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Boyz n the hood : shifting Hollywood terrain

Author: Joi Carr; John Singleton
Publisher: New York, NY : Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., [2018] ©2018
Series: Framing film, vol. 20.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores John Singleton's cinematic voice and helps explicate his propensity for the folk elements in his work (the oral tradition and lore).
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Carr, Joi.
Boyz n the hood.
New York : Peter Lang, [2018]
(DLC) 2017026105
(OCoLC)994263261
Named Person: John Singleton; John Singleton
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joi Carr; John Singleton
ISBN: 9781433146381 143314638X 9781433146398 1433146398 9781433146404 1433146401
OCLC Number: 1035556538
Notes: Includes John Singleton's screenplay of the film.
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 441 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Credits; Acknowledgments; Preface; Introduction: Shifting Hollywood Terrain: The Iconic Status of Boyz N the Hood; References; Part I; Prologue: "I Am an Invisible Man": Boyz and the Literary and Cinematic Imagination; Boyz Getting Behind Language: Invisibility and the Literary and Cinematic Imagination; Ellison's Invisible Man (1952): Mediating Self-Knowledge Through Messianic Language; Identity, Voice, and History: Death to the "Blackness of Blackness"; Blindness: A Condition of the Mind; "Blackness": Critiquing American Notions of Freedom. "Wakeful Living": Death to the Colonized MindVan Peebles's Sweetback (1971): Invisible Man's Cinematic Appearance; Sweetback: Ellison's Invisible Man as a Cinematic Test Case; A Test Case: Invisible Man Emerges as Sweetback; Characterization: Sweetback Has a Body in Motion; Characterization: Sweetback Gets Behind Language; Narrative Structure: The Function of Violence; Narrative Structure: Function of Extended Montages and Soundtrack; In Conclusion; Boyz in Context: The Streets of the Southland and Invisibility; Masculinity and 1980's Artistic Zeitgeist. Invisibility: Nihilism and the Paraphernalia of SufferingReferences; 1 Singleton's Cinematic Voice; 1991: An Inaugural Breakthrough Year for Black Cinema; Spotlight: 1991 Releases; Establishing His Voice as a Filmmaker: John Singleton; A Student of Cinema: A Precocious Nine-Year-Old?; His College Experience to Feature Director; Finding Specificity in His Voice; Singleton's Cinematic Style; Classical Hollywood Narrative; Blend of Fictive and Documentary Realism: Cassavetes-Esque Style; Self-Reflexivity; Character Centric Narratives; Zeitgeist Leitmotif: Function of Score; An Actor's Director. Filmmaker HighlightsInspirations/Artistic Influences; References; 2 Boyz N the Hood: Shifting the Terrain of Urban Cinema "Increase the Peace"; Shifting Hollywood Terrain; Socialization: In the Home and on the Streets; Function of Score; Sonic Landscape; Dispelling Myth: Landscape and Dialogue; Characterization; Furious Styles (Laurence Fishburne); Father and Son Conversations; Darin "Dough Boy" Baker (Ice Cube); Tre Styles (Cuba Gooding, Jr.); Ricky Baker (Morris Chestnut); Brenda Baker (Tyra Ferrell); Reva Devereaux (Angela Bassett); Brandi (Nia Long); A Note on Female Depictions. The Production and Film ReleaseSemiautobiographical; References; 3 A "Soulful" Director: An Interview with John Singleton; The Interview; Reflections on John and Boyz; Filmography; Screenwriter; Producer; On Baby Boy (2001); Singleton on Baby Boy; References; 4 Launching Singleton's Career: An Interview with Steve Nicolaides, Producer; The Interview; On Childhood and Getting into Show Business; On Boyz; On Preproduction Process; On Production Schedule; On Release; On Postproduction; On Poetic Justice; On His Collaborations Over the Years; Reference.
Series Title: Framing film, vol. 20.
Responsibility: Joi Carr.

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