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Unformatted text preview: today and the idea that, essentially, people who seem to have good standing within the American community may not be who people think they are. 2. Blaxplotation refers to when black audiences are exploited by the film industry. When the film industry almost collapsed in the 1960’s, there was a need to increase profits. This is when they turned opened their eye to the black audiences and began making low budget films for the black audiences. Not all films featuring black protagonists in the seventies belong to this category, however. Movies such as Sweet Sweetback’s Badass Song and Shaft were both brought awareness of the black audiences to the film industry. These two movies provided low budget films that black audiences loved. The Spook Who Sat by the Door , on the other hand, was less about profit making and more about being an inspiration to African Americans....
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course ENG 304 taught by Professor Walton during the Spring '08 term at Rhode Island.
- Spring '08