Who's Afraid of the Song of the South?

And Other Forbidden Disney Stories
Author: Jim Korkis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780984341559
Category: African Americans in motion pictures
Page: 276
View: 6659
Brer Rabbit. Uncle Remus. Song of the South. Racist? Disney thinks so. And that's why it has forbidden the theatrical re-release of its classic film Song of the South since 1986. But is the film racist? Are its themes, its characters, even its music so abominable that Disney has done us a favor by burying the movie in its infamous Vault, where the Company claims it will remain for all time? Disney historian Jim Korkis does not think so. In his newest book, Who's Afraid of the Song of the South?, Korkis examines the film from concept to controversy, and reveals the politics that nearly scuttled the project. Through interviews with many of the artists and animators who created Song of the South, and through his own extensive research, Korkis delivers both the definitive behind-the-scenes history of the film and a balanced analysis of its cultural impact. What else would Disney prefer you did not know? Plenty. Korkis also pulls back the curtain on such dubious chapters in Disney history as: Disney's cinematic attack on venereal disease Ward Kimball's obsession with UFOs Tim Burton's depressed stint at the Disney Studios Walt Disney's nightmares about his stomping an owl to death Wally Wood's Disneyland Memorial Orgy poster J. Edgar Hoover's hefty FBI file on Walt Disney Little Black Sunflower's animated extinction Plus 10 more forbidden tales that Disney wishes would go away. Whether you're a film buff, an armchair academic, or a Disney fan eager to peek behind Disney's magical (and tightly controlled) curtain, you'll discover lots you never knew about Disney. With a foreword by Disney Legend Floyd Norman, Who's Afraid of the Song of the South? is both authoritative and entertaining. Jim Korkis is the best-selling author of Vault of Walt, and has been researching and writing about Disney for over three decades. The Disney Company itself uses his expertise for special projects. Korkis resides in Orlando, Florida.

The Revised Vault of Walt

Author: Jim Korkis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780984341542
Category: Disneyland (Calif.)
Page: 284
View: 8832
"Includes five new unofficial, unauthorized, uncensored Disney stories never told"--Cover.

Performance and the Disney Theme Park Experience

The Tourist as Actor
Author: Jennifer A. Kokai
Publisher: Springer Nature
ISBN: 303029322X
Page: N.A
View: 8871

The Complexity and Progression of Black Representation in Film and Television

Author: David L. Moody
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739188380
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 168
View: 8583
The Complexity and Progression of Black Representation in Film and Television examines the intricacies of race, representation, Black masculinity, sexuality, class, and color in American cinema and television. Black images on the silver screen date back to the silent film era, yet these films and television programs presented disturbing images of African American culture, and regrettably, many early films and small screen programs portrayed Black characters in demeaning and stereotypical roles. In order to fully analyze the roles of Black actors and actresses in film and television, Moody addresses the following issues: the historical significance of the term “race films”; female Black identities and constructs; queerness and Black masculinity; Black male identities; and Black buffoonery in film and television.

