African Americans in Cinema

African Americans in Cinema : The First Half Century

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Containing a rich body of reference information, critical essays by prominent film scholars, biographies, film reviews, and multimedia elements such as movie clips, this CD-ROM traces the history of black filmmakers from 1894 to 1950. It's easy to navigate and accompanied by a thirty-two-page guide, which contains suggested classroom exercises as well as user instructions. Filled with a trove of primary and secondary source material, this CD-ROM is an invaluable resource for film scholars as well as anyone with a desire to explore in detail this fascinating and often-overlooked chapter of cinema history.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio | 32 pages
  • 135.6 x 189.5 x 15mm | 136.08g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252028929
  • 9780252028922

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"Finally, a comprehensive resource on one of the most neglected areas of cinema studies. Klotman has compiled a visually rich, user-friendly compendium that examines the early history of African American cinema, placing the pioneers and their films within their larger cultural and aesthetic contexts. Informed essays by leading scholars in the field are well supported by a wealth of films stills, excerpts, advertisements, and posters. A must-have for scholars, teachers, and anyone interested in a fascinating and tumultuous period of American history. The twenty-first century does justice to the twentieth, in this truly visionary melding of early cinema and new media technologies."--Frances Gateward, assistant professor of cinema studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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