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The Dark Wind (1991)

R | | Drama, Mystery | 15 May 1992 (UK)
A Navajo police officer is mixed up in drug smuggling and murder on the reservation.

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A Navajo police officer is mixed up in drug smuggling and murder on the reservation.

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A Brisa da Morte  »

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Director Errol Morris, better known for his documentary work, did not finish the film due to "artistic differences" with Robert Redford. See more »

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A microphone is visible twice: once at the bottom of the screen about 42 minutes into the film; the other at the top of the screen about 10 minutes before the end. See more »

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The producers would like to acknowledge the Hopi and Navajo people. Their land, culture and humor enlightened us throughout the making of "The Dark Wind." See more »

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Followed by Skinwalkers (2002) See more »

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I Should Have Known All Along
Music and Lyrics by Wendy Kramer and Harry Shannon
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Low budget , but faithful
27 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For using native actors, I give it a 10 of 10. The production values are rather poor, but then again, they used a lot of local people for grips, etc. Many shots with the sound boom in them.

This film was never distributed, so the editing was never really finished. Those shots with the boom could have been optically cropped. The sound very often picks up too much..for instance late in the film, in Leaphorn's house, the ticking of a clock near the mic almost drowned out the conversation.

Chee is supposed to be somewhat quiet, slow to move, but Phillips might have taken that a bit far.

Overall, it's fairly faithful to the book.


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