Oscar Micheaux & his circle : African-American filmmaking and race cinema of the silent era / Pearl Bowser, Jane Gaines, and Charles Musser, editors and curators.

Oscar Micheaux-the most prolific African-American filmmaker to date and a filmmakinggiant of the silent period-has finally found his rightful place in film history. Both artist and showman, Micheaux stirred controversy in his time as he confronted issues such as lynching, miscegenation, peonage and...

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Other Authors: Bowser, Pearl, 1931- (Editor), Gaines, Jane, 1946- (Editor), Musser, Charles (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2016.
Edition:First paperback edition.
Online Access:Click for online access
Table of Contents:
  • Black silence and the politics of representation / Clyde R. Taylor
  • The notion of treatment : black aesthetics and film, based on an interview with Peter Hessli and additional contributions from Pearl Bowser / A.J. Jafa
  • From shadows n shufflin' to spotlights and cinema: the Lafayette Players, 1915-1932 / Francesca Thompson
  • The African-American press and race movies, 1909-1929 / Charlene Regester
  • Oscar Micheaux's Within our gates / Michele Wallace
  • Within our gates : from race melodrama to opportunity narrative / Jane Gaines
  • Oscar Micheaux's The symbol of the unconquered / Pearl Bowser and Louise Spence
  • To redream the dreams of white playwrights : reappropriation and resistance in Oscar Micheaux's Body and soul / Charles Musser
  • Black patriarch on the prairie : national identity and black manhood in the early novels of Oscar Micheaux / Jayna Brown
  • Telling white lies : Oscar Micheaux and Charles W. Chesnutt / Corey Creekmur
  • Planes, trains, and automobiles : the Flying Ace, the Norman Company, and the Micheaux connection / Phyllis Klotman
  • Colored Players Film Corporation / Charles Musser
  • Lost, then found : the wedding scene from The scar of shame (1929) / Pearl Bowser
  • Richard D. Maurice and the Maurice Film Company / Pearl Bowser and Charles Musser
  • Cinematic foremothers : Zora Neale Hurston and Eloyce King Patrick Gist / Gloria J. Gibson
  • Appendix A, The reemergence of Oscar Micheaux : a timeline and bibliographic essay / J. Ronald Green
  • Appendix B, an Oscar Micheaux filmography : from the silents through his transition to sound (1919-1931) / compiled by Charles Musser, Corey Creekmur, Pearl Bowser, Charlene Regester, Ron Green, and Louise Spence
  • Appendix C, A Colored Players Film Corporation Filmography / compiled by Charles Musser
  • Appendix D, Norman Film Manufacturing Company : production and theatrical release dates for all-black-cast films / compiled by Phyllis Klotman.