When we first meet the Harlem kingpin in Wally Ferris's 1970 novel Across 110th--from which the blaxploitation film
"Across 110th Street" was adapted--we find him thus: "Seated in a high-back leather chair as though on a throne, he dominated the room with all the elegance of a potentate surrounded by his retinue.
Overcoming that hurdle, she scored a contract with AIP where her career exploded with the Blaxploitation film
The second illustration depicts a man in a suit befitting a gangster or an actor in a blaxploitation film
, reclining in the plush domestic interior of this structure.
Instead, Tarantino is likely to have taken the idea from the 1975 blaxploitation film
Mandingo, which he has previously cited as a major influence.
Black Spectatorship, Black Masculinity, and Blaxploitation Film
," contrasts the surveillance of young African American men by the Los Angeles Police Department before, during, and after the 1965 uprising in Watts, with the often Hollywood-created blaxploitation films
that were produced in the years following this event.
99) A hitchhiker who accepts a lift from a hooker in her pulling wagon winds up in the slammer in this blaxploitation film
Somewhere between horror and comedy, this Blaxploitation film
occupies a strange place in interracial discourse.
The temporal pace of the blaxploitation film
propels Folks and Blue forward.
A press kit distributed in 1971 by Jerry Cross of Cinemation Industries promoting Melvin Van Peebles' seminal blaxploitation film
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song laid the scene of Van Peebles's picture thusly:
Lately, it's looked and sounded more like the fusing of the Spice Channel with every bad blaxploitation film
you thought you never would see again.
Graham (who had directed one previous blaxploitation film
, Honky, in 1971), and featuring the only cinematic soundtrack ever composed by Barry White, the film's release was overshadowed by that of other blaxploitation pictures also released that year, such as The Education of Sonny Carson (1974), Foxy Brown (1974), and Sugar Hill (1974).
The couples live contented enough lives--Archy and Gwen are expecting their first child together--until Archy's father, a former blaxploitation film
actor, and a teenaged son from Archy's past both return to throw a wrench into things.