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Historical dictionary of African American cinema

Author: Torriano Berry; Venise T Berry
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2007.
Series: Historical dictionaries of literature and the arts, no. 12.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema includes hundreds of films, everything from The Birth of a Nation to Crash. In addition to the films, brief biographies of African American actors and actresses such as Sidney Poitier, James Earl Jones, Halle Berry, Eddie Murphy, Whoopi Goldberg, Denzel Washington, and Jamie Foxx are also detailed. This book provides a better understanding of the role African  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography Encyclopedias
Biographies Dictionnaires anglais
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Berry, Torriano.
Historical dictionary of African American cinema.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608023044
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Torriano Berry; Venise T Berry
ISBN: 9780810855458 0810855453
OCLC Number: 70063029
Description: xl, 394 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Editor's foreword / Jon Woronoff --
Acronyms and abbreviations --
Chronology --
Introduction --
THE DICTIONARY. Appendixes: A. NAACP Image Award winners. B. African American Academy Award winners. C. African American Golden Globe Award winners. D. Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame inductees. E. Top-grossing African American films. F. Top-grossing films directed by African American women. G. Top-grossing films directed by African American men.
Series Title: Historical dictionaries of literature and the arts, no. 12.
Responsibility: S. Torriano Berry, Venise T. Berry.
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"The Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema includes hundreds of films, everything from The Birth of a Nation to Crash. In addition to the films, brief biographies of African American actors and actresses such as Sidney Poitier, James Earl Jones, Halle Berry, Eddie Murphy, Whoopi Goldberg, Denzel Washington, and Jamie Foxx are also detailed. This book provides a better understanding of the role African Americans played in film history through a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, photos, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on actors, actresses, movies, producers, organizations, awards, film credits, and terminology."--Jacket.

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