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Author Hearne, Joanna, author.

Title Smoke signals : Native cinema rising / Joanna Hearne
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2012


Description 1 online resource
Series Indigenous films
Indigenous films.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright page; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Series Editors' Introduction; Introduction; 1. "Indians Watching Indians"; 2. "The Storyteller Is Part of the Story"; 3. "Dances with Salmon"; 4. "Take Your Dad's Pickup"; Conclusion; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; YouTube Videography; Index
Summary "Smoke Signals is a historical milestone in Native American filmmaking. Released in 1998 and based on a short-story collection by Sherman Alexie, it was the first wide-release feature film written, directed, coproduced, and acted by Native Americans. The most popular Native American film of all time, Smoke Signals is also an innovative work of cinematic storytelling that demands sustained critical attention in its own right. Embedded in Smoke Signals's universal story of familial loss and renewal are uniquely Indigenous perspectives about political sovereignty, Hollywood's long history of misrepresentation, and the rise of Indigenous cinema across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Joanna Hearne's work foregrounds the voices of the filmmakers and performers--in interviews with Alexie and director Chris Eyre, among others--to explore the film's audiovisual and narrative strategies for speaking to multiple audiences. In particular, Hearne examines the filmmakers' appropriation of mainstream American popular culture forms to tell a Native story. Focusing in turn on the production and reception of the film and issues of performance, authenticity, social justice, and environmental history within the film's text and context, this in-depth introduction and analysis expands our understanding and deepens our enjoyment of a Native cinema landmark."-- Provided by publisher
"An introduction to and analysis of "Smoke Signals," the most popular Native American film of all time"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
SUBJECT Umschulungswerkst├Ątten f├╝r Siedler und Auswanderer Bitterfeld gnd
Smoke signals (Motion picture)
Smoke signals (Motion picture) fast (OCoLC)fst01402769
Smoke Signals gnd
Bibel Philemonbrief gnd
Subject Indians in motion pictures.
Indigenous films -- United States
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- History & Criticism.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Ethnic Studies -- Native American Studies.
Indians in motion pictures.
Indigenous films.
Indianer Motiv
United States.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012026247
ISBN 9780803244627