Frame by Frame I

Frame by Frame I

A Black Filmography
Phyllis Rauch Klotman
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 09/22/1979
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-253-21126-2
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A reprint of the classic 1979 edition, containing listings of over 3000 film items with Black themes and subject matter from the period 1900–1977.

For the past decade or so scholars have been looking at the role of Blacks in a medium that has profoundly influenced attitudes toward race and society. Here is a compendium of approximately 3,000 film items. Listed are films with black themes or subject matter (even before black actors appeared in them); films featuring substantial participation by Blacks as writers, actors, producers, directors, musicians, and consultants; and films in which Blacks play incidental roles. Productions by both American and foreign companies made between 1900 and 1977 are included. Each entry is categorized by type and fully identified and annotated, with complete cast lists. Because general information about many of the films is readily accessible, the emphasis in Frame by Frame—A Black Filmography is on the presence and participation of Blacks—an emphasis that brings to the fore their important contributions to the art of filmmaking.

Author Bio

Phyllis R. Klotman is Professor of Afro-American Studies, American Studies, and Film Studies at Indiana University, where she is also Founding Director of the Black Film Center/Archive. She has published five books and over 30 articles on African American literature and film, including Screenplays of the African American Experience. She also is a co-editor of Frame by Frame II.


“A reprint of the classic 1979 edition, containing listings of over 3,000 film items with black themes and subject matter from the period 1900–1977.”

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Thomas Cripps
How to Use This Volume
Alphabetical Listing of Films
Index of Black Performers
Index of Black Authors
Index of Black Screenplay Writers
Index of Black Producers
Index of Black Directors