Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson ()

directed by Robert Altman
featuring Paul Newman, Joel Grey, Kevin McCarthy, Harvey Keitel, Allan Nicholls

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"Truth is whatever gets the loudest applause." Debunking western myths even more than he did in McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971), Robert Altman's Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976) sardonically explores the gap between western history and legend in show biz-obsessed America. Megalomaniac "Buffalo Bill" Cody (Paul Newman) assumes the legend created for him by writer Ned Buntline (Burt Lancaster), aided and abetted by his producer (Joel Grey) and his publicist (Kevin McCarthy), perpetuating ...

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kshimata

May 19, 2011

Updated Western

The Native Americans get equal attention here. Buffalo Bill puts on his spectacles which glorify the whites. Meanwhile we see the Native Americans trying to cope with the changing world. I enjoyed it but I think it is for a select audience.

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