Sunday, February 28, 2016

Buffalo Bill: The Conquest of the East

Buffalo Bill et la conquête de l'Ouest – French title
Buffalo Bill im Wilden Osten – German title
Buffalo Bill: The Conquest of the East – English title

A 2012 French, German co-production [Ere Production, ARTE (Paris), BRB (Brandenburg)]
Director: Vincent Froehly
Screenplay: Vincent Froehly
Photography: Hermann Sowieja [black & white, color]
Music: Henri Muller
Running time: 80 minutes

Buffalo Bill [archive footage]

Documentary - After the final conquest of the West, the Civil War in the blood unifies the great American nation.  War hero and buffalo hunter Buffalo Bill was born William Frederick Cody, mounts a show in the 1880s, the Wild West Show, which popularized the myth of the Wild West.  Taking cowboys, Indians, horses and bison, then left for Europe and presents his show in hundreds of cities, attracting 50 to 70 million curious. This is the beginning of the Americanization of the Old Continent


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