Tag Archives: Black Directors

STEVE McQUEEN IN AMSTERDAM: SLAVERY IN AMERICA

STEVE McQUEEN IN AMSTERDAM: SLAVERY IN AMERICA

Steve McQueen’s most recent work of art was a blue vision in Amsterdam’s largest public park, the Vondelpark.  For two weeks, from March 7–25, all 275 streetlamps that usually use a warm white light were replaced with a subdued blue toned light.  McQueen’s objective with “Blues Before Sunrise” was to stimulate the senses via an aspect of cinema.

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THE POLOTRICKS OF BLACK FILM AND THE BITTERSWEET COVETED OSCARS

THE POLOTRICKS OF BLACK FILM AND THE BITTERSWEET COVETED OSCARS

 

The nominees are in… this past Tuesday the annual Oscar nominations were announced.  A lover of movies, I was always impressed by a show that honored the best of the best in film as a youth.

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Black Cast Movies and Movie Poster Art

Black Cast Movies and Movie Poster Art

 

Blacks in Motion Pictures provide some of the most interesting studies along with the many controversial interpretations of the roles they played on the silver screen. The messages or themes of these movies have over the years presented a mixture of images based upon what was thought to please the viewers of each particular film. However, many of those films showed Black characters in negative stereotypical roles which the average Blacks would never truly identify as being like themselves.

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