9780742526426

Black Lenses, Black Voices: African American Film Now

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  • ISBN13:

    9780742526426

  • ISBN10:

    0742526429

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-04-30
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
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Summary

Black Lenses, Black Voices is a provocative look at films directed and written--and sometimes produced--by African Americans, as well as black-oriented films whose directors and or screenwriters are not black. Taking us through the development of African American independent filmmaking before and after World War II, Mark A. Reid then illustrates the unique nature of African American family, action, horror, female-centered, and independent films, such as Eve's Bayou, Jungle Fever, Shaft, Souls of Sin, Bones, Waiting to Exhale, Monster's Ball, Sankofa, and many more. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Author Biography

Mark A. Reid is professor of English and film at the University of Florida at Gainesville, where he teaches African Diasporic studies.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction 1(6)
1 Early African American Film, 1912-1940 and Beyond 7(12)
2 Black Family Film: The 1990's 19(18)
3 Black Action Film after Twenty Years 37(24)
4 Two African American Horror Films 61(18)
5 Black Female-Centered Film 79(26)
6 Black Independent Film: Haile Gerima's Sankofa 105(16)
Bibliography 121(6)
Selected Filmography 127(6)
Index 133(3)
About the Author 136

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