Posted by erin on July 05, 1998 at 21:21:36:
In Reply to: Re: Questions posted by David S. on July 05, 1998 at 20:09:57:
: ... what do you LOTMers think of Dances With
: Wolves. I kind of really liked it even though Kevin
: Costner leaves me a bit cold, but I have heard or
: read that it is a bit shy of being historically
: accurate - as far as the portrayal of that particular tribe!!??
: : That's all for now!! Can anyone help??
: : Erin
: Hi, Erin! Regarding DWW - I thought it was unique in that it contained BOTH Hollywood stereotypes of Amerindians. The Cherokee were the "noble savages", whose culture is so spiritually complete that any sensitive white man would flee corrupt European civilization to live among them. That's the modern myth that we've come to expect from movies. The kicker in DWW is that the Crow are portrayed as typical old-fashioned murdering Hollywood redskins.
: Leave it to Costner to find two diametrically opposed ways to get the same thing wrong.
So I guess you didn't like it too much huh - I like your subtlety? So what do you like about LOTM?
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