforgiving America in 1892.

❝ In countless movie reviews, many of you have undoubtedly heard the term “sitting on the edge of my seat,” to describe a movie that might be cutting edge, causing tension, or even outrage. In this movie Hostiles, I was literally watching this movie, sitting on the edge of my seat, the entire time…

I felt outrage at the reality, laughed at the humanity and grieved for the brutal truth that existed in the world of 1892. I didn’t expect this from this movie as I went into it waiting for the same stale stereotypes often portrayed in westerns or civil war films … Soldiers hate Indians, Indians hate the soldiers. Settlers fear the Indians, everybody tries to kill each other, the end.

Read this whole review by Vincent Schilling. Useful commentary as well as incentive to see the film. Which I shall.

3 thoughts on “New Movie, “Hostiles” — Profound Respect for Native Culture

  1. Bilagáana says:

    33 Edward Curtis portraits of Native Americans in the early 20th Century Over 30 years Curtis took 40,000 pictures of the members of almost 100 Indian tribes in the western third of the United States and Alaska. He reproduced around 2,200 of them for “The North American Indian”, published between 1907 and 1930. He also recorded songs and speech from about 80 tribes, all in their native languages.

  2. Chimayóso says:

    “Bad blood at tribal boundaries (Santa Fe New Mexican Jan 27, 2018) “…Once brushed aside, New Mexico’s Native Americans are flexing their newfound political, financial and legal muscle more than ever before – and it’s rubbing some people the wrong way.
    “In 2018, we’re no longer fighting with stones, bows, arrows or fists,” said state Rep. Derrick Lente, who is Native American. “Our fights today in tribal nations in the state and across the nation are fought with our brains, with our hearts and with our tongues. When people start understanding that we can wage those battles the same way that they’re waged against us, that’s the turning point.”

  3. Victor Daniels says:

    CLEVELAND — Divisive and hotly debated, the Chief Wahoo logo is being removed from the Indians’ uniform next year. After lengthy discussions between team owner Paul Dolan and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, the Indians are shelving the big-toothed, smiling, red-faced caricature, which has been used in used in various expressions by the team since 1947.

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