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Title The Spike Lee brand : a study of documentary filmmaking / Delphine Letort ; foreword by Mark A. Reid.
Author Letort, Delphine, author.
Publication Albany : State University of New York Press, [2015]
Description xv, 210 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Call # 791.4302 L
Series SUNY series in African American studies
SUNY series in African American studies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-203) and index.
Contents Foreword: Agency as Remembering and Retelling / Mark A. Reid -- The Making of Spike Lee's Nonfiction Joints -- History and Memory: The African American Experience -- Media and Race -- The Legacy of Black Nationalism: Culture and Politics.
Summary "In this groundbreaking book, Delphine Letort sheds light on a neglected part of Spike Lee's filmmaking by offering a rare look at his creative engagement with the genre of documentary filmmaking. Ranging from history to sports and music, Lee has tackled a diversity of topics in such nonfiction films as 4 Little Girls, A Huey P. Newton Story, Jim Brown: All-American, and When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts. Letort analyzes the narrative and aesthetic discourses that structure these films and calls attention to Lee's technical skills and narrative-framing devices. Drawing on film and media studies, African American studies, and cultural theories, she examines the sociological value of Lee's investigations into contemporary culture and also explores the ethics of his commitment to a genre characterized by its claim to truth."--Publisher's description.
Subject Lee, Spike -- Criticism and interpretation.
Documentary films.
Lee, Spike. (OCoLC)fst00201121
Documentary films. (OCoLC)fst00896079
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
ISBN 9781438457635 (hardcover ; acid-free paper)
1438457634 (hardcover ; acid-free paper)
1438457642
1438457626
9781438457628

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