"It's a literally romantic notion to see Native people dying," he said.
The difference between his portrayal of Rudy, the alcoholic brother, and other mainstream Hollywood portrayals of alcoholic Indians was that he showed Rudy as a human being, not just an alcoholic, he said.
"I'd like to do a re-make of 'Little Big Man,'" he said. "That was the best movie."
Little Big Man wouldn't be my first, second, or third choice for a Native-themed movie to remake. It doesn't particularly need remaking. A remake of The Searchers, Cheyenne Autumn, or Buffalo Bill and the Indians would be better. Even Billy Jack (with a Native actor) would be better.
Just a quick correction:
The character of Rudy, played by Eric Schweig, was not an alcoholic. It was Graham Greene as Mogie who played the troubled, addicted older brother in "Skins."
Writerfella here --
Not to mention the 'bad science' so clearly demonstrated in the film! Ahem! Liquor stores do not just burn, if set afire! they EXPLODE!!! Oops...
"Liquor stores do not just burn, if set afire! they EXPLODE!!!"
Not if they sell mainly beer.
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