Friday, August 17, 2007

Little Big Man

I recently rented this gem from NetFlix the other day. I haven't seen this movie since the 70's. If you have never, ever in your life sat down to watch this movie you really should. Interestingly enough I found the content very timely in regards to the politicians of today and the blatant hypocrisy of those in power. Dustin Hoffman gives a great, hilarious performance along with Faye Dunaway. Why is it that Faye seems to be in every great honest movie from this decade. Chief Dan George (who was in The Outlaw Josey Wales) also plays a subtly nuanced role. When he gets caught in the rain his line delivery is perfect. There's also a lot of Native American culture and wisdom portrayed in this movie. Indeed the White man does see everything as dead.

This movie will make your heart soar like a hawk. For those of you out there in generation next take a clue from an old boomer - go see this movie - rent it now - it's a classic - the portrayal of Custer is hilarious but probably horrifyingly close to the truth as any good parody would have it.

Paul

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