Frederic Remington: The Truth of Other Days.
This program focuses on the life, work and times of Frederick
Remington, a nineteenth-century American painter, sculptor and author
who was best known for his scenes of western life. The videotape traces
his career as an artist from his sketches as a young boy to his mature
work as one of America's finest painters and sculptors at the turn
of the century. The program also explores Remington's direct
influence on filmmakers such as John Ford and his continuing effect on
contemporary Western popular culture. The film was shot on high
definition television and incorporates location photography in Cody,
Wyoming, upstate New York, Texas and various museums. This video also
features archival footage, vintage 35mm feature films, period
photographs, hundreds of original artworks, and interviews with scholars
and historians. It is simply a beautiful program and one well worth
having as a resource for any school art and social studies program.