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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.
'hooks... makes a compelling case to filmmakers for creating progressive images that 'transform the culture we live in'.' - Los Angeles Times
Introduction: Making Movie Magic
Good Girls Look the Other Way
Transgression and Transformation: Leaving Las Vegas
Exotica : Breaking Down to Break Through
Crooklyn : the Denial of Death
Cool Cynicism: Pulp Fiction
Mock Feminism: Waiting to Exhale
Kids: Transgressive Subject - Reactionary Film
Artistic Integrity: Race and Accountability
Neo-colonial Fantasies of Conquest: Hoop Dreams
Doing it for Daddy: Black Masculinity in the Mainstream
Thinking Through Class: Paying Attention to
Back to the Avant-Garde: the Progressive Vision
What's Passion Got to Do With It? - an interview with Marie France Alderman
The Cultural Mix: an interview with Wayne Wang
Confession - Filming Family: an interview with Camille Billops
A Guiding Light: an interview with Charles Burnett
Critical Contestations: a conversation with A.J. (Arthur Jaffa)
The Oppositional Gaze: Black Female Spectators
Is Paris Burning?
"Whose Pussy is This?"
A Feminist Comment
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ISBN: 9780415964807 ISBN-10: 0415964806 Series: Routledge Classics Audience:
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 312 Published: 1st October 2008 Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 12.7
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1