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Visible and invisible whiteness : American white supremacy through the cinematic lens

Author: Alice Mikal Craven
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Visible and Invisible Whiteness examines the complicity between Classical Hollywood narratives or genres and representations of white supremacy in the cinema. Close readings of D.W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation by James Agee and James Baldwin explore these authors' perspectives on the American mythologies which ground Griffith's film. The intersectionality of Bordwell's theories on Classical Hollywood Narrative  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
(OCoLC)1022076131
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Mikal Craven
ISBN: 9783319767772 3319767771
OCLC Number: 1043337298
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 220 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Visible and invisible whiteness: an introduction --
Looking at American white supremacy "through a glass darkly": James Baldwin on Birth of a nation --
"A monstrous wrong": James Agee and the miraculous Birth of a nation --
"The colored angle": contending visions of Imitation of life --
Having forsaken Hollywood: Samuel Fuller's "art house" White dog --
Rainer Werner Fassbinder's "western," Whity --
Cream rises to the top: Jean Renoir's The southerner --
Invisible whiteness mise en abyme: J'irai cracher sur vos tombes.
Responsibility: by Alice Mikal Craven.

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