blaxploitation


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the exploitation of black people (especially with regard to stereotyped roles in movies)

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In Street Poison, Gifford patiently crafts a narrative that shows how Beck, a Chicago pimp, became the godfather of hip-hop, an integral cog in Hollywood's Blaxploitation era and one of the most-read black authors of the 20th century.
I didn't know from blaxploitation, though I'd recently had a glancing encounter with the world it portrayed.
Together Brothers contains all of the blaxploitation genre's establishing features, which Amanda Howell describes as "vulgarity, violence, and vanity," but handles these atypically.
While on Oscars, talk will naturally veer towards comparison to Quentin Tarantino's brilliant Django Unchained , another blaxploitation drama that was up for multiple trophies last year.
We examine twenty blaxploitation films in order to understand how racialized knowledge is transmitted for Black audiences, in turn reproducing oppression.
He's expecting his first child with wife Gwen, but his longlost son from a previous relationship has just turned up, as has Archy's estranged dad - faded blaxploitation icon Luther.
He's expecting his first child with wife Gwen, but his long-lost son from a previous relationship has just turned up in the neighbourhood - as has Archy's own estranged dad, faded blaxploitation icon Luther.
Womack composed and sang on the original version of the early Rolling Stones hit "It's All Over Now," played guitar behind Sam Cooke and Aretha Franklin, collaborated with Sly Stone, and scored the blaxploitation classic Across 110th Street.
This wide-ranging chapter ends with a discussion of blaxploitation films that suggests that the dissonance between the 1972 film Super Fly, which celebrates the life of a cocaine dealer while its anti-drug soundtrack powerfully exposes "the central problem of the postsegregation era," reveals the problem behind the central paradox, which is: "how to participate in American consumer culture and not be dirtied by it" (152).
And it reminds of nothing so much as the epic blaxploitation movie soundtracks from the early '70s produced by the likes of Curtis Mayfield and Marvin Gaye.
Grier rose to vibrant voice in the 1970s as the star of Coffy, Foxy Brown and other blaxploitation movies in which she played bold, crime-avenging characters.
Gates argues that the most progressive and feminist models of the female detective exist in mainstream film's more peripheral products, such as 1930s B moves and 1970s blaxploitation films.
Somewhere between horror and comedy, this Blaxploitation film occupies a strange place in interracial discourse.
Remake of the blaxploitation thriller, starring Samuel L Jackson.
The so-called blaxploitation film genre courted controversy during its meteoric rise (and equally precipitous disappearance) in the 1970s.