The Resource Africa on film : beyond black and white, Kenneth M. Cameron

Africa on film : beyond black and white, Kenneth M. Cameron

Label
Africa on film : beyond black and white
Title
Africa on film
Title remainder
beyond black and white
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth M. Cameron
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • From serious social commentary to outrageous camp, from Cry, the Beloved Country to Tarzan and Jungle Queen, American and British films have gone to Africa, either in spirit or reality, to find the treasures that lie there. More than four hundred films have been made about (or in) Africa in the English language, from the beginning of Edison films in the first decade of the twentieth century up to the present. They range from endless "B" movies and boys' adventure films, to the ever-popular animal documentaries and safari docudramas, to serious efforts to understand colonialism and African-American identity. Together they make a fascinating montage of European and American projections - and even occasionally offer an accurate portrait of a continent and its varied peoples
  • A central theme of Africa on Film is racism. But as the subtitle suggests, there is much more as well: sexism, classism, nationalism, imperialism, pan-Africanism; the complex filmic legacy of a continent in transition, and the world that both forces this transition and watches it. In fluid, amusing, and compelling prose, Cameron shows how English language films dealing with Africa have a mixed legacy of reinforcing racism, sexism, and imperialism, and at the same time challenging it
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cameron, Kenneth M.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.A43
LC item number
C36 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Afrique au cinéma
  • Motion pictures
  • Filmkunst
  • Beeldvorming
  • Afrikabild
  • Film
Label
Africa on film : beyond black and white, Kenneth M. Cameron
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [230]-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The Beginnings. 1. The White Queen and the Hunter. 2. The Aristocrat of the Treetops. 3. Real Africa -- But Not Really -- pt. 2. To the Eve of Independence. 4. Pillars of Empire. 5. Black Eve, White Grave. 6. That's Africa for You! -- Comedy Before 1950. 7. The African Returner -- pt. 3. From Independence to the Nineties. 8. The Dangerous Africans. 9. The Helper, the Simp, and the Oaf. 10. Good Losers, Bad Winners. 11. Freedom Now! 12. Sighing for Yesterday -- pt. 4. Beyond Black and White -- 13. Conclusions -- Appendix Table 1: British and American Films by Decade -- Appendix Table 2: American Jungle Films by Decade
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780826406583
Lccn
94010211
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30031159
  • (OCoLC)ocm30031159
Label
Africa on film : beyond black and white, Kenneth M. Cameron
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [230]-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The Beginnings. 1. The White Queen and the Hunter. 2. The Aristocrat of the Treetops. 3. Real Africa -- But Not Really -- pt. 2. To the Eve of Independence. 4. Pillars of Empire. 5. Black Eve, White Grave. 6. That's Africa for You! -- Comedy Before 1950. 7. The African Returner -- pt. 3. From Independence to the Nineties. 8. The Dangerous Africans. 9. The Helper, the Simp, and the Oaf. 10. Good Losers, Bad Winners. 11. Freedom Now! 12. Sighing for Yesterday -- pt. 4. Beyond Black and White -- 13. Conclusions -- Appendix Table 1: British and American Films by Decade -- Appendix Table 2: American Jungle Films by Decade
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780826406583
Lccn
94010211
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30031159
  • (OCoLC)ocm30031159

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