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Oscar Micheaux & 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. ©2001
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Conference publication : English : First paperback editionView 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, Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pearl Bowser; Jane Gaines; Charles Musser
ISBN: 9780253021359 0253021359
OCLC Number: 1153872199
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: 1. Black silence and the politics of representation / Clyde R. Taylor --
2. The notion of treatment : black aesthetics and film: based on an interview with Peter Hessli and additional contributions from Pearl Bowser / Authur Jafa --
3. From shadows 'n 'shufflin' to spotlights and cinema : the Lafayette Players, 1915-1932 / Francesca Thompson --
4. The African-American press and race movies, 1909-1929 / Charlene Regester --
5. Oscar Micheaux's Within our gates : the possibilities for alternative visions / Michele Wallace --
6. Within our gates : from race melodrama to opportunity narrative / Jane Gaines --
7. Oscar Micheaux's The symbol of the unconquered : text and context / Pearl Bowser and Louise Spence --
8. To redream the dreams of white playwrights : reappropriation and resistance in Oscar Micheaux's Body and soul / Charles Musser --
9. Black patriarch on the prairie: national identity and black manhood in the early novels of Oscar Micheaux / Jayna Brown --
10. Telling white lies : Oscar Micheaux and Charles W. Chesnutt / Corey K. Creekmur --
11. Planes, trains, and automobiles : the Flying Ace, the Norman Company, and the Micheaux connection / Phyllis R. Klotman --
12. Colored Players Film Corporation: An alternative to Micheaux / Charles Musser ; Lost, then found: the wedding scence from The Scar of Shame (1929) / Pearl Bowswer --
13. Richard D. Maurice and the Maurice Film Company / Pearl Bowser and Charles Musser --
14. 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, 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 B. Klotman.
Other Titles: African-American filmmaking and race cinema of the silent era
Oscar Micheaux and his circle :
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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