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A film genre of the 1970s featuring African-American actors and often having antiestablishment plots, sometimes criticized for stereotypical characterization and glorification of violence.

[Blend of black and exploitation.]


(Film) a genre of films featuring Black stereotypes
[C20: from bla(ck) + (e)xploitation]


(ˌblæk splɔɪˈteɪ ʃən)
the exploitation of blacks, esp. in movies featuring or intending to appeal to blacks.
[1970–75, Amer.; blend of blax (resp. of blacks) + exploitation]


Music soundtracks from movies of the blaxploitation genre popular during the 1970s. Blaxploitation movies were among the first in the United States to feature black characters in leading roles and to be made by black directors.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blaxploitation - the exploitation of black people (especially with regard to stereotyped roles in movies)
using, victimisation, victimization, exploitation - an act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly); "capitalistic exploitation of the working class"; "paying Blacks less and charging them more is a form of victimization"
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The book then presents annotated transcripts of interviews seven actors and actresses, originally recorded in 1971-74, at the height of the era of low-budget blaxploitation films.
What he calls the "black community" is some teeming scene straight out of a 70s blaxploitation movie.
This book represents the first book-length anthology of scholarly work on blaxploitation film, the volume has eleven essays employing historical and theoretical methodologies in the examination of spectatorship, marketing, melodrama, the transition of novel to screenplay, and racial politics and identity, among other significant topics.
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91 mins A BluRay release for one the very best Blaxploitation films made, starring Pam Grier as a young nurse who seeks revenge when her little sister is hospitalised by a drug pusher.
This alone might make 1981's "Escape From New York" the ultimate blaxploitation flick: in a setting of urban rot that at the time seemed only slightly exaggerated, a badass black man was collecting those dues Melvin Van Peebles had warned everyone about years earlier, at the end of "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song.
On the surface, Together Brothers seems to be one of the many films of the blaxploitation genre to be forgotten by mass audiences.
Every film genre was covered; from classic B&W films to 1970s Blaxploitation films and the best of world and British cinema.
And the nights are for everyone, pointed out Chris: "I was talking to someone very young who was interested in Blaxploitation.
12 Years A Slave , brutally showcasing its blaxploitation theme, tops the second list for all foreign films released in India in a while.
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