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The Resource Buffalo Bill, PBS ; a HiddenHill Productions film for American Experience ; WGBH Boston ; written, produced and directed by Rob Rapley, (videorecording)

Buffalo Bill, PBS ; a HiddenHill Productions film for American Experience ; WGBH Boston ; written, produced and directed by Rob Rapley, (videorecording)

Label
Buffalo Bill
Title
Buffalo Bill
Statement of responsibility
PBS ; a HiddenHill Productions film for American Experience ; WGBH Boston ; written, produced and directed by Rob Rapley
Contributor
Screenwriter
Director
Narrator
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This film presents a portrait of the man who made the American West into the American story. For most Americans in the mid-1800s, the Wild West existed only in dime novels, but a young man from Kansas who had roamed the prairies in the war with the Plains Indians came to embody the picaresque frontier hero. As the frontier was rapidly disappearing, he realized he could market his life as entertainment, and millions around the world would pay for a taste of his Wild West. Tall, handsome, confident, and charismatic, he blurred the line between truth and entertainment, history and myth. Thus was a mere plainsman turned into an international celebrity and frontier hero, his meteoric rise to fame made possible by his genius and hucksterism. His name was William Cody, but the world remembers him as Buffalo Bill
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
American experience (Television program)
Credits note
Editor, Penny Elliott Hays ; director of photography, Michael Chin ; original music composed by Joel Goodman; executive producer Mark Samels
Date time place
Originally broadcast on PBS as an episode of the television series American experience on February 25, 2008
Dewey number
978.02/092
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
Closed-captioned
LC call number
F594.B94
LC item number
B84 2008
PerformerNote
Narrator, Richard Ben Cramer ; commentators, Paul Fees, Louis Warren, Charles Scoggin, Bobby Bridger, Patricia Nelson Limerick, Juti Winchester, L. G. Moses, Guy Dull Knife,
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rapley, Rob
  • Cramer, Richard Ben
  • Chin, Michael
  • Goodman, Joel
  • Samels, Mark
  • Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
  • Hidden Hill Productions
  • WGBH Educational Foundation
  • WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
  • PBS Home Video
  • PBS Distribution (Firm)
Runtime
60
Series statement
Wild west
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Buffalo Bill
  • Buffalo Bill
  • Cody, William Frederick
  • Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show
  • Pioneers
  • Entertainers
  • Entertainers
  • Scouts (Reconnaissance)
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Indians of North America
  • Wild west shows
  • West (U.S.)
  • United States
Technique
live action
Label
Buffalo Bill, PBS ; a HiddenHill Productions film for American Experience ; WGBH Boston ; written, produced and directed by Rob Rapley, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Special feature include: teacher's Guide [PDF format printable discussion guide, requires a DVD-ROM and Adobe Acrobat]; web links [text feature]
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Introduction -- Scout and buffalo hunter -- Inventing Buffalo Bill -- World at his feet -- Native Americans in the Wild West Show -- Frontier story is the American story
Control code
ocn212879618
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.)
Isbn
9780793694174
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 841887009188
  • 841887012850 (set)
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
AMX62003
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)212879618
System details
DVD; region 1; NTSC; 5.1 stereo. surround; widescreen presentation, enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Buffalo Bill, PBS ; a HiddenHill Productions film for American Experience ; WGBH Boston ; written, produced and directed by Rob Rapley, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
Special feature include: teacher's Guide [PDF format printable discussion guide, requires a DVD-ROM and Adobe Acrobat]; web links [text feature]
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Introduction -- Scout and buffalo hunter -- Inventing Buffalo Bill -- World at his feet -- Native Americans in the Wild West Show -- Frontier story is the American story
Control code
ocn212879618
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.)
Isbn
9780793694174
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 841887009188
  • 841887012850 (set)
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
AMX62003
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)212879618
System details
DVD; region 1; NTSC; 5.1 stereo. surround; widescreen presentation, enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions
Video recording format
DVD

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