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Making Movies Black : The Hollywood Message Movie from World War II to the Civil Rights Era

By: Cripps, Thomas (Professor of History, Morgan State University)

0195076699 / 9780195076691
Paperback / softback
791.43
20/05/1993
Stock expected by 13/12/2019
United States
155 x 235 mm, 667 grams 399 pages, halftones throughout
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Cripps's Slow to Fade To Black: The Negro In American Film, 1900-1942, is considered the basic work on blacks' involvement in film, both in Hollywood and outside it. Making Movies Black continues the story up into the 1950s.

It discusses the greater attention to black life in films of the early war years, including the all-black Cabin in The Sky, indicates the difficult time black leaders had with Hollywood studios in bringing pressure for better depictions of blacks on screen, describes the discovery of race-related subjects in such postwar films as Pinky and Intruder in the Dust, and depicts the rise of black stars likeSidney Poitier in Hollywood. As in Slow Fade to Black, these events are put into a broader social context.

BIC:

1KBB USA, 3JJH c 1939 to c 1945 (including WW2), 3JJP c 1945 to c 2000 (Post-war period), APFA Film theory & criticism, JFSL3 Black & Asian studies

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