With a Crooked Stick The Films of Oscar Micheaux With a crooked stick filmmaker Oscar Micheaux sought to hit a straight lick by stressing the strategic importance of class mobility or uplift for African Americans A theme in all of his t

  • Title: With a Crooked Stick--The Films of Oscar Micheaux
  • Author: J. Ronald Green
  • ISBN: 9780253217158
  • Page: 222
  • Format: Paperback
  • With a crooked stick, filmmaker Oscar Micheaux 1884 1951 sought to hit a straight lick by stressing the strategic importance of class mobility, or uplift, for African Americans A theme in all of his than 40 feature length, black produced, black directed, black cast, and black audience films, uplift would allow for the better things in life fast cars and fancWith a crooked stick, filmmaker Oscar Micheaux 1884 1951 sought to hit a straight lick by stressing the strategic importance of class mobility, or uplift, for African Americans A theme in all of his than 40 feature length, black produced, black directed, black cast, and black audience films, uplift would allow for the better things in life fast cars and fancy clothes, freedom of belief, financial security, and an unencumbered intellectual life Although racism was an impediment to uplift for Micheaux and other African Americans, race as a category was of a secondary order for him in the larger game of class In With a Crooked Stick, J Ronald Green pursues this seeming contradiction in a detailed analysis of each of Micheaux s 15 surviving films He presents critical commentary on each film s plot and action and its contribution to the overall theme of uplift Readers will also find this an invaluable guide to the preoccupations and features of Micheaux s remarkable career and the insight it provides into theAfrican American experience of the 1920s and 30s.

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    1. Like being trapped at a faculty meeting after the coffee has run out. Green is readable in the same way that paint chips are edible.

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