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Dustin LindenSmith

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1970 movie: Little Big Man

Watched a truly fantastic movie last night from 1970 starring Dustin Hoffman and Chief Dan George called Little Big Man. I can't say enough about it -- it was moving, tragic, and comical at different points throughout. And tremendously well-written and produced. In my opinion, a hundredfold-better version of the kind of story told in 1990's Dances With Wolves.

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baal_kriah March 5th, 2007
One of the interesting things about "Smoke Signals" is that, though it's an authentic American Indian expression, one of the main themes (alienation between father and son) resonates universally with audiences of every ethnicity, which I think explains some of its popularity.

jdquintette March 5th, 2007
You're aware of course that Chief Dan George was a Vancouver resident and old-time hippie-Indian scene-maker in the 60s and 70s. He used to play Be-Ins with some friends of mine who had a band called "Fireweed."

iamom March 5th, 2007
Actually, I wasn't at all aware of that. Cool!

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