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Oscar Micheaux and his circle : African-American filmmaking and race cinema of the silent era

Author: Pearl Bowser; Jane Gaines; Charles Musser
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the silent race films of Oscar Micheaux and his contemporaries.

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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oscar Micheaux and his circle.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2001
(OCoLC)606529034
Named Person: Oscar Micheaux; Oscar Micheaux; Oscar Micheaux; Oscar Micheaux
Material Type: Biography, Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pearl Bowser; Jane Gaines; Charles Musser
ISBN: 0253339944 9780253339942 025321484X 9780253214843
OCLC Number: 46385904
Notes: Chiefly papers presented at a conference held Jan. 1995, Yale University.
Description: xxx, 353 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Contents: Black silence and the politics of representation / Clyde R. Taylor --
The notion of treatment : black aesthetics and film / based on an interview with Peter Hessli and additional contributions from Pearl Bowser, A.J. Jafa --
From shadows n shufflin' to spotlights and cinema: the Lafayette Players, 1915-1932 / Francesca Thompson --
The African-American press and race movies, 1909-1929 / Charlene Regester --
Oscar Micheaux's Within our gates / Michele Wallace --
Within our gates : from race melodrama to opportunity narrative / Jane Gaines --
Oscar Micheaux's The symbol of the unconquered / Pearl Bowser and Louise Spence --
To redream the dreams of white playwrights : reappropriation and resistance in Oscar Micheaux's Body and soul / Charles Musser --
Black patriarch on the prairie : national identity and black manhood in the early novels of Oscar Micheaux / Jayna Brown --
Telling white lies : Oscar Micheaux and Charles W. Chesnutt / Corey Creekmur --
Planes, trains, and automobiles : the Flying Ace, the Norman Company, and the Micheaux connection / Phyllis Klotman --
Colored Players Film Corporation / Charles Musser --
Lost, then found : the wedding scene from The scar of shame (1929) / Pearl Bowser --
Richard D. Maurice and the Maurice Film Company / Pearl Bowser and Charles Musser --
Cinematic foremothers : Zora Neale Hurston and Eloyce King Patrick Gist / Gloria J. Gibson --
Appendix A, The reemergence of Oscar Micheaux : a timeline and bibliographic essay / J. Ronald Green --
Appendix B, an Oscar Micheaux filmography : from the silents through his transition to sound (1919-1931) / compiled by Charles Musser, Corey Creekmur, Pearl Bowser, Charlene Regester, Ron Green, and Louise Spence --
Appendix C, A Colored Players Film Corporation Filmography / compiled by Charles Musser --
Appendix D, Norman Film Manufacturing Company : production and theatrical release dates for all-black-cast films / compiled by Phyllis Klotman.
Responsibility: Pearl Bowser, Jane Gaines, and Charles Musser, editors and curators.
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"An extremely valuable contribution to the history of African American art." Toni Morrison

 
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