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Race and the Revolutionary Impulse in the Spook Who Sat by the Door
by Michael T. Martin and David C. Wall and Marilyn Yaquinto




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Ivan Dixon's 1973 film, The Spook Who Sat by the Door, captures the intensity of social and political upheaval during a volatile period in American history. Based on Sam Greenlee's novel by the same name, the film is a searing portrayal of an American Black underclass brought to the brink of revolution. This series of critical essays situates the film in its social, political, and cinematic contexts and presents a wealth of related materials, including an extensive interview with Sam Greenlee, the original United Artists' press kit, numerous stills from the film, and the original screenplay. This fascinating examination of a revolutionary work foregrounds issues of race, class, and social inequality that continue to incite protests and drive political debate.

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Overview

Ivan Dixon's 1973 film, The Spook Who Sat by the Door, captures the intensity of social and political upheaval during a volatile period in American history. Based on Sam Greenlee's novel by the same name, the film is a searing portrayal of an American Black underclass brought to the brink of revolution. This series of critical essays situates the film in its social, political, and cinematic contexts and presents a wealth of related materials, including an extensive interview with Sam Greenlee, the original United Artists' press kit, numerous stills from the film, and the original screenplay. This fascinating examination of a revolutionary work foregrounds issues of race, class, and social inequality that continue to incite protests and drive political debate.



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  • ISBN-13: 9780253031792
  • ISBN-10: 0253031796
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publish Date: April 2018
  • Page Count: 238
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.71 pounds

Series: Studies in the Cinema of the Black Diaspora

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