Re: Geronimo

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Posted by Alysha on July 06, 1998 at 08:30:19:

In Reply to: Re: Geronimo posted by Petra on July 06, 1998 at 04:29:53:

: Hey, that was interesting, so don't you think about deleting anything, next time you ramble!
: I rented "Geronimo" several weeks ago and had it mixed up with what must have been a series about Geronimo's life, including his youth. So, I was waiting for some flashbacks all the time that never came. Has anyone seen the series?
: Anyway, I thought the movie was pretty good, although it might have been better had it shown everything from Geronimo's perspective instead of the young officer's. Also, I found it interesting to see Al Siebert portrayed in there, who must have been quite a legend in Arizona's history. I have just read about him recently in several publications, one of them a small booklet called "The Yavapai". There is also a wonderful webpage about AZ history with a page on Siebert, I'll put the link below. It's the homepage of a man from Globe, a small town in East central AZ, where Siebert spent the last years of his life (he didn't die in the bar, as in the movie).
: Oh, and for the connection to LOTM: Wes Study was impressive as always in "Geronimo".
: Petra

Either I must be incredibly dull and easily entertained(which a distinct possibility!) or I've watched a different version of Geronimo than Marcia! I though Geronimo was great! Loved it! Jason Patric didn't seem wooden to me(wow! what eyes!). He came across as a very strong person trying to do a difficult job in a honorable and humane way. It was so nice to see a white officer treating the Apaches as human beings(I know, it was just a movie!). Surely there were some like that! He did a great job of showing a balance of a man doing his duty with compassion. I LOVED the part where he quoted the scripture "What does it profit a man, if he gains the whole world and loses his soul"(one of my favorites!) to the new commander who tells him to promise land and horses(or was it mules) to Apaches who surrendered. And of course there was no intention to keep that promise! It was great to see a positive Christian reference with no mockery or sarcasm. Very unusual and refreshing. Wish there was more people like Lt. Gatewood in the world. Petra, do you know if that character was fictional or not? And Wes Studi was wonderful, as usual! Great interplay of languages again, though not used as dramatically, as in LOTM. Haven't been at the board for a couple of days and got mouthy!

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