Buffalo Bill
(DVD)

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Boston, Mass. : Alexandria, VA : WGBH Educational Foundation ; Distributed by PBS Home Video, ©2008.
Format
DVD
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
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DVD BIO BUFFALO BILL
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Language
English
ISBN
9780793694174, 0793694175
UPC
841887009188

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General Note
Special feature include: teacher's Guide [PDF format printable discussion guide, requires a DVD-ROM and Adobe Acrobat]; web links [text feature].
Creation/Production Credits
Editor, Penny Elliott Hays ; director of photography, Michael Chin ; original music composed by Joel Goodman.
Participants/Performers
Narrator, Richard Ben Cramer ; commentators, Paul Fees, Louis Warren, Charles Scoggin, Bobby Bridger, Patricia Nelson Limerick, Juti Winchester, L.G. Moses, Guy Dull Knife,
Date/Time and Place of Event
Originally broadcast on PBS as an episode of the television series American experience on February 25, 2008.
Description
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.
System Details
DVD format; region 1; NTSC; 5.1 stereo. surround; widescreen presentation, enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions.
Language
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Rapley, R., Cramer, R. B., Chin, M., & Goodman, J. (2008). Buffalo Bill. Boston, Mass. : Alexandria, VA: WGBH Educational Foundation ; Distributed by PBS Home Video.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Rob. Rapley et al.. 2008. Buffalo Bill. Boston, Mass. : Alexandria, VA: WGBH Educational Foundation ; Distributed by PBS Home Video.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Rob. Rapley et al., Buffalo Bill. Boston, Mass. : Alexandria, VA: WGBH Educational Foundation ; Distributed by PBS Home Video, 2008.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Rapley, Rob., Richard Ben Cramer, Michael Chin, and Joel Goodman. Buffalo Bill. Boston, Mass. : Alexandria, VA: WGBH Educational Foundation ; Distributed by PBS Home Video, 2008. DVD.

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