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ISBN:
0307275957
Author:
James Baldwin
Category:
Arts & Literature
Language:
English
Publisher:
Vintage; International edition (September 13, 2011)
Pages:
144 pages
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1386 kb
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4.6
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Baldwin’s personal reflections on movies gathered here in a book-length essay are also a probing appraisal of American racial politics. The Devil Finds Work was a fine example of this, and I look forward to digging into more. 4/5. (Originally posted on Goodreads).

Baldwin’s personal reflections on movies gathered here in a book-length essay are also a probing appraisal of American racial politics. Offering an incisive look at racism in American movies and a vision of America’s self-delusions and deceptions.

Praise for James Baldwin’s. The Devil Finds Work

Praise for James Baldwin’s. The Devil Finds Work. Typical Baldwin eloquence tinged with religious fervor. It is James Baldwin testifying honestly to his own experience at the movies. Vintage is a registered trademark and Vintage International and colophon are trademarks of Random House, Inc. Grateful acknowledgment is made to the following for permission to reprint previously published material

The devil finds work. James Baldwin, The Devil Finds Work. Thank you for reading books on BookFrom.

The devil finds work. Baldwin’s personal reflections on movies gathered here in a book-length essay are also a probing appraisal of American racial politics. Offering an incisive look at racism in American movies and a vision of America’s self-delusions and deceptions, Baldwin challenges the underlying assumptions in such films as In the Heat of the Night, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, and The Exorcist.

The Devil Finds Work is a book-length essay by writer James Baldwin. Published in 1976, it is both a memoir of his experiences watching movies and a critique of the racial politics of American cinema. The book opens with a discussion of a Joan Crawford film, which was the first movie Baldwin could remember seeing, and ends with a discussion of The Exorcist, which came out in 1973.

He quotes from James Baldwin’s masterful 1976 book-length essay, The Devil Finds Work, noting Baldwin’s rebuke of The Exorcist’s central premise: I have seen the devil, by day and by night, and have seen him in you and in me: in the eyes of the cop and the sherif. n the eyes of some. n the eyes of some preachers, the eyes of some.

Part of Vintage International. About The Devil Finds Work. James Baldwin At The Movie. rovocative, timeless, brilliant. Part of Vintage International. Category: Biography & Memoir Film Performing Arts Literary Collections.

James Baldwin (1924-1987) was a novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic. The Devil Finds Work Vintage International Series.

James Baldwin At The Movies. Provocative, timeless, brilliant. Baldwin challenges the underlying assumptions in such films as In the Heat of the Night, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, and The Exorcist, offering us a vision of America's self-delusions and deceptions. Here are our loves and hates, biases and cruelties, fears and ignorance reflected by the films that have entertained us and shaped our consciousness.

Offering an incisive look at racism in American movies and a vision of America?s self-delusions and deceptions, Baldwin challenges the underlying assumptions in such films as In the Heat of the Night, Guess Who?s Coming to Dinner, and The Exorcist.

Provocative, timeless, brilliant  .

Baldwin’s personal reflections on movies gathered here in a book-length essay are also a probing appraisal of American racial politics. Offering an incisive look at racism in American movies and a vision of America’s self-delusions and deceptions, Baldwin challenges the underlying assumptions in such films as In the Heat of the Night, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, and The Exorcist. Here are our loves and hates, biases and cruelties, fears and ignorance reflected by the films that have entertained us and shaped our consciousness. And here too is the stunning prose of a writer whose passion never diminished his struggle for equality, justice, and social change.
  • Andriodtargeted
Excellent deep analysis of what persons who are not in the majority of Americans, gleans from Hollywood movies. His analysis of Hollywood films, indicates the hidden intent of those films. For persons of color, those films are toxic to their self-esteem. A book that every American could deepen their understanding of how and for whom, the American culture favors and positions for success.
  • dermeco
This is a short read, but keep in mind it is a critical essay on certain classic movies. Baldwin gives a non bias sharp approach to each and every venue. It is a masterpiece and should be read as such.
  • Jarortr
An interesting and insightful view of racism in older movies . FYI--Historical commentary as opposed to contemporary film criticism.
  • Uaha
One of the preeminent writers of the Harlem Renaissance and Black literature in general, this was my first foray into James Baldwin territory. Occasionally, people laud over certain people because they produce a lot as opposed to producing productive work. Now I understand Mr. Baldwin's acclaim and celebration. He is a genius! And I truly enjoyed how he intertwines anecdotes from his personal life into breaking down the impact of media images on our consciousness. His work was so poignant in my life that it prompted me to name my media analysis blog after this books namesake. Mr. Baldwin has earned rightful earned his reputation as one of the greatest writers of his time and beyond.
  • Nern
This is bright light, beaming into some of the most hidden places in America and American history with supreme personal honesty and recall. For anyone who takes film seriously as a - potentially - civilizing medium, this book is incandescent.
  • Lanionge
Bought this as a gift for my brother. Fast shipping, great quality and he LOVES it.
  • Vozuru
excellent
One of Baldwin's best!