The 50 Most Influential Black Films: A Celebration of African-American Talent, Determination, and Creativity

The 50 Most Influential Black Films: A Celebration of African-American Talent, Determination, and Creativity

by Holly Berry, Venise Berry



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780806521336
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 05/28/2001
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

About the Author

Colorful Dreamer, How Mama Brought the Spring (a Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book) and The Impudent Rooster (a Society of Illustrators Original Art Silver Medalist). She received her BFA in illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and now lives in Waldoboro, Maine.

Table of Contents

1.Society Profile: 1900-1928, The Silent Era5
Film Fact Before the Fiction: Johnson vs. Jeffries Fight Film, 19107
The Railroad Porter, 191210
The Realization of a Negro's Ambition, 191612
The Birth of a Race, 191815
Body and Soul, 192519
The Scar of Shame, 192723
2.Society Profile: 1929-1939, Early Sound Films26
Hearts in Dixie, 192928
Hallelujah, 192931
The Emperor Jones, 193335
Imitation of Life, 193439
Harlem on the Prairie, 193843
Interview with Herb Jeffries46
3.Society Profile, 1940-1949, Race Flicks51
The Blood of Jesus, 194153
Cabin in the Sky, 194357
Stormy Weather, 194360
Interview with Fayard Nicholas63
Home of the Brave, 194968
4.Society Profile, 1950-1959, The Coming of Color71
The Jackie Robinson Story, 195073
Carmen Jones, 195476
St. Louis Blues, 195879
Interview with Ruby Dee82
5.Society Profile, 1960-1969, A Separate Cinema84
Sergeant Rutledge, 196087
A Raisin in the Sun, 196191
Black Like Me, 196494
Nothing but a Man, 196497
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, 1967101
The Learning Tree, 1969105
Interview with Gordon Parks108
6.Society Profile, 1970-1979, The Blaxploitation Era113
Sweet Sweetback's Baadassss Song, 1971116
Shaft, 1971120
Interview with Gordon Parks123
Buck and the Preacher, 1972125
Blacula, 1972129
The Spook Who Sat by the Door, 1973132
Interview with Ivan Dixon135
Coffy, 1973141
Claudine, 1974144
Interview with James Earl Jones146
Cooley High, 1975150
Interviews with Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs and Eric Monte154
Countdown at Kusini, 1976163
Interviews with Ossie Davis and Dr. Jeanne Noble165
7.Society Profile, 1980-1989, New Ebony Images176
Krush Groove, 1985178
The Color Purple, 1985181
She's Gotta Have It, 1986185
Hollywood Shuffle, 1987188
A Dry White Season, 1989192
Interview with Euzhan Palcy196
Lean on Me, 1989203
Glory, 1989207
8.Society Profile, 1990 and Beyond211
Daughters of the Dust, 1991216
Boyz 'N the Hood, 1991220
To Sleep With Anger, 1991224
Interview with Charles Burnett227
Bebe's Kids, 1992231
Malcolm X, 1992235
Waiting to Exhale, 1995239
Interview with Loretta Devine242
The Nutty Professor, 1996245
Get On the Bus, 1996249
Interview with Reuben Cannon253
Amistad, 1997258
Eve's Bayou, 1997261
The Best Man, 1999264
9.Influential Independent Efforts267
Hellbound Train, 1930267
The White Girl, 1988270
Sankofa, 1994274
Interview with Haile Germina277
Naked Acts, 1996287
A Note on the Availability of Films291

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