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Celluloid Indians: Native Americans and Film

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  49 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Native American characters have been the most malleable of metaphors for filmmakers. The likeable Doc of Stagecoach (1939) had audiences on the edge of their seats with dire warnings about “that old butcher, Geronimo.” Old Lodgeskins of Little Big Man (1970) had viewers crying out against the demise of the noble, wise chief and his kind and simple people. In 1995 Disney cr ...more
Paperback, 261 pages
Published September 1st 1999 by University of Nebraska Press
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Jess
Feb 24, 2015 Jess rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Jess by: Native American lit
I love film criticism, especially when I'm not super familiar with the subjects. Celluloid Indians is about the portrayal of Native Americans in Hollywood and independent film, which I've always been hazy about, and I couldn't have asked for a better resource. This book is super comprehensive and outlines history from the beginning of film to the late nineties, tying the subject matter in with American history that's been long covered up for modern eyes.

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Loren Toddy
An insightful book into film in America and the "role" Native Americans have played in them. Great presentation of subjects and film as examples. Everything is laid out for the reader. All you really have to do is let it sink in and open your eyes. It's all there for the reader to see. This book may even motivate you to watch films for the first time or with a new perspective altogether. A book worth reading. Recommend it highly.
Elizabeth
Better than the Rollins collected essays on the representation of Indian men in film, but this book is still about the representation of Indian men in film. Written by a single author, it is more coherent and provides history and social/cultural politics alongside examination of the movies. A couple of good gems to quote, but another book that leaves Indian women stereotypes untouched.
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