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The Resource Soul searching : Black-themed cinema from the March on Washington to the rise of blaxploitation, Christopher Sieving

Soul searching : Black-themed cinema from the March on Washington to the rise of blaxploitation, Christopher Sieving

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Soul searching : Black-themed cinema from the March on Washington to the rise of blaxploitation
Title
Soul searching
Title remainder
Black-themed cinema from the March on Washington to the rise of blaxploitation
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Sieving
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The sixties were a tremendously important time of transition for both civil rights activism and the U.S. film industry. Soul Searching examines a subject that, despite its significance to African American film history, has gone largely unexplored until now. By revisiting films produced between the march on Washington in 1963 and the dawn of the "blaxploitation" movie cycle in 1970, Christopher Sieving reveals how race relations influenced black-themed cinema before it was recognized as commercially viable by the major studios. The films that are central to this book--Gone Are the Days (1963), The Cool World (1964), The Confessions of Nat Turner (never produced), Uptight (1968), and The Landlord (1970)--are all ripe for reevaluation and newfound appreciation. Soul Searching is essential reading for anyone interested in the politics and cultural movements of the 1960s, cinematic trends like blaxploitation and the American "indie film" explosion, or black experience and its many facets
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Sieving, Christopher
Dewey number
791.43/652996073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.N4
LC item number
S54 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Wesleyan film
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans in motion pictures
  • African Americans in the motion picture industry
  • Motion pictures
  • African Americans
  • United States
  • Race relations
  • African Americans
  • African Americans in motion pictures
  • African Americans in the motion picture industry
  • Motion pictures
  • United States
  • Schwarze
  • Film
  • Schwarze
  • Ethnische Beziehungen
  • USA
  • Afro-amerikaner i filmen
  • Svarta i filmen
  • Film
  • Svarta på film, USA
  • Svarta i filmindustrin, USA
Label
Soul searching : Black-themed cinema from the March on Washington to the rise of blaxploitation, Christopher Sieving
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based on the author's thesis (doctoral) -- University of Wisconsin at Madison
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The march on Hollywood: Gone are the days and the integration picture -- Ghetto travelogue: The cool world, Harlem, and the new American cinema -- The concessions of Nat Turner: the instant demise of the Black prestige picture -- The battle of Cleveland: Uptight and the urban Black revolution film -- Black Hollywood meets new Hollywood: The landlord and the racial impasse film of 1970 -- Conclusion: 1960s African American cinema and the birth of blaxploitation
Control code
ocn666220282
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 265 pages
Isbn
9780819571328
Lccn
2010044915
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780819571335
  • (OCoLC)666220282
Label
Soul searching : Black-themed cinema from the March on Washington to the rise of blaxploitation, Christopher Sieving
Publication
Note
Based on the author's thesis (doctoral) -- University of Wisconsin at Madison
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The march on Hollywood: Gone are the days and the integration picture -- Ghetto travelogue: The cool world, Harlem, and the new American cinema -- The concessions of Nat Turner: the instant demise of the Black prestige picture -- The battle of Cleveland: Uptight and the urban Black revolution film -- Black Hollywood meets new Hollywood: The landlord and the racial impasse film of 1970 -- Conclusion: 1960s African American cinema and the birth of blaxploitation
Control code
ocn666220282
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 265 pages
Isbn
9780819571328
Lccn
2010044915
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780819571335
  • (OCoLC)666220282

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