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The “D” Is Silent, but Human Rights Are Not: Django Unchained as Human Rights Discourse

Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained : The Continuation of Metacinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Life, liberty, and the pursuit of vengeanceWe hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit...

Hollywood’s ‘Passing’ Narratives

Zélie Asava

Zélie Asava is an Assistant Film Classifier at the Irish Film Classification Office and lectures on Film Studies at University College Dublin. Her monograph The Black Irish Onscreen: Representing Black and Mixed-Race Identities on Irish Film and Television (2013) examines racial representations in Irish screen culture from the 1990s to the present day. She is the co-author of ‘Race and Cinema’ in Oxford Bibliographies Online: Cinema and Media Studies (2013), and has published many essays on race, gender and sexuality in American, Irish, French and Francophone African cinemas in a wide range of journals and edited collections, including: Masculinity and Irish Popular Culture: Tiger’s Tales (2014); World Cinema Directory: Africa (2014); Viewpoints: Theoretical Perspectives on Irish Visual Texts (2013); Images of the Modern Vampire: The Hip and the Atavistic (2013); France’s Colonial Legacies: Memory, Identity and Narrative (2013); World Cinema Directory: France (2013); Contemporary Irish Film: New Perspectives on a National Cinema (2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mixed Race Cinemas : Multiracial Dynamics in America and France

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In ‘passing’ narratives, characters designated ‘black’ according to the hypodescent or ‘one drop rule’ ‘pass’ for white. The ‘passing’ female in American film dates from 1911 and was often used as an anti-miscegenation tool to link...

Transnational Families in Drôle de Félix

Zélie Asava

Zélie Asava is an Assistant Film Classifier at the Irish Film Classification Office and lectures on Film Studies at University College Dublin. Her monograph The Black Irish Onscreen: Representing Black and Mixed-Race Identities on Irish Film and Television (2013) examines racial representations in Irish screen culture from the 1990s to the present day. She is the co-author of ‘Race and Cinema’ in Oxford Bibliographies Online: Cinema and Media Studies (2013), and has published many essays on race, gender and sexuality in American, Irish, French and Francophone African cinemas in a wide range of journals and edited collections, including: Masculinity and Irish Popular Culture: Tiger’s Tales (2014); World Cinema Directory: Africa (2014); Viewpoints: Theoretical Perspectives on Irish Visual Texts (2013); Images of the Modern Vampire: The Hip and the Atavistic (2013); France’s Colonial Legacies: Memory, Identity and Narrative (2013); World Cinema Directory: France (2013); Contemporary Irish Film: New Perspectives on a National Cinema (2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mixed Race Cinemas : Multiracial Dynamics in America and France

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...A search for identity on the road* An anti-essentialist approach to sex, family and love is applied to mixed masculinity in melodramatic road movie Drôle de Félix (The Adventures of Felix) (Ducastel and Martineau, 1999). The second...

Personas

Donald Bogle

Donald Bogle is one of the foremost authorities on African Americans in film and the arts. He is the author of the classic Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, and Bucks: An Interpretive History of Blacks in American Films, which is published by Continuum. His best-selling Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams: The Story of Black Hollywood received the Hurston/Wright Finalist Legacy Award in Non-fiction. His other books include the critically acclaimed Dorothy Dandridge: A Biography; Blacks in American Films and Television: An Illustrated Encyclopedia; and Primetime Blues: African Americans on Network Television. He has appeared on such television programs as Entertainment Tonight; Today; Good Morning, America; and Nightline; and has served as a commentator on such documentaries as Spike Lee’s Jim Brown: All-American, American Movie Classics’ Small Steps . . . Big Strides, and TV Land’s three-part series on African Americans on television. He also co-hosted Turner Classic Movies’ award-winning series Race and Hollywood. The first edition of the present book, Brown Sugar, covered eighty years of America’s black female superstars, and was turned into the highly successful four-part PBS documentary series by Mr. Bogle. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Brown Sugar : Over One Hundred Years of America’s Black Female Superstars

Continuum, 2007

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...The great Josephine Baker.After Ma Rainey had cleared the way, she was jolted from her throne, when there was a mad rush and scramble to see who would be the next wearer of the crown. And there were countless contenders eager...

Sex Symbols

Donald Bogle

Donald Bogle is one of the foremost authorities on African Americans in film and the arts. He is the author of the classic Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, and Bucks: An Interpretive History of Blacks in American Films, which is published by Continuum. His best-selling Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams: The Story of Black Hollywood received the Hurston/Wright Finalist Legacy Award in Non-fiction. His other books include the critically acclaimed Dorothy Dandridge: A Biography; Blacks in American Films and Television: An Illustrated Encyclopedia; and Primetime Blues: African Americans on Network Television. He has appeared on such television programs as Entertainment Tonight; Today; Good Morning, America; and Nightline; and has served as a commentator on such documentaries as Spike Lee’s Jim Brown: All-American, American Movie Classics’ Small Steps . . . Big Strides, and TV Land’s three-part series on African Americans on television. He also co-hosted Turner Classic Movies’ award-winning series Race and Hollywood. The first edition of the present book, Brown Sugar, covered eighty years of America’s black female superstars, and was turned into the highly successful four-part PBS documentary series by Mr. Bogle. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Brown Sugar : Over One Hundred Years of America’s Black Female Superstars

Continuum, 2007

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...Dorothy Dandridge.The fifties in America is now rightly remembered as a period of national conformity and apathy What with the cold war and Senator Joseph McCarthy’s Communist “witch hunts,” when dissent of any kind was discouraged, America...

