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Wind River

POSTED BY: JEWELSTAITEFAN
UPDATED: Thursday, September 21, 2017 19:28
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 9:37 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Elizabeth Olsen continues to shine, more so outside superhero fliks. Is she selecting these, her agent, or luck?
The script alone could not have revealed how well it would turn out. The performances, the scoring, the cinematography, the pacing, the transitions and editing, all complementing each other.

The story is either true or based on actual events. When the synopsis of FBI Agent pursues murder on Indain Reservation, some cliches may come to mind. Whatever similar tones or concepts come up, Wind River leaves all that in the dust.

The entire cast of Wind River seems to be selected flawlessly. Tantoo Cardinal and Graham Greene also worked together in a little show called Dances With Wolves. And after further thought, recalled that Olsen and Renner also worked on Comic Verse films.

For Oscar consideration, only Supporting Actress category lacks a valid nominee - merely due to the lack of meat or size of the roles in the story. I would be very satisfied if Wind River was nominated in many categories.

The nuances and subtleties impressed me. And if the pace seems to be slowing, pay attention.

I also wondered if my familiarity with cool air, snowmobiles made me more comfortable with the storytelling. I am curious if other viewers not as familiar with these situations can relate as well to the story.

I can only recall one item which seemed unexplained, and I'll have to review it later. Everything else was wrapped up well.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017 11:12 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Had intended to mention that I did not see Greg Edmondsen in the credits. Had suspected he would be, due to many score passages in the film.

If you are wondering if this film is recommended, I say this:
If you are jonesing for a fix of CGI, this is not it.
If you need blue screen scenes or nonstop superhero violence, this is not it.
If you want compelling story enveloped in engrossing cinematic storytelling, this is what you should see.

Bonus that it's based on actual events.



Also, I will need to revisit my Best Films of 2017 List.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017 11:29 PM

BRENDA


Sounds like it could be a good film. I will keep an eye out for it at the end of the year at my local library.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017 7:40 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Sounds like it could be a good film. I will keep an eye out for it at the end of the year at my local library.

I thought it a very good film. But it is possible I am enamored of Elizabeth Olsen. The setting is Wyoming.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017 11:24 PM

BRENDA


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Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
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Originally posted by Brenda:
Sounds like it could be a good film. I will keep an eye out for it at the end of the year at my local library.

I thought it a very good film. But it is possible I am enamored of Elizabeth Olsen. The setting is Wyoming.



Don't know that name but I do like Tantoo Cardinal and Graham Greene. Should be beautiful being set in Wyoming.

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Friday, September 15, 2017 1:45 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


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Originally posted by Brenda:
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Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
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Originally posted by Brenda:
Sounds like it could be a good film. I will keep an eye out for it at the end of the year at my local library.

I thought it a very good film. But it is possible I am enamored of Elizabeth Olsen. The setting is Wyoming.


Don't know that name but I do like Tantoo Cardinal and Graham Greene. Should be beautiful being set in Wyoming.

Lots of snow. You could make yourself to home.

And Jeremy Renner does a very good job of not showboating, just playing the roles straight, solid, down-to-earth. Except when he must be a superhero.

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Friday, September 15, 2017 9:19 AM

MOOSE


Everyone I know that has seen it has raved about it. I just might see this one in the theater.

And I hate going out to the theater.

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Friday, September 15, 2017 2:09 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by Moose:
Everyone I know that has seen it has raved about it. I just might see this one in the theater.

And I hate going out to the theater.

I'm sorry. I should have mentioned that.

Wind River has more power on the big screen. Some scenes might seem less fitted on small screen. I'd suggest not sitting in the front rows of the theater - have good view of the whole width of the screen.
There was plenty of beauty to revel in. Close up and wide shot. Very glad I saw it in cinema. Watching again will remind me of what I experienced.

Thinking about the snow cinematography on big screen, I realize similarity to Hateful 8, Jane Got a Gun. Maybe Fargo.
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In fact the Fargo parallels might be greatest all around, replacing the Minnesota dialect with subscripted Native Americans (Arapahoe IIRC).




I could have mentioned I was a little struck, not quite stunned, with the scenes between FBI (Olsen) and Fish & Wildlife (Renner) until

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at least the second body is found.

The nuance, subtle traversing of levels and layers of conversational topography just impressed me. This must be the script, but they played very well. The "fish out of water" cliche was masterfully navigated and negotiated. Now I kinda want to see it again. Hope I'm not saying too much.

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Friday, September 15, 2017 10:26 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


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Originally posted by Brenda:
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Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
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Originally posted by Brenda:
Sounds like it could be a good film. I will keep an eye out for it at the end of the year at my local library.

I thought it a very good film. But it is possible I am enamored of Elizabeth Olsen. The setting is Wyoming.

Don't know that name but I do like Tantoo Cardinal and Graham Greene. Should be beautiful being set in Wyoming.

I was a bit captivated by Elizabeth Olsen in Martha Marcy May Marlene, but had seen her in something before that, to get my antennae up. Have tried to catch her whenever since then. Glad she got some $ and exposure in Avengers, but she didn't get much screen time. She can carry a film, like few others can hope to. Hope to see her in many more headlining roles, and expect her to collect Oscars.


Posting about this movie and recalling it so much, want to go watch it again. Feels like I've seen it twice, but pretty sure it's only been one viewing. Should absorb Renner more this time.
Wonder if there was foreshadowing that I missed.


I've been considering starting a discussion thread for this film, it would be spoilery for those not already have seen it.
The discussion would not be about hidden meanings, mysteries in the plot, story, or unanswered questions. There were not many of those.
The discussion would be about script, lines, portrayals, looks, expressions. Why did they not say this, that, the obvious other, why the lines and cadence were right for that character, that situation, that interaction, why too much would have derailed the progress, partnership, why a captivating look was used instead of words.

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Friday, September 15, 2017 10:47 PM

MOOSE


I've had several people tell me it's basically "Longmire on the big screen".
I like Longmire, so that's a plus for me.

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Friday, September 15, 2017 11:04 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by Moose:
I've had several people tell me it's basically "Longmire on the big screen".
I like Longmire, so that's a plus for me.

Never heard of Longmire. Looks like it's a non-broadcast series. Might need to look further into this.

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Friday, September 15, 2017 11:36 PM

MOOSE


It originally was an A&E show, but moved over to Netflix.


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Saturday, September 16, 2017 12:03 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

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It originally was an A&E show, but moved over to Netflix.

imdb said A&E cancelled Longmire.

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Saturday, September 16, 2017 12:40 AM

MOOSE


And then moved over to Netflix, and has produced 2 seasons with another in the works.

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Saturday, September 16, 2017 12:57 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Jeremy Renner is on Late Late Show now, repeat, pushing Wind River.

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Saturday, September 16, 2017 5:00 AM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them. Pity would be no more, If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake


I suggested to family to see this film, but couldn't get them blasted out of the house. Damnit, I'm going to see ti by myself.

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Pity would be no more,
If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake

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Saturday, September 16, 2017 8:45 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


For those not familiar with cool weather, you might wonder why effusive verbiage is not a hallmark, and a stunted stride is. Cold can make your jaw or mouth work funny, so spoken words become less clear, or unneeded. Relaxed and warm environs can loosen up the tongue. Long strides are not compatible with walking on ice.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017 7:22 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


I'm not seeing this in theaters now.
Has anybody else seen it?

Hopefully it will return for Oscar season. Unless they find some Lego or George Cloooless flick demanding their votes.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017 7:28 PM

MOOSE


If it's still showing, I'm going to try and see it next week on a day off.

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