Opening

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Black Hollywood: Blaxploitation and Advancing an Independent Black Cinema Reviews

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cosmo313
cosmo313

Super Reviewer

June 23, 2010
This documentary, upon its release in 1984, was something important. It still carries some weight and importance now, but its power has diminshed due to being dated and of its time. It brings to light some important issues that were mostly only addressed in academic circles. This brings the talk to a wider audience.

Besides being outdated, the real issues here lie with being very limited with what is discussed, how it is treated, and who is involved. It would have been great to get more people involved such as Melvin Van Peebles and Gordon Parks, Sr. This isn't just about blaxploitation, but tries to provide an overview of black entertainment through time. Having the involvemnet of scholars would have been nice too. Also, this just addresses a lot of things, but doesn't do enough to really provide answers and solutions.

I'm giving this decent marks though because it is thought provoking and entertaining, even if it just glosses over many things.
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