Item description for Blaxploitation Cinema: The Essential Reference Guide by Josiah Howard...
Dazzling, highly stylized, excessively violent and brimming with sex, Blaxploitation films enjoyed a brief and memorable moment in motion picture history -- and never before or since - have so many African American performers been featured in starring roles. Twenty-five years after they first thrilled audiences, Blaxploitation films are enjoying a robust renaissance. The genre, with its bevy of colorful, contemporary characters, irresistible soundtracks and catchy titles, has taken its rightful place among the entertainment industry's most enjoyed and influential films. Here's a new and appreciative look back at a distinctly American motion picture phenomenon, the first truly comprehensive examination of the genre, its films, its trends and its far-reaching impact, covering more than 240 Blaxploitation films in detail. This is the primary reference book on the genre, covering not just the films' heyday (1971-1976) but the entire decade (1970-1980). Includes: * film posters and ads
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 7.25" Height: 9.5" Weight: 1.55 lbs.
Release Date Jun 30, 2008
Publisher FAB Press
ISBN 1903254442 ISBN13 9781903254448
Availability 0 units.
More About Josiah Howard
Josiah Howard's short stories, articles and entertainment industry photographs have been featured on various Internet websites and in a variety of newspapers and magazines. He is the author of Donna Summer: Her Life and Music and Blaxploitation Cinema: The Essential Reference Guide. His first association with Cher came in 2008 when he was commissioned to write the program for her 2008 post-Farewell Tour return to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. A graduate of New York University, he lives in New York City.