Capt. John Smith leads a rag-tag band of English sailors & soldiers to the New World to plunder its riches for England (or, more precisely, for Governor Ratcliffe, who comes along for the ride). Meanwhile, in this "New World," Chief Powhatan has pledged his daughter, Pocahontas, to be married to the village's greatest warrior. Pocahontas, however, has other ideas. She has seen a vision of a spinning arrow, a vision she believes tells her change is coming. Her life does indeed change when the English ship lands near her village. Between Ratcliffe, who believes the "savages" are hiding the gold he expected to be pl...
entiful, and Powhatan, who believes these pale newcomers will destroy their land, Smith and Pocahontas have a difficult time preventing all-out war, and saving their love for each other.
The romance between the spirited Indian beauty Pocahontas and the handsome British captain John Smith is painted in dazzling colors and sweeping music. This 33rd animated feature from Disney boasts the voice talents of Mel Gibson, Linda Hunt, and David Ogden Stiers. Academy Award Nominations: 2. Academy Awards: 2, including Best Original Song--"Colors of the Wind."
History gets the Disney kiddie treatment and a politically correct interpretation in the studio's 33rd feature-length animated movie, the first to be based on actual events and people. Pocahontas (Irene Bedard) is the daughter of Algonquin chief Powhatan (Russell Means), who promises her in marriage to Kocoum, a brave whom she doesn't love. Pocahontas would rather be paddling in her canoe or wandering in the forest, communing with nature and her animal pals, Meeko, a raccoon, and the hummingbird Flit. When European settlers arrive, she becomes enamored of handsome John Smith (Mel Gibson). Their attraction is enco...
uraged by Grandmother Willow (Linda Hunt), a talking tree. The situation between their peoples is tense, however, as the settlers, led by Governor Ratcliffe (David Ogden Stiers) desperately want the gold that they're sure the natives are concealing. When a dutiful sentry, Thomas (Christian Bale) follows Smith into the woods on one of his secret meetings with Pocahontas, a tragic mistake leads both groups to the brink of war. Only the love of Pocahontas and Smith can prevent bloodshed. Pocahontas (1995) was awarded two Oscars, for Best Original Musical or Comedy Score and Best Original Song for "Colors of the Wind."
Pocahontas, een Indiaans meisje, woont samen met haar volk in het latere Amerika. Op een dag komt er een Engels schip dat goud komt zoeken. Pocahontas en haar stam houden zich verborgen, maar Pocahontas wordt toch gezien. Ze maakt kennis met een blanke man (John Smith) terwijl haar stam een hekel aan vreemden heeft. Er bloeit een vriendschap op. Wanneer ze samen gezien worden is dit het begin van diverse problemen.
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Russell Means , who first rose to prominence as a leader of the 1973 Wounded Knee uprising of Native American activists and who later was cast in a major role in the movie The Last of the Mohicans , has died of cancer at his ranch in Porcupine, South Dakota at age 72. Means became a popular figure among New York’s “radical chic” in the 1970s, immortalized in portrait by Andy Warhol . After Mohicans, he also appeared in Oliver Stone ’s Natural Born Killers and was the voice of the Indian chief in Disney’s Pocahontas in 1995. He guest-starred on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm
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