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Guerrero, Ed

Works: 13 works in 40 publications in 1 language and 1,895 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Documentary films  Interviews  Independent films  Film excerpts  Academic theses  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ed Guerrero
Framing Blackness : the African American image in film by Ed Guerrero( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A challenge to Hollywood's one-dimensional images of African Americans
BaadAssss cinema by Isaac Julien( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this groundbreaking documentary from the Independent Film channel, filmmaker Isaac Julien takes us back to the early 70s and the explosion of blaxploitation films, today one of American cinema's most beloved cult genres. The original guilty pleasure, these fun and energetic films had all the action, comedy, sex and groovy music you could want in two hours worth of entertainment."--Container
Do the right thing by Ed Guerrero( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ed Guerrero discusses how Do The Right Thing epitomises Spike Lee's powerful impact on the representation of race and difference in America
Blaxploitalian : 100 years of blackness in the Italian cinema( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Blaxploitalian 100 years of blackness in Italian cinema" is a diasporic, hybrid, critical, and cosmopolitan dimension documentary that uncovers the careers of a population of entertainers seldom heard from before: Black actors in Italian cinema. BlaxploItalian cleverly disclosed the personal struggles classic Afro-Italian and African diasporic actors faced, correlating it with contemporary actors who work diligently to find respectable and significant roles. -- description from case
The ideology and politics of black representation in U.S. narrative cinema by Ed Guerrero( )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trying to get over : African American directors after blaxploitation, 1977-1986 by Keith Corson( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The representation and involvement of African Americans in the film industry took a dramatic downturn following the demise of the blaxploitation cycle. With an average of over thirty black-focused films released per year between 1972 and 1976, narrative films featuring black stars or specifically targeting a black audience dwindled to only a handful of annual releases in the following decade due in large part to the changing film industry and a broader conservative shift in American politics. The supposed inroads of black artists in Hollywood during the 1970s largely evaporated, with the first group of black directors to work in Hollywood finding themselves shut out of the industry only a half-decade later. This dissertation charts the careers of the eight black directors who found a way to complete full-length features and secure commercial distribution in the decade following the blaxploitation cycle. Although they shared their struggles trying to carve out a space in an industry that was increasingly hostile to black involvement, the manner in which these eight directors navigated the industry varied widely, to say nothing of their personal and political sensibilities. This dissertation examines the multifaceted careers of Michael Schultz, Sidney Poitier, Jamaa Fanaka, Fred "the Hammer" Williamson, Richard Pryor, Prince, Gilbert Moses, and Stan Lathan, taking into account their differing approaches to filmmaking while also making a case for their shared legacy in shaping black popular culture in the 1980s and beyond
Significations of Blackness: American cinema and the idea of a black film by Michael Boyce Gillespie( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While attentive to the fact that the 'black' of black film is informed by the constitutive cultural fiction of race as sociological category, the dissertation insists that this fiction cannot and should not be the exclusive determination of a black film hermeneutics. Thus, the project is committed to appreciating black film in more inclusive terms as an unfinalizable dialogue between American cinema, film form/aesthetics, and black expressive culture. Chapter One argues that Coonskin (Ralph Bakshi, 1975) is as an exercise in the racial grotesque and that the film performs a radical re-signification and critique of the racial stereotype. Chapter Two is a consideration of Chameleon Street (Wendell B. Harris Jr., 1991) and the significant ways the protagonist of the film complicates ideas of passing and mimicry as he functions as a signifying menace
Neither Fish Nor Fowl: Imagining Bisexuality in the Cinema by Beth Carol Roberts( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This dissertation investigates how bisexuality is represented in the cinema. Its key components include a genealogy of critical and theoretical discourses in the field and a discourse analysis of selected film texts and their critical reception. Based on this research, I argue that the coding of bisexuality depends not only on the ordering of same- and other-sex attractions, but also on their frequency and duration. That is, the medium is as important as the form to the legibility of bisexuality in the movies. For just as narratives activate (or negate) spatio-temporal configurations of bisexuality, expressing it as the coincidence or coexistence of hetero- and homosexual activities, so too does the time/space continuum of the cinema arbitrate the ways viewers read those events. What is at work here is not simply a coding, which transfers a set of meanings from text to text regardless of its formal architecture, but rather three kinds of codes (sexuality, narrative, cinema) that cascade in ways that have both ideological and epistemological implications
Fantastic otherness: racial representation in Hollywood's sci-fi and horror films by Ed Guerrero( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Guerrero describes how minority stereotypes and fears of a non-homogeneous society can manifest themselves in science fiction and horror films
The End at The End: Apocalyptic Cinema at the Close of a Millennium by Julian Cornell( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The dissertation presents a series of case studies representing typical expressions of popular apocalyptic narratives. Chapter two explores alien invasion tales. Envisioned by H.G. Wells as a protest against colonialism, the apocalypse averted has become a means of expressing support for imperialism. An analysis of Independence Day situates it within Wells's tradition and demonstrates how this film affirms society's hegemonic structures, particularly American Exceptionalism. Chapter three considers the zombie apocalypse Day of the Dead, where the apocalyptic is deployed as a means to criticize imperialism and racialist ideologies. The fourth chapter explores the post-apocalyptic through close textual analysis of Waterworld . Containing elements of both rejection and confirmation of hegemonic discourse, the post-apocalyptic narrative is revealed to be an ambivalent text, tenuously balancing traditional hopeful elements of regeneration and rebirth against the desirability and inevitability of cataclysm. The fifth chapter tackles the controversial film The Rapture, viewing it as demonstrating the textual nature of the apocalyptic and as critical of American apocalypticism itself
100 years of Black film : imaging African American life, history, and culture : February 1-4, 1995, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. by National Museum of American History (U.S.)( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Reversing the lens : ethnicity, race, gender, and sexuality through film by Jun Xing( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Reversing the Lens brings together noted scholars in history, anthropology, sociology, ethnic studies, and film studies to promote film as a powerful educational tool that can be used to foster cross-cultural communication with respect to race and ethnicity. Through such films as Skin Deep, Slaying the Dragon, and Mississippi Masala, contributors demonstrate why and how visual media help delineate various forms of "critical visual thinking" and examine how racialization is either sedimented or contested in the popular imagination
Hip hop on film : performance culture, urban space, and genre transformation in the 1980s by Kimberley Monteyne( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This dissertation examines a cycle of films released between 1982 and 1985, that initially brought hip hop culture to audiences through the format of the musical genre. These films include Wild Style, Beat Street, Krush Groove and Breakin'. The thesis argues that despite their erasure in film history, the emergence of the hip hop musical offers a compelling history of Hollywood's initial attempts to incorporate this nascent folk culture into conventional narrative forms
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Framing Blackness : the African American image in film
Alternative Names
Guerrero, Ed 1953-

Guerrero, Eduardo 1953-

Guerrero Edward

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BaadAssss cinemaDo the right thingReversing the lens : ethnicity, race, gender, and sexuality through film