Black Entertainment : The state of black movies

Discussion in 'Black Entertainment' started by ManicRaider, May 17, 2011.

  1. ManicRaider

    ManicRaider Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    What is your opinion of the current state of black movies? Are there any problems with them that you'd like to address?
     
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    Like hip-hop..., no balance.
     
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    Could you be a little more clear, please?
     
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    you mean movies with black people in them? or movies written/produced/directed by black people?
     
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    I would like to see more movies about historical Nubian people.

    Shaka Zulu was awesome.

    Some movies I would like to see are movies about Chiek Ante Diop, Mansa Musa, Taharqa, Queen Nzingha, Toussaint Louverture, and more.
     
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    With black people in them.
     
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    As of late, the only kinds of movies that's been dropping are those
    of much coonery. While understanding that we have a sense of humor
    just like any other group. Like to have fun and at times exagerate our
    dysfunction. I'd like see the brothas/sistas in the movie/t.v. industry
    expand on our image.

    Not too long ago we had a conversation about the portrail of black folks
    in movies/t.v. I can't remember the title of the thread was. I attempted
    a word search, but to no avail. If skuderjaymes, or whomever, recall
    that thread would be so kind as to past the link or bump the thread,
    I am pretty sure you would find answers to your inquiry and how some
    of us feel about "black entertainment".
     
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    I thought some of the stuff in Shaka Zulu was a bit questionable,it still had that Euro point of view imo. Did he really kill his own son? It seemed like the same old portrayl of Africans as savages. But I enjoyed most of it.
     
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    There are no Black moves currently that I am aware of except maybe some art house fliks somewhere.

    But there are plenty of negro movies

    Black is a state of awareness of a knowldge of self,
    meaning that a Black art form would be perdicate upon the African concept of art as function and purpose,
    for the owner, viewer, or one who hears it at that period or time in their life.

    It can be for healing, educating, inspiring, energizing, preparing for defense, or promoting proseperity, or reverance in a spirutual sense.

    Brother Perry valiantly tries in his heart to portray some of those elements, however Hollywood white supremists take advantage of the psychological trauma of his childhood abuse, and use him
    for their purpose and agenda.

    There was a Black movie a minute ago about a brother in the Black Panther Party, but it was shuned so much by the media, and the theaters, it is hard to recall the name of it .

    Black movies more then likely are going through the same enui white movies are going through.

    A character actor of the 70s and 80s who has retired and has become a professor of cinema writing and direction in a Univesity in Washington state,
    said on PBS, that
    the students do not have the art form as their first focus,
    but the idea of becoming rich as their first focus,
    so what he gets from his studens witings are basicly cuts and pastes of old plots and scripts thrown together with no orginality

    The old dude was so ticked of he said,
    maybe some folkshould chose another field of study.

    And his angst is shared by baby boombers, who remember great movies, and are sick and tired of cartoons, 3D this and 3D that, comic book fliks, and stupid car chase movies, that take peoples money fast and furiously, and endless movies made from Disney
    rides, prequals and sequals.

    Ironicly in an environment that is so miopic,

    a Black movie maker, with some talent vision and insight can make something great that even white folks would see

    After all how much did the Matrix series make?
    And who realy wrote it?
     
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    As much money as African-Americans spend a year, we should have our own media outlets.
     
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