from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A genre of American film of the 1970s featuring African-American actors in lead roles and often having antiestablishment plots, frequently criticized for stereotypical characterization and glorification of violence. While African-American filmmakers were substantially involved in making early movies in this genre, their participation in subsequent productions was minimal.
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- n. A genre of exploitation films of the 1970s that starred black actors.
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- n. the exploitation of black people (especially with regard to stereotyped roles in movies)
"Shaft" started a mini industry in what became known as blaxploitation movies, and Isaac Hayes began expanding his creativity in new arenas.
Unlike Brown, Simpson would refuse to act in so-called blaxploitation movies.
These films are now referred to as blaxploitation movies.
She was queen of the so-called blaxploitation films of the 1970s.
Payton hooked his trumpet up to a wah-wah pedal for a song that recalled the blaxploitation flair of the Shaft movie theme.
Can't conjure a connection between Gloria Steinem and so-called blaxploitation movies?
You had 'blaxploitation' films, but you never had a Latin super-hero. ""
"The 1975 'blaxploitation' action comedy Dolemite will get to fight another day," reports Carolyn Giardina for Reuters.
The film harks back to the days of "blaxploitation" films, although I've never really understood the exploitation part, but never mind.
He led ensembles dedicated to klezmer, Afro-Cuban and other Caribbean music, the works of Stephen Sondheim, the soundtrack music of early '70s "blaxploitation" movies and other sounds far from the jazz mainstream.
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