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White scripts and Black supermen: Black masculinities in comic books

Title
White scripts and Black supermen: Black masculinities in comic books / directed by Jonathan Gayles.
Publication
[San Francisco, Calif.] : California Newsreel, [2011]
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Description
1 videodisc (52 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title
Black masculinities in comic books
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Documentary films.
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Note
  • Summary from videodisc container.
  • Includes bonus feature: The Black age of comics.
  • Source used: videodisc container.
Credits (note)
  • Screenwriter, Jonathan Gayles ; producer, Jonathan Gayles ; Grace Films.
System Details (note)
  • DVD-R; NTSC; all regions; widescreen presentation; Dolby digital 2.0.
Language (note)
  • In English; optional English captions for the deaf and hearing-impaired.
Contents
Black masculinities in comic books -- Lobo -- The Black Panther -- The Falcon -- John Stewart -- Luke Cage -- Tyroc -- Black Lightning.
Call Number
Sc Visual DVD-1902
OCLC
787874467
Title
White scripts and Black supermen: Black masculinities in comic books / directed by Jonathan Gayles.
Imprint
[San Francisco, Calif.] : California Newsreel, [2011]
Country of Producing Entity
United States.
Type of Content
two-dimensional moving image
Type of Medium
video
Type of Carrier
videodisc
System Details
DVD-R; NTSC; all regions; widescreen presentation; Dolby digital 2.0.
Performer
Speakers: Dwayne McDuffie, Reginald Hudlin, Jeffrey A. Brown, John I. Jennings, Jelani Cobb, Mark Anthony Neal, Anthony Tallarico, Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua, Elise McCutchen, Julian Chambliss, Marc Singer, Christian Davenport, William Foster, III, Tony Isabella, Dawald Osaze Kamau Anyabwile, Guy Sims, Adilifu Nama, Michael Sales, Stanford Carpenter, Yumy Odom, Turtel Onli, Eric Battle, Uraeus, Omar Bilal.
Credits
Screenwriter, Jonathan Gayles ; producer, Jonathan Gayles ; Grace Films.
Summary
A documentary on representations of Black masculinity in comic books; a popular culture genre which existed before television and whose reach extends into other areas of cultural production such as movies and animated TV series. In a serious, lively and humorous manner, the film examines the degree to which some of the first Black superheroes generally adhered to and were burdened by stereotypes about Black men. However, we also witness how some images shifted--oftentimes clumsily--to reflect the changing times. Featured commentary by scholars and cultural critics, producers, writers and artists provides tools for critiquing all media as they introduce and analyze the leading Black comic book superheroes of the late 60s to late 70s including Black Panther, the Falcon, John Stewart (the Green Lantern), Luke Cage and Black Lightning.
Language
In English; optional English captions for the deaf and hearing-impaired.
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Gayles, Jonathan, film director.
McDuffie, Dwayne.
Hudlin, Reginald.
Brown, Jeffrey A., 1966-
Jennings, John, 1970-
Neal, Mark Anthony.
Tallarico, Tony, 1933-
Cha-Jua, Sundiata Keita, 1953-
Singer, Marc.
Davenport, Christian, 1965-
Isabella, Tony.
Anyabwile, Dawud, 1965-
Nama, Adilifu, 1969-
Onli, Turtel.
Battle, Eric.
Grace Films (Firm), production company.
California Newsreel (Firm), film distributor.
Added Title
Black masculinities in comic books
Research Call Number
Sc Visual DVD-1902
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