Bury Your Heart

By Ben KafferlinIf you’ve ever seen the 1994 epic Legends of the Fall starring Brad Pitt, you might remember a disturbing scene. During a WWI skirmish, the main character, Tristan (Pitt), runs through the forest to take out two German machine gunners about to fire on his brother, who is caught in barbed-wire. He is seconds late, and after discharging the Germans in the dramatic scene, Tristan frees his dying brother and holds him until he dies. Then, much to my surprised disgust, Tristan pulls out a Bowie knife and cuts out the heart of his dead brother. Later he sends it back to Montana, where they grew up, to be buried.