The Annotated African American Folktales

Author: Henry Louis Gates,Maria Tatar
Publisher: Liveright Publishing
ISBN: 0871407566
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 704
View: 3058
Winner of the 2018 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Fiction These nearly 150 African American folktales animate our past and reclaim a lost cultural legacy to redefine American literature. Drawing from the great folklorists of the past while expanding African American lore with dozens of tales rarely seen before, The Annotated African American Folktales revolutionizes the canon like no other volume. Following in the tradition of such classics as Arthur Huff Fauset’s “Negro Folk Tales from the South” (1927), Zora Neale Hurston’s Mules and Men (1935), and Virginia Hamilton’s The People Could Fly (1985), acclaimed scholars Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Maria Tatar assemble a groundbreaking collection of folktales, myths, and legends that revitalizes a vibrant African American past to produce the most comprehensive and ambitious collection of African American folktales ever published in American literary history. Arguing for the value of these deceptively simple stories as part of a sophisticated, complex, and heterogeneous cultural heritage, Gates and Tatar show how these remarkable stories deserve a place alongside the classic works of African American literature, and American literature more broadly. Opening with two introductory essays and twenty seminal African tales as historical background, Gates and Tatar present nearly 150 African American stories, among them familiar Brer Rabbit classics, but also stories like “The Talking Skull” and “Witches Who Ride,” as well as out-of-print tales from the 1890s’ Southern Workman. Beginning with the figure of Anansi, the African trickster, master of improvisation—a spider who plots and weaves in scandalous ways—The Annotated African American Folktales then goes on to draw Caribbean and Creole tales into the orbit of the folkloric canon. It retrieves stories not seen since the Harlem Renaissance and brings back archival tales of “Negro folklore” that Booker T. Washington proclaimed had emanated from a “grapevine” that existed even before the American Revolution, stories brought over by slaves who had survived the Middle Passage. Furthermore, Gates and Tatar’s volume not only defines a new canon but reveals how these folktales were hijacked and misappropriated in previous incarnations, egregiously by Joel Chandler Harris, a Southern newspaperman, as well as by Walt Disney, who cannibalized and capitalized on Harris’s volumes by creating cartoon characters drawn from this African American lore. Presenting these tales with illuminating annotations and hundreds of revelatory illustrations, The Annotated African American Folktales reminds us that stories not only move, entertain, and instruct but, more fundamentally, inspire and keep hope alive. The Annotated African American Folktales includes: Introductory essays, nearly 150 African American stories, and 20 seminal African tales as historical background The familiar Brer Rabbit classics, as well as news-making vernacular tales from the 1890s’ Southern Workman An entire section of Caribbean and Latin American folktales that finally become incorporated into the canon Approximately 200 full-color, museum-quality images

Listen to Movie Musicals! Exploring a Musical Genre

Author: James E. Perone
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440869723
Category: Music
Page: 235
View: 9645
Listen to Movie Musicals! Exploring a Musical Genre provides an overview of musical theater on film for fans of the genre, with a focus on 50 must-hear musicals featured in movies. Listen to Movie Musicals! Exploring a Musical Genre includes an overview of musical theatre and movie musicals in the United States. The 50 movies chosen for critical analysis include many of the best-known film musicals of the past and present; however, the list also includes several important movie musicals that were popular successes that are not necessarily on the "best-of" lists in other books. This volume also includes a greater focus on the actual music of movie musicals than do most other books, making it a stand-out title on the topic for high school and college readers. Like the other books in this series, this volume includes a background chapter followed by a chapter that contains 50 important essays on must-hear movie musicals of approximately 1,500 words each. Chapters on the impact of movie musicals on popular culture and the legacy of movie musicals further explain the impact of both the movies and their songs. Provides readers with an overview history of musicals and movie musicals in the United States Offers critical analysis of 50 must-hear and must-see movie musicals, including some less commonly known Examines the distinctions between movie musicals and their live, stage versions Discusses the pop culture impact of some of the great movie musicals and their songs

The Blackface Minstrel Show in Mass Media

20th Century Performances on Radio, Records, Film and Television
Author: Tim Brooks
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476676763
Category: Social Science
Page: 290
View: 6823
 The minstrel show occupies a complex and controversial space in the history of American popular culture. Today considered a shameful relic of America's racist past, it nonetheless offered many black performers of the 19th and early 20th centuries their only opportunity to succeed in a white-dominated entertainment world, where white performers in blackface had by the 1830s established minstrelsy as an enduringly popular national art form. This book traces the often overlooked history of the "modern" minstrel show through the advent of 20th century mass media--when stars like Al Jolson, Bing Crosby and Mickey Rooney continued a long tradition of affecting black music, dance and theatrical styles for mainly white audiences--to its abrupt end in the 1950s. A companion two-CD reissue of recordings discussed in the book is available from Archeophone Records at www.archeophone.com.

