The Black Horror Genre

Movies are a powerful tool for manipulating facts, information and images that often affect people’s perceptions, beliefs and mental attitudes toward the subject presented. Throughout the history of motion pictures, horror films, like many other movie genres have revealed, through representations, perceptions of Blacks and Black cultural themes, as well as have contributed to and…

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BRUTE, THE

“To make a woman love you, KNOCK HER DOWN” – Bull Magee Details Year of Release: 1920 Genre: Drama Rating: N/A Runtime: Not Available Black & White Silent Studio: Micheaux Film Corporation Producer & Director: Oscar Micheaux Cast Evelyn Preer (Mildred Carrison) A.B. DeComathiere (Bull Magee) Sam Langford (Tug Wilson) Susie Sutton (Aunt Clara) Lawrence…

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The Homesteader

Details: Year of Release:  1919 Genre:  Drama Rating: N/A Runtime:  Unknown Silent Black & White Studio:  Micheaux Book and Film Company Producer:  Oscar Micheaux Director:  Oscar Micheaux; Jerry Mills Cast: Charles D. Lucas (Jean Baptiste) Evelyn Preer (Orlean) Iris Hall (Agnes Stewart) Vernon S. Duncan (McCarthy) Inez Smith (Ethel) Trevy Woods (Glavis/Ethel’s husband) Synopsis:    In South…

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The Symbol of the Unconquered

A woman helps to fight off a Ku Klux Klan like group to save the land of the man she loves.

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History of Black Cinema

Films featuring Black performers and images have evolved from those which reflected the notions of Whites to those which fully explore African-American issues and themes.

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