George Bernard Shaw said that “If you do not tell your stories others will tell them for you and they will vulgarize and degrade you.” With few exceptions, this expression can be applied to Hollywood’s treatment of Blacks from the creation of the industry to now.
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February 24 Galaxie
I have written the following notes concerning my motion picture Galaxie in an overheated slumber coach of the Silver Leaf, en route from Chicago to Denver. My arrival has been of a two-fold purpose.
January 3 Three Scenes of the 1970s
In 1977 I was 17, not yet old enough to legally attend the Melbourne International Film Festival. And certainly not old enough to view the uncensored print of Nagisa Ôshima’s In the Realm of the Senses (1976), a Japanese film already notorious for its unbridled—and sometimes unsimulated—sex scenes.