One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontline of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.
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The movie nods to one of the most controversial events surrounding Sitting Bull's death: his dancing horse. It is reported that Rico came home with him from the Wild West Show and was trained to dance to the sounds of bullets, and did so during the shootout that killed Sitting Bull. It is also said that the sight of Rico's dancing amidst gunfire without any harm coming to him, as if he was commending Sitting Bull to the spirit world, drove more and more native Americans to join the Ghost Dance Movement. See more »
Knowing nothing of the story upon which this film centres, I have since viewing same been led to learn more about the treatment of Sitting Bull and his people leading up to the human tragedy of the massacre at Wounded Knee. Obviously this beautifully shot movie with its understated wonderful music score and very strong performances of lead characters, has left a deep impression.
Justifiably, some reviews here have found fault with the story's historical inaccuracy such as the age of the two major characters. It seems that dramatic licence is always a component of movies based on real events. But this should not detract from all too real emotions engendered, not only between the artist and her subject but by the embittered townsfolk who see Sitting Bull and his people as true savages.
A film of beauty to be recommended.
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