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Early Race Filmmaking in America

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by Barbara Lupack
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Early Race Filmmaking in America by Barbara Lupack

The early years of the twentieth century were a formative time in the long history of struggle for black representation. More than any other medium, movies reflected the tremendous changes occurring in American society. Unfortunately, since they drew heavily on the nineteenth-century theatrical conventions of blackface minstrelsy and the "Uncle Tom Show" traditions, early pictures persisted in casting blacks in demeaning and outrageous caricatures that marginalized and burlesqued them and emphasized their comic or servile behavior. By contrast, race films-that is, movies that were black-cast, black-oriented, and viewed primarily by black audiences in segregated theaters-attempted to counter the crude stereotyping and regressive representations by presenting more authentic racial portrayals. This volume examines race filmmaking from numerous perspectives. By reanimating a critical but neglected period of early cinema-the years between the turn-of-the-century and 1930, the end of the silent film era-it provides a fascinating look at the efforts of early race film pioneers and offers a vibrant portrait of race and racial representation in American film and culture.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 262
Size: 13.6 MB
Publisher: Routledge
Date published:   2016
ISBN: 9781317434245 (EPUB)
9781317434252 (PDF)

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Nonfiction > Performing Arts > Film & Video
Nonfiction > Social Science > Ethnic Studies > African American Studies
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