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Hollywood's Indian: The Portrayal Of The Native American In Film
All too often Hollywood portrays Native Americans either as bloodthirsty savages, ever ready to scalp the innocent and pure, or as noble shamans, calmly sharing their accumulated wisdom with the white man. Rarely has the Indian's own view of himself or his culture been represented in films or other visual media.This collection of essays offers both in-depth analyses of spe ...more
Published January 1st 1999 by University Press of Kentucky
(first published January 1998)
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Nov 19, 2015 Michelle Boyer rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
Recommends it for: Film studies; Grad Students; AIS; Everyone
Wonderful book with several key essays that discuss the role that Native Americans have played in film, to date. Covers the "John Ford Early Western" era, then moves on to discuss the "Revisionist Western" era, and even talks about Smoke Signals and "Contemporary American Indian Film" that is made by, for, and with all Natives. Really great information. This is a book that I've come back to again and again, in whole and in part, for film studies. The essay on "Going Indian" in Dances with Wolve ...more
A very good book especially for fans of film and Native America. Some will be surprised by the details and significance of some of the facts in this book. Some won't. For others its a sigh of relief knowing that you weren't the only one to see some of the things discussed in this book. Being validated for your own dislike or skepticism of popular American films such as Last of the Mohicans and Dances with Wolves. Some films discussed in this book may also be new to you. Have fun reading this boo ...more