Brigham Young Guns: Christopher Cain's "September Dawn"
Aug 23, 2007 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: IndieWIRE
One imagines future generations of culture scavengers ironically appreciative of this historical drama " September Dawn ," also doubling as a Bush Administration allegory, as amusing in its hysteria and all too ... via IndieWIRE
My grandfather's mother was one of the children who was spared on that wagon, and this story has been a part of our family legacy. It has needed to be told for a long time.
I think the love story softens it a bit. It could have been a much more disturbing story if it had been told from the perspective of the Fancher children who were old enough to remember the details, and who had to live in the homes of their captors.
When the U.S. Army finally got there to investigate two years later, the victims' bones littered the field. The army buried them for us, found as many of the missing children as they could, and returned them to their families in Arkansas.
It was not brought to trial until 20 years later when the grown children were old enough to force it into court.
The families have tried for 150 years to keep a monument there at Mountain Meadows, keep the story alive, and not forget the family members who were lost.
We are so glad that the story has finally been told, and appreciate the work of the independent filmmakers that made it possible.
Regarding the link I have posted here: I am glad that the reviewers in this link have cited this moronic piece of work as the anti-Mormon propaganda that it is. Christopher Cain should be ashamed of producing a work that is so slanted and that could literally endanger many Mormons of today who will no doubt face prejudice.
Are you the Richard French who once lived in Fort Walton Beach, Florida?
I finally saw this movie around 3 years after its original release. I count at least 45 separate falsehoods in the script. It is blatently obvious that both Cain and Whang Schutter concentrated their efforts against the Mormons. Does Cain even have any pride about creating a screenplay with a bit of historical accuracy. I mean the whole "temple" scene is terrible. Consider that there wasn't even a temple built in Utah until 20 years after the tragedy. Joseph Smith was not at the destruction of the Expositor. Most of the bodies that were discovered were killed by arrows not guns. The list goes on and on. It is apparent that the writers wanted to concentrate on polygamy and the "mysterious" temple. The statements that one should be willing to run a javelin thru his spouse and that you should marry at least 3 wives are such a joke that they are not worth commenting on. Ask yourself why someone would want to create a film with such obvious lies and you'll be a lot closer to understanding Mormonism.
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