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The Resource The A to Z of African American cinema, S. Torriano Berry, Venise T. Berry

The A to Z of African American cinema, S. Torriano Berry, Venise T. Berry

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The A to Z of African American cinema
Title
The A to Z of African American cinema
Statement of responsibility
S. Torriano Berry, Venise T. Berry
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Language
eng
Summary
On 4 July, 1910, in 100-degree heat at an outdoor boxing ring near Reno, Nevada, film cameras recorded-and thousands of fans witnessed-former heavyweight champion Jim Jeffries' reluctant return from retirement to fight Jack Johnson, a black man. After 14 grueling rounds, Johnson knocked out Jeffries and for the first time in history, there was a black heavyweight champion of the world. At least 10 people lost their lives because of Johnson's victory and hundreds more were injured due to white retaliation and wild celebrations in the streets. Public screenings received instantaneous protests and hundreds of cities barred the film from being shown. Congress even passed a law making it a federal offense to transport moving pictures of prizefights across state lines, and thus the most powerful portrayal of a black man ever recorded on film was made virtually invisible. This is but one of the hundreds of films covered in The A to Z of African American Cinema, which includes everything from The Birth of a Nation to Crash. In addition to the films, brief biographies of African American actors and actresses such as Sidney Poitier, James Earl Jones, Halle Berry, Eddie Murphy, Whoopi Goldberg, Denzel Washington, and Jamie Foxx can be found in this reference. Through a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, black- & -white photos, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on actors, actresses, movies, producers, organizations, awards, film credits, and terminology, this book provides a better understanding of the role African Americans played in film history
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Biography type
collective biography
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IDEBK
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Berry, Torriano
Dewey number
808.823
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.N4
LC item number
B47 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Berry, Venise T.
Series statement
  • A to Z guide series
  • Historical dictionaries of literature and the arts
Series volume
  • no. 84
  • no. 12
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  • African Americans in motion pictures
  • African Americans in the motion picture industry
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • REFERENCE
  • African Americans in motion pictures
  • African Americans in the motion picture industry
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The A to Z of African American cinema, S. Torriano Berry, Venise T. Berry
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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817815406
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1 online resource (452 pages).
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online
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9780810870345
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(OCoLC)817815406
Label
The A to Z of African American cinema, S. Torriano Berry, Venise T. Berry
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
817815406
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (452 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780810870345
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
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unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)817815406

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