Posted by Vita on July 24, 2000 at 11:58:43:
In Reply to: Re: A non-Saved-By-The-Bell posted by Rich on July 24, 2000 at 04:34:15:
: Yes, Diana! I cannot let this pass by without comment, even though I'm probably repeating myself from a couple years back ...
: Ed Blatchford plays Lieutenant W.W. Cooke in "Son of the Morning Star." Cooke was Custer's adjutant at Little Bighorn & a close family friend and long time member of the US 7th Cavalry. His body was found very close to that of Custer on Last Stand Hill. His distinctive LONG sideburns were a novelty to the Indian warrior Wooden Leg (Cheyenne) who removed one as a "souvenir."
: Blatchford is visually extremely hard to identify as Captain Jack, with the dark hair & beard & sideburns. It is as you say, the voice definitely gives him away!
: As a film, "Son of the Morning Star," despite its errors, is one of the more historically accurate films I've ever seen. It leaves something to be desired in its impact ... certainly could have been done better, but I enjoyed it tremendously anyway. Read the book of the same name by Evan S. Connell. A masterpiece of storytelling for the uninitiated ... The book tells the tale in a tapestry-type fashion. The film borrows from that style by allowing the events to play out through the eyes of two women, Libby Custer (Custer's wife) & Kate Bighead (Cheyenne).
: If interested, go to:
I just went to your other site and had to post right away there...
Amazing the productivity you and Elaine are capable of dishing out, and still raise a bunch good children!
On that board, the discussion about Custer's "gayness" is provocative, too. Why can they not let him rest in his grave? Who cares if he was gay or not? Being gay does not necessarily make you prone to cruel behavior; I've seen many straight man who have behaved like the devil's lowly cousin; and I say lowly because the devil himself, being a fallen angel, has some style, even some compassion.
Anyhow, good work, Rich, good platform, good info, good all around site.
And you and Elaine are good folks.
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