Gus Van Sant’s Milk out on DVD today
Alright guys, are you ready for this? Finally, The Dustbowl’s first official film blog! Up until now, we’ve really only been doing music and music-related posts. We’re trying to include more film blogs, so keep an eye out for more in the near future…
Well, today is the day. You can go out and buy your very own copy of Milk on DVD. Depicting the true story of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man elected to a major political office in the United States, Milk is chalk full of exceptional performances by Emile Hirsch, James Franco, Allison Pill, Diego Luna, and Josh Brolin, just to name a few. And, of course, how could I forget Sean Penn’s Academy Award wining portrayal of Milk. In total, the film picked up two Oscars at this year’s Academy Awards; one for Best Actor and the other for Best Original Screenplay. If you haven’t already seen this film, now is your chance. Seriously, do it. It will be well worth your while.
Also…if you’re really into Gus Van Sant’s directing style, see the movie Elephant (2003). I’ve seen it a few times and it still makes me a little uneasy (in a good way).
— Haley Rheinhart —