UA TCF 112 - Blaxploitation, Indie Film, and Complex Narration (4 pages)

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Lecture 11 Notes: Includes key terms; selected examples from the professors lecture; and notes from the professors lecture.


Lecture number:
11
Pages:
4
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
University of Alabama
Course:
Tcf 112 - Motion Pict Hy Criticism
Edition:
1

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TCF 112 1st Edition Lecture 11 Outline of Last Lecture I New Hollywood and the Rise of the Blockbuster a Historicizing New Hollywood b Beyond the CHS Director c New HW Style i Common Elements d Film School Brats e Birth of the Modern Blockbuster i Significant Changes 1 Business of the Blockbuster 2 Technology of the Blockbuster 3 Culture of the Blockbuster Outline of Current Lecture I Blaxploitation Indie Film and Complex Narration a Blaxploitation i Genre features ii Narratives b American Indies i John Cassavetes The Independent Spirit ii Russ Meyer Sexploitation Films iii Andy Warhol Experimental Films iv Emile de Antonio Political Documentaries v George A Romero Social Trauma vi Jim Jarmusch A Cinema of Outsiders These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute c Complex and Ludic Narration Current Lecture Blaxploitation Indie Film and Complex Narration Recent alt cinemas and digital horizons Blaxploitation Emerged in the early 1970 s Genre Features Black actors in leading roles Black characters with tremendous agency Drug use sex extreme violence fancy cars and fancy clothes Popular funk soul music Genre is celebrated it gave high profile work to black cast and crew Genre is criticized it perpetuated race and class based stereotypes Narratives Gangster melodramas Hero at political crossroads must choose between self and needs of the people Sweet Sweetback s Baadasssss Song 1971 1st Blaxploitation film Written directed starred Melvin Van Peebles Made outside of the studio system MGM s Shaft 1971 spawned many many copycats Super Fly 1972 The Mack 1973 Radical gender revenge fantasy black usually female protagonist destroys white power structure Coffy 1973 Foxy Brown 1974 Cleopatra Jones 1973 Black Mama White Mama 1972 American Indies 1960s 1980s Outside the studio system John Cassavetes The Independent Spirit Peter Falk and Gena Rowlands in A Woman Under the



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