Curator’s Notes

  Let’s Do It Again?

Let’s Do It Again?

In 2002, Will Smith and his production company bought the rights to Sidney Poitier’s Uptown Saturday Night.

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  Afrodisiac

Afrodisiac

The Museum of UnCut Funk is thrilled that Jim Rugg shared some of the art from his Afrodisiac graphic novel with us.

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  Spike Lee Making James Brown Biopic

Spike Lee Making James Brown Biopic

Spike Lee is making a biopic on the life of James Brown and will be using the vocals of the Godfather instead of the actor portraying him – Wesley Snipes.

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  Marlon Wayans To Star In Richard Pryor Biopic

Marlon Wayans To Star In Richard Pryor Biopic

Writer / director Bill Condon, who most recently wrote and directed Dreamgirls, is producing his script Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?

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  Ice Berg Slim’s Pimp To Hit The Big Screen

Ice Berg Slim’s Pimp To Hit The Big Screen

Ice Berg Slim’s 1969 autobiography Pimp: The Story Of My Life is being rumored to be headed for the big screen.

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  Black Hollywood Documentary

Black Hollywood Documentary

“White people put together cheap films, took advantage of a hungry black moviegoing audience, took advantage of hungry black actors and actresses, paid very little money and stole all the profits.”

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  Brotherman

Brotherman

Brotherman was a Blaxploitation film set to hit screens in 1975.

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  Soul Ecstasy

Soul Ecstasy

Great soundtrack to the long lost 1970′s Blaxploitation movie Soul Ecstasy.

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  Comic Book Courses or English Literature

Comic Book Courses or English Literature

COLUMBIA, S.C. — It’s Monday morning in a classroom at the University of South Carolina. A small group of students is talking about the latest movie to open over the weekend. “I just can’t help but be critical if it doesn’t stay true to the story,” says a student from two rows back. “Whether something stays true to the book or not doesn’t bother me,” chimes in another before the professor calls the class to order.

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  Global Graffiti Drawings

Global Graffiti Drawings

Graffiti goes global in this third volume of blackbook drawings from writers around the world. Nearly 200 private drawings by artists from every corner of the globe are featured in this volume.

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  Marlon Wayans’ as Richard Pryor?

Marlon Wayans’ as Richard Pryor?

Comic actor Marlon Wayans’ next screen role could turn out to be portraying a real-life comedy icon.

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