Plainsong (1982)

Genres - Drama, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Feminist Film, Rural Drama  |   Run Time - 76 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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New Jersey convincingly stands in for Nebraska in the independently produced Plainsong. This historical vignette deals with the hardships awaiting the first plains settlers of the 19th century. Emphasis is given the travails of three women pioneers, played by Jessica Nelson, Teresanne Joseph and Lynn Traverse. The photography in Plainsong fluctuates between color and black and white throughout. This might have been a stylistic choice--or, as in the case of A Man and A Woman (66), it might have been because the budget didn't allow for color film stock on certain shooting days.

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murder, pioneer, plains, settler, woman