Mysteries in the Archives: 1910 Buffalo Bill

Mysteries in the Archives: 1910 Buffalo Bill

| 26 min

Buffalo Bill was, by reputation, the greatest buffalo hunter of all time. His celebrity included a stint as cavalry scout for George Armstrong Custer, the general killed at the Battle of Little Big Horn in 1876. But film of William F. Cody shot as early as 1894 and through 1916 presents another image of Buffalo Bill. These images reveal his friendly relations with American Indian tribal chiefs. Footage of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, which toured the United States and Europe for more than 30 years, documents its early, considerable influence on a film genre that still fascinates movie goers: the Western.

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Credits
  • idea
    Serge Viallet
    Cédric Lépée
  • series director
    Serge Viallet
  • director
    Alexandre Auque
  • editor
    Vanessa Bozza
  • assistant editor
    Clarisse Gilbert
    Bertrand Amiot
  • graphic design
    Stéphanie Mée
    Cédric Babel
    Vadim Androussoff
  • historical research
    Cedric Gruat
  • assistant
    Armelle Jayet
  • musical illustration
    Niels Poux
  • image masking
    Alexandre Auque
  • dressing conception
    Alexandre Auque
  • credit sequence design
    Philippe Truffault
  • credit sequence production
    Philippe Truffault
  • credit sequence editor
    François Labat
  • colour correction
    Rémi Berge
  • translator
    Dana Burns Westberg
  • narrator
    Dana Burns Westberg
  • documentary research
    Marie Bessi
    Serge Viallet
    Michael Dolan
  • sound design
    Laurent Thomas
  • mix
    Laurent Thomas
  • post-production manager
    Rita Lourdemarianadin
  • post-production technician
    Daniel Ricard
  • broadcast mastering
    Vincent Legrain
  • image restoration
    Emmanuel Laroche
  • video transfer
    Eric Queille
    Marc Grandhomme
  • production manager
    Thierry Ippolito
  • production assistant
    Vincent Encontre
  • commissioning editor
    Elisabeth Hulten
  • administrator
    Françoise Tsitsichvili
    Yasmine Boucherat
  • producer
    Florence Fanelli
  • head of production
    Xavier Marliangeas