Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song: A Guerilla Filmmaking Manifesto

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DIANE Publishing Company, Nov 11, 2004
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Maverick filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles launched the popular blaxploitation genre in 1971 with his independently produced film Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song. Van Peebles' diary of his struggle to conceptualize, finance, film, and distribute his groundbreaking film is an indispensable guide for aspiring filmmakers. Included are an excerpt from Huey P. Newton's influential essay "A Revolutionary Analysis," which thrust Sweetback into the public eye, and a substantial portrait of Van Peebles by Mel Gussow of the New York Times. Photos. "The first black man in show business to beat the white man at his own game."

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