“Crowdsourcing” “The Bad-Ass Slave”: A Critique of Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained

Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained : The Continuation of Metacinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The philosophy of Franz Fanon articulated in his books The Wretched of the Earth (1963), the bible of the Black Revolution, and Black Skin, White Masks (1967) reached its apogee during the turbulent decade of the 1960s. Fanon theorized...

Mature Movies

James Russell

James Russell is Principal Lecturer in Film Studies at De Montfort University, UK. His last book was The Historical Epic and Contemporary Hollywood (Bloomsbury, 2007). His short writing has appeared in Cinema Journal, the Journal of American Studies, the Guardian and numerous edited collections. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jim Whalley

Jim Whalley is an independent scholar based in the UK. He writes on American cinema history, and is the author of Saturday Night Live, Hollywood Comedy and American Culture (2010). His short writing has also appeared in The New Review of Film and Television Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hollywood and the Baby Boom : A Social History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Initially, Steven Spielberg’s identity as a filmmaker had been defined by his youth. As Spielberg approached forty in the mid-1980s, his story needed a new chapter. The process had begun in 1984, when he signed to direct an adaptation...

The Mixed Question

Zélie Asava

Zélie Asava is an Assistant Film Classifier at the Irish Film Classification Office and lectures on Film Studies at University College Dublin. Her monograph The Black Irish Onscreen: Representing Black and Mixed-Race Identities on Irish Film and Television (2013) examines racial representations in Irish screen culture from the 1990s to the present day. She is the co-author of ‘Race and Cinema’ in Oxford Bibliographies Online: Cinema and Media Studies (2013), and has published many essays on race, gender and sexuality in American, Irish, French and Francophone African cinemas in a wide range of journals and edited collections, including: Masculinity and Irish Popular Culture: Tiger’s Tales (2014); World Cinema Directory: Africa (2014); Viewpoints: Theoretical Perspectives on Irish Visual Texts (2013); Images of the Modern Vampire: The Hip and the Atavistic (2013); France’s Colonial Legacies: Memory, Identity and Narrative (2013); World Cinema Directory: France (2013); Contemporary Irish Film: New Perspectives on a National Cinema (2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mixed Race Cinemas : Multiracial Dynamics in America and France

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Language, representation and casting Aisha D. Bastiaans discusses representation as a process which operates ‘in the absence or displaced presence, of racial and gendered subjects’ (2008: 232). Cinematic racialization is achieved through...

Political Symbols

Donald Bogle

Donald Bogle is one of the foremost authorities on African Americans in film and the arts. He is the author of the classic Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, and Bucks: An Interpretive History of Blacks in American Films, which is published by Continuum. His best-selling Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams: The Story of Black Hollywood received the Hurston/Wright Finalist Legacy Award in Non-fiction. His other books include the critically acclaimed Dorothy Dandridge: A Biography; Blacks in American Films and Television: An Illustrated Encyclopedia; and Primetime Blues: African Americans on Network Television. He has appeared on such television programs as Entertainment Tonight; Today; Good Morning, America; and Nightline; and has served as a commentator on such documentaries as Spike Lee’s Jim Brown: All-American, American Movie Classics’ Small Steps . . . Big Strides, and TV Land’s three-part series on African Americans on television. He also co-hosted Turner Classic Movies’ award-winning series Race and Hollywood. The first edition of the present book, Brown Sugar, covered eighty years of America’s black female superstars, and was turned into the highly successful four-part PBS documentary series by Mr. Bogle. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Brown Sugar : Over One Hundred Years of America’s Black Female Superstars

Continuum, 2007

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...The Supremes. The sixties opened with a dazzling display of optimism. John F. Kennedy stormed into the presidency with talk of his New Frontier and his lofty dreams for a modern Camelot. Martin Luther King Jr. led a triumphant March...

Dr. “King” Schultz as Ideologue and Emblem: The German Enlightenment and the Legacy of the 1848 Revolutions in Django Unchained

Robert von Dassanowsky

Robert von Dassanowsky is Professor of German and Film, and Carnegie/CASE Professor of the Year (Colorado) at U Colorado, Colorado Springs. Publications include Austrian Cinema: A History; Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America (ed); New Austrian Film (ed. w/ Oliver Speck) and Hofmannsthal’s “Der Schwierige” (ed. w/Martin Liebscher). He is also an independent film producer. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained : The Continuation of Metacinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Austrian actor Christoph Waltz embodied a negative take on Austria’s troubled postimperial identity and relationship with Nazism as the identity shifting SS officer Hans Landa in Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds (2009). The director creates...