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Baadasssss Cinema - A Bold Look at 70's Blaxploitation Films
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DVD Features: Extended interviews with Pam Grier, Quentin Tarantino and others; Letterbox Format; Interactive Menus; Scene Selection
- Extended interviews with Pam Grier, Quentin Tarantino, and others
Top Customer Reviews
With archive film clips and interviews, this brief look at a frequently overlooked historical period of filmmaking acts as an introduction rather than a complete record. It features interviews with some of the genre's biggest stars, such as Fred Williamson, Pam Grier, and Richard Roundtree. Director Melvin Van Peebles discusses the historical importance of his landmark film Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song. For a contemporary perspective, the hyper Quentin Tarantino offers his spirited commentary and author/critic bell hooks provides some scholarly social analysis.
The music of Blaxploitation films is discussed, focusing on Curtis Mayfield's Super Fly and Isaac Hayes' Shaft. Interviews with writer/director Larry Cohen and film historian Armond White are also featured. BaadAsssss Cinema was originally shown on the Independent Film Channel in August 2002 as part of a week-long Blaxploitation film festival.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
go Ms, Pam Grier, I love this movies, she ain't no joke, I love this movie, yall got to check it out,Published on July 16, 2014 by bunny64
A wonderful look back at the 70's in black film history . I wish this was a longer show it was so good !Published on February 26, 2014 by Mr.005
I thought I was purchasing a documentary that could be watched with children. Very Adult. Not very informative at all. Very ummmmm Rated X.Published on November 5, 2013 by Irene
I like to keep a general history of knowledge pertaining to the Civil Rights Movement as it pertains to black, and politics.Published on June 19, 2013 by ts supernatural
For anyone curious what led up to such a unique moment in film history, this quality documentary does not disappoint. Great interviews, structure, and objectivity.Published on March 21, 2013 by N.C.
it was kind of a waste of money should of never bought it but i like pam grier i really like her moviesPublished on March 10, 2013 by patrick whartenby