Hollywood getting better or worse?
Where We Lead, They Will Follow. An Ode to PollyannasThere’s too much talent in Native America clamoring for a voice. There’s too much energy with the infusion of Native media outlets and the web and dumbass Pollyannas who are Indian and White and from North America to the Netherlands and are certainly stubborn, but not naïve. Yes, it’s getting better.
Meanwhile, the handwringers will be doing what handwringers and naysayers can always, always, always be counted on to do.
Which is follow.
Which is why the dumbass Pollyannas will lead the way.
Writerfella here --
Robert Altman, film director of M*A*S*H*, GOSFORD PARK, and BUFFALO BILL AND THE INDIANS, died Monday at age 81 from complications of cancer. One of writerfella's favorite Altman films was IMAGES, a 1972 science fiction movie devoted entirely to the mental concept of solipsism. But the would-be epic, BUFFALO BILL AND THE INDIANS, is writerfella's very favorite Altman film, as it offered many similarities to writerfella's own experiences in the film and television industries. It was a satirical minor masterpiece, a dark historical commentary, almost a journey back in time to an alternate reality such as was Altman's similar film, THE PLAYER. Paul Newman, Will Sampson, Joel Grey, Geraldine Chaplin, Harvey Keitel, Kevin McCarthy, and Burt Lancaster (in a cameo as Ned Buntline) all shone amid Altman's famous chaotic intermingled lives and events milieu. And so, what consideration does BUFFALO BILL AND... hold for any and all others who post here?
I haven't seen it. But I probably should if you recommend it.
Writerfella here --
The film, BUFFALO BILL AND THE INDIANS OR SITTING BULL'S HISTORY LESSON, exists both in DVD and VHS. It sometimes plays on TCM and on a couple of the pay-cable movie channels. writerfella takes no position on the film, save that it so is his very favorite from Altman's works and that it much is an illustration of what it is like to work in the modern entertainment industries. In other words, writerfella lived that story...
I added it to my Netflix queue, so I'll see it eventually. Look for my reactions here when I do.
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