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Reel to real : race, class and sex at the movies / bell hooks.

hooks, bell, 1952- (Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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Main Library PN1995.9.S6 H66 2009 37684001097811 Library Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780415964807
  • ISBN: 0415964806
  • Physical Description: viii, 312 pages ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2009.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Good girls look the other way -- Transgression and transformation: Leaving Las Vegas -- Exotica: breaking down to break through -- Crooklyn: the denial of death -- Cool cynicism: Pulp fiction -- Mock feminism: Waiting to exhale -- Kids: transgressive subject matter-reactionary film -- Artistic integrity: race and accountability -- Neo-colonial fantasies of conquest: Hoop dreams -- Doing it for daddy: black masculinity in the mainstream -- Thinking through class: paying attention to The attendant -- Back to the avant-garde: the progressive vision -- What's passion go to do with it? An interview with Marie-France Alderman -- The cultural mix: an interview with Wayne Wang -- Confession-filming family: an interview with artist and filmmaker Camille Billops -- A guiding light: an interview with Charles Burnett -- Critical contestations: a conversation with A.J. (Arthur Jaffa) -- The oppositional gaze: black female spectators -- Is Paris burning? -- "Whose pussy is this?" A feminist comment.
Summary, etc.:
Movies matter -- that is the message of Reel to Real, bell hooksʹ classic collection of essays on film. They matter on a personal level, providing us with unforgettable moments, even life-changing experiences and they can confront us, too, with the most profound social issues of race, sex and class. Here bell hooks -- one of Americaʹs most celebrated and thrilling cultural critics -- talks back to films that have moved and provoked her, from Quentin Tarantinoʹs Pulp Fiction to the work of Spike Lee. Including also her conversations with master filmmakers such as Charles Burnett and Julie Dash, Reel to Real is a must read for anyone who believes that movies are worth arguing about. -- Back cover.
Subject: Motion pictures > Social aspects > United States.
Motion pictures > Political aspects > United States.
Motion picture producers and directors > United States > Interviews.
African American motion picture producers and directors > Interviews.

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