The Killers of the Flower Moon | Review by: Amanda Guarragi
When we look back at history, the media has masked the brutality that occurred when colonizers came to North America. There is a stripped-down version of this and that of the Indigenous people. The book Killers of the Flower Moon, written by David Grann, highlighted the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI. Grann, an American journalist, crafted his novel with court filings and actual evidence proving that William Hale (the Sheriff of Fairfax) orchestrated the murders of the Osage for head rights and insurance. The more Grann uncovered, the more sickening and disturbing the tangled web of deceit and murder became. In the Killers of the Flower Moon film adaptation, director Martin Scorsese follows Grann’s narrative based on those factual findings. And frames the story as a depiction of the evil within the town and the tragedy one family faces.