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Oscar Micheaux: The Great and Only: The Life of America's First Black Filmmaker Paperback – Bargain Price, June 17, 2008
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Now thanks to McGilligan's mastery I a aware of the "great and only" Oscar Micheaux who seems to have gotten the short shrift of American History in much the same manner as Crispus Attucks and Danile Hale Williams.
McGilligan charts the almost unchartable as this self-made man moves from porter to homesteader to author to film-maker, mixing the economics and art of the early film industry in an effort to supply entertainment and Art to an audience neglected by the major studios.
Filled with documentation, numerous name walk-ons, and insightful criticisms one is left with only one question after reading this book : how could Oscar Micheaux have been so neglected by both the public eye and history? ... and the fact that that question is raised is all to the credit of McGilligan's work.
BRAVO Patrick McGilligan - you've done it again!
Please try to write faster.
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Pretty good bio of Oscar Micheaux. Only problem is its so god damn boring. There's so many facts that your eyes just kind of glaze over. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Kwan
Important book to have. I am glad I purchased this book. It's very interesting reading on Mr. Micheaux life.Published 23 months ago by Audrey Chaney
Well done book about a fascinating movie pioneer who braved incredible odds. The author did a great job pulling together vast information and details into a riveting non-fiction... Read morePublished on April 21, 2013 by LynnBaker
I enjoyed this particular book about oscar micheau because the author did his research and was thorough and unbiased in his reporting. Read morePublished on November 10, 2010 by Bernard Haines
LUV IT!!!!!LUV IT!!!! Exciting!!!!! Refreshing!!!!This book is so good I feel like I have stepped back in time!!!!!!Amazing!!!!!!Can't put it down!!!!!Published on April 16, 2009 by Kimberly Valentino