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Author Naremore, James, author

Title Charles Burnett : a cinema of symbolic knowledge / James Naremore
Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]


Description 1 online resource (x, 253 pages)
Contents A cinema of symbolic knowledge -- Beginnings -- Killer of sheep (1977) -- My brother's wedding (1983) -- To sleep with anger (1990) -- The glass shield (1994) -- Three films for young adults and families : Selma, Lord, Selma (1999), Finding Buck McHenry (2000), and Nightjohn (1996) -- The wedding (1998) -- The annihilation of fish (1999) -- Nat Turner : a troublesome property (2003) -- Warming by the devil's fire (2003) -- Namibia : the struggle for liberation (2007) -- Two screenplays : Bless their little hearts (1984) and Man in a basket (2003) -- In his element : three short films and an epilogue -- Filmography
Summary "In the first book devoted to Charles Burnett, a crucial figure in the history of American cinema often regarded as the most influential member of the LA Rebellion group of African American filmmakers, James Naremore provides a close critical study of all Burnett's major pictures for movies and television, including Killer of Sheep, To Sleep with Anger, The Glass Shield, Nightjohn, The Wedding, Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property, and Warming by the Devil's Fire. Having accessed new information and rarely seen material, Naremore shows that Burnett's career has developed against the odds and that his artistry, social criticism, humor, and commitment to what he calls "symbolic knowledge" have given his work enduring value for American culture"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on November 10, 2017)
SUBJECT Burnett, Charles, 1944- -- Criticism and interpretation
Burnett, Charles, 1944- fast (OCoLC)fst00286830
Subject African American motion picture producers and directors -- United States
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Entertainment & Performing Arts.
African American motion picture producers and directors.
United States.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017019353
ISBN 9780520960954