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Dances with wolves / an Orion Pictures release ; Tig Productions ; Majestic Films International ; producers, Kevin Costner, Jim Wilson ; screenplay writer, Michael Blake ; director, Kevin Costner.

Available copies

  • 15 of 16 copies available at Evergreen Indiana. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Eckhart Public Library.

Current holds

1 current hold with 16 total copies.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Part Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Eckhart PL - Main DVD DANCES WITH WOLVES (Text) All discs - DVD 840191003144610 New Items - Main Level Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 079285568X
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (approximately 236 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Collector's edition.
  • Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, 2003.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1990.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Based on the novel by Michael Blake.
First Hollywood movie to extensively use actual Native Americans to play Native American parts.
Special features: extended version includes never-before-seen additional scenes; "The creation of an epic" retrospective documentary; original making-of featurette; audio commentary with Kevin Costner and producer Jim Wilson; second audio commentary with the director of photography and the editor; original music video; "Dances" photo montage with introduction by Ben Glass; poster gallery; TV spots; original theatrical trailer.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Dean Semler ; edited by Neil Travis ; music by John Barry ; costume designer, Elsa Zamparelli ; production designer, Jeffrey Beecroft ; executive producer, Jake Eberts.
Participant or Performer Note:
Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant, Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman, Tantoo Cardinal, Robert Pastorelli, Charles Rocket, Maury Chaykin.
Summary, etc.:
Rewarded for his heroism in the Civil War, Lt. John Dunbar wants to see the American frontier before it is gone. Assigned to an abandoned fort with a Sioux tribe as his only neighbor, he overcomes the language barrier and mutual fear and distrust to become a friend of the tribe. But his knowledge of their ultimate fate forces him to make a crucial decision.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG-13.
System Details Note:
DVD, Dolby digital, Dolby Surround, Widescreen presentation.
Language Note:
In English, Sioux, and Pawnee with optional subtitles in French or Spanish.
Awards Note:
Academy Awards, 1991: Best Cinematography (Dean Semler); Best Director (Kevin Costner); Best Film Editing (Neil Travis); Best Music, Original Score (John Barry); Best Picture (Jim Wilson, Kevin Costner); Best Sound (Russell Williams II, Jeffrey Perkins, Bill W. Benton, Gregory H. Watkins; Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (Michael Blake).
Subject: Sioux Nation > Drama.
Dakota Indians > Drama.
Pawnee Indians > Drama.
Man-woman relationships > Drama.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Drama.
Genre: Epic films.
Historical films.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.

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