Little Big Man (film)

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Little Big Man is a 1970 American western film directed by Arthur Penn and based on the novel Little Big Man by Thomas Berger.wikipedia
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Arthur Penn

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Little Big Man is a 1970 American western film directed by Arthur Penn and based on the novel Little Big Man by Thomas Berger.
He also got attention for his revisionist Western Little Big Man (1970).

Little Big Man (novel)

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Little Big Man is a 1970 American western film directed by Arthur Penn and based on the novel Little Big Man by Thomas Berger.
Easily Berger's best known work, Little Big Man was made into a popular film by Arthur Penn.

Dustin Hoffman

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It stars Dustin Hoffman, Chief Dan George, Faye Dunaway, Martin Balsam, Jeff Corey and Richard Mulligan.
Hoffman's films include Midnight Cowboy, Little Big Man, Straw Dogs, Papillon, Lenny, Marathon Man, All the President's Men, Kramer vs. Kramer, Tootsie, Rain Man, Hook, and Wag the Dog.

Faye Dunaway

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It stars Dustin Hoffman, Chief Dan George, Faye Dunaway, Martin Balsam, Jeff Corey and Richard Mulligan.
Her most notable films include the crime caper The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), the drama The Arrangement (1969), the revisionist western Little Big Man (1970), an adaptation of the Alexandre Dumas classic The Three Musketeers (1973), the neo-noir mystery Chinatown (1974), for which she earned her second Oscar nomination, the action-drama disaster The Towering Inferno (1974), the political thriller Three Days of the Condor (1975), the satire Network (1976), for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress, and the thriller Eyes of Laura Mars (1978).

Chief Dan George

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It stars Dustin Hoffman, Chief Dan George, Faye Dunaway, Martin Balsam, Jeff Corey and Richard Mulligan. Chief Dan George was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
As an actor, he is best remembered for portraying Old Lodge Skins opposite Dustin Hoffman in Little Big Man (1970), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor; also for his role in The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976), as Lone Watie, opposite Clint Eastwood.

Revisionist Western

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It is a revisionist Western: Native Americans are depicted sympathetically, and the United States Cavalry are depicted as villains.
Films in this category include Sam Peckinpah's Ride the High Country (1962) and The Wild Bunch (1969), Arthur Penn's Little Big Man (1970) and Robert Altman's McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971).

Richard Mulligan

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It stars Dustin Hoffman, Chief Dan George, Faye Dunaway, Martin Balsam, Jeff Corey and Richard Mulligan.
Mulligan's most notable film role was as General George Armstrong Custer in Little Big Man, whom he portrayed as a borderline psychotic.

Martin Balsam

It stars Dustin Hoffman, Chief Dan George, Faye Dunaway, Martin Balsam, Jeff Corey and Richard Mulligan.
Balsam appeared in such films as On the Waterfront, 12 Angry Men (as Juror #1), Time Limit, Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Carpetbaggers, Seven Days in May, The Anderson Tapes, Hombre, Catch-22, Tora! Tora! Tora! (as Admiral Husband E. Kimmel), Little Big Man, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, All the President's Men, Murder on the Orient Express, The Delta Force, and The Goodbye People.

Jeff Corey

It stars Dustin Hoffman, Chief Dan George, Faye Dunaway, Martin Balsam, Jeff Corey and Richard Mulligan.
He also played Wild Bill Hickok in Little Big Man (1970).

Thomas Berger (novelist)

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Little Big Man is a 1970 American western film directed by Arthur Penn and based on the novel Little Big Man by Thomas Berger.
Berger may be best known for Little Big Man, the movie made from his 1964 novel.

Native Americans in the United States

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The film is largely concerned with contrasting the lives of American pioneers and Native Americans throughout the progression of the boy's life.
By the 1970s some Native American film roles began to show more complexity, such as those in Little Big Man (1970), Billy Jack (1971), and The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976), which depicted Native Americans in minor supporting roles.

Western (genre)

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Little Big Man is a 1970 American western film directed by Arthur Penn and based on the novel Little Big Man by Thomas Berger.
Examples of such revisionist Westerns include Ride the High Country (1962), Richard Harris' A Man Called Horse (1970), Little Big Man (1970), Soldier Blue (1970), Man in the Wilderness (1971), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976), Dances with Wolves (1990) and Dead Man (1995).

James Anderson (American actor)

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James Anderson as Sergeant (in his final film role)
He died of a heart attack at the age of 48. His final two films — The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1969) and Little Big Man (1970) — were released posthumously.

National Film Registry

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In 2014, Little Big Man was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

Dick Smith (make-up artist)

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The makeup for the ancient Crabb was created by Dick Smith from foam latex and included revolutionary false eyelids that could blink along with the actor's.
Richard Emerson Smith (June 26, 1922 – July 30, 2014) was an American special make-up effects artist, (nicknamed "The Godfather of Make-Up") known for his work on such films as Little Big Man, The Godfather, The Exorcist, Taxi Driver, and Scanners.

Thayer David

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On the big screen, he played Reverend Silas Pendrake in Little Big Man (1970).

New Hollywood

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Little Big Man is an anti-establishment film of the period, indirectly protesting America's involvement in the Vietnam War by portraying the U.S. military negatively.
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William Hickey (actor)

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Crow Agency, Montana

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The Little Bighorn battle scenes were filmed on location at Crow Agency, Montana near the actual battle site.
The ending scenes in the film Little Big Man (1970) were filmed in Crow Agency.

Calder Willingham

The screenplay by Calder Willingham was nominated for the Writers Guild of America Award as Best Drama Adapted from Another Medium.
His work matured over six more novels, including Eternal Fire (1963), which Newsweek wrote “deserves a place among the dozen or so novels that must be mentioned if one is to speak of greatness in American fiction.” He had a significant career in cinema too, with screenplays including Paths of Glory (1957), One-Eyed Jacks (1960), The Graduate (1967) and Little Big Man (1970).

Battle of Washita River

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In November 1868, Custer and the 7th Cavalry make a surprise attack on the Cheyenne camp at the Washita River.
In the 1970 film Little Big Man, based on the 1964 novel by Thomas Berger, director Arthur Penn depicted the Seventh Cavalry's attack on Black Kettle's village on the Washita as a massacre resembling the 1968 My Lai massacre by U.S. troops in Vietnam.

Cal Bellini

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Cal Bellini as Younger Bear
Bellini's film roles included those of Younger Bear in Dustin Hoffman's western, Little Big Man (1970), and as Cross Otter in The Mountain Men (1980), starring Charlton Heston and Brian Keith, filmed near Jackson, Wyoming.

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

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Chief Dan George was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

Little Big Man

The historical Little Big Man was a Native American leader bearing no resemblance to the Jack Crabb character.
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Cinema Center Films

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Little Big Man was CCF's biggest hit at the box office despite a cost overrun.