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

Author: Bell Hooks
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2009.
Series: Routledge classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Movies matter -- that is the message of Reel to Real, bell hooksʹ classic collection of essays on film. They matter on a personal level, providing us with unforgettable moments, even life-changing experiences and they can confront us, too, with the most profound social issues of race, sex and class. Here bell hooks -- one of Americaʹs most celebrated and thrilling cultural critics -- talks back to films that have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bell Hooks
ISBN: 9780415964807 0415964806
OCLC Number: 244481725
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 312 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: 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 subject matter-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 go to do with it? An interview with Marie-France Alderman --
The cultural mix: an interview with Wayne Wang --
Confession-filming family: an interview with artist and filmmaker 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.
Series Title: Routledge classics.
Responsibility: bell hooks.
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'hooks... makes a compelling case to filmmakers for creating progressive images that 'transform the culture we live in'.' - Los Angeles Times

 
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