Posted by Dave S. on July 10, 1998 at 00:56:35:
In Reply to: Re: Questions posted by erin on July 05, 1998 at 21:21:36:
: : ... what do you LOTMers think of Dances With
: : Wolves. I kind of really liked it even though
: : 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
: : : 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 Lakota 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 Pawnee 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.
: Hi David,
: So I guess you didn't like it too much huh - I like your subtlety? So what do you like about LOTM?
Dear Erin -
The beginning, the end, and every nanosecond in
PS - for a period movie that looks at Indian/white
relations with unsparing honesty, try "Black Robe".
Not a "fun" movie by any stretch, but terrific.
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