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My Brother’s Wedding (1983)

James Naremore

in Charles Burnett: A Cinema of Symbolic Knowledge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520285521
eISBN:
9780520960954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285521.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This color film has a double plot involving a young man in Watts who works in his family’s dry-cleaning store and who fails to fulfill two commitments he has made. He promises to serve as best man at ... More


To Sleep with Anger (1990)

James Naremore

in Charles Burnett: A Cinema of Symbolic Knowledge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520285521
eISBN:
9780520960954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285521.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses one of Burnett’s major achievements and the first of his films to be made under relatively normal Hollywood production circumstances. To Sleep with Anger tells the story of ... More


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