Buffalo Bill and the Indians (1976)

(or Sitting Bull's History Lesson)

Starring: PN, Burt Lancaster, Harvey Keitel, Geraldine Chaplin, Joel Grey, Kevin McCarthy, and Will Sampson

Directed by: Robert Altman

Summary: An interesting twist on the old west: Buffalo Bill as a circus showman.

Quote: "The last thing a man wants to do, is the last thing he does."

Trivia:This started out as a project re-teaming Paul Newman and director George Roy Hill after Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969). Although Hill dropped out of the mix in the intervening years, Newman remained on board.

Although set in Wyoming, the movie was made in Alberta. The production crew bulldozed a remote field and constructed a full-sized copy of William Cody's outdoor theater complex.

Features a cast of over 500.

Average Shot Length approx 7.6 seconds. Median Shot Length approx 7.4 seconds.

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