Screenplays of the African American Experience

Screenplays of the African American Experience

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Six independent African American filmmakers, including Charles Burnett, director of the film To Sleep with Anger, are represented in this collection by screenplays produced from 1973 to 1989. They speak in their own voice, a black voice which has resisted the cultural dominance of Hollywood. Phyllis Rauch Klotman introduces each screenplay provides a biographical sketch of the filmmaker, and lists the casts and production credits for each film: Ganja and Hess, Killer of Sheep, Losing Ground, Illusions, A Different Image, and Sidewalk Stories.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 152.9 x 235.2 x 18.3mm | 472.77g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 26 b&w photos
  • 0253206332
  • 9780253206336

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Screenplays of the African American Experience is the first such collection published. Each screenplay is introduced by the editor, who also provides a biographical sketch of each of the filmmakers and a list of the cast and production credits for each script.show more

Table of contents

Acknowledgments Introduction: Contemporary African American Filmakers and Echoes of the Past A Note on the Film Scripts Bill Gunn Biographical Sketch Introduction Ganja and Hess Cast and Production Credits Charles Burnett Biographical sketch Introduction Killer of Sheep Cast and Production Credits Kathleen Collins Biographical Sketch Introduction Losing Ground Cast and Production Credits Julie Dash Biographical Sketch Introduction Illusions Cast and Production Credits Alile Sharon Larkin Biographical Sketch Introduction A Different Image Cast and Production Credits Charles Lane Biographical Sketch Introduction Sidewalk Stories Cast and Production Creditsshow more

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