Can films about black characters, produced by white filmmakers, be considered "black films"? In answering this question, Mark Reid reassesses black film history, carefully distinguishing between films controlled by blacks and films that utilize black talent, but are controlled by whites. Previous black film criticism has "buried" the true black film industry, Reid says, by concentrating on films that are about, but not by, blacks. Reid's discussion of black independent films--defined as films that focus on the black ...

Redefining Black Film 1993, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520079021

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Redefining Black Film 1993, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

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