I believe Newman gets better as it goes along, he and Altman reveal how much more he knows about Bill than Bill knows about himself without winking or indicating, just by letting it play out, especially in his last big aria to the `ghost' of Sitting Bull.Sitting Bull is as enigmatic as Cleveland is simple, you never can tell if he's just as dopey or if he really is a great spiritual leader, you never can tell for sure if his interpreter (the great Will Sampson, fresh off `One Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest') is helping Sitting Bull, selling him out, just interpreting.
The events seem to indicate that Sitting Bull's dreams of foresight are correct, and the final image of Bill tearing the feathered headdress away from Will Sampson's interpreter, who has a white name, then holding the scalp up with apparent joy in their acclaim and terror at the part he has played in it says it all.
Annie Oakley, the white person who has the most genuine sympathy for Sitting Bull, never has a righteous speech about it, never gets preachy about treating Indians like humans; she just says she'll leave if Sitting Bull leaves, he asks to stand next to her in a picture and she cries when she hears he's been shot.
See more » : So, Sitting Bull's the little fella, hanh? I'm gonna sleep with a shotgun under my bed at night.
You know, Sitting Bull's famous for scalping folks in their beds. See more » I disagree with the general consensus that this film was a misstep.
One woman who believes this to be the case is CLAIRE SYLVIA, a divorced mother of one.
She was 47 and dying from a disease called primary pulmonary hypertension when, in 1988, she had a pioneering heartlung transplant in America.
Two convicts break out of Mississippi State Penitentiary in 1936 to join a third on a long spree of bank robbing, their special talent and claim to fame. See full summary » During a future ice age, dying humanity occupies its remaining time by playing a board game called "Quintet." For one small group, this obsession is not enough; they play the game with living pieces ... When Blondie O'Hara's husband, a petty thief, is captured by Seldom Seen and held ...
Robert Altman's jazz-scored film explores themes of love, crime, race, and politics in 1930s Kansas City.
political scene of the time, Healt H is set at a health food convention at a Florida luxury hotel, where a powerful political organization is deciding on a new president.
See full summary » A down on his luck gambler links up with free spirit Elliot Gould at first to have some fun on, but then gets into debt when Gould takes an unscheduled trip to Tijuana. See full summary » Buffalo Bill plans to put on his own Wild West sideshow, and Chief Sitting Bull has agreed to appear in it.
However, Sitting Bull has his own hidden agenda, involving the President and General Custer.