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Published: 20 June 2017

344 Pages | 38 Halftone, 1 Line art

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190660178

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Fade In, Crossroads

A History of the Southern Cinema

Robert Jackson

  • Uniquely examines the myriad relationships between southerners and motion pictures in general, rather than one specific film or genre
  • Provides a history of southerners as producers, filmmakers, performers, critics, and audiences
  • Provides a history of southerners' contributions to the rise of the film medium and Hollywood studio system
  • Synthesizes existing scholarship on several areas of film history (including early cinema, the Hollywood studio system, and the race film industry), southern history, African American history, and contributions of American literary figures to film history (William Faulkner, Lillian Hellman, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, and many others)
  • Examines the influence of Jim Crow segregation on the development of the film industry, and the simultaneous influence of film on the development of segregation