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Shooting Cowboys and Indians: Silent Western Films, American Culture, and the Birth of Hollywood

Andrew Brodie Smith
Format
Book
Published
Boulder : University Press of Colorado, c2003.
Language
English
ISBN
0870817469 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Table of contents
Contents
  • 1. "This strange land of sunshine and beauty": Selig Polyscope and the invention of the western-film genre
  • 2. "Plenty of soldiers, cowboys, Indians, trappers, et cetera": the Chicago studios and the 1909-1911 western-film boom
  • 3. "A genuine Indian and his wife": James Young Deer, Lillian Red Wing, and the Bison-brand western
  • 4. "Cogs of the big Ince machine": New York Motion Picture introduces "Bison-101" western features
  • 5. "The making of Broncho Billy": Gilbert M. Anderson creates the western-film hero
  • 6. "The aryan": William S. Hart and the cowboy hero in the era of features
  • 7. "No more laces and plumes": neighborhood theaters, boy culture, and the shaping of "shoot-'em-up" stars
  • Epilogue: galloping out of the silents.
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viii, 230 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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