Contemporary African American Cinema

Contemporary African American Cinema

Locating contemporary Black filmmaking squarely within the mainstream film industry, Antonio (film, television, and new media, New York U.) explores New Jack City, Boyz N the Hood, Juice, Just Another Girl on the I.R.T., and Clockers.

Author: Sheril D. Antonio

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015055830528

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 137

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Locating contemporary Black filmmaking squarely within the mainstream film industry, Antonio (film, television, and new media, New York U.) explores New Jack City, Boyz N the Hood, Juice, Just Another Girl on the I.R.T., and Clockers. She argues that these films simultaneously pushed African American political and social aspirations while existing in the space of the classic American gangster genre. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
Categories: Performing Arts

Contemporary Black American Cinema

Contemporary Black American Cinema

From Paul Robeson’s and Sidney Poitier’s star vehicles to Lee Daniels’s directorial forays, these essays address the career legacies of film stars, examine various iterations of Blaxploitation and animation, question the comedic ...

Author: Mia Mask

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136308024

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Contemporary Black American Cinema offers a fresh collection of essays on African American film, media, and visual culture in the era of global multiculturalism. Integrating theory, history, and criticism, the contributing authors deftly connect interdisciplinary perspectives from American studies, cinema studies, cultural studies, political science, media studies, and Queer theory. This multidisciplinary methodology expands the discursive and interpretive registers of film analysis. From Paul Robeson’s and Sidney Poitier’s star vehicles to Lee Daniels’s directorial forays, these essays address the career legacies of film stars, examine various iterations of Blaxploitation and animation, question the comedic politics of "fat suit" films, and celebrate the innovation of avant-garde and experimental cinema.
Categories: Social Science

Screens Fade to Black

Screens Fade to Black

Examines how African American directors have depicted racial issues since the mid-90s, revealing the ways in which they both consciously avoid and sometimes utilize racial stereotypes.

Author: David J. Leonard

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275983617

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 217

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Examines how African American directors have depicted racial issues since the mid-90s, revealing the ways in which they both consciously avoid and sometimes utilize racial stereotypes.
Categories: Performing Arts

Black American Cinema Reconsidered

Black American Cinema Reconsidered

From Paul Robeson’s and Sidney Poitier’s star vehicles to Lee Daniels’ directorial forays, these essays include but surpass discussions of urban realism in New Black Cinema.

Author: Manthia Diawara

Publisher:

ISBN: 0415974550

Category: African Americans in motion pictures

Page: 320

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Contemporary Black Cinema offers a fresh collection of essays on African American film, media and visual culture in the era of global multiculturalism. Integrating theory, history and criticism, the contributing authors deftly connect interdisciplinary perspectives from American studies, cinema studies, cultural studies, political science, media studies, and Queer theory. This multidisciplinary methodology expands the discursive and interpretive registers of film analysis. From Paul Robeson’s and Sidney Poitier’s star vehicles to Lee Daniels’ directorial forays, these essays include but surpass discussions of urban realism in New Black Cinema. These entries address the career legacies of film stars, examine various iterations of Blaxploitation-animation, question the comedic politics of "fat suit" films, and celebrate the innovation of avant-garde and experimental cinema.
Categories: African Americans in motion pictures

Resources in Education

Resources in Education

African - American Dramatists ” ( John Howard ) ; and ( 8 ) " Contemporary
African - American Religious Quests for a ... Available from -- Black Film Center /
Archive , Dept. of Afro - American Studies , Indiana University , 2805 E. 10th St. ,
Suite ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435051690089

Category: Education

Page:

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Categories: Education

The Hollywood Jim Crow

The Hollywood Jim Crow

The Racial Politics of the Movie Industry Maryann Erigha. ———. 2016. ...
Greene, Dennis. 1994. “Tragically Hip: Hollywood and African-American Cinema.
... Birmingham, UK: Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies. ———. 1992. “
What Is ...

