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Guerrero, Ed

Works: 13 works in 41 publications in 1 language and 1,895 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Documentary films  Independent films  Interviews  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 927 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 457 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 )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 435 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( )

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

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 4 WorldCat member libraries 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
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
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
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
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

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

The dissertation also addresses the relationship between gender and breakdance in feature film and print, arguing that women and girls adopted aspects of the dance to critique black masculinity. Further, it notes that as the hip hop musical explored the connections between folk art and high culture, institutional dance promoters exploited public perceptions of urban street dance as expressions of hyper masculinity and violence in order to revive interest in contemporary ballet. In conclusion, this project unearths the complex history of race, performance culture and urban transformations embedded within these musicals, and establishes these films as important aspects of early hip hop history
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 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
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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