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Blaxploitation Films

Koven, Mikel (2010) Blaxploitation Films. Kamera Books, Harpenden.

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Abstract

What is Blaxploitation? In the early 1970s a type of film emerged that featured all-black casts, really cool soul, R 'n' B and disco music soundtracks, characters sporting big guns, big dashikis, and even bigger 'fros, and had some of the meanest, baddest attitudes to shoot their way across our screens. More than that, for African-American audiences these films were an antidote to the sanitised 'safe' images of blackness that Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby presented to America. These films depicted a reality about the world which African-American audiences could identify with, even if the stories themselves were pure fantasy. Blaxploitation Films considers Blaxploitation from the perspective of class and racial rebellion, genre - and Stickin' it to the Man, with over 60 Blaxploitation films reviewed and discussed. Sections include Blaxploitation horror films, kung-fu movies, Westerns and parodies and it is fully up to date, including Baadassss and The Hebrew Hammer and covers the deaths of Isaac Hayes and Rudy Rae Moore.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: motion pictures, African Americans, American films, Blaxploitation films
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Humanities and Creative Arts
Depositing User: Mikel Koven
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2011 13:19
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2012 14:05
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/1388

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