The New Jack Film Analysis

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Régis