Black Caesars and foxy Cleopatras

a history of blaxploitation cinema
Odie Henderson
Book - 2024

"A definitive account of Blaxploitation cinema--the freewheeling, often shameless, and wildly influential genre--from a distinctive voice in film history and criticism"--

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Main Author: Henderson, Odie (Author)
Format: Book
Published: New York : Abrams Press, 2024


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520 |a "In 1971, two films grabbed the movie business, shook it up, and launched a genre that would help define the decade. Melvin Van Peebles's Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, an independently produced film about a male sex worker who beats up cops and gets away, and Gordon Parks's Shaft, a studio-financed film with a killer soundtrack, were huge hits, making millions of dollars. Sweetback upended cultural expectations by having its Black rebel win in the end, and Shaft saved MGM from bankruptcy. Not for the last time did Hollywood discover that Black people went to movies too. The Blaxploitation era was born. Written by film critic Odie Henderson, Black Caesars and Foxy Cleopatras is a spirited history of a genre and the movies that he grew up watching, which he loves without irony (but with plenty of self-awareness and humor). Blaxploitation was a major trend, but it was never simple. The films mixed self-empowerment with exploitation, base stereotypes with essential representation that spoke to the lives and fantasies of Black viewers. The time is right for a reappraisal, understanding these films in the context of the time, and exploring their lasting influence." --  |c Publisher's description. 
505 0 |a What Happened Before Cotton Came to Harlem? -- Ain't Now, but It's Gonna Be -- Stop! Or My Director Will Shoot!: A Hollywood Mystery -- "Soulsville," Shaft, and Long-Time Women -- Coming Back to Collect Some Dues -- A Side Hustle: The Case for UpTight -- The Citizen Kane of Blaxploitation -- Interview: A Chat About Blaxploitation Westerns and Buck and the Preacher -- Dracula Was a Redneck -- From the Asphalt Jungle to the Concrete Jungle -- What's Happening in the CLEAN World? -- Nurse Coffy and Cleopatra Jones -- Pimps Are Everywhere, Even on Sesame Street -- When Bond Met Blaxploitation -- Payin' the Cost to Be the Boss -- You Can't Judge a Movie by Its Color -- Once Again, Injustice for Bill Gunn -- Shaft in Africa... and on Television -- When Blaxploitation Spooked the Gov'ment -- Jim Kelly's Too Busy Lookin' Good -- Black Belts, Hard Ways, and Woof Tickets -- Interview: Exploring the Wild World of Genre Filmmaking with Producer Jeff Schechtman -- Foxy Brown, Foxier Fellini -- Possession Is Nine-Tenths of the Lawsuit -- The Cosby-Poitier Trilogy I: Because I'm from Off the Corners -- Werewolf Breaks and Zombie Hit Men -- Make Yours a Happy Home -- Interview: A Millenial's Take on Blaxploitation Movies -- Pam, Pam, and More Pam -- The Crosby-Poitier Trilogy II: Biggie Smalls Is da Illest -- Colley High Harmony -- Dolemite Is His Name -- Django, Chained -- Blaxploitation Rides the Range -- I'm Mahogany, and You're NOTHING! -- A Side Hustle: I Didn't Know Where I Was Going To -- Joel Schumacher, Voice of Black America?! -- A Side Hustle: The Top Ten Best Blaxploitation Songs -- Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News. 
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