RARA-AVIS: Last thoughts on Liver Eatin' Johnson (R.I.P.)

Kevin Smith (kvnsmith@colba.net)
Sat, 13 Feb 1999 13:15:40 -0500 >If I may, might I suggest that the Crow did not march single-file, one
>by one, politely, into the liver-eating maw of Johnston? If anything,
>the Crow were a smidgen more ignoble than a Robert Redford showcase
>would dare convey -- even in the Dark Ages of the 1970s.

Actually, one of the characters makes a comment to that effect, saying
something like "You're lucky it's not Apaches. They'd just gang up on ya
and kill ya..." I'm just sorry them durn redskins in JEREMIAH JOHNSON
weren't bloodthirsty enough varmints for ya, and that the acts of murdering
women and children and torturing folks just weren't ignoble enough, and
that, as the disclaimer states, "No livers were consumed in the making of
this film." Maybe the new videogame will be more to your liking...

Funny, I figured someone might argue the film was biased; that it painted
an unflattering portrait of natives, or even that the violence was glossed
over (which, in fact, it was), but not that it was too politically correct.
I guess it goes to show you never can tell....

>On the other
>hand, to the Crows' credit, they must have become civilized somehow; I
>haven't heard of a Crow raiding party in quite some time.

Yeah, it's quiet out there....almost too quiet....

Kevin Smith
The Thrilling Detective Web Site

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