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The complexity and progression of black representation in film and television

Author: David L Moody
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the intricacies of race, representation, Black masculinity, sexuality, class, and color in American cinema and television. Black images on the silver screen date back to the silent film era, yet these films and television programs presented disturbing images of African American culture, and regrettably, many early films and small screen programs portrayed Black characters in demeaning and stereotypical  Read more...
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Moody, David L., 1957-
Black identity in film and television.
Lanham : Lexington Books, [2016]
(DLC) 2016024260
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David L Moody
ISBN: 9780739188378 0739188372 9781498540186 149854018X
OCLC Number: 950724252
Description: xiii, 151 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: who am I? --
Race films as a genre in American cinema --
Riding the train of cultural complexity with Sarah Jane and Clay: critique of the films Imitation of life and Dutchman --
Black "zombies/non-zombies" that live amongst the dead: a closer look at the screen acting work of Mantan Moreland and Duane Jones' King of the zombies (1941) and Night of the living dead (1968) --
"The devil made me do it, that is, burn down Paris": queering masculinity in African American culture, American cinema, and television --
The scarface identity: rap gone wild, cash money bruthas, and niggas killin' nigga(z) on da streets Rob Prince Obey and David l. Moody --
Black popular culture, the Boondocks, and black Jesus --
American culture and the black situation comedy --
Conclusion: what am I? --
Appendix A. Black entertainers in African American newspapers articles/motion picture industry --
Appendix B. Events from 1968 that changed the direction of how we view racism in this country --
Appendix C. Pioneers, trailblazers, and more --
Appendix D. 10 highest paid black TV actors, actresses, and broadcasters (2014-2015) --
Appendix E. Two top black performers answer questions regarding the future of black representation in film and TV.
Responsibility: David L. Moody.

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