Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Killer of Sheep

I started watching Killer of Sheep last night on Turner Classic Movies channel because even though I heard it was great, I hadn't seen it. The film is good, although very arthouse-y. What I thought was really fascinating was actually the interview with filmmaker Charles Burnett. He talked about how the inspiration behind the film was the fact that he didn't see African Americans represented anywhere in Hollywood films in the 1970s. I'm curious what the feeling is today. Even though Hollywood has become more integrated than it was back in the '70s, the faces on television and movies are still overwhelmingly white.

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