Blaxploitation Cinema

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REVISED RE-ISSUE, EXCLUSIVELY IN HARDCOVER

All copies ordered direct from FAB Press exclusively signed by the Author, Josiah Howard!

'Josiah Howard's book is frankly the best guide on the subject that I have ever seen.'
- Jack Hill, director of blaxploitation classics Coffy and Foxy Brown.

 

 

A Super-Bad Blast from the Past!

Dazzling, highly stylized, excessively violent and brimming with sex, blaxploitation films enjoyed a brief but memorable period in motion picture history. Never before - and never since - have so many African American performers been featured in films, not in bit parts, but in name-above-the-title starring roles.

Half a century after they first thrilled audiences the body of films known as blaxploitation are enjoying a renaissance. Not only do the pictures continue to captivate film fans, but the entire genre, with its bevy of colourful, utterly-contemporary film characters, irresistible soundtrack albums and catchy film titles, is finally taking its rightful place among the entertainment industry's most enjoyed, and influential, movies.

Directly answering the call for a new and appreciative look back at a distinctly American motion picture phenomenon, Blaxploitation Cinema: The Essential Reference Guide is the first truly comprehensive examination of the genre, its films, its trends and its far-reaching impact, covering more than 240 blaxploitation films in detail.

Blaxploitation Cinema: The Essential Reference Guide will become the primary reference book on the genre, covering not just the films' heyday (1971-1976) but the entire decade (1970-1980). From Aaron Loves Angela to The Zebra Killer, they're all here in one indispensable volume.

Complimenting the text of Blaxploitation Cinema: The Essential Reference Guide are many of the vivid, highly-theatrical, motion picture posters and ads that promoted the films. Blaxploitation's rich and colourful poster art has been the sole subject of a number of coffee-table books. The hand-painted, elaborately illustrated posters and ad campaigns associated with the genre represent a now-gone golden era of sensational motion picture representation. Also features page after page of stunning action stills and original newspaper admats.

 

Interview with Author Josiah Howard

 

In addition to the A-to-Z reviews of blaxploitation movies, this book features interviews with ten great blaxploitation movie directors:

PAUL BOGART
- Halls of Anger, The Skin Game, Mr. Ricco

MATT CIMBER
- The Black Six, Candy Tangerine Man, Lady Cocoa

LARRY COHEN
- Black Caesar, Hell Up in Harlem

ROBERT A. ENDELSON
- Fight for Your Life

JAMAA FANAKA
- Welcome Home Brother Charles, Penitentiary

JACK HILL
- Coffy, Foxy Brown

JONATHAN KAPLAN
- The Slams, Truck Turner

ARTHUR MARKS
- Detroit 9000, Friday Foster, J.D.'s Revenge

CIRIO H. SANTIAGO
- TNT Jackson, Ebony, Ivory & Jade, Death Force

DON SCHAIN
- Ginger, A Place Called Today, Girls Are for Loving

 

  • A comprehensive introduction to the genre.
  • A complete filmography of blaxploitation's golden age (1970-1980).
  • More than 250 movie listings, which include director, producer, screenwriter and actor credits along with a full synopsis.
  • Vintage and contemporary film reviews, critiques and commentary plus movie taglines, ratings, and extensive cross-referencing.

 

From the super-successful blaxploitation blockbusters like Shaft and Super Fly to little-known gems such as The Guy from Harlem and Velvet Smooth, Blaxploitation Cinema: The Essential Reference Guide is your one-stop source of information on the intriguing, controversial and thoroughly entertaining world of black-cast films.

 

About the Author

Josiah Howard writes on popular culture and is the author of four books. A senior contributor at Furious Cinema and The Grindhouse Cinema Database, Howard also lectures on film and has curated festivals internationally: America, Brazil, the Netherlands and the UK. His writing credits include articles for The American Library of Congress, The New York Times and Reader’s Digest.

 

Technical Details

Size: 254mm x 192mm

Binding: Hardback

Extent: 240 pages, including 32 pages in full colour

ISBN: 978-1-903254-37-0

Original Publication Date: April 2008

This Revised Re-Issue Publication Date: February 2021

Market: Cinema / African American studies

Weight: 1,100g

Edition: Second Edition

Cover Price: £19.99 (UK) / $29.95 (US)

Product CodeBlaxploitation Hardcover
ManufacturerFAB Press
Stock Level48
ConditionNew
Weight1.165kg

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