Film shapes our view of the landscape. Take the example of Monument Valley, on the border between Utah and Arizona. You cannot separate this cinematographic landscape from the movies in which it appears as a backdrop. Such a landscape is also a form of cultural appropriation: the stunning rock formations of Monument Valley were the setting for dozens of westerns that fed the myth of the heroic conquest of America. A new form of colonization, film turned the original inhabitants, the Navajo, into aliens. The Taking analyses this myth in compelling fashion. A visually overwhelming film, a must-see for every lover of film and landscape.