#75 on the AFI Top 100 Movie List and #11 on my birthday list is Dances with Wolves.

I found it to be very deserving of its seven Oscar wins. This passion project of Kevin Costner’s features great acting, an engaging plot, and stunning cinematography.

I liked it so much that I’m planning to read the book, which the author adapted for film. An interesting bit of trivia: Michael Blake wrote the screenplay first, but Costner told him it would have a better chance as a book first. Blake wrote the book and then Costner bought the film rights.

If you haven’t seen this film and enjoy historical dramas, add this to your watch list.