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Charles Burnett : A Cinema of Symbolic Knowledge - by James Naremore (Paperback)

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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 L.A. 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.
Number of Pages: 253
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Performing Arts
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
Author: James Naremore
Language: English
Street Date: October 17, 2017
TCIN: 53066686
UPC: 9780520285538
Item Number (DPCI): 248-53-5211
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