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TV night: Native American style [Jun. 19th, 2005|01:26 am]
Lady Korana
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I feel like I've OD'd on Western-themed media today...

Been watching TNT tonight...first they showed another part of their 'Into the West' miniseries which, though not all that brilliantly written, is strangely compelling and simply gorgeous to look at with all the sweeping mountain vistas and such.

Then I watched 'Dances With Wolves' (for what is probably my umpteenth viewing by now). I seriously love this movie big time. A few little things here and there bug me, but overall, it's beautiful. The scenery, the costumes, the horses and the cute wolf Two Socks, the magnificent score, and the fine acting, particularly from the Native American guys...it all draws me in and makes me feel for the Sioux, big time. (Yeah, I have white guilt, even though there was nothing I could have done about it personally, seeing as I didn't live back then.) I give major kudos to Kevin Kostner for directing this, and for having the guts to release a major motion picture with the dialouge almost entirely in Lakota, with subtitles.

On a more shallow level, I find lots of Native American warriors in film to be extremely sexy...the gorgeous long hair and smooth muscled bodies *purrs* Plus they have bows and arrows, which have now become almost an instant turn-on to me. Plus, I LOVE that connection to nature, and living in balance with their environment thing, just like elves have...I so envy that way of life. So all that definitely added to the viewing pleasure today. *G*

[User Picture]From: tenebris
2005-06-18 11:42 pm (UTC)
*high fives my sister in white guilt*

On another note, there's some kinks in the Lakota in that movie. I've heard that it's all entirely in the female dialect, but I have nothing to back this up with. Suffice to say, it's probably not the most linguistically sound data. But still, I agree with your kudos to Kevin Costner.
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-06-19 01:16 pm (UTC)
sounds like we need to send you off to archery camp to meet you a man!

your bro
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[User Picture]From: ladykorana
2005-06-19 02:55 pm (UTC)
Where do I sign up? *G*

Seriously though, all I'd meet taking an archery camp around here would probably be redneck hunters with their coolers of beer and metal compound bows with laser sights and complicated pulleys and stuff to make the bows more powerful and easier to draw and fire accurately. Sure, it makes sense if you're competing in the Olympics or hunting for game, but modern bows totally don't do it for me at all...no elegance of form and line, and far less skill required to be good at it.
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-06-19 04:43 pm (UTC)
Holy shit will you get a kick outta this!!!
Your sick brother, jeffy

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[User Picture]From: ladykorana
2005-06-19 04:46 pm (UTC)
ROTFLMAO!!! Where did you find that? It's hilarious! Thanks for the link!
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