Black City Cinema African American Urban Experiences in Film

ISBN-10: 1592130038

ISBN-13: 9781592130030

Edition: 2003

Authors: Paula J. Massood

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This work shows how popular films reflected the massive social changes that resulted from the Great Migration of African Americans from the rural south to cities in the North, West, and Mid-West during the first three decades of the 20th century.
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List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 1/22/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Introduction: Migrations, Movies, and African American Cities on the Screen
The Antebellum Idyll and Hollywood's Black-Cast Musicals
Harlem is Heaven: City Motifs in Race Films from the Early Sound Era
Cotton in the City: The Black Ghetto, Blaxploitation, and Beyond
Welcome to Crooklyn: Spike Lee and the Rearticulation of the Black Urbanscape
Out of the Ghetto, into the Hood: Changes in the Construction of Black City Cinema
Taking the A-Train: The City, the Train, and Migration in Spike Lee's Clockers
Epilogue: New Millennium Minstrel Shows? African American Cinema in the Late 1990s
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