The Importance Of Dead Man

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Films are the lenses through which one could look at the world and explore the way other people think and see it however, there became a time in which films stopped being just lenses, they became an entire world that is full of mistakes as much as it is full of virtues. New kinds of filmmaking appeared as a response to the works of film production companies, such as Hollywood, and it is called Independent filmmaking. This response aimed to show the gaps Hollywood films contained, and to show that Hollywood movies do not reflect the truth, for as sherry B. Ortner, An American anthropologist and professor at UCLA states “independent producers and filmmakers can get quite angry about what Hollywood films are doing and saying. When they are explicit about what makes them so upset, the issue almost always revolves around things…show more content…
Dead Man was a response that shocked the world, as It is an independent that aimed to mock the way Native Americans’ life and cultures are portrayed by the Hollywood movies. Dead Man earned a lot of attention when was first released. Although Dead man might seem a normal movie, the implicit purposes of releasing it are way more complicated than they might appear, for it is a critical film that contained a lot of mocking elements, techniques and strategies. The importance of Dead Man comes not only from the fact that it is the first to mock the Western American films but, as its director states in one of his interviews with Scott Macaulay, a Canadian film producer, “Dead man is a very simple story on the surface, but there are so many things the film is about – history, language, America, indigenous culture, violence, industrialization” (Macaulay, 1), this movie is very comprehensive, for despite the purposes of producing it, it is a thorough
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