Thank you for saying this
Having been out west a number of times, that is exactly the same feeling I had about the film....There is a distant sence of loss there, not only about the open spaces, but the Native American's
Originally posted by TuffyCatt
I got the chance to see Spirit pretty soon after it came out, and I really enjoyed it. The animation and story were really well done in my opinion.
Two weeks ago I went to Arizona to work on a Navajo reservation during a mission trip with my church. It was a spectacular experience, and it was incredible to see the land in Arizona...it's really different from Virginia! We got the chance to go to Monument Valley and Canyon De Chelley National park, and I kept thinking about the scenery I had seen in Spirit. They really did a wonderful job on capturing the splendor of the Midwest in the movie...and I loved being able to experience that firsthand. Unfortunately, as oldtoonguy mentioned, I also was able to see how the land there has changed since the time period that the movie was set in. Many areas are overdeveloped, overgrazed, or just have trash laying all over the sides of the roads. It was also heart breaking to see some of the Navajo's living conditions. They don't have many things that the most of us take for granted. Anyway, to get back on topic, I wish I could get the chance to see Spirit again after I've actually been to Arizona...but all the theaters in my area have gotten rid of it by now. I'll definitely have to catch it again on video.
way of life might lose out too.. This film deserves a better box office than it got....But we do not determine that at all...Stuart. If you can still see it in a movie theater, please try, I think you will enjoy it a lot...Thanks.
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