ERH can take or leave Robert Altman. Save for the peerless McCabe & Mrs. Miller, his films are a fairly mixed bunch of smug nonsense (M*A*S*H, O.C. and Stiggs), top-heavy actoring (Short Cuts, Gosford Park) and just plain screwy (Popeye, Brewster McCloud). Some hit, many miss, but all of Altman's patchiest aspects were gathered together for the total mess that was 1976's Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson, a film that never outruns it's stage origins and slowly settles into a drunken - and very lengthy - shouting match between Paul Newman and any luckless bastard unfortunate enough to wander across his sight-line.
Rant over, we cannot deny that the film gifted us these fine, somewhat Dylanesque, production stills, some of which - such as the above - make it look as if someone had spiked the lunch wagon burritos with a heavy peyote garnish.
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Photo Archive: Buffalo Bill and the Indians (1976)
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|Peyote. Definitely peyote...|
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|High as a Keitel|
|Ride the snake... To the lake...|