The Sighting :- Watch The Sighting on Youtube on Fire, There is a sense of wonder in the way the vast, virgin and treacherous Dakota Territory unravels in Alejandro G Inarritu’s The Revenant. Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki films frosted leaves, gushing mountainous river and the sighting of a herd of bisons on a snowfield like a child experiencing the world for the first time. This is after all, about mountain men in 1820s travelling in territories where no human — or rather civilisation — have set foot on. The film follows Hugh Glass, an American explorer who during in his expedition with his band of fur hunters gets mauled by a grizzly bear. Glass is severely wounded and as the weather conditions worsen, he’s abandoned by his own men. The story is about his survival. Hugh Glass is part of American folklore legend and besides the bear incident, being abandoned by his own men and his eventual survival, the other aspects of story are fictional. Inarritu, like Quentin Tarantino, who made the other wintry Western this year other than his two earlier films Django Unchained and Inglorious Basterds, uses historical fiction to make a political statement. He picks up the first chapter in American history of European immigrants’ clash with native Indians that resulted in wiping off of indigenous people, the first assault of capitalism on nature. Another film that comes to mind is James Cameron’s visually path-breaking, Avatar that was an allegory to the American settlers’ wars with the Indians. The message in the Mexican auteur, Inarritu’s film who has successfully made a transition.
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Release: 10 May 2016 (USA)
IMDB Rating : 7.5/10
Director: David Blair, Adam Pitman
Stars : Kent Harper, Gill Gayle, Adam Pitman