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White scripts and Black supermen : Black masculinities in comic books

White scripts and Black supermen : Black masculinities in comic books / Grace Films ; produced, written, and directed by Jonathan Gayles.
[San Francisco, Calif.] : California Newsreel, [2011]
Physical Description
1 videodisc (52 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
This disc is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players or drives.
Originally produced in 2011.
Includes bonus feature: The Black age of comics.
Public performance rights granted.
Producer, writer, director: Jonathan Gayles.
In English; optional English captions for the deaf and hearing-impaired.
"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."--Container.
Variant and related titles
Black masculinities in comic books
Images / Video & Film
Added to Catalog
November 30, 2017
Producer, writer, director: Jonathan Gayles.
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.
System details note
DVD-R; NTSC; all regions; widescreen presentation; Dolby digital 2.0.
Black masculinities in comic books
The Black Panther
The Falcon
John Stewart
Luke Cage
Black Lightning.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films - United States.
Documentary films.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Documentary films.
Feature films - United States.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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