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The Style of Sleaze: The American Exploitation Film, 1959-1977

Calum Waddell

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474409254
eISBN:
9781474449625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409254.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

What is an exploitation film? The Style of Sleaze reasons that the aesthetic and thematic approach of the key texts within three distinct exploitation demarcations - blaxploitation, horror and ... More


Idol Worship in Jazz: Lady Sings the Blues and Hit!

Daniel Kremer

in Sidney J. Furie: Life and Films

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165967
eISBN:
9780813166742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165967.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

As a reward for delivering Little Fauss and Big Halsy under budget and under schedule, producer Albert S. Ruddy is selected to adapt The Godfather. Ruddy chooses Furie as his director, but pressures ... More


Social Turmoil Brings New Opportunities for Women and Minorities

Mollie Gregory

in Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166223
eISBN:
9780813166759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166223.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This period saw a short-lived African American film boom (Black Caesar, Coffy). Social turmoil in the 1970s influenced the movies, and drug use became more common on the set. Some members of the ... More


From Blaxploitation to Black Macho: The Angry Black Woman Comes of Age

Terrion L. Williamson

in Black Cultural Production after Civil Rights

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042775
eISBN:
9780252051630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042775.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

For commentators concerned with black cultural production in the contemporary era, there are few images more controversial than the angry black woman, particularly as it is reproduced within the ... More


Blaxploitation Cinema: Race and Rebellion

Calum Waddell

in The Style of Sleaze: The American Exploitation Film, 1959-1977

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474409254
eISBN:
9781474449625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409254.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Per the title, this chapter is an introduction to the notorious and controversial blaxploitation cinema that became famous in the early 1970s. However, unlike previous studies in this form, this ... More


Sex, Violence and Urban escape: Blaxploitation Tropes and Tales

Calum Waddell

in The Style of Sleaze: The American Exploitation Film, 1959-1977

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474409254
eISBN:
9781474449625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409254.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Initially building on the work of Cornel West, whose quote introduces this chapter, the blaxploitation form is discussed in terms of its characters and its difference from Hollywood cinema and ... More


Exploitation as a Movement

Calum Waddell

in The Style of Sleaze: The American Exploitation Film, 1959-1977

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474409254
eISBN:
9781474449625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409254.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The concluding chapter of ‘The Style of Sleaze’ enters into a discourse about how the term ‘exploitation’ has entered into the pubic and critical discourse to reference a myriad of different motion ... More


Brer Soul and the Mythic Being: Toward a Queer Logic of Dark Sense

Tavia Nyong'o

in Afro-Fabulations: The Queer Drama of Black Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479856275
eISBN:
9781479806386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479856275.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Challenging accounts of black gender and sexuality that equate radicalism with misogynistic and patriarchal values, this chapter looks to the subversive cinema and performance art of the 1960s for ... More


New Waves, Specialist Audiences and Adult Films

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

in Film Histories: An Introduction and Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619061
eISBN:
9780748670888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619061.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses changes in the film industry at the end of the 1950s and into the 1960s. As cinema's role as classic family entertainment was lost to television, films diversified to attract ... More


American Independent Cinema in the Age of the Conglomerates

Yannis Tzioumakis

in American Independent Cinema: An Introduction

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748618668
eISBN:
9780748670802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618668.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

As the majors became one by one parts of multinational conglomerates in the late 1960s and 1970s, they gradually turned their attention to the production of fewer but considerably more expensive ... More


It’s a Black Thang: Law and (Dis)order and the African American Freedom Struggle

Randy D. McBee

in Born to Be Wild: The Rise of the American Motorcyclist

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622729
eISBN:
9781469623320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622729.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter begins with the intersection of the Altamont concert in 1969 and the first blaxploitation film, Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, and ends with the Willie Horton ad that contributed to ... More


Sidney Poitier: Man, Actor, Icon

Aram Goudsouzian

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807828434
eISBN:
9781469603605
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807875841_goudsouzian
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This full biography of actor Sidney Poitier analyzes the life and career of a Hollywood legend, from his childhood in the Bahamas to his 2002 Oscar for lifetime achievement. In such films as Lilies ... More


Sammy Davis Jr., Woody Strode, and the Black Westerner of the Civil Rights Era

Michael K. Johnson

in Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze Buckaroos: Conceptions of the African American West

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039287
eISBN:
9781626740013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039287.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In television and film westerns of the 1960s and into the 1970s, two particular African American performers, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Woody Strode, are repeatedly cast as the representatives of the ... More


Beginnings

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/9780520285521.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Burnett’s childhood and education. He and his family moved from Mississippi to the Watts area of Los Angeles at the end of the 1940s, and in the 1960s he was admitted to the ... More


Hollywood Shuffle and Bamboozled: Comic Rage, Black Film, and Popular Culture at the End of the Century

Terrence T. Tucker

in Furiously Funny: Comic Rage from Ralph Ellison to Chris Rock

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054360
eISBN:
9780813053059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054360.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

On the heels of the expansion of comic rage into art forms beyond literature and stand-up, this chapter examines the presence of comic rage in films directed by African Americans. After the ... More


Black Masculinity and the Sound of Wealth: Barry White in the Early 1970s

Mitchell Morris

in The Persistence of Sentiment: Display and Feeling in Popular Music of the 1970s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520242852
eISBN:
9780520955059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242852.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

The songwriter, producer, and vocal artist Barry White gained great fame in the early 1970s for his lush, dance-oriented soul; the most successful of these tunes featured long, erotic monologues ... More


The Anchorless Postmodern Experience within an Ahistorical Filmic Space: Django Unchained (2012)

John White

in The Contemporary Western: An American Genre Post 9/11

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474427920
eISBN:
9781474464765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427920.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers the way in which Django Unchained (2012) is specifically positioned by the director within a well-defined historical period but is then constructed very clearly as a cinematic ... More


Exiles (1967–1971)

Aram Goudsouzian

in Sidney Poitier: Man, Actor, Icon

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807828434
eISBN:
9781469603605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807875841_goudsouzian.20
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details events in Sidney Poitier's life from 1967–1971. These include Poitier's roles in the films For Love of Ivy, The Lost Man, and Brother John; his struggle to maintain his career; ... More


From Up Tight! to Dolemite: The Changing Politics of Baadasssss Cinema

in Under a Bad Sign: Criminal Self-Representation in African American Popular Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226550350
eISBN:
9780226550374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226550374.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter investigates how and why the black popular cultural response to the disappointments of post-civil rights America in the late 1960s and 1970s came to be defined by badman trickster ... More


Comic Book Masculinity

Jeffrey Brown

in The Superhero Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038068
eISBN:
9781621039549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038068.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines black superheroes as symbols of hypermasculinity. It discusses how Milestone characters have redressed earlier stereotypes perpetrated by comic book heroes inspired by the ... More


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