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blaxploitation


  • n  the exploitation of black people (especially with regard to stereotyped roles in movies)

  • The documentary BaadAsssss Cinema explores the meaning and art behind blaxploitation's mass appeal.
  • Blaxploitation movies didn't win awards.
  • Its success spawned a new and lasting genre: blaxploitation, with Superfly Black Caesar and Menace II Society and Bad Boys and dozen of others as its brawling progeny.
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  • Uma Thurman in MSNBC
    Together, we talked about The Bride forever,Thurman said. "We were out one night talking and he was telling me about genres and filmmaking, and (the 1973 blaxploitation revenge film) 'Coffy' and different movies......"
  • Michael Jai White in Eurweb.com
    It's unfortunate that that term blaxploitation kind of blanketed over a lot of movies, which could have easily been called urban action films,White said, who watched the final cut with urban action star Jim Brown.
  • Susan Sontag in New York Times
    In her seminal essay "Pimpin' as Metaphor," Susan Sontag wrote that "Given our nostalgia-mad society, a Blaxploitation revival is inevitable."

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