The Resource Black American cinema, edited by Manthia Diawara

Black American cinema, edited by Manthia Diawara

Label
Black American cinema
Title
Black American cinema
Statement of responsibility
edited by Manthia Diawara
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the pioneering work of Oscar Micheaux and Wallace Thurman to the Hollywood success of Spike Lee, Black American filmmakers have played a remarkable role in the development of the American film, both independent and mainstream. In this volume, the work of early Black filmmakers is given serious attention for the first time. Essays consider what a Black film tradition might be, the relation between Black American filmmakers and filmmakers from the diaspora, the nature of Black film aesthetics, the artist's place within the community, and the representation of a Black imaginary. The collection also discusses Black sexuality on screen, and the role of Black women in independent cinema and as spectators; also, those Black directors who worked for Hollywood and whose films are simplistically dismissed as sell-outs, versus those "crossover" filmmakers whose achievements entail a surreptitious infiltration of the studios.--From publisher description
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
791.43/6520396073
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.N4
LC item number
B45 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Diawara, Manthia
Series statement
AFI film readers
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans in motion pictures
  • African American motion picture producers and directors
  • Experimental films
  • Films
  • Negers
  • Filmregisseurs
  • Publiek
  • Noirs américains au cinéma
  • Producteurs et réalisateurs de cinéma noirs américains
  • Films expérimentaux
  • Film
  • Schwarze
  • USA
Label
Black American cinema, edited by Manthia Diawara
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-310) and index
Contents
  • Black American cinema : the new realism / Manthia Diawara -- "Twoness" in the style of Oscar Micheaux / J. Ronald Green -- Fire and desire : race, melodrama, and Oscar Micheaux / Jane Gaines -- Oscar Micheaux : the story continues / Thomas Cripps -- The black writer in Hollywood, circa 1930 : the case of Wallace Thurman / Phyllis Klotman -- Is Car wash a black musical? / Richard Dyer -- The Los Angeles school of black filmmakers / Ntongela Masilela -- Reading the signs, empowering the eye : Daughters of the dust and the black independent cinema movement / Toni Cade Bambara -- Spike Lee at the movies / Amiri Baraka -- Spike Lee and the commerce of culture / Houston A. Baker, Jr. -- The ironies of palace-subaltern discourse / Clyde Taylor -- Looking for modernism / Henry Louis Gates, Jr
  • Black spectatorship : problems of identification and resistance / Manthia Diawara -- The Harlem theatre : black film exhibition in Austin, Texas : 1920-1973 / Dan Streible -- The black image in protective custody : Hollywood's biracial buddy films of the eighties / Ed Guerrero -- The construction of black sexuality : towards normalizing the black cinematic experience / Jacquie Jones -- Race, gender, and psychoanalysis in forties film : Lost boundaries, Home of the brave, and The quiet one / Michele Wallace -- Reading through the text : the black woman as audience / Jacqueline Bobo -- The oppositional gaze : black female spectators / Bell Hooks
Extent
1 online resource (x, 324 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)813317696
Label
Black American cinema, edited by Manthia Diawara
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-310) and index
Contents
  • Black American cinema : the new realism / Manthia Diawara -- "Twoness" in the style of Oscar Micheaux / J. Ronald Green -- Fire and desire : race, melodrama, and Oscar Micheaux / Jane Gaines -- Oscar Micheaux : the story continues / Thomas Cripps -- The black writer in Hollywood, circa 1930 : the case of Wallace Thurman / Phyllis Klotman -- Is Car wash a black musical? / Richard Dyer -- The Los Angeles school of black filmmakers / Ntongela Masilela -- Reading the signs, empowering the eye : Daughters of the dust and the black independent cinema movement / Toni Cade Bambara -- Spike Lee at the movies / Amiri Baraka -- Spike Lee and the commerce of culture / Houston A. Baker, Jr. -- The ironies of palace-subaltern discourse / Clyde Taylor -- Looking for modernism / Henry Louis Gates, Jr
  • Black spectatorship : problems of identification and resistance / Manthia Diawara -- The Harlem theatre : black film exhibition in Austin, Texas : 1920-1973 / Dan Streible -- The black image in protective custody : Hollywood's biracial buddy films of the eighties / Ed Guerrero -- The construction of black sexuality : towards normalizing the black cinematic experience / Jacquie Jones -- Race, gender, and psychoanalysis in forties film : Lost boundaries, Home of the brave, and The quiet one / Michele Wallace -- Reading through the text : the black woman as audience / Jacqueline Bobo -- The oppositional gaze : black female spectators / Bell Hooks
Extent
1 online resource (x, 324 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)813317696

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