So should you. The film also features one of the best film scores ever, by Isaac Hayes. Why you need to see it: The entire film was written, directed, produced, scored — you name it — by Van Peebles; no studio would touch it, so he did it all himself. Why you need to see it: The soundtrack — by Curtis Mayfield — is reason enough; it made more money than the actual movie did, and it got the legendary soul singer more soundtrack work. Rightly, it was nominated for five Academy Awards. Also: Billy Dee Williams will make you swoon.
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For Black History Month, we have selected 28 essential films from the 20th century pertaining to African-American experiences. We imposed a chronological cutoff in an effort to look back at where we were and how we got to here. We begin in the s with Oscar Micheaux , a novelist and bold, prolific independent filmmaker. When African-Americans in Hollywood were not singing or dancing, they were often cast as maids, butlers, porters or other servile, peripheral figures. Race movies disappeared shortly after World War II, and soon the mainstream industry turned toward social issues. Yet even as the civil rights movement gathered force, black characters and their experiences were seen through a white lens, often myopically.
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The numbers are in and Black Panther is a monster hit. More than that, it has already earned a place in the box office history books in just its first three to four days of release. Please enjoy the box office records that Black Panther has already broken and more where it came awfully close to the top of the mountain.
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