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View Diary: 147th Anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre of Nov. 29th, 1864 (16 comments)

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  •  The 1970 movie "Soldier Blue" portrays the (5+ / 0-)

    Sand Creek Massacre very graphically. Starring Candice Bergen and Peter Struass it's pretty good, but made at the height of the Viet Nam antiwar movement, the "anti-establishment" theme is a bit heavy handed at times. It was just released on DVD a few years ago, and at 112 minutes runtime 4 minutes have been cut, primarily portrayal of graphic violence. A US cavalry unit is massacred at the beginning, and then the last few minutes of the Sand Creek Massacre is edited, but you still get the point of how horrific it was. I have the German PAL DVD release which is uncut and rented the US DVD for comparison. Worth a rental.

    Thanks for the diary.

    David Koch, a teabagger and a teacher sit down at a table. There is a plate with a dozen cookies. Koch quickly stuffs 11 cookies into his pockets, leans toward the bagger and whispers "watch out, the union thug will try to steal your cookie".

    by Dave in AZ on Sun Nov 27, 2011 at 03:04:47 PM PST

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