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THE WEST….STARRING ITSELF – PANCHO VILLA AS FILM STAR

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The tension between the history and the culture of the West and film portrayals of those aspects is real. Friction can include the distance between the lived experience of the past and the interpretation of an earlier period by a later generation. The use of an era, a culture, groups of people and/or an individual by a filmmaker for a contemporary political, social and economic purpose can also be problematic.

Yet what if a figure from the historical Old West era actively sought to film himself and thus was both documented and mythologized at the same time? The opportunity for an Old West figure to do so, from our current perspective, would have been narrow. It was not until approximately 1910 that the making of motion pictures began to solidify as an industry (at that time actors began to receive screen credit)  while conversely the Old West as era (1865…

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MANON KUBLER. PERIODISTA , ESCRITORA EN RETIRADA. A LA SAGA DE UNA NUEVA CRONICA. PREPARO MIS BALAS. EXPULSO MIS FUEGOS. AFINO MIS LLAGAS. AVANZO. ME DEMORO. VUELVO A AVANZAR. BUSCO ESTOMAGOS QUE SUJETEN TOXICOS Y EXTREMOS. AQUI ESTOY, A LA SAGA, VIVIA Y SOBREVIVIDA PARA LA ALEGRIA DE POCOS, SALUD MANON

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  1. Gracias for the reblog/repost…..thanks for checking out my westernsreboot site – take care.

    Chad

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