Thursday, September 8, 2011

Bighorn, a Film about Custer and Football

BIGHORN from Alfred Thomas Catalfo on Vimeo.

Bighorn "is a 15-minute, supernatural historical fantasy based on a true fact: that General Custer's bandmaster, Felix Vinatieri -- an Italian immigrant and the great-great-grandfather of Super Bowl-winning kicker Adam Vinatieri -- was ordered to stay behind at the 7th Cavalry's Powder River camp and missed the Battle of the Little Bighorn." It is a fun piece. A quick Google uncovers an archive of Vinatieri's compositions, where you can listen to General Custer, Last Indians Campagne March, a song Vinatieri wrote for Custer in April of 1876, months before the general's death at Little Big Horn.

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