Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema, 1st Edition

  • S. Torriano Berry
  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 0810859300
  • ISBN-13: 9780810859302
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 394 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released July 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

  • Price:  Sign in for price

About

Overview

Hundreds of films are covered in the Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema, which includes everything from The Birth of a Nation to Crash. In addition to the films, brief biographies of African American actors and actresses such as Sidney Poitier, James Earl Jones, Halle Berry, Eddie Murphy, Whoopi Goldberg, Denzel Washington, and Jamie Foxx can be found in this reference. Through a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, black-&-white photos, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on actors, actresses, movies, producers, organizations, awards, film credits, and terminology, this book provides a better understanding of the role African Americans played in film history.

About the Authors
S. Torriano Berry is associate professor at Howard University's Department of Radio, Television, and Film. He is an award-winning independent filmmaker.

Venise T. Berry is associate professor of journalism and mass communication at the University of Iowa. In 2003, the Zora Neale Hurston Society honored Venise for her Creative Contributions to Literature.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Contents.
Editor's Foreword.
Acronyms and Abbreviations.
Chronology.
Introduction.
1: Aaliyah (1979–2001).
2: Aaron Loves Angela. 1975.
3: Abby. 1974.
4: Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem (1947–).
5: Above the Rim. 1994.
6: Academy Awards.
7: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
8: Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
9: Across 110th Street. 1972.
10: Ajaye, Franklin (1949–).
11: Alexander, Erika (1969–).
12: Alexander, Khandi (1957–).
13: Alexander, William (1916–1991).
14: Ali. 2001.
15: Alice, Mary (1941–).
16: Ali, Muhammad (1942–).
17: All About the Benjamins. 2002.
18: Allen, Debbie (1950–).
19: Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned. 1998.
20: America's Dream. 1995.
21: Am I Guilty? 1940.
22: Amistad. 1997.
23: Amos, John (1941–).
24: Amos 'n' Andy.
25: Anderson, Eddie "Rochester" (1905–1977).
26: Anderson, Madeline.
27: Andlauer Productions.
28: Angelou, Maya (1928–).
29: Antwone Fisher. 2002.
30: Apollo Theater.
31: Are We There Yet? 2005.
32: Armstrong, Daniel Louis (1900–1971).
33: Arnold, Tichina (1971–).
34: Ashes and Embers. 1982.
35: Asunder. 1999.
36: Atkins, Essence (1972–).
37: Atlanta Child Murders, The. 1985.
38: Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, The. 1974.
39: Avenging Disco Godfather, The. 1976.
40: Avery, Margaret.
41: Baadasssss! 2003.
42: Babatunde, Obba.
43: Baby Boy. 2001.
44: Back Road Diner, 2003.
45: Bad Boys. 1995.
46: Bad Boys II. 2003.
47: Bailey, Pearl (1918–1990).
48: Baker, Josephine (1906–1975).
49: Bamboozled. 2000.
50: Banks, Tyra (1973–).
51: B*A*P*S. 1997.
52: Barbershop. 2002.
53: Barbershop 2: Back in Business. 2004.
54: Barclay, Paris (1956–).
55: Barnette, Neema (1949–).
56: Bassett, Angela (1958–).
57: Beach, Michael (1963–).
58: Beah: A Black Woman Speaks. 2003.
59: Beals, Jennifer (1963–).
60: Beauty Shop. 2005.
61: Beavers, Louise (1902–1962).
62: Bebe's Kids. 1992.
63: Belafonte, Harry (1927–).
64: Belafonte, Shari (1954–).
65: Bellamy, Bill (1965–).
66: Belly. 1998.
