LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES – PT1.

January 6, 2020 Alan Royle 0

In preparation for his starring role in The Last of the Mohicans (1992), Daniel Day-Lewis built a canoe, learned to, hunt and skin animals, and perfected the use of a 12-pound flintlock gun, which he carted with him everywhere even, on one occasion, to a Christmas dinner. In fact, he […]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT107.

February 16, 2019 Alan Royle 3

  Early western star William S. Hart One of the earliest stars of the cinema was a strapping 6’2” former New Yorker who lived for a while during the 1880s in the wild Dakota Territory, a man named William S. Hart. He began studying acting in 1888 and, from 1907 […]

When is an Indian not an Indian? (PT 2).

February 16, 2017 Alan Royle 0

  On February 14, I posted the first part of this article, featuring a selection of non-Native Americans who have portrayed Amerindians in movies over the past 100 years or so. It was not a comprehensive list. In part two the focus shifts to the genuine Native Americans who now […]