Making the Movies

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Macmillan, 1919 - Motion pictures - 177 pages
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Here is a blog post regarding this book:
http://workbench.cadenhead.org/news/3568/danger-employing-redskins-movie
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"The Red Indians who have been fortunate enough to secure permanent engagements with the several Western film companies are paid a salary that keeps them well provided with tobacco and their worshipped "fire water."
It might be thought that this would civilise them completely, but it has had a quite reverse effect, for the work affords them an opportunity to live their savage days over again, and they are not slow to take advantage of it." and "To act as an Indian is the easiest thing possible, for the Redskin is practically motionless."
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American "movies" are not cinema. It has not progressed at all since these days. Rather than write real roles, we simply write none of substance. The few roles there are still get filled with A or B-list actors who are non-native, and we are shouted down for objecting to the native equivalent of lynching scenes and redface caricatures.
 

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I was thinking of going to film school, but after reading this, I think I'm good. Don't spend $200G's on USC - just read Ernest Alfred Dench's "Making The Movies" instead!

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