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Blaxploitation Cinema: The Essential Reference Guide (Hardcover)


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Dazzling, highly stylized, excessively violent and brimming with sex, blaxploitation films enjoyed a brief but memorable period in motion picture history. Never before - and never since - have so many African American performers been featured in films, not in bit parts, but in name-above-the-title starring roles.

25 years after they first thrilled audiences the body of films known as blaxploitation are enjoying a renaissance. These pictures continue to captivate film fans, and the entire genre, with its bevy of colourful, utterly-contemporary film characters, irresistible soundtrack albums and catchy film titles, is taking its rightful place among the entertainment industry's most enjoyed, and influential, movies.

Answering the call for a fresh and appreciative look back at a distinctly American motion picture phenomenon, Blaxploitation Cinema: The Essential Reference Guide is the first truly comprehensive examination of the genre, its films, its trends and its far-reaching impact, covering every blaxploitation film in detail.

* A comprehensive introduction to the genre.

* Interviews with ten renowned blaxploitation movie directors.

* A complete filmography of the blaxploitation golden age (1970-1980).

* More than 250 movie listings, which include cast and crew credits along with a full synopsis.

* Vintage and contemporary film reviews, critiques and commentary plus taglines, ratings, and extensive cross-referencing.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781903254370
ISBN-10: 190325437X
Publisher: FAB Press
Publication Date: June 1st, 2021
Pages: 224
Language: English