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Hollywood's Indian: The Portrayal of the Native American in Film [Paperback]

Peter C. Rollins , John E. O'Connor

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Dec 14 2003
Offering both in-depth analyses of specific films and overviews of the industry's output, Hollywood's Indian provides insightful characterizations of the depiction of the Native Americans in film. This updated edition includes a new chapter on Smoke Signals , the groundbreaking independent film written by Sherman Alexie and directed by Chris Eyre. Taken as a whole the essays explore the many ways in which these portrayals have made an impact on our collective cultural life.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 250 pages
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky; Expanded edition edition (Dec 14 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0813190770
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813190778
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 17.8 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 363 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #583,686 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A welcome contribution to the lively and timely debate on the representation of ethnic minorities in the media." -- Zeitscrift fur Anglistik und Amerikanistik

"Important and ground breaking work." -- Bookman News

"Offers an engaging and timely update to previous critical anthologies." -- H-Net Book Review

"The essays provide valuable ways to think about the meaning and impact of Hollywood's portrayal of American Indian characters." -- Great Plains Quarterly

"The value of this collection resides in the concentrated attention it gives to the portrayal of Native Americans on film." -- Journal of American Ethnic History --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"Illustrates the widely varying trends and depictions of the American Indian in films"—from the foreword by Wilcomb E. Washburn

"Hollywood's representation of Indians is a subject which up till now has generated a lot more heat than light. This welcome new collection of essays covers a lot of ground . . . including a valuable piece on Michael Mann's The Last of the Mohicans and earlier versions of Cooper's "Leatherstocking Tales," a surprisingly and convincingly sympathetic essay on Dances with Wolves, and an informative account of Pocahontas."—Edward Buscombe

"The essays are useful, enabling readers to construct a cinematic chronology of the Hollywood Indian and to comprehend the larger cultural forces at work interpreting the Indian-white past on screen."--Choice

"Will become the standard source for reference for an important subject, not only in American contemporary popular culture, but for evolving attitudes in a new century."--Film and History

"Raises interesting issues and challenges readers to consider the complex realities of American Indian cultures and Indian/non-Indian relations that major motion pictures often fail to communicate."--American Graduate

"The essays add to the growing literature on films about American Indians, and individually, they provide interesting insights into the process of movie-making and viewing."--North Carolina Historical Review

"The essays are solid pieces that place the films in a proper historical and artistic context."--Journal of American History

“An engaging and timely update to previous critical anthologies.”—Journal of American Culture

“Rollins and O’Connor have skillfully blended a variety of thoughtful veiwpoints.”—Chronicles of Oklahoma

“A collection of quality essays, put together by two of the leading experts in this particular topic area.”—Communication Booknotes Quarterly --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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When McMurphy, the character portrayed by actor Jack Nicholson in the fivefold Oscar-winning movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), prods a mute Indian Chief (played by Indian actor Will Sampson) into pronouncing "ahh juicyfruit," what the audience heard was far removed from the stereotypical "hows," "ughs," and "kemosabes" of tinsel moviedom. Read the first page
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2.0 out of 5 stars No Page Numbers Feb. 10 2014
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I was really unhappy that the ebook didn't have page numbers. Not user friendly to operate, and a very poor textbook ebook when classes assign page numbers to read. I think the ebook could be improved by adding some sort of reference page number.
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This collection of essays is a great source for tracing the perception of the American Indian as presented by Hollywood.
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