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Guerrero, Ed

Works: 12 works in 37 publications in 1 language and 1,433 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Film excerpts  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Academic theses  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1995.9.N4, 791.436520396073
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 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A challenge to Hollywood's one-dimensional images of African Americans
Do the right thing by Ed Guerrero( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 426 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
Trying to get over : African American directors after blaxploitation, 1977-1986 by Keith Corson( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 9 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 9 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
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

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

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

This dissertation examines the enduring popularity of apocalypticism in mainstream films at the end of the 20th century. Considered synonymous with disaster fictions, the apocalyptic is a meaning generating system which holds a privileged place in American cultural and political discourse. Employing a wide ranging methodology grounded in cultural history this project endeavors to explain how the apocalyptic can be understood as an allegorical mode of emplotment, in Hayden White's terminology, a way to make historical process comprehensible. Drawing upon the work of Frank Kermode, my study considers the apocalyptic to be a sense-making template through which historical events are filtered in order to provide them with immanence and transcendent meaning. The resiliency and pliability of the apocalyptic mode can be attributed to its open-ended allegorical structure, by the indeterminate nature of its sign system which allows it to be available for either critiquing or affirming hegemonic structures. I will explore how this narrative, derived from religious sources, has been appropriated in the secular arena, as a paradigmatic means to engage the sense of crisis held to be symptomatic of postmodernity
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

Moreover, these productions use the format of the musical in ways that question the perceived limitations of the genre's structure. The consistent employment of musical conventions previously associated with conservative values such as an emphasis upon communal harmony, heteronormativity, and the staging of a final show, often facilitate progressive social and political goals when set against the backdrop of the predominantly Black and Latino inner city. Importantly, the new music man of the hip hop musical emerges to challenge the racial politics of traditional Hollywood musicals which habitually disempowered and depoliticized non-White performers
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

In its deconstruction of this coding, the dissertation finds methodologies centered on the issues of representation and visibility inadequate, as they tend not to explore the contingencies of discursive formations and systems of knowledge. The semiotic approach I propose allows us to intervene in critical and theoretical discourses that, often to the detriment of bisexuality, leave unexamined the relation between texts and contexts, artifacts and documents. Finally, the codes at work in its imaging still limit and delimit how we see and know bisexuality in the movies, but these constraints are instructive for those of us in bisexual studies. Perhaps we should focus less on the possibilities of an inscrutable future than on the challenges of a complicated past. For it is in the way we cherish our sexual histories, composed as they are of events and experiences that may no longer bear any obvious relation to our present selves, that makes bisexual people neither straight nor gay
BaadAsssss cinema : a bold look at 70's blaxploitation films( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
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 is relevant to anyone who is curious about how video and film can be utilized to expose ethnicity, race, gender, and sexuality as social constructions subject to political contestation and in dialogue with other potential forms of difference."--Jacket
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
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Framing Blackness : the African American image in film
Alternative Names
Guerrero, Ed 1953-

Guerrero, Eduardo 1953-

Guerrero Edward

English (37)

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