Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Book Excerpt of the Day

"West Germans weren't alone in their fascination with the Old West. The East German state-supervised film industry (DEFA) also produced its fair share of sagebrush sagas. The DEFA westerns made in the '60s and '70s mimicked West Germany's Winnetou films in so far as depicting Indians as noble (i.e. quasi socialist) victims of the white man's colonial (i.e. quasi-capitalist) barbarism. Such movies as White Wolf, Deadly Error and Kit & Co. were shot in Yugoslavia or Georgia, with Caucasians cast as Native American."

– from Chapter 4: Staccato Six-Guns of Kristopher Spencer’s Film and Television Scores, 1950-1979

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