Little Big Man
Either The Most Neglected Hero In History Or A Liar Of Insane Proportion!
Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer.
This is the story of a guy who led an unremarkable life for 10 years (at least that part of his life wasn't covered in the film), a fantastic life for 20ish years, then a tedious (I'm assuming, once again, not covered) life for 90 years.
Also, this movie tripped over being goofy and deathly serious. Odd combo.
This moive is one of the fastest films I have ever seen plot wise. I expected a slow film but it was quite the opposite of that.
I've always been a fan of the life-story format, add that to a Western with Dustin Hoffman and it's a good time.
During a brief stretch in the late 1960s, Arthur Penn made a handful of films about American history and the appeal of storytelling in embellishing on history and elevating past events to almost myth-like status. His most famous and highly-regarded film Bonnie & Clyde offers an inside look into the famous media-seeking outlaws. Alice’s Restaurant expands on the rambling insights of Arlo Guthrie’s classic Thanksgiving/Vietnam era song. And this film from 1970 follows the adventures of Dustin Hoffman’s Jack Crabb as he moves through life in the mid-1800s American West Forrest Gump-style, bouncing around and experiencing a little bit of everything during the time period. Most of his adventures revolve around the tensions between the Native Americans and the white men…
Okay, so this movie was basically like Forrest Gump, but only it's Dustin Hoffman in the old West. He basically goes through all these things in his life, involving the likes of Wild Bill Hickok and General Custard.
It goes on far too long for starters. We get that white people killed a lot of innocent Native Americans, but it really does seem like every twenty minutes the white guys show up and massacre all the Native Americans. Like how did they tribe keep bouncing back I wonder?
It's weird cause at first it almost seems like it wants to be a comedy, like say Hoffman's older sister being angry the Native Americans won't rape her. Then it tends to…
A fictional crazy story from non-fictional crazy American history. Dustin Hoffman plays his roles in crazy-land well.
Touching story about an old man's past. As a white man he was kidnapped by a Cheyenne group, but goes through a lot of stuff bla bla.
amazing movie, love it
Unglaublich witziger und sehenswerter Western.