Monday, October 26, 2009

Sentence Fragment review: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.

Watched the HBO movie "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee."

Didn't know Anna Paquin was in it, but she didn't ruin it. Yay! Adam Beach was great, always love to see Aidan Quinn.

Oddly melodramatic yet simultaneously too mellow for such a story. Seemed too low budget, what a disgrace. Ought to have been treated better.

Think I was mainly disappointed about the dance just before the climatic, infamous massacre...

Remember learning it in high school, again in college. And every time I heard the story? Haunting. Spine shivers. As good as history can be, grave and intense. Were the ghosts about to arise and arrive to help? I always think so... and the HBO film didn't nearly do justice to that. No epic emotion. No terrifying possibility. Not enough drama. But perhaps the dance can't be shown on film?

I liked it; a C+. But I'd like to see it done again with a bigger budget, experienced director, tighter script.

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