Yo soy Malala

la joven que defendió el derecho a la educación y fue tiroteada por los talibanes
Author: Malala Yousafzai,Christina Lamb
Publisher: Alianza Editorial Sa
ISBN: 9788420678887
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 356
View: 3887
"Yo soy Malala, de Christina Lamb y Malala Yousafzai, es el excepcional relato de una familia desterrada por el terrorismo global, de la lucha por la educación de las niñas, de un padre que, él mismo propietario de una escuela, apoyó a su hija y la alentó a escribir y a ir al colegio, y de unos padres valientes que quieren a su hija por encima de todo en una sociedad que privilegia a los hijos varones. Yo soy Malala nos hace creer en el poder de la voz de una persona para cambiar el mundo."--Back cover.

El tenedor, la hechicera y el dragón

Cuentos de Alagaësia
Author: Christopher Paolini
Publisher: Roca Editorial
ISBN: 8417541993
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 300
View: 8377
La sensación internacional de la literatura fantástica está de vuelta, con nuevas historias desarrolladas en el mundo de Eragon y El legado, el ciclo que ha conquistado a más de 10 millones de lectores.

Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction

Author: Michael Ashley
Publisher: N.A
Category: Fantasy fiction
Page: 240
View: 9949

VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever

Author: Jim Craddock
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780787657550
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 1300
View: 7303
Describes and rates more than twenty thousand videos, and provides indexes by theme, awards, actors, actresses, and directors.

Paperbound Books in Print

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Paperbacks
Page: N.A
View: 5493

El fantasma del rey Leopoldo

Una historia de codicia, terror y heroísmo en el África colonial
Author: Adam Hochschild
Publisher: Malpaso Ediciones SL
ISBN: 8417081151
Category: Political Science
Page: 528
View: 1364
A finales del siglo XIX, cuando las potencias europeas se repartían África a golpe de escuadra, el rey Leopoldo II de Bélgica llevó a cabo un brutal saqueo del territorio que rodeaba el río Congo. Provocó la muerte de diez millones de personas mientras cultivaba, irónicamente, su fama de monarca humanitario. "El fantasma del rey Leopoldo" es un relato rico y perturbador: es la descripción de un megalómano de proporciones monstruosas; y es también el retrato conmovedor de quienes desafiaron a Leopoldo, los dirigentes rebeldes africanos que lucharon a la desesperada y un puñado de valientes misioneros, viajeros y jóvenes idealistas que fueron a África en busca de trabajo o aventura y que acabaron siendo testigos de un genocidio. «El estupendo estudio de Hochschild, incomparable con cualquier otro trabajo sobre el Congo, revela cómo toda Europa y los Estados Unidos contribuyeron a la ejecución del genocidio del pueblo congoleño.» Nadine Gordimer, Premio Nobel de Literatura «A través de su escritura de artesano, Adam Hochschild da en el clavo contando esta traumática historia.» History Today «Con este libro, el señor Hochschild, como otros historiadores antes que él, se asegura de que el rey Leopoldo no se salga con la suya en sus esfuerzos por borrar la memoria de sus brutales actos.» The New York Times

