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The devil finds work: An essay

James Baldwin At The Movies.... Provocative, timeless, brilliant. Bette Davis's eyes, Joan Crawford's bitchy elegance, Stepin Fetchit's stereotype, Sidney Poitier's superhuman black man.... These are the movie stars and the qualities that influenced James Baldwin.... and now become part of his incisive look at racism in American movies. Baldwin challenges the underlying assumptions in such films as In the Heat of the Night, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, and The Exorcist, offering us a vision of America's self-delusions and deceptions. Here are our loves and hates, biases and cruelties, fears and ignorance reflected by the films that have entertained us and shaped our consciousness. And here, too, is the stunning prose of a writer whose passion never diminished his struggle for equality, justice, and social change. From The Birth of a Nation to The Exorcist--one of America's most important writers turns his critical eye to American film.

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  • "James Baldwin At The Movies.... Provocative, timeless, brilliant. Bette Davis's eyes, Joan Crawford's bitchy elegance, Stepin Fetchit's stereotype, Sidney Poitier's superhuman black man.... These are the movie stars and the qualities that influenced James Baldwin.... and now become part of his incisive look at racism in American movies. Baldwin challenges the underlying assumptions in such films as In the Heat of the Night, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, and The Exorcist, offering us a vision of America's self-delusions and deceptions. Here are our loves and hates, biases and cruelties, fears and ignorance reflected by the films that have entertained us and shaped our consciousness. And here, too, is the stunning prose of a writer whose passion never diminished his struggle for equality, justice, and social change. From The Birth of a Nation to The Exorcist--one of America's most important writers turns his critical eye to American film."@en
  • "The influential author and essayist examines hidden strains of racism in popular American films, from The Birth of a Nation to In the Heat of the Night and The Exorcist."
  • "James Baldwin At The Movies...??Provocative, timeless, brilliant. Bette Davis's eyes, Joan Crawford's bitchy elegance, Stepin Fetchit's stereotype, Sidney Poitier's superhuman black man...??These are the movie stars and the qualities that influenced James Baldwin...??and now become part of his incisive look at racism in American movies. Baldwin challenges the underlying assumptions in such films as In the Heat of the Night, From The Birth of a Nation to The Exorcist--one of America's most important writers turns his critical eye to American film."@en
  • "Studies how racism has been portrayed in American movies, and discusses how Hollywood's views about racism have influenced the rest of the nation."

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  • "Criticism, interpretation, etc"

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  • "The devil finds work: An essay"@en
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  • "Devil finds work"@en
  • "The devil finds work : an essay"
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