Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies & Bucks: An Interpretive History of Blacks in American Films / Edition 4

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Overview

Completely updated to include the entire twentieth century, this new fourth edition covers all the latest directors, stars, and films including Summer of Sam, Jackie Brown, The Best Man, and The Hurricane. From The Birth of a Nation--the groundbreaking work of independent filmmaker Oscar Micheaux--and Gone with the Wind to the latest work by Spike Lee, John Singleton, Denzel Washington, Halle Berry and Will Smith, Donald Bogle reveals the ways in which the depiction of blacks in American movies has changed--and the shocking ways in which it has remained the same.

Completely updated and greatly expanded to include the explosion of black film stars and filmmakers that came out of the '70s and '80s, this comprehensive guide covers the entire history of African-Americans in films, from the shocking images in Birth of a Nation to Spike Lee's controversial Malcolm X. Photos. Index.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826412676
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 10/24/2001
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 309,910
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Donald Bogle is one of the foremost authorities on African Americans in film and the arts. He is the author of the classic Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, and Bucks: An Interpretive History of Blacks in American Films, which is published by Continuum. His best-selling Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams: The Story of Black Hollywood received the Hurston/Wright Finalist Legacy Award in Non-fiction. His other books include the critically acclaimed Dorothy Dandridge: A Biography; Blacks in American Films and Television: An Illustrated Encyclopedia; and Primetime Blues: African Americans on Network Television. He has appeared on such television programs as Entertainment Tonight; Today; Good Morning, America; and Nightline; and has served as a commentator on such documentaries as Spike Lee's Jim Brown: All-American, American Movie Classics' Small Steps . . . Big Strides, and TV Land's three-part series on African Americans on television. He also co-hosted Turner Classic Movies' award-winning series Race and Hollywood. The first edition of the present book, Brown Sugar, covered eighty years of America's black female superstars, and was turned into the highly successful four-part PBS documentary series by Mr. Bogle.

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Table of Contents

Illustration
Preface to the Fourth Edition
Introduction
1 Black Beginnings: from Uncle Tom's Cabin to The Birth of a Nation 3
2 Into the 1920s: the Jesters 19
3 The 1930s: the Servants 35
4 The Interlude: Black-Market Cinema 101
5 The 1940s: the Entertainers, the New Negroes, and the Problem People 117
6 The 1950s: Black Stars 159
7 The 1960s: Problem People into Militants 194
8 The 1970s: Bucks and a Black Movie Boom 231
9 The 1980s: Black Superstars and the Era of Tan 267
10 The 1990s: New Stars, New Filmmakers, and a New African American Cinema 324
Index 435
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