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Classified X (1998)

A history of the racially stereotyped portrayal of African Americans in cinema.

Director:

Mark Daniels
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Cast

Credited cast:
Melvin Van Peebles ... Himself / Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Margaret Barker Margaret Barker ... Herself (archive footage)
Joanna Barnes ... Herself (archive footage)
Ethel Barrymore ... Herself (archive footage)
Harry Belafonte ... Himself (archive footage)
Ingrid Bergman ... Herself (archive footage)
David Brian ... Himself (archive footage)
Lloyd Bridges ... Himself (archive footage)
Steve Brodie ... Himself (archive footage)
Charles Bronson ... Himself (archive footage)
Jim Brown ... Himself (archive footage)
James Burke ... Himself (archive footage)
Jeff Corey ... Himself (archive footage)
Lou Costello ... Himself (archive footage)
Jeanne Crain ... Herself (archive footage)
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A history of the racially stereotyped portrayal of African Americans in cinema.

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Explore the representation of African Americans in the history of American cinema through the eyes of Melvin Van Peebles.

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

France | USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 2007 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Melvin Van Peebles' Classified X See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$65, 18 October 1998

Gross USA:

$65
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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About this documentary
30 December 2005 | by rzandersSee all my reviews

I saw this documentary and thought that it was well presented. It raised issued long past forgotten. Although he did not mention new directors we must understand that the majority of viewers at the time was White America and the treatment of Black Professionals was being portrayed as "Stupid". To compare this I recommend "Scandalize My Name" which comments on the "Black List" and how it affected the image and careers of famous black American. The director newcomers did not have the fight that was being waged in early cinema, their achievements are the results of past battles. The Black image was being shaped and forged through the most influential mode-Cinema. Nowhere could you stigmatize, demoralize and stereotype a people than the cinema.


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