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Charles Burnett : A Cinema of Symbolic Knowledge / James Naremore.

Author/Creator:
Naremore, James author.
Publication:
Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, [2017]
Format/Description:
Book
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Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
African American motion picture producers and directors -- United States.
African American motion picture producers and directors.
Local subjects:
a troublesome property. (search)
african american filmmakers. (search)
american cinema. (search)
cinematography. (search)
film appreciation. (search)
film collectors. (search)
film theorists. (search)
film theory. (search)
killer of sheep. (search)
movie history. (search)
nat turner. (search)
nightjohn. (search)
social criticism. (search)
the glass shield. (search)
the wedding. (search)
to sleep with anger. (search)
warming by the devils fire. (search)
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
In the first book devoted to Charles Burnett, a crucial figure in the history of American cinema often regarded as the most influential member of the L.A. Rebellion group of African American filmmakers, James Naremore provides a close critical study of all Burnett's major pictures for movies and television, including Killer of Sheep, To Sleep with Anger, The Glass Shield, Nightjohn, The Wedding, Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property, and Warming by the Devil's Fire. Having accessed new information and rarely seen material, Naremore shows that Burnett's career has developed against the odds and that his artistry, social criticism, humor, and commitment to what he calls "symbolic knowledge" have given his work enduring value for American culture.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
1. A Cinema of Symbolic Knowledge
2. Beginnings
3. Killer of Sheep (1977)
4. My Brother's Wedding (1983)
5. To Sleep with Anger (1990)
6. The Glass Shield (1994)
7. Three Films for Young Adults and Families: Selma, Lord, Selma (1999), Finding Buck McHenry (2000), and Nightjohn (1996)
8. The Wedding (1998)
9. The Annihilation of Fish (1999)
10. Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property (2003)
11. Warming by the Devil's Fire (2003) 177
12. Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation (2007)
13. Two Screenplays: Bless Their Little Hearts (1984) and Man in a Basket (2003)
14. In His Element: Three Short Films and an Epilogue
Filmography
References
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 20. Sep 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780520960954
OCLC:
983796247
Publisher Number:
10.1525/9780520960954 doi
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Restricted for use by site license.