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Guerrero, Ed

Overview
Works: 12 works in 33 publications in 1 language and 1,379 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Manuscripts  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1995.9.N4, 791.436520396073
Publication Timeline
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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 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A challenge to Hollywood's one-dimensional images of African Americans
Do the right thing : a Spike Lee joint by Spike Lee( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 412 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
The ideology and politics of black representation in U.S. narrative cinema by Ed Guerrero( )
2 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 4 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 1 WorldCat member library 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 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"Significations of Blackness: American Cinema and the idea of a Black Film" is concerned with the necessary, creative tensions between film practice and specific modalities of black expressive culture. The focus of the project is to redraw the lines of influence, appreciation, allusion, causality, reference, and exposition in complex ways that deliberately challenge the critical constitution of film blackness. As opposed to critical work of a social realist inflection that insists a 'black film' should deliberately answer questions of black authenticity, ontology, or existential condition, this project considers 'film blackness' as a discursive investment in the idea of black film and thus how the idea of black film engages the epistemological questions of race and expressive culture and not the ontology ones
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
Baadasssss cinema ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This film 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
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
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
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
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
Hip hop on film : performance culture, urban space, and genre transformation in the 1980s by Kimberley Monteyne( Book )
2 editions 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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Alternative Names
Guerrero, Ed 1953-
Guerrero, Eduardo 1953-
Guerrero Edward
Languages
English (33)
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