El Ruiseñor

Author: Kristin Hannah
ISBN: 848365895X
Category: Fiction
Page: 580
View: 704
Dos hermanas buscan su propio camino hacia la supervivencia, el amor y la libertad en la Francia ocupada durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial. 50 semanas en el TOP10 del New York Times Más de 4.000.000 ejemplares vendidos Uno de los 10 libros más vendidos en USA en 2015 Premio Goodreads Mejor Novela de Ficción Histórica Francia, 1939. En el tranquilo pueblo de Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac se despide de su marido, Antoine, que debe marchar al frente. Ella no cree que los nazis vayan a invadir Francia, pero lo hacen, con batallones de soldados marchando por las calles, con caravanas de camiones y tanques, con aviones que llenan los cielos y lanzan bombas sobre los inocentes. Cuando un capitán alemán requisa la casa de Vianne, ella y su hija deben convivir con el enemigo o arriesgarse a perderlo todo. Sin comida ni dinero ni esperanza, Vianne se ve obligada a tomar decisiones cada vez más difíciles para sobrevivir. La hermana de Vianne, Isabelle, es una joven rebelde de dieciocho años que busca un propósito para su vida con toda la temeraria pasión de la juventud. Mientras miles de parisinos escapan de la ciudad ante la inminente llegada de los alemanes, Isabelle se encuentra con Gaëton, un partisano que cree que los franceses pueden luchar contra los nazis desde dentro de Francia. Isabelle se enamora completamente pero, tras sentirse traicionada, decide unirse a la Resistencia. Sin detenerse nunca para mirar atrás, Isabelle arriesgará su vida una y otra vez para salvar a otros. En el amor descubrimos quiénes queremos ser. En la guerra descubrimos quiénes somos en realidad. «Me entusiasmó El ruiseñor de Kristin Hannah, una escritora con gran talento para crear historias con magníficos personajes, excelentes argumentos y fuertes emociones. ¿Se puede pedir más en una novela?» Isabel Allende Reseñas: «Un libro que no se puede dejar... Este homenaje emocionante y emocional a las valientes mujeres que lucharon tras las líneas enemigas en la Segunda Guerra Mundial está destinado a conseguir para la ya inmensamente popular Hannah una audiencia todavía mayor. El Ruiseñor lo tiene todo para arrasar en el mundo editorial.» Booklist «Una novela llena de emoción y corazón.» Library Journal «Kristin Hannah, en esta narración de intensos crescendos emocionales, homenajea de paso a tantas mujeres anónimas que en los años bélicos más crudos tuvieron los redaños de resistir al nazismo y combatirlo letalmente.» La Vanguardia «Hannah trata con maestría el drama de la guerra a través de dos mujeres cuya fuerza de carácter brilla más allá de sus diferencias.» Publishers Weekly En los blogs... «El Ruiseñor es una de esas novelas que te entran directamente por los ojos, con una portada absolutamente maravillosa, sencilla pero muy cuidada en detalles y una historia que a los que nos sentimos atraídos por la Segunda Guerra Mundial nos resultará imprescindible.» Blog Adivina quién lee «Creo que esta novela es un homenaje al valor de mucha gente común que, calladamente, hizo mucho para liberar al país o para, al menos, ayudar a gente desfavorecida.» Blog Libros que hay que leer.com «Ha sido una lectura plena, satisfactoria, emotiva e intensa y que he disfrutado muchísimo. Sin duda, va a convertirse en una de mis mejores lecturas del año. No es un libro más sobre la guerra, es un libro donde se homenajea a todas esas personas anónimas que dieron su vida por salvar la de los demás. Eso es una de las cosas que más me ha calado.» Blog El templo de la lectura

Halliwell's Who's who in the Movies

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Motion pictures
Page: N.A
View: 2789


Author: University of Southern California. Division of Cinema,American Film Institute,Center for Understanding Media
Publisher: N.A
Category: Motion pictures
Page: N.A
View: 9586


Author: Kaplan
Publisher: Scholarly Title
ISBN: 9780824041915
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
View: 6961

Video Hounds Golden Movie Retrievee

The Complete Guide to Movies on Videocassette, DVD and Laserdisc
Author: Gale Group
Publisher: Visible Ink Pr
ISBN: 9781578591206
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 1800
View: 2502
Containing the most extensive listing of movies available on video and a multitude of cross-referencing within its 10 primary indexes, this new edition includes 1,000 new movies (23,000 in all), expanded indexing, a fresh new introduction and more of the beloved categories.

Variety international show business reference, 1983

Author: Mike Kaplan
Publisher: Scholarly Title
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 877
View: 6446

International Television & Video Almanac

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Television broadcasting
Page: N.A
View: 4802