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Hollywood's Indian: The Portrayal of the Native American in Film (Paperback)
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Hollywood's Indian: The Portrayal of the Native American in Film (Paperback)

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Paperback 264 Pages / Published: 31/12/2003
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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.

Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813190778
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 395 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
Edition: Enlarged edition


MEDIA REVIEWS

"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


"Important and groundbreaking work." -- Bookman News


"Enables 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


"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


"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


"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


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


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


"An engaging and timely update to previous critical anthologies." -- Journal of American Culture


"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


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


"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


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


"An excellent set of essays on the subject." -- Choice

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