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A Man Called Horse Movie Review Summary

Actors: Richard Harris, Judith Anderson

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British infantryman John Morgan is captured by Sioux (Yellowhand Tribe) in 19th Century Midwestern US . Morgan realizes he's up against life or death situation. Yellowhands adopt Morgan and both primary and secondary characters learn life and survival skills from one another.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Jeanne Fritsch




English aristocrat John Morgan (Harris) is traveling through the American West in 1825 when he is captured by Sioux Indians. He lives with them and begins to adopt their ways, eventually becoming accepted as a member of the tribe and ascending to leadership of the tribe by the 1840s. Morgan comes to prefer the ways of the Indian to those of the white man. This 1970 movie was one of the first to hold up American Indians as exemplary while disdaining the depredations of Caucasian settlers, but there's an element of the white man saving the incoherent savages, and a vivid and somewhat offensive misuse of the Sioux Sun dance ceremony. Despite the clumsy story, "A Man Called Horse" features memorable acting by Harris, some thrilling footage, and spawned two much weaker sequels -- both with Harris.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus



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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century Western    -   Yes Kind of western:    -   Nice Indians fighting wicked white man

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier    -   not employed but independently wealthy Age:    -   40's-50's Has special powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   can read emotions    -   fire/lightning/weather cntrl    -   mind control    -   can see into the future    -   can cast many different spells    -   healing Nudity    -   Chest and Buttocks Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West    -   Midwest Prairie?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead    -   very gory visuals of deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   seeing nude male butt Kind of violence:    -   land battles    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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