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Reel to real : race, sex, and class at the movies

Author: Bell Hooks
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although it may not be the goal of filmmaker, most of us learn something when we watch movies. They make us think. They make us feel. Occasionally they have the power to transform lives. In Reel to Real, Bell Hooks talks back to films she has watched as a way to engage the pedagogy of cinema - how film teaches its audience. Bell Hooks comes to film not as a film critic but as a cultural critic, fascinated by the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Entretiens
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bell Hooks
ISBN: 0415918235 9780415918237 0415918243 9780415918244
OCLC Number: 35229108
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 244 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 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 subjects --
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 The attendant. --
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.
Responsibility: bell hooks.
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Interested by the issues movies raise - the ways cinema depicts race, sex, and class, this work brings together Hooks's essays on films such as "Paris is Burning" or the infamous "Whose Pussy Is It?"  Read more...

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