Race and the Revolutionary Impulse in The Spook Who Sat by the Door

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Ivan Dixon’s 1973 film The Spook Who Sat by the Door captures the intensity of social and political upheaval during a volatile period in American history. Based on Sam Greenlee’s novel by the same name, the film is a searing portrayal of an American black underclass brought to the brink of revolution. This series of critical essays situates the film in its social, political, and cinematic contexts and presents a wealth of related materials, including an extensive interview with Sam Greenlee, the original United Artists’ press kit, numerous stills from the film, and a transcription of the screenplay. This fascinating examination of a revolutionary work foregrounds issues of race, class, and social inequality that continue to incite protests and drive political debate.


Acknowledgements
Introduction: The Spook Who Sat by the Door / Michael T. Martin and David C. Wall
1. Writer/Producer’s Statement: The Making of The Spook Who Sat by the Door / Sam Greenlee
2. "[D]uality is a survival tool. It’s not a disease": Interview with Sam Greenlee on The Spook Who Sat By the Door / Michael T. Martin and David C. Wall
3. Cinema as Political Activism: Contemporary Meanings in The Spook Who Sat by the Door / Marilyn Yaquinto
4. Persistently Displaced: Situated Knowledges and Interrelated Histories in The Spook Who Sat by the Door / Samantha N. Sheppard
5. Subverting the System: The Politics and Production of The Spook Who Sat By the Door / Christine Acham
6. The Spook Who Sat By the Door, Screenplay / Sam Greenlee and Melvin Clay
Appendix A: Press Kit
Appendix B: National Film Registry Entry, The Spook Who Sat by the Door / Michael T. Martin and David C. Wall
Appendix C: Sam Greenlee: Biography and Select Bibliography
Appendix D: Ivan Dixon: Biography and Select Filmography
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Published 01 January 2018
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EAN13 9780253031808
Language English
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