1923 TV Series Overview
1923 focused on The Duttons who faced a new set of challenges in the early 20th century, including the rise of Western expansion, Prohibition, and the Great Depression. The next installment of the Yellowstone origin story introduces a new generation of the Dutton family and explores the early twentieth century when pandemics, historic drought, the end of Prohibition, and the Great Depression all plague the Mountain West, and the Duttons who call it home. In addition, while America's Great Depression began in 1929, it got an early start in Montana. The Great Depression began in Montana in 1918, almost 10 years before the rest of the nation. While the rest of America was thriving, Montana was struggling. Between drought and the reduced demand for agricultural products, due to the end of the First World War, from 1914 to 1918, many farmers suffered greatly. As a result, Montana farmers would default on wartime loans which lead to widespread bank failure throughout the state.
Harrison Ford And Helen Mirren
Harrison Ford was one of the most prolific actors in Hollywood who came to prominence for his role in the Star Wars trilogy and Indiana Jones. He has received a number of awards and accolades for his performance, including the AFI Life Achievement Award, the Cecil B. DeMille Award and three Saturn Awards. He also bagged in four Golden Globe Awards nominations and has been nominated for the Academy Award. Although he started very late, he fashioned a career by taking every chance and challenging every role that came his way. Popular stats show that he played four of the top six box-office hits of all time. Besides Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren was a famous English actress. She started her acting career on stage with the Royal Shakespeare Company and went on to become one of the most celebrated actresses on stage, film and television. She won the Academy Award for portraying Queen Elizabeth II in the film The Queen, multiple Emmy Awards for the TV series Prime Suspect and Elizabeth I, and has received the Tony Award for again portraying Queen Elizabeth II in the play The Audience. Some of her notable movies include Age of Consent, Caligula, Excalibur, Cal, The Madness of King George, Teaching Mrs. Tingle, Gosford Park, Calendar Girls, Hitchcock, Woman in Gold, Red, and Collateral Beauty.
The New Power Couples
Like all of Taylor Sheridan’s smash hit Western dramas about the fiery, cattle-ranching Dutton dynasty, intense relationships are at the core. Ratings buster/mothership Yellowstone features the passionate, lifetime love affair between bad-ass Beth Dutton (Kelly Reilly) and ranch-hand Rip (Cole Hauser). One-off origin story 1883 pulsed with the deep connection between pioneers James and Margaret Dutton (Tim McGraw and Faith Hill) and the great loves of their daughter, Elsa (Isabel May). Desire and devotion were hallmarks of this next chapter, heightened by the Duttons facing down life-threatening dangers including drought, deadly land-grabbers, and disease. The love extends to the oldest generation, John’s determined uncle Jacob (Harrison Ford) and wise wife Cara (Helen Mirren).
Raise The Praise
Dale lauds the legendary stars for their professionalism, creativity, passion for the work, sense of humor, and also reveals they got to set before him. He says with a laugh that he has popped on the set and Harrison Ford would say if he was a man, he would have been waiting for him. Then Dale adds more seriously that he walked away from this job more passionate and inspired to act than he has been in many years. Not only that, there was a loneliness and danger that stokes the fire for their love and kindles the flame, says Marley Shelton of cowboy John Dutton Sr. (James Badge Dale), and his wife, Emma (Shelton’s character) one of the new power couples carving out a life on their Montana turf in Paramount+‘s Yellowstone prequel 1923.
Helen Mirren explained in the first moments of the series premiere show the bloody lengths she will take to do so, and as the story progresses, Cara has the strength to take control if she needs to, and where and when she needs to of this huge enterprise, which was the ranch. She continued that Cara was not someone who had walked across the Plains to get to the West, to get to Montana, but that certainly does not detract from her steely resolve. The women of that era were incredibly strong, physically and mentally. They could not afford to have breakdowns or nervous reactions to things unless they were very rich.