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Blaxploitation Films - Mikel J. Koven

Blaxploitation Films

Paperback Published: 23rd September 2010
ISBN: 9781842433348
Number Of Pages: 160

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Fully updated to include Baadassss and The Hebrew Hammer and to cover the deaths of Isaac Hayes and Rudy Rae Moore In the early 1970s a type of film emerged that featured all-black casts; really cool soul, R 'n' B, and disco soundtracks; characters sporting big guns, big dashikis, and even bigger 'fros; and had some of the meanest, baddest attitudes to shoot their way across the screen. An antidote to the sanitized "safe" images of blackness that Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby presented to America, these films depicted a reality about the world which African-American audiences could identify with, even if the stories themselves were pure fantasy. This guide reviews and discusses more than 60 Blaxploitation films, considering them from the perspectives of class and racial rebellion, genre, and Stickin' it to the Man. Subgenres covered include Blaxploitation horror films, kung-fu movies, westerns, and parodies.

ISBN: 9781842433348
ISBN-10: 1842433342
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 23rd September 2010
Publisher: Oldcastle Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.3 x 13.4  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.19