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Personal Lists featuring...

Cleopatra Jones 1973

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IN MY OPINION… this list has a lot of movies from producers and writers who really hate black people AND… wish to continue to flooding America with negative imagery. I hope to learn which ones are what an what ones are which. Are black people really impossible to photograph with the same quality of lighting as white people? Is our skin not beautiful? I am simply looking at the dramatically uneven racial representation of the artwork & titles. I can clearly see why black people are discriminated against by the advertising campaign apparent from the artwork. What will make these movies even worse if they are really good.

“Malcom X” has bloody X across his face, “Mandella…” has his back turned to the camera, “42 The Jacky Robinson Story ”… can’t see his face either and those films are supposed to bring pride to Black America? Apparently, the better the film the more degrading the cover photo.

Yeah, I plan to watch some of these films to get a better feel on the subliminal war against black people by the movie and television industry. I guess it doesn’t matter how black actors represent their race as long as they make a dollar from it. The only positive things I see from just looking at the artwork is that hardly any of the actors are flashing weapons. How can the American Motion Picture Industry sell a black interest motion picture when the actors are not displaying weapons on the cover? I plan to find out.

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Blaxploitation or blacksploitation is an ethnic subgenre of the exploitation film, emerging in the United States during the early 1970s. The Los Angeles National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) head and ex-film publicist Junius Griffin coined the term from the words "black" and "exploitation."

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blax·ploi·ta·tion
noun
The exploitation of black people, especially with regard to stereotyped roles in movies

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Movies must feature African-American and African culture and/or mostly above the line black casts.

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The "250 key movies" rated and reviewed in the book Action! The Action Movie A-Z (1997) by Marshall Julius.

Author's ratings:
1-14: 5*
15-22: 4.5*
23-51: 4*
52-92: 3.5*
93-140: 3*
141-182: 2.5*
183-211: 2*
212-226: 1.5*
227-244: 1*
245-250: 0.5*

"Vengeful cops and car chases, lunatic villains and martial arts masters, male-bonding, gun fights and super secret agents, swords and sorcerers, wartime Nazi-bashing, boys' own adventures, casual destruction and general death-defiance... this is what we want to see, and if you feel the same way, "Action!" is for you, a fan's guide to the wackiest genre of 'em all, with 250 key movies rated and reviewed" -Introduction

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Movies I've seen and/or collected. (In alphabetical particular order)

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Movies about women who played tough lead roles

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Scripted Live Action Movies

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shows I've finished watching

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