[quote=“korano, post:5, topic:1880”]Well, you certainly know what your talking about. And I suppose I agree. But to me, know matter how importantit was to chino’s storyline, I still found their inclusion dull no matter how necessary. Or maybe because I am a man of none too simple taste but cinematic Indians are always prtrayed a little too simple to my eyes. But still are portrayed so often in this waythat seeing them here only makes it feel likecountless other westerns with Whooping indians who stare and look noble while talking in chopped English that can be very cliched.
The type of Indian I usually enjoy is that of Chief Dan George who has the all knowing appearance and no t the low brow stare. But a punderous pose. And his poetic speeches in Josey Wales add a depth to all Indians. But seeing Spaniards in wigs go through the silent indian cliche is a bit tedious.
But what I appreciated about Chino is the image of days in a life of a man almost literally between worlds. Not just in a cultural sense, because he is almost completely anglicized, but in a sense about his very existance. He lives the life commonly accepted by Whites but has his face spat in like an Indian. S maybe what I man to say is that he is between world’s in an acceptance sense. Or maybe I’m putting too much thought into this?
Oh, and no offense taken or meant ;)[/quote]
See, the questions were meant for getting these type of responses or discussions, which dig deeper into the subject. There were lately too less interesting discussions here in the forum. For my taste.
And sometimes a small “provocation” ain’t too bad. But in this case no provocation was intended. I was only lurking for some more explanations.
And I don’t think you put too much thought into it. He is surely a man between the cultures. A half-breed. And the Indians accept him more than the Whites.
Frankly, I do not remember exactly if these “Spanish Indians” look in Chino as fake as they usually do in SWs. At least I didn’t remember them being annoying.
But I also never had problems with Lancaster in Apache.
And on the other hand, if the cowboys in westerns are seldom (never?) portrayed accurately, why should the Indians look more real?