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Richard E. Norman and race filmmaking Barbara Tepa Lupack ; foreword by Michael T. Martin

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Lupack, Barbara Tepa  Search this
Martin, Michael T  Search this
Norman, Richard E. 1891-1961 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Norman, Richard E. 1891-1961  Search this
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Foreword by Michael T. Martin -- Introduction: new visions of opportunity -- Race matters: the evolution of race filmmaking -- "Have you talent?": Norman's early career -- "Not a white man in the cast": Norman's early race films -- "Taking two hides from the ox": The bull-dogger and The crimson skull -- "A risky experiment": Zircon and regeneration -- "You know we have the goods": The flying ace and Black gold -- "It takes a darn good one to stick": Norman's later career -- Afterword -- Appendix 1: shooting script: The green eyed monster -- Appendix 2: shooting script (fragment) and scenario: The bull-dogger -- Appendix 3: shooting script: The crimson skull
In the early 1900s, so-called race filmmakers set out to produce black-oriented pictures to counteract the racist caricatures that had dominated cinema from its inception. Richard E. Norman, a southern-born white filmmaker, was one such pioneer. From humble beginnings as a roving ""home talent"" filmmaker, recreating photoplays that starred local citizens, Norman would go on to produce high-quality feature-length race pictures. Together with his better-known contemporaries Oscar Micheaux and Noble and George Johnson, Richard E. Norman helped to define early race filmmaking. Making use of un
Race films  Search this
African Americans in motion pictures  Search this
PERFORMING ARTS--Reference  Search this
PERFORMING ARTS--Film & Video--History & Criticism  Search this
Music, Dance, Drama & Film  Search this
Film  Search this
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PN1998.3.N66 L87 2014 (Internet)
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