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Title:The 1970's as Hollywood's Golden Economic Age: A Critical, Interpretive Analysis of the Blaxploitation Cinematic Movement
Author(s):Pierson, Eric Charles
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Berry, William E.
Department / Program:Communications
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies
Abstract:The direction of this dissertation is to focus on the relationship between Hollywood and African-Americans at the point where a fiscal crisis and social-political climate came together to produce blaxploitation. In three critical narratives it will focus on the production of Shaft, the success of American International Pictures, and patterns of exhibition and distribution of blaxploitation films across the country. Driven by economic need, yet explicitly tied to a political climate of black nationalism and a social structure which created large pockets of black film goers, blaxploitation is not only a creation of the historical moment, it is very much reflective of it.
Issue Date:2000
Description:206 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9971162
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2000

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