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    Subject: Re: Butterworth's review
    Date: May 26, 2003
    Sender: GaryPrevious | Next

    Well said, Terri. I thought the film was excellent. The director's commentaries and behind the scene extras on the DVD were insightful, too. The soundtrack with songs by Annie Humphreys were outstanding. Thumbs up!

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    Butterworth's review

    I watched the film last night and I do agree that SKINS could almost be called a documentary, but I don't think it would have been better treated as one. I think that through SKINS the truth of life in Pine Ridge is revealed in way that enables it to be shown in a feature film to the mass public, to those who would not take the time to watch such a documentary. I don't think it loses momentum in its plot, I cared about the characters and was able to forget my problems for a while as I focused on theirs, and I disagree that the film was an "unremarkable one." Any time a feature film honestly portrays life on a REZ and makes it to the local video store, it's remarkable. Perhaps I am just so glad to see a good, honest film (there's not enough of them!) on Native life in the mass of Hollywood movies we routinely rent and see on satellite that I would be impressed regardless, but I don't think so. I think it was just a good film. I give SKINS many thumbs up!






    Comment index:

  • Butterworth's review   from Terri, Mar 26, 2003
  • Re: Butterworth's review   from Jean, May 26, 2003
  • » Re: Butterworth's review «   from Gary, May 26, 2003
  • Can't see it ???????   from Badger, May 26, 2003
  • Re: Can't see it ???????   from Brittany, Jul 11, 2003
  • Re: Can't see it ???????   from Mark, Oct 5, 2003
  • Re: Can't see it ???????   from Vivian, Aug 14, 2004
  • Great movie   from Len, Oct 10, 2003
  • Skins   from Ash, Dec 4, 2003
  • help   from Daneille, Nov 24, 2004
  • Re: help   from mike, Aug 27, 2005
  • the way of life on the REZ   from Frances, Nov 29, 2004
  • Re: the way of life on the REZ   from Julie, Jan 31, 2009
  • Re: the way of life on the REZ   from Djominick, Oct 13, 2009
  • SKINS film review   from lester, Feb 7, 2005
  • Re: SKINS film review   from mike, Aug 27, 2005
  • Re: SKINS film review   from Rob, Sep 20, 2006
  • great movie   from mike, Aug 27, 2005
  • Skins   from Ann, Nov 8, 2005
  • Awesom!!!   from Audrey, Dec 16, 2005
  • [no subject]   from ldfrez, Mar 28, 2006
  • skins   from maressa, Feb 6, 2007
  • [no subject]   from RezRidah, Mar 5, 2007
  • The Best ever   from Vanessa Keith, May 7, 2007
  • Butterworth's review   from Terri, Mar 26, 2003
  • Re: Butterworth's review   from Jean, May 26, 2003
  • » Re: Butterworth's review «   from Gary, May 26, 2003
  • Can't see it ???????   from Badger, May 26, 2003
  • Re: Can't see it ???????   from Brittany, Jul 11, 2003
  • Re: Can't see it ???????   from Mark, Oct 5, 2003
  • Re: Can't see it ???????   from Vivian, Aug 14, 2004
  • Great movie   from Len, Oct 10, 2003
  • Skins   from Ash, Dec 4, 2003
  • help   from Daneille, Nov 24, 2004
  • Re: help   from mike, Aug 27, 2005
  • the way of life on the REZ   from Frances, Nov 29, 2004
  • Re: the way of life on the REZ   from Julie, Jan 31, 2009
  • Re: the way of life on the REZ   from Djominick, Oct 13, 2009
  • SKINS film review   from lester, Feb 7, 2005
  • Re: SKINS film review   from mike, Aug 27, 2005
  • Re: SKINS film review   from Rob, Sep 20, 2006
  • great movie   from mike, Aug 27, 2005
  • Skins   from Ann, Nov 8, 2005
  • Awesom!!!   from Audrey, Dec 16, 2005
  • [no subject]   from ldfrez, Mar 28, 2006
  • skins   from maressa, Feb 6, 2007
  • [no subject]   from RezRidah, Mar 5, 2007
  • The Best ever   from Vanessa Keith, May 7, 2007