Reel to Real: Race, Class and Sex at the Movies / Edition 1

Reel to Real: Race, Class and Sex at the Movies / Edition 1

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by bell hooks
     
 

Movies matter – that is the message of Reel to Real, bell hooks’ classic collection of essays on film. They matter on a personal level, providing us with unforgettable moments, even life-changing experiences and they can confront us, too, with the most profound social issues of race, sex and class. Here bell hooks – one of America’s

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Movies matter – that is the message of Reel to Real, bell hooks’ classic collection of essays on film. They matter on a personal level, providing us with unforgettable moments, even life-changing experiences and they can confront us, too, with the most profound social issues of race, sex and class. Here bell hooks – one of America’s most celebrated and thrilling cultural critics – talks back to films that have moved and provoked her, from Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction to the work of Spike Lee. Including also her conversations with master filmmakers such as Charles Burnett and Julie Dash, Reel to Real is a must read for anyone who believes that movies are worth arguing about.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415964807
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/16/2008
Series:
Routledge Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
778,328
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction: making movie magic1
2Good girls look the other way10
3Transgression and transformation: Leaving Las Vegas20
4Exotica: breaking down to break through27
5Crooklyn: the denial of death34
6Cool cynicism: Pulp Fiction47
7Mock feminism: Waiting to Exhale52
8Kids: transgressive subjects - reactionary film60
9Artistic integrity: race and accountability69
10Neo-colonial fantasies of conquest: Hoop Dreams77
11Doing it for daddy: black masculinity in the mainstream83
12Thinking through class: paying attention to The Attendant91
13Back to the avant-garde: the progressive vision98
14What's passion got to do with it? an interview with Marie-France Alderman109
15The cultural mix: an interview with Wayne Wang124
16Confession - filming family: an interview with Camille Billops141
17A guiding light: an interview with Charles Burnett152
18Critical contestations: a conversation with A.J. (Arthur Jaffa)170
19The oppositional gaze: black female spectators197
20Is paris burning?214
21"Whose pussy is this?" a feminist comment227

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