Black City Cinema: African American Urban Experiences in Film / Edition 1

Black City Cinema: African American Urban Experiences in Film / Edition 1

by Massood, Paula J. Massood, Paula J.
     
 

Films discussed in Black City Cinema include Hallelujah, The Green Pastures, Cabin in the Sky, Stormy Weather, Scar of Shame, Within Our Gates, Two Gun Man From Harlem, Dark Manhattan, Cotton Comes to Harlem, Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, Superfly, Bush Mama, She's Gotta Have It, Do The Right Thing, Boyz N the Hood, Menace II Society, Posse, Clockers, Down in the… See more details below

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Films discussed in Black City Cinema include Hallelujah, The Green Pastures, Cabin in the Sky, Stormy Weather, Scar of Shame, Within Our Gates, Two Gun Man From Harlem, Dark Manhattan, Cotton Comes to Harlem, Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, Superfly, Bush Mama, She's Gotta Have It, Do The Right Thing, Boyz N the Hood, Menace II Society, Posse, Clockers, Down in the Delta, and Shaft (2000).\

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592130030
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
01/13/2003
Series:
Culture and the Moving Image Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
499,515
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Migrations, Movies, and African American Cities on the Screen1
1Antebellum Idyll and Hollywood's Black-Cast Musicals11
2Harlem is Heaven: City Motifs in Race Films from the Early Sound Era45
3Cotton in the City: The Black Ghetto, Blaxploitation, and Beyond79
4Welcome to Crooklyn: Spike Lee and the Rearticulation of the Black Urbanscape117
5Out of the Ghetto, into the Hood: Changes in the Construction of Black City Cinema145
6Taking the A-Train, The City, the Train, and Migration in Spike Lee's Clockers175
Epilogue: New Millenium Minstrel Shows? African American Cinema in the Late 1990s207
Notes227
Index257
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