THE PROBLEM OF THE INDIAN WITH A WHITE EDUCATION IS HANDLED WITH SUCH POWER AND PATHOS AS TO MAKE A STORY OF GRIPPING QUALITY< AND THE SEQUENCES IN COLOUR ARE EFFECTIVE AND BEAUTIFUL. (Print Ad- Auckland Star, ((Auckland, NZ)) 7 September 1929) See more »
The film was released with a recorded soundtrack on nine disks. According to the liner notes of the film's DVD release the picture survives intact while only disks 1, 3, and 8 are still known to exist. However, the website for the Vitaphone Project lists that copies of discs 2, 4, 5, and 7 exist in their collection. See more »
The American Film Institute's print of Redskin, in the Library of Congress, contains Technicolor sequences and amber tints over the rest of the scenes. See more »
"Redskin" is included in a four disk 48 film set assembled by the National Film Preservation Foundation entitled "Treasures III: Social Issues in American Film 1900-1934", which is available from Amazon.com and others.
In addition to being Paramount's last silent picture and their first color film (using two strip Technicolor), 'Redskin' was also partially filmed using an early 70mm process called Magnascope (see http://www.moviediva.com/MD_root/reviewpages/MDRedskin.htm)
"Magnascope was a special projection technology that used a wide angle, 3 1/2 inch lens to project a dramatically enlarged image (30 by 40 feet) on a screen that was twice the size of the standard Rivoli screen (15 by 20 feet). Non-Magnascope portions of "Old Ironsides" were projected with a 7-inch lens. An illusion of gradual image enlargement was produced by the movement of black masking on the top, bottom, and sides of the screen to reveal more and more of the enlarged projected image." (http://www.in70mm.com/newsletter/1999/59/rivoli/theatre.htm) ...however the aspect ratio of Magnascope was still 4:3.
The first and only road that serves as the access to the top of Acoma Pueblo's 370' Mesa was constructed in 1929 by the Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation for this production.
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