Author: Maryann Erigha

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479886647

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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The story of racial hierarchy in the American film industry The #OscarsSoWhite campaign, and the content of the leaked Sony emails which revealed, among many other things, that a powerful Hollywood insider didn’t believe that Denzel Washington could “open” a western genre film, provide glaring evidence that the opportunities for people of color in Hollywood are limited. In The Hollywood Jim Crow, Maryann Erigha tells the story of inequality, looking at the practices and biases that limit the production and circulation of movies directed by racial minorities. She examines over 1,300 contemporary films, specifically focusing on directors, to show the key elements at work in maintaining “the Hollywood Jim Crow.” Unlike the Jim Crow era where ideas about innate racial inferiority and superiority were the grounds for segregation, Hollywood’s version tries to use economic and cultural explanations to justify the underrepresentation and stigmatization of Black filmmakers. Erigha exposes the key elements at work in maintaining Hollywood’s racial hierarchy, namely the relationship between genre and race, the ghettoization of Black directors to black films, and how Blackness is perceived by the Hollywood producers and studios who decide what gets made and who gets to make it. Erigha questions the notion that increased representation of African Americans behind the camera is the sole answer to the racial inequality gap. Instead, she suggests focusing on the obstacles to integration for African American film directors. Hollywood movies have an expansive reach and exert tremendous power in the national and global production, distribution, and exhibition of popular culture. The Hollywood Jim Crow fully dissects the racial inequality embedded in this industry, looking at alternative ways for African Americans to find success in Hollywood and suggesting how they can band together to forge their own career paths.
Categories: Social Science

Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema

Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography.

Author: S. Torriano Berry

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442247024

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 566

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about African American cinema.
Categories: Performing Arts

Bibliographic Index

Bibliographic Index

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105129062332

Category: Bibliographical literature

Page: 26

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Categories: Bibliographical literature

Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International

Fletcher , Shaun J. , p.1645A Situations confronted : The transforming
possibilities of contemporary African American ... Melissa , p.1793A Lyrical
beasts : Equine metaphors of race , class , and gender in contemporary
Hollywood cinema .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105213180917

Category: Dissertations, Academic

Page:

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Categories: Dissertations, Academic

Black Film as a Signifying Practice

Black Film as a Signifying Practice

The book examines the way black filmmakers use expressive forms and systems of signification that reflect the cultural and historical priorities of the black experience.

Author: Gladstone Lloyd Yearwood

Publisher: Africa Research and Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015066083778

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 263

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The book examines the way black filmmakers use expressive forms and systems of signification that reflect the cultural and historical priorities of the black experience. It delineates how the African-American expressive tradition utilizes its own vernacular space and time of story telling in the cinema and how black film narration draws on the formal structures of black experience to organize story material."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Performing Arts

African American Review

African American Review

New Manthia Diawara's Black American Cinema ( 1993 ) , Brunswick , NJ :
Rutgers UP , 2004. 299 pp . $ 62.00 . Sheril D. Antonio's Contemporary African
American Cinema ( 2001 ) , and Paula J. Massood's Black City Reviewed by
Cinema ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015003176287

Category: African American arts

Page:

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Categories: African American arts

Returning the Gaze

Returning the Gaze

"Everett's fine book makes an important contribution to our understanding of black cinema, from production to journalism and criticism, as a resistance practice representing every orientation of black culture, from the popular to the ...

Author: Anna Everett

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822326140

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 365

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Rediscovers and examines the lost history of African-American film criticism from the first half of the century.
Categories: Performing Arts

Discussions in Contemporary Culture

Discussions in Contemporary Culture

Recent films by African - American directors are likewise positioned at the
generic crossroads between fact and fiction . I want to consider briefly the
implications of gestures toward the “ real ” in contemporary African - American
cinema .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106015298075

Category: Aesthetics, Modern

Page:

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Texts and transcripts from a series of weekly discussions sponsored by the Dia Art Foundation.
Categories: Aesthetics, Modern

Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film Academy Awards Crime Films

Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film  Academy Awards   Crime Films

1946 ) , became leaders of the contemporary African American independent
cinema movement . Charles Burnett , who started his career as a
cinematographer and camera operator for his contemporaries , is considered to
be one of the most ...

Author: Barry Keith Grant

Publisher: Schirmer Books

ISBN: 0028657926

Category: Electronic books

Page: 2126

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This reference source covers all aspects of the cinema, including film history, production, national cinemas, genre theory and criticism, and cultural contexts.
Categories: Electronic books

African American Women and Sexuality in the Cinema

African American Women and Sexuality in the Cinema

This work also examines the role culture has played in perpetuating the images, how film influences viewers' perception of African American women and their sexuality, and how the imagery polarizes women by functioning as a regulator of ...

Author: Norma Manatu

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786451440

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 245

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The representation of African American women is an important issue in the overall study of how women are portrayed in film, and has received serious attention in recent years. Traditionally, "women of color," particularly African American women, have been at the margins of studies of women's on-screen depictions--or excluded altogether. This work focuses exclusively on the sexual objectification of African American women in film from the 1980s to the early 2000s. Critics of the negative sexual imagery have long speculated that control by African American filmmakers would change how African American women are depicted. This work examines sixteen films made by males both white and black to see how the imagery might change with the race of the filmmaker. Four dimensions are given special attention: the diversity of the women's roles and relationships with men, the sexual attitudes of the African American female characters, their attitudes towards men, and their nonverbal and verbal sexual behaviors. This work also examines the role culture has played in perpetuating the images, how film influences viewers' perception of African American women and their sexuality, and how the imagery polarizes women by functioning as a regulator of their sexual behaviors based on cultural definitions of the feminine.
Categories: Performing Arts

African American Cinema Through Black Lives Consciousness

African American Cinema Through Black Lives Consciousness

Employs an interdisciplinary critical approach to discuss a selected group of black-oriented films.

Author: Mark A. Reid

Publisher:

ISBN: 0814345492

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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Employs an interdisciplinary critical approach to discuss a selected group of black-oriented films.
Categories: Performing Arts

Facets African American Video Guide

Facets African American Video Guide

This evolution of African - American cinema is reflected in the films which are
described in the Facets African ... It is refreshing to note the number of
contemporary African - American filmmakers who are producing a growing body
of work .

Author: Patrick Ogle

Publisher: Academy Chicago Publishers, Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105016282191

Category: Reference

Page: 228

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All-black-cast films from the silent era, African cinema, and the independent African-American cinema movement.
Categories: Reference

Directory of African Afro American Studies in the United States

Directory of African   Afro American Studies in the United States

CINEMA : Afro - Americans in the American Cinema ; Africa in Film ;
Contemporary Black Cinema . . . . MUSIC / ETHNOMUSICOLOGY : History of
Jazz ; Music in AfroAmerican Culture : U . S . A . ; Music in Afro - American
Culture : Latin ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015040794391

Category: Africa

Page:

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Categories: Africa

Black Popular Culture

Black Popular Culture

Recent films by African - American directors are likewise positioned at the
generic crossroads between fact and fiction . I want to consider briefly the
implications of gestures toward the “ real ” in contemporary African - American
cinema .

Author: Michele Wallace

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105009120440

Category: African American arts

Page: 373

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The latest publication in the award-winning Discussions in Contemporary Culture series, Black Popular Culture gathers together an extraordinary array of critics, scholars, and cultural producers. 30 essays explore and debate current directions in film, television, music, writing, and other cultural forms as created by or with the participation of black artists.
Categories: African American arts

Nka

Nka

CRACKS IN THE SHIELD harles Burnett ' s most recent film , The Glass Shield (
1995 ) , is is part of the story only ... villains are named and how precisely they
are pununique products of contemporary African American cinema , and the
ished .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015034701352

Category: Arts, African

Page:

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Categories: Arts, African