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Author Hooks, Bell, 1952-

Title Reel to real : race, sex, and class at the movies / Bell Hooks
Published New York, NY : Routledge, 1996

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Description 244 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Introduction: making movie magic -- 2. Good girls look the other way -- 3. Transgression and transformation: Leaving Las Vegas -- 4. Exotica: breaking down to break through -- 5. Crooklyn: the denial of death -- 6. Cool cynicism: Pulp Fiction -- 7. Mock feminism: Waiting to Exhale -- 8. Kids: transgressive subjects - reactionary film -- 9. Artistic integrity: race and accountability -- 10. Neo-colonial fantasies of conquest: Hoop Dreams -- 11. Doing it for daddy: black masculinity in the mainstream -- 12. Thinking through class: paying attention to The Attendant -- 13. Back to the avant-garde: the progressive vision -- 14. What's passion got to do with it? an interview with Marie-France Alderman -- 15. The cultural mix: an interview with Wayne Wang -- 16. Confession - filming family: an interview with Camille Billops -- 17. A guiding light: an interview with Charles Burnett -- 18. Critical contestations: a conversation with A.J. (Arthur Jaffa)
19. The oppositional gaze: black female spectators -- 20. Is paris burning? -- 21. "Whose pussy is this?" a feminist comment
Summary "Although it may not be the goal of filmmaker, most of us learn something when we watch movies. They make us think. They make us feel. Occasionally they have the power to transform lives. In Reel to Real, Bell Hooks talks back to films she has watched as a way to engage the pedagogy of cinema - how film teaches its audience."--BOOK JACKET. "Bell Hooks comes to film not as a film critic but as a cultural critic, fascinated by the issues movies raise - the way cinema depicts race, sex, and class. Reel to Real brings together Hooks's classic essays (on Paris is Burning or Spike Lee's She's Gotta Have it) with her newer work on such films as Girl 6, Pulp Fiction, Crooklyn, and Waiting to Exhale, and her thoughts on the world of independent cinema. Her conversations with filmmakers Charles Burnett, Julie Dash, and Arthur Jaffa are linked with critical essays to show how cinema can function subversively, even as it maintains the status quo."--BOOK JACKET
Although it may not be the goal of filmmaker, most of us learn something when we watch movies. They make us think. They make us feel. Occasionally they have the power to transform lives. In Reel to Real, Bell Hooks talks back to films she has watched as a way to engage the pedagogy of cinema - how film teaches its audience. Bell Hooks comes to film not as a film critic but as a cultural critic, fascinated by the issues movies raise - the way cinema depicts race, sex, and class. Reel to Real brings together Hooks's classic essays (on Paris is Burning or Spike Lee's She's Gotta Have it) with her newer work on such films as Girl 6, Pulp Fiction, Crooklyn, and Waiting to Exhale, and her thoughts on the world of independent cinema. Her conversations with filmmakers Charles Burnett, Julie Dash, and Arthur Jaffa are linked with critical essays to show how cinema can function subversively, even as it maintains the status quo
Analysis ALDERMAN, MARIE-FRANCE
ATTENDANT, THE (UK, Isaac Julien, 1992)
AVANT-GARDE FILMS
BILLOPS, CAMILLE
BLACK FILMMAKERS
BLACKS AND THE CINEMA
BLACKS IN FILMS
BURNETT, CHARLES
CLARK, LARRY
CLASS AND THE CINEMA
CROOKLYN (US, Spike Lee, 1994)
DASH, JULIE
DEATH IN FILMS
EXOTICA (CN, Atom Egoyan, 1994)
FAMILY IN FILMS
FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA
FINDING CHRISTA (US, Camille Billops & James Hatch, 199?)
GIRL 6 (US, Spike Lee, 1996)
HOMOSEXUALITY IN FILMS
HOOP DREAMS (US, Steve James, 1994)
JAFFA, ARTHUR
KIDS (US, Larry Clark, 1995)
KILLER OF SHEEP (US, Charles Burnett, 1978)
LEAVING LAS VEGAS (US, Mike Figgis, 1995)
LEE, SPIKE
LIVINGSTON, JENNIE
LOOK IN FILMS
PARIS IS BURNING (US, Jennie Livingston, 1990)
PULP FICTION (US, Quentin Tarantino, 1994)
RACE AND THE CINEMA
SEX AND THE CINEMA
SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT (US, Spike Lee, 1986)
SPECTATORSHIP
STRIPTEASE IN FILMS
Tarantino, Quentin
WAITING TO EXHALE (US, Forest Whitaker, 1995)
WANG, WAYNE
YOUNG PEOPLE IN FILMS
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes index
Subject African American motion picture producers and directors -- Interviews.
Motion pictures -- Political aspects -- United States.
Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Interviews.
Motion pictures -- Social aspects -- United States.
Genre/Form Interviews.
LC no. 96026474
ISBN 0415918235 (HB : acid-free cover)
0415918243 (PB : acid-free cover)