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Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema - Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts 12 (Hardback)
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Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema - Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts 12 (Hardback)

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Hardback 448 Pages / Published: 26/01/2007
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Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema includes everything from The Birth of a Nation to Crash. In addition to the films, brief biographies of African American actors and actresses such as Sidney Poitier, James Earl Jones, Halle Berry, Eddie Murphy, Whoopi Goldberg, Denzel Washington, and Jamie Foxx can be found in this reference. Through a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, black-&-white photos, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on actors, actresses, movies, producers, organizations, awards, film credits, and terminology, this book provides a better understanding of the role African Americans played in film history.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810855458
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 744 g
Dimensions: 220 x 149 x 35 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
...especially useful... * The Big Reel, July/August 2007 *
Recommended for academic and school libraries as well as for larger public libraries because of its sweeping scope and as the only recent such encyclopedic overview available. * Library Journal, 5/1/2007 *
This resource would be an excellent addition to any African American and multicultural reference collection for any library and audience. Highly recommended. All levels. * CHOICE, November 2007, Vol. 45, No. 3 *
Berry and Barry devote considerable time and care to examining the lasting effects of various racisms on African American Cinema... Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema should...be high on the list of a library's desired acquisitions. * American Book Review *
...comprehensive overview of the genre. * American Reference Books Annual, March 2008 *
Hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries describe a wide variety of films portraying African Americans and offer brief biographies of the actors, actresses, producers, directors, and others who created them. Supplemental materials include an introduction, a chronology, and a list of winners of the NAACP Image Award. S. Torriano Berry (film, Howard U.) and Venise T. Berry (journalism and mass communications, U. of Iowa) are also the authors of The 50 Most Influential Black Films. * Reference and Research Book News, May 2007 *
This introduction history provides a valuable and highly readable overview about African American cinema. It gives readers a sense of the depth and richness of the African American presence in films and their important role in shaping American culture and values. Overall, the book is well written and researched and makes an important scholarly contribution. * Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Spring 2009 *

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