THE TAKING

de Alexandre O. Philippe

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Synopsis

The new documentary by Alexandre O. Philippe (78/52: Hitchcock's Shower SceneDoc of the Dead) takes an in-depth look at Monument Valley's representation in film and advertising since John Ford's Stagecoach. How did this sovereign land of the Navajo come to embody the fantasy of the Old West and why does it continue to hold a mythical significance in the global psyche?

Director

Alexandre O. Philippe

Multi-award winning director and writer specializing in documentaries on film. A regular presence in Sitges, in 2019 he visited the Festival to present Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist and Memory: The Origins of Alien.

Technical information

USA. 2021

76 min

DirectorAlexandre O. Philippe

WriterAlexandre O. Philippe

CinematographyRobert Muratore

EditorDave Krahling

WithJennifer Nez Denetdale, Liza Black, Christopher Frayling

Edition: 2021
Section: Sitges Documenta
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