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BlackBird rubs mud on face - significance ?


In the end, during the burial, BlackBird rubs mud on her face... Does anyone have any idea why she does so ?

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A common traditional Indian practice is to absorb the spirit from animal and inanimate objects, to give them strength, wisdom, etc. Blackbird is probably rubbing the soil on his face because in his mind the burial site of Billy is holy ground.

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The actor was Albert Amerson, definitely a man. He does have an androgynous face, though.

That's one of my favorite movie funeral scenes. (Why are they always in the rain?)

"The truth 24 times a second."

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Does anyone know what happened to Albert Amerson?

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