Hollywood's Indian: The Portrayal of the Native American in Film Paperback – Dec 14 2003
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"An excellent set of essays on the subject." -- "Choice "
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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 OConnor 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.See all Product Description
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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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