Who's Bleeding Whom?

April 2010
Cineaction;2010, Issue 80, p22
The article discusses how blaxploitation genre cinema have been transformed across two specific historical events in the U.S. The two historical events highlighted by the author are the post-civil rights era and the American Civil Rights movement in the 1960s and early 1970s. The author focused on the contemporary understanding of blaxploitation films as cults films, and its evaluation into historical moment. The author highlighted Marvin Van Peeble's film, "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song," in 1971, and compared the reactions to this film with "Shaft."


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