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Old 09-17-2008, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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By the way, is Kevin Costner still going forward with those plans for a Black Hills mega-casino/resort?

Speaking of Kevin, has anyone ever met him personally while in Deadwood? Is he friendly?
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Old 09-17-2008, 02:34 PM
 
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Rumor has it that he's very nice in person, but you never know. Anybody can have a bad day and can respond differently to being pestered. As for the casino/resort project, I'm almost certain it's been 100% dropped.

Kevin's "Story of the Bison" exhibit in Deadwood utilized the Buffalo sculptures he was having custom made for the entry to the resort as far as I know. I think the exhibit is actually on the same property that was slated for the resort as well. There is data out there on the internet but it seemed like there were too many complications with gambling limits and getting the railway from Rapid to Deadwood sorted out. Not to mention, costs in construction were skyrocketing for many years and I think Kevin's investors pulled out.

There was a vague post on here a while back about him wanting to build some houses but there were no details and I could never find anything on it after that. With the economy and stock market crashing further every day, Kevin and any investors he has on board are probably sitting on their funds right now, even though this really would be the best time to actually build something if he wanted to.
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Old 09-17-2008, 06:33 PM
 
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Blackhillsdreams is correct. The Black Hills mega-casino is history! On the same piece of property where it was to be built, is now "Tatanka". Quite interesting but just a tad spendy, $15/head. I did have a chance to meet him once in his Casino, The Midnight Star, in Deadwood. He seemed friendly enough, but don't know how his actions would be if out on the street, probably the same. Speaking of Mr. Costner, I just seen a movie the other night, when he was probably 15 years younger than now. It was a western and the name "Midnight Star", came up quite often, along with the word "Jake". Jakes by the way is the name of his balcony bar inside the Midnight Star. Nice place.
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Old 09-17-2008, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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I've never met Kevin Costner but I've met his parents a few times. They are very friendly and I hear they're good tippers. They live in Spearfish.
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Old 09-17-2008, 09:25 PM
 
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it was Silverado from 1985, 5 years before Dances With Wolves. I think it was his second movie ever.
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Old 09-17-2008, 09:37 PM
 
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Silverado, yes that was it. 1985, my gosh, no wonder he looked so young in it! Thanks blackhillsdreams.
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Old 09-19-2008, 08:28 PM
 
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Kevin Costner is on the October cover of Cowboys & Indians magazine. I just saw it in Books-a-million tonight. There is a small interview and story about his career, two ranches, second wife, and new 1 year old son. It was a nice article.

I LOVE that magazine! If you've never seen it, check it out if you can find it.

Here is a link:Cowboys & Indians: The Premier Magazine of the West *

Kevin's cover isn't shown on the site yet, must be too new...
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Old 09-22-2008, 05:20 AM
 
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Frankly I am not impressed with Costner. I know I am in the minority here. I thought Dances with Wolves was highly overrated.
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Old 09-22-2008, 06:49 AM
 
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I actually agree with you rjl......I think I saw Dances with Wolves when I was young and I haven't watched it since, and I'm a guy that loves westerns, like John Wayne, James Stewart etc. If you think about it, that was the only 'good' movie that he ever made, the only reason that hes moving into directing now is because he really can't act ....

My wife and I visited Tatanka when we were out there in July and it was worth the $15 dollars the sculpture walk with the bronze buffalo and warriors is awesome, I think I posted a couple pictures on here from that trip on a previous thread.
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:56 AM
 
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Its been a long time since I seen the movie too. But there was some things in the story that didn't set right with me. From a moral and historical stand point

What stats off as a suicide attempt that doesn't work, he is now a hero. Opening scene of the movie. Oh plluuuuuuuuze.

When his is delivered to his post out in the Dakota territory the wagon driver's last line before he was killed was "don't hurt my mules" Mules were not common during that time.

Who does the hero of the movie fall in love with? The white girl in indian camp. By doing so shows that he totally doens't accept the indian way of life.

And he can't act at all.
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