Is this film anti-American?
Josey, the hero, is a separatist fighting against the unionists.
The unionists are generally portrayed as being wild, vicious animals/opportunists or both, whereas the courage and conviction of the separatist fighters, or at least some of them, is strongly emphasised.
And Josey's greatest ally, and fellow hero, is a Native American who feels cheated and exploited by the "white man".
So is there more than a tinge of anti-Americanism, as in anti-union sentiment, going on here?
Against the faint background of reality, imagination spins out and weaves new patterns