"Toms, coons, mulattoes, mammies, and bucks : an interpretive history of Blacks in American films" Donald Bogle (Continuum, 1999)


This classic iconic study of black images in American motion pictures has been updated and revised, as Donald Bogle continues to enlighten us with his historical and social reflections on the relationship between African Americans and Hollywood. He notes the remarkable shifts that have come about in the new millennium when such filmmakers as Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) and Ava DuVernay (Selma) examined America's turbulent racial history and the particular dilemma of black actresses in Hollywood, including Halle Berry, Lupita Nyong'o, Octavia Spencer, Jennifer Hudson, and Viola Davis. Bogle also looks at the ongoing careers of such stars as Denzel Washington and Will Smith and such directors as Spike Lee and John Singleton, observing that questions of diversity in the film industry continue.From The Birth of a Nation, the 1934 Imitation of Life, Gone with the Wind, and Carmen Jones to Shaft, Do the Right Thing, and Boyz N the Hood to Training Day, Dreamgirls, The Help, Django Unchained, and Straight Outta Compton, Donald Bogle compellingly reveals the way in which the images of blacks in American movies have significantly changed-and also the shocking way in which those images have often remained the same.


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Title: "Toms, coons, mulattoes, mammies, and bucks:
an interpretive history of Blacks in American films"
Author: Donald Bogle
Publisher: Continuum - New York
Year: 3rd edition 1999 (1st edition 1973)
Number of pages: 
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Table of Contents
Illustrations
xi (3)
Preface to the New Third Edition xiv (3)
Preface to the Expanded Edition xvii (3)
Preface to the First Edition xx

1 Black Beginnings: from Uncle Tom's Cabin to The Birth of a Nation
The Tom
The Coon
The Tragic Mulatto
The Mammy
The Brutal Black Buck and The Birth of a Nation

2 Into the 1920s: the Jesters

3 The 1930s: the Servants
High-Steppin' Sir Stepin
Waiting on West and Serving Shirley
Mr. Bojangles: the Cool-Eyed Tom
Clarence Muse: The Inhibited, Humanized Tom Standing in a Corner by Himself
Imitation of Life: Mother Knows Best
Iridescent Fredi: Black Girl in Search of a Black Role
Louise Beavers: the Black Guardian Angel
The Green Pastures
Rex Ingram: First of the Freed Black Men
Stepin's Step-Chillun
Rochester: The Gentleman's Gentleman
Hi-Hat Hattie
Gone with the Wind: Black Realities and the End of a Tradition
Paul Robeson: the Black Colossus

4 The Interlude: Black-Market Cinema
Oscar Micheaux

5 The 1940s: the Entertainers, the New Negroes, and the Problem People
THE ENTERTAINERS
Hazel Scott: Miss Proper Middle-Class Lady
Lena Horne: Black Beauty in Residence
Cabin in the Sky
Stormy Weather
Bits and Pieces of Black Action
Song of the South

THE NEW NEGROES: AN INTERIM

THE PROBLEM PEOPLE
Home of the Brave and the Postwar Good Sensitive Negro
Lost Boundaries' Tragic Mulattoes
Pinky's Tragic Mulatto and Its Strong Black Woman
Intruder in the Dust and the Defiantly Proud Black Man

6 The 1950s: Black Stars
Ethel Waters: Earth Mother for an Alienated Age
Dorothy Dandridge: Apotheosis of the Mulatto
Sidney Poitier: Hero for an Integrationist Age
Black Odds and Ends

7 The 1960s: Problem People into Militants
Steps Forward
Black Art Films
A Step Backward: Ossie Davis and Gone Are the Days
Along the Road, in Harlem, and on the Subway
Way Down in de New Ole South with Tom-Tom, Miss Bronze Barbie Doll, and Ms. Militant Mammy
A Man Called Adam and the Son of Sunshine Sammy
Super Sidney of the 1960s
Jim Brown: Black Buck Hero for a Separatist Age
The New-Style Black Film

8 The 1970s: Bucks and a Black Movie Boom
Preludes
Melvin Van Peebles: The Black Movie Director as Folk Hero
Shaft: He's a Badd Mother--Shut Your Mouth
Super Fly: Mixed Messages
Buckmania
The Jock as Movie Star
Lady Sings the Blues: Black Stars, Black Romance
Sounder
Sidney Strikes Again
Superbadd, Supermama
Sisters in Distress
Other Films, Other Voices
Richard Pryor: The Crazy Nigger as Conquering Hero
The Wiz

9 The 1980s: Black Superstars and the Era of Tan
Holding Up the Fort
Dramatic Possibilities
Buddy Buddy
Richard Pryor, Superstar: The Ups and Downs
Trading Places: Eddie Murphy
A Soldier's Story
Say It with Music
Different Directions
Women: As Exotics and Non-racials
A Controversy about Color
Whipping Whoopi
Independents
Hollywood and the Race Theme
Burning History: The White Man's Burden
The Bird Doesn't Fly
Focusing on Apartheid
Bringing History to Light: Glory
Denzel Washington: On the Road to Stardom
Driving Miss Daisy: The Matter of Perspective
Morgan Freeman: The Long Journey to Get There
Other Films
Sidney Returns
Closing the Era on the Right Note

10 The 1990s: New Stars, New Filmmakers, and a New African American Cinema
The Good, the Bad, the Bonded, the Typed
Whoopi's Back and a Ghost's Got Her
An Emerging New African American Cinema
Charles Burnett: A New Career Direction
A Breakthrough Year
New Jack Movies
A Black New Wave
John Singleton's South Central
Rising from the Dust
A Trio by Spike
Other New Directors and Films
Actresses in Search of Roles
The New Actors
Eddie Murphy: All Grown Up, Looking for a Place to Go
Laurence Fishburne: From Child Actor to Leading Man
Wesley Snipes: Action Hero
Denzel Washington: Leading Man, Romantic Hero, Superstar

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