Blaxploitation Cinema: The Essential Reference Guide

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FAB Press, 2008 - Performing Arts - 239 pages
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Dazzling, highly stylised, excessively violent and brimming with sex, blaxploitation films enjoyed a brief but memorable moment 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. Here's a new and appreciative look back at a distinctly American motion picture phenomenon, the first truly comprehensive examination of the genre, its films, its trends and its far-reaching impact, covering more than 240 Blaxploitation films in detail. This is the primary reference book on the genre, covering not just the films' heyday (1971-1976) but the entire decade (1970-1980). Includes: film posters and ads

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User Review  - Nick - Goodreads

Very entertaining examination of the blaxploitation sub-genre. Exploitation movie collectors will find many titles needed for their collection! Read full review

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User Review  - Jason Coffman - Goodreads

Despite a lot of good information, and a comprehensive section in which the author does short reviews of TONS of films, this book clearly needed at least one more read by a good copy editor. There are ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Howard is an avid film and popular music fan. Following graduation from New York University, he spent two years as Photo Researcher at Parade magazine.

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