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Oscar Micheaux and his circle : African-American filmmaking and race cinema of the silent era

Author: Pearl Bowser; Jane Gaines; Charles Musser
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Oscar Micheaux; Oscar Micheaux
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pearl Bowser; Jane Gaines; Charles Musser
ISBN: 9780253021359 0253021359
OCLC Number: 921235942
Notes: Chiefly papers presented at a conference held Jan. 1995, Yale University.
Reprint. Originally published by Indiana University Press, 2001.
Description: xxx, 353 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Black silence and the politics of representation / Clyde R. Taylor --
The notion of treatment : black aesthetics and film / based on an interview with Peter Hessli and additional contributions from Pearl Bowser, A.J. Jafa --
From shadows n shufflin' to spotlights and cinema: the Lafayette Players, 1915-1932 / Francesca Thompson --
The African-American press and race movies, 1909-1929 / Charlene Regester --
Oscar Micheaux's Within our gates / Michele Wallace --
Within our gates : from race melodrama to opportunity narrative / Jane Gaines --
Oscar Micheaux's The symbol of the unconquered / Pearl Bowser and Louise Spence --
To redream the dreams of white playwrights : reappropriation and resistance in Oscar Micheaux's Body and soul / Charles Musser --
Black patriarch on the prairie : national identity and black manhood in the early novels of Oscar Micheaux / Jayna Brown --
Telling white lies : Oscar Micheaux and Charles W. Chesnutt / Corey Creekmur --
Planes, trains, and automobiles : the Flying Ace, the Norman Company, and the Micheaux connection / Phyllis Klotman --
Colored Players Film Corporation / Charles Musser --
Lost, then found : the wedding scene from The scar of shame (1929) / Pearl Bowser --
Richard D. Maurice and the Maurice Film Company / Pearl Bowser and Charles Musser --
Cinematic foremothers : Zora Neale Hurston and Eloyce King Patrick Gist / Gloria J. Gibson --
Appendix A, The reemergence of Oscar Micheaux : a timeline and bibliographic essay / J. Ronald Green --
Appendix B, an Oscar Micheaux filmography : from the silents through his transition to sound (1919-1931) / compiled by Charles Musser, Corey Creekmur, Pearl Bowser, Charlene Regester, Ron Green, and Louise Spence --
Appendix C, A Colored Players Film Corporation Filmography / compiled by Charles Musser --
Appendix D, Norman Film Manufacturing Company : production and theatrical release dates for all-black-cast films / compiled by Phyllis Klotman.
Other Titles: African-American filmmaking and race cinema of the silent era
Responsibility: Pearl Bowser, Jane Gaines, and Charles Musser, editors and curators.


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An extremely valuable contribution to the history of African American art. -- Toni Morrison The 14 essays cover a range of topics, from overviews of black American performance and cinemas, to Read more...

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