Black Entertainment : "Blaxploitation" Movies...What do you think?

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  1. Mad Skillz

    Mad Skillz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Does anyone ever watch Blaxploitation movies from the 70's? If so do you have a particular favorite and why? Is there a character from any of these movies you can identify with? Some believe these movies never should have been made. I disagree. I admit the acting in many were horrible. However the overall content and the message sometimes transends the bad scripts. Tell me what you think.


    My top 10 are ....

    1) Cooley High

    2) The Spook Who Sat By The Door

    3) Car Wash

    4) Super Fly

    5) Five On The Black Hand Side

    6) Hit Man

    7) Shaft

    8) Three The Hard Way

    9) Black Caesar

    10) Cotton Comes To Harlem
     
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    Loved cooley high!!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    your list is interesting
     
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    Cooley High was not a Blaxploitation movie. If it was then so was Boy in the Hood. I could be wrong but my interpretation a Blackploitation Movie is when white filmmakers produce low budget movies that highlight and glorify the negative aspects of the community for quick money from the black community. They also create an Anti Hero. The plot always involves getting back at the "white man" and all who have done him wrong in some way including black people. Take for instance the "The Mack". Are we suppose to believe that there was a LOVABLE pimp that had women chumping at the bit to prostitute themselves for him? In the end he finally exacted his revenge on the white man and rival pimps. How about "Superfly"? Here is a LOVABLE drug dealer that lived in the lap of luxury who also had a confrontation with the white man and came out successful. Superfly had so much impact that a sequel was made.. The worst of them all is any movie starring Rudy Ray Moore also known as Dolemite. Those movies take the cake as far as stereotypical buffoonery of black folks goes. There were some Heroes. Shaft was a detective and Black belt Jones was a martial artist...Still even in those movies they must kill there own brothers just to finally get to the white boss. I guess these movies were the predecessor of video games. So what is the message here? That the Black Messiah is a criminal exploiting his own people? Maybe he a law abiding brother that is killing his brothers instead of freeing them of the control of the white villian....So again the measure of a black movie should be something you are not ashamed or wouldn't allow your children to sit down and watch with you....


    300 not 3000
     
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    I'm not sure I would have put The Spook Who Sat by the Door on that list either.....jmo
     
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    black ceaser is the number 1 blaksplotation movie of all time...

    any movie where u have 10+ bleeding white folks layin in a pool shot up by black folks, is a movie i'm try'n to see...DAILY!

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    Now that was funny.
     
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    DolaMite All Day.
     
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    yeah....petey wheatstraw was good as hell too...

    one love
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    All of pam grier's movies!
     
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