The Taking Movie

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Who's Involved:

Jennifer Nez Denetdale, John Bucher, Liza Black, Sir Christopher Frayling, Robert M. Bednar

Release Date:

Friday, May 5, 2023 Limited

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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This illuminating documentary uses film scenes to tell of the cultural appropriation of a world-famous landscape. Monument Valley is one of the most recognizable landscapes in the world. Its iconographic use in Westerns has had a lasting influence on stock photography, advertising, and tourism. The valley has been given mythical significance as an image of a “primitive West” firmly in the hands of white people and meant to be protected from intruders. The fact that Monument Valley is traditional Navajo territory has been obscured in the process. A radical examination of Monument Valley’s representation in cinema and advertising since John Ford’s Stagecoach (1939), The Taking scrutinizes how a site located on sovereign Navajo land came to embody the fantasy of the “Old West,” replete with self-perpetuating falsehoods, and why it continues to hold mythic significance in the global psyche.

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  1. 2023 - May: The film was set to Completed  status.

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The Taking was a Limited release in 2023 on Friday, May 5, 2023. There were 10 other movies released on the same date, including Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Love Again and Land of Gold.

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