I am very proud to make this picture because I look and act like a Mexican – not imitation. Some Mexicans go to Hollywood and lose career in Mexico, because they play imitation. I don’t want this to happen to me.
Dir. Sam Peckinpah IMDb 7.3
They seem to have played about with history for the film. Garrett was a rather ordinary if ambitious bureaucratic type. Billy was more like Dylan in the film. Still, who’s complaining, Coburn and Kristofferson are superb, the grieving widow by the lake is heart-wrenching, and with the sound track and scenery, this film definitely rates a 10.
Throughout the past century, the cowboy has become synonymous with a spirit of adventure, independence and respect, one that is deeply ingrained in American culture.
Goyathlay (\”one who yawns\”)
Quotes from Geronimo
\”I was warmed by the sun, rocked by the winds and sheltered by the trees as other Indian babes. I was living peaceably when people began to speak bad of me. Now I can eat well, sleep well and be glad. I can go everywhere with a good feeling.
The soldiers never explained to the government when an Indian was wronged, but reported the misdeeds of the Indians. We took an oath not to do any wrong to each other or to scheme against each other.
The day was still early when we left Port Hudson, so we headed toward St. Francisville to pick up a bite to eat at Magnolia Cafe. On a whim, we decided to drive to the edge of town to view the Mississippi River and were surprised to find the road leading nearly straight up to the water’s edge. From here, we turned back and stopped off to investigate an old train car left behind from the West Feliciana Railroad. The kids climbed over every inch of it before we herded them back into the car to find out if the road was open to Cat Island.