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  1. Dick

    International In (Partial) Defense Of SOLDIER BLUE

    Roger Ebert's assessment is fair. I simply hold the film up a bit higher because it absolutely gob-smacked me, and along with two or three other films of its time, elevated my interest in Native Americans and their plight. Horrifying as it is, the violence in it was more sickening because I was...
  2. Dick

    International In (Partial) Defense Of SOLDIER BLUE

    This movie arrived like gangbusters in 1970, a year after A MAN CALLED HORSE had begun to make a change to our perceptions of Native Americans. Suddenly, Hollywood, in an effort to make parallels to the then-current Vietnam War, started to depict "Indians" as three-dimensional humans who...