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Dustin Hoffman, nominated for Best Actor in a leading role for this film. Fiction 140 mins. Not a real western. Just very entertaining; Tells the story about the only survivor of "Custer's Last Stand". I give it a 9/10.
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Might be Different from others, but honestly these films got me interested in movies.
That's right! I finished writing my Thoreau thriller today entitled The Woods. The mission: to finish making our film by the release of Lucky McKee's new film entitled The Woods. He also directed May, which borrowed heavily from Carrie, so I am sure he won't mind if we borrow the name for our little short film. It should be at least 12 minutes or so. I also decided to shoot it in color - it just makes more sense that way. So the B&W will have to wait until next time - and there will be a next time!

I also watched two movies...

The Exorcist - (Friedkin, 2000 Re-Release) - ***1/2
Though the film has lost quite a bit over the years since its 1973 release, it still is one hell of a good movie - even if a lot of it does cause unintentional laughter. Little Linda Blair gets possessed by the devil and some priests must come in and perform an exorcism. Everyone should see this movie at least once. If for no other reason, just to see the root of many current horror films and spoofs. How dare you laugh at Scary Movie 2 without seeing The Exorcist. Strike that, better yet! HOW DARE YOU LAUGH AT SCARY MOVIE 2???

Little Big Man - (Penn, 1970) - ***1/2
In the height of the Vietnam War, director Arthur Penn releases this Dustin Hoffman film in which Hoffman plays a "white Indian." When he is captured by the whites, he says he is white. When the Indians see him, he goes back to being an Indian. It all plays out like the biggest tall tale ever, with Hoffman giving one of his best performances. The Indian massacres are meant to show connections to incidents such as the My Lai massacre. A great western-ish film. Maybe a little long, running at 140 minutes, but it is deserved. A very bold film, even by today's standards.
Dustin Hoffman played an excellent character(s) in the film about the last remaining 'white' survivor from the Battle of Little Big Horn. The film takes place throughout the Indian movement into territories and has a Forrest Gump feel as the main character 'tries out' a bunch of different careers and meets a bunch of interesting characters before coming full circle at the end of the movie.

I really did enjoy the film's advancement of plot and would recommend it to anyone who hasn't seen or heard of it. :up:
Well, Dustin Hoffman rides again. I've never been big on Westerns, so I didn't have the highest expectations for this. HOWEVER...I was wrong. I remember watching Centennial in Mrs. Maskas's 8th grade social studies class. This is like a shorter, funnier, better Centennial. Also, Dustin Hoffman is in the Guinness Book of World Records for this one: biggest age transition for one character in one film. I think he goes from about 15 years old to 121. That's not a typo.

Umm...conclusion #1: Highly recommended.
conclusion #2: NOT A REAL WESTERN.
conclusion #3: Finally...a movie without Christopher Walken!!
We got our 5 movies from blockbuster in the mail by Friday and that ment that we had a slew of things to watch this weekend. We managed to get through 4 of the 5 in addition to everything else that we did this weekend.

Here's a run down of some of the movies.



Little Big Man
The story of a 121 year old man, as told by himself to a reporter....This movie is funny in a not directly funny way. It wasn't that it told a joke and you laughed at it, it was that by it's nature it was inherantly funny. The way that they would jump from stage to stage of the movie with the..."That was the end of my gunfighter stage and a beginning to my soldiering days." A young man who inadvertantly lived a very full life of extraordinary proportions in the days of the wild wild west. And honestly, one of my favorite Dustin Hoffman movies.
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One of my all-time favorite films.
A top film, spanning many themes and stories. The director carefully balances humour and drama, and does so well. Really worth a look.
An epic film that could have been 3 hours long and wouldn't seemed long. A weird sense of humor, but it works. So much fun and different that I see it immensely rewatchable.
***1/2 (out of four)

Unusual but invigorating western that is both poignant and very funny. Director Arthur Penn has created a unique and memorable film experience.

Dustin Hoffman plays a 121 year old native american who recounts all the adventures he had in his life growing up in the 1800's.
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