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A long, long way : Hollywood's unfinished journey from racism to reconciliation

Author: Greg Garrett
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Hollywood films are perhaps the most powerful storytellers in American history, and their depiction of race and culture has helped to shape the way people around the world respond to race and prejudice. Over the past one hundred years, films have moved from the radically-prejudiced views of people of color to the depiction of people of color by writers and filmmakers from within those cultures. In the process, we  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Garrett, Greg,
A long, long way
New York : Oxford University Press, 2020.
(DLC) 2019035567
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Garrett
ISBN: 9780190906252 0190906251
OCLC Number: 1114280082
Description: 243 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: A Long, Long WayThe Birth of a Nation: Seeing the Other as SubhumanBest Supporting Actors: Casablanca, Friendship, and the Beloved Community"That's the Glory of Love": Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and the Power of LoveDo the Right Thing: Together Are We Going to Live?Crashing into Each Other: Crash as Multicultural Post-9/11 FableGet Out: Black Bodies MatterConclusion: Remembrance, Contrition, and Hope
Responsibility: Greg Garrett.

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"Hollywood films are perhaps the most powerful storytellers in American history, and their depiction of race and culture has helped to shape the way people around the world respond to race and prejudice. Over the past one hundred years, films have moved from the radically-prejudiced views of people of color to the depiction of people of color by writers and filmmakers from within those cultures. In the process, we begin to see how films have depicted negative versions of people outside the white mainstream, and how film might become a vehicle for racial reconciliation. Religious traditions offer powerful correctives to our cultural narratives, and this work incorporates both narrative truthtelling and religious truthtelling as we consider race and film and work toward reconciliation. By exploring the hundred-year period from The Birth of a Nation to Get Out, this work acknowledges the racist history of America, and offers the possibility of hope for the future"--

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