Blaxploitation Films

Blaxploitation Films

eBook - 2010
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What is Blaxploitation? In the early 1970s a type of film emerged that featured all- black casts, really cool soul, R 'n' B and disco music soundtracks, characters sporting big guns, big dashikis, and even bigger 'fros, and had some of the meanest, baddest attitudes to shoot their way across our screens. More than that, for African-American audiences these films were an antidote to the sanitised 'safe' images of blackness that Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby presented to America. These films depicted a reality about the world which African-American audiences could identify with, even if the stor.
Publisher: Harpenden : Oldcastle Books, 2010
ISBN: 9781842434109
1842434101
Characteristics: 1 online resource (233 pages)

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