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The Resource Expanding the Black film canon : race and genre across six decades, Lisa Doris Alexander

Expanding the Black film canon : race and genre across six decades, Lisa Doris Alexander

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Expanding the Black film canon : race and genre across six decades
Title
Expanding the Black film canon
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race and genre across six decades
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Lisa Doris Alexander
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Language
eng
Summary
If the sheer diversity of recent hits from Twelve Years a Slave and Moonlight to Get Out, Black Panther, and BlackkKlansman tells us anything, it might be that there&;s no such thing as &;black film&; per se. This book is especially timely, then, in expanding our idea of what black films are and, going back to the 1960s, showing us new and interesting ways to understand them.When critics and scholars write about films from the Blaxploitation movement&;such as Cotton Comes to Harlem, Shaft, Superfly, and Cleopatra Jones&;they emphasize their importance as films made for black audiences. Consequently, Lisa Doris Alexander points out, a film like the highly popular, Oscar-nominated Blazing Saddles&;costarring and co-written by Richard Pryor&;is generally left out of the discussion because it doesn&;t fit the profile of what a black film of the period should be. This is the kind of categorical thinking that Alexander seeks to broaden, looking at films from the 60s to the present day in the context of their time. Applying insights from black feminist thought and critical race theory to one film per decade, she analyzes what each can tell us about the status of black people and race relations in the United States at the time of its release.By teasing out the importance of certain films excluded from the black film canon, Alexander hopes to expand that canon to include films typically relegated to the category of popular entertainment&;and to show how these offer more nuanced representations of black characters even as they confront, negate, or parody the controlling images that have defined black filmic characters for decades
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Alexander, Lisa Doris,
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • African Americans in motion pictures
  • Race relations in motion pictures
  • Racism in motion pictures
  • African Americans in the motion picture industry
  • African Americans in motion pictures
  • African Americans in the motion picture industry
  • Race relations in motion pictures
  • Racism in motion pictures
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Expanding the Black film canon : race and genre across six decades, Lisa Doris Alexander
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • I ain't fit to live with no more: Nothing but a man revisited
  • "Hey, where are the white women at?" the presentation of racism and resistance in Blazing saddles
  • Harlem nights, awkward framing, and complicated gender politics
  • Who's the real gangsta: The glass shield and the politics of black communities & police relations
  • "If you're going to tell people the truth, make them laugh": CSA: The Confederate States of America as mockumentary and truth-telling -- Ladies first: Ava Duvernay and black female centered narratives
  • Who's the hero of the piece? Hollywood's representation of Jackie Robinson's legacy
  • Are we allowed to be children? black teen films, trauma, and the race to adulthood
Control code
1090279975
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 247 pages
Isbn
9780700628407
Lccn
2019006695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1090279975
Label
Expanding the Black film canon : race and genre across six decades, Lisa Doris Alexander
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • I ain't fit to live with no more: Nothing but a man revisited
  • "Hey, where are the white women at?" the presentation of racism and resistance in Blazing saddles
  • Harlem nights, awkward framing, and complicated gender politics
  • Who's the real gangsta: The glass shield and the politics of black communities & police relations
  • "If you're going to tell people the truth, make them laugh": CSA: The Confederate States of America as mockumentary and truth-telling -- Ladies first: Ava Duvernay and black female centered narratives
  • Who's the hero of the piece? Hollywood's representation of Jackie Robinson's legacy
  • Are we allowed to be children? black teen films, trauma, and the race to adulthood
Control code
1090279975
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 247 pages
Isbn
9780700628407
Lccn
2019006695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1090279975

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