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Hollywood's Indian: The Portrayal of the Native American in Film Paperback – Dec 14 2003

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  • Paperback: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Univ Pr of Kentucky; Expanded edition edition (Dec 14 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0813190770
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813190778
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 363 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #696,426 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 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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The structure of the Hollywood Indian! Feb. 4 2015
By PJ - Published on Amazon.com
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This is my go to book when I write about the how Hollywood created and reframed the imagery of American Indians. It's sad and frustrating when you read this book, yet you are given in a cinematic chronology of how the "Hollywood Indian" was structured from not only the costumes, the skin color, but also the dialect, the sounds of drums to infuse "fear' to the structure of stereotypes: The Indian maiden, the wise elder, the blood thirsty savage, the drunken Indian and the ecological indian. And more importantly about Native American narratives, how the structure of narratives gives Indians a silent voices, or a violent voices. No agency. Only that of the white man helping the Indian, which we continue to see in modern cinema today.
No Page Numbers Feb. 10 2014
By Hally Sablosky - Published on Amazon.com
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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.
Get it! Jan. 11 2014
By kristi - Published on Amazon.com
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This collection of essays is a great source for tracing the perception of the American Indian as presented by Hollywood.