67: Beloved. 1998.
68: Berry, Halle (1968–).
69: Best Man, The. 2000.
70: Best, Willie (1916–1962).
71: Bet Pictures.
72: Beware. 1946.
73: Beyer, Troy (1964–).
74: Beyoncé (1981–).
75: Big Dis, The. 1989.
76: Biker Boyz. 2003.
77: Bill Cosby: Himself. 1983.
78: Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings. 1976.
79: Bird. 1988.
80: Birth of a Nation, The. 1915.
81: Birth of a Race, The. 1918.
82: Black American Cinema Society (BACS).
83: Black Belt Jones. 1974.
84: Black Bikers from Hell. 1970.
85: Black Brigade. 1969.
86: Black Caesar. 1973.
87: Blackenstein. 1973.
88: Blackface.
89: Black Film Center/Archive (BFC/A).
90: Black Filmmakers Foundation (BFF).
91: Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame (BFHF).
92: Black Gestapo. 1975.
93: Black Godfather. 1974.
94: Black Gold, 1928.
95: Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC).
96: Black Jesus. 1968.
97: Black King, The (a.k.a. Harlem Hotshot). 1932.
98: Black Klansman, The (a.k.a. I Crossed the Color Line). 1966.
99: Black Knight. 2001.
100: Black Like Me. 1964.
101: Black Sister's Revenge (a.k.a Emma Mae). 1976.
102: Black Six, The. 1974.
103: Blackula. 1972.
104: Blade. 1998.
105: Blade 2. 2002.
106: Blade: Trinity. 2004.
107: Blanchard, Terence (1962–).
108: Blankman. 1994.
109: Blaxploitation.
110: Blind Faith. 1998.
111: Blood Brothers. 1997.
112: Blue Collar. 1978.
113: Blue Hill Avenue. 2001.
114: Boardinghouse Blues. 1948.
115: Boatman, Michael (1964–).
116: Body and Soul. 1924.
117: Body and Soul. 1981.
118: Boesman & Lena. 2000.
119: Bogle, Donald (1944–).
120: Bond, James, III.
121: Bonds, De'Aundre (1976–).
122: Bones. 2001.
123: Bonet, Lisa (1967–).
124: Book of Numbers. 1973.
125: Boomerang. 1992.
126: Bow Wow (1987–).
127: Boycott. 2002.
128: Boyz N the Hood. 1991.
129: Braugher, Andre (1962–).
130: Breakin' All the Rules. 2004.
131: Bright Road. 1953.
132: Broken Strings. 1940.
133: Bronze Buckeroo, The. 1939.
134: Brooks, Avery (1948–).
135: Brooks, Clarence. (1896–1969).
136: Brooks, Richard (1962–).
137: Brother from Another Planet, The. 1984.
138: Brother Future. 1991.
139: Brother John. 1970.
140: Brother on the Run. 1973.
141: Brothers, The. 2001.
142: Brown, Bobby (1969–).
143: Brown, Georg Stanford (1943–).
144: Brown, James (1933–2006).
145: Brown, Jim (1936–).
146: Brown, Roscoe Lee (1925–).
147: Brown Sugar. 2002.
148: Buck and the Preacher. 1972.
149: Bucktown. 1975.
150: Buckwheat (1931–1980).
151: Buffalo Soldiers. 1997.
152: Bugged! 1996.
153: Burning Cross, The. 1947.
154: Burton, LeVar (1957–).
155: Bush, Anita (1883–1974).
156: Bush, Grand L. (1955–).
157: Busia, Akosua (1968–).
158: Bustin' Loose. 1981.
159: Byrd, Thomas Jefferson (1960–).
160: By Right of Birth, 1921.
161: Bythewood, Jina Prince (1969–).
162: Bythewood, Reggie "Rock" (1965–).
163: Cabin in the Sky. 1943.
164: Calhoun, Monica (1971–).
165: Calloway, Cab (1907–1994).
166: Calloway, Vanessa Bell (1957–).
167: Cambridge, Godfrey (1933–1976).
168: Campanella, Roy II (1948–).
169: Campbell, Tisha (1968–).
170: Candyman. 1992.
171: Cannon, Nick (1980–).
172: Cannon, Reuben (1946–).
173: Capers, Virginia (1925–2004).
174: Cara, Irene.
175: Carew, Topper (1943–).
176: Carmen: A Hip Hopera. 2001.
177: Carmen Jones. 1954.
178: Carroll, Diahann (1935–).
179: Carroll, Rocky (1963–).
180: Carson, Lisa Nicole (1969–).
181: Carson, Terrence T. C. (1969–).
182: Carter, Ben (1911–1946).
183: Carter, Terry (1928–).
184: Carter, Thomas (1953–).
185: Car Wash. 1976.
186: Casey, Bernie (1939–).
187: Cash, Rosalind (1938–1995).
188: Caught Up. 1998.
189: CB4: The Movie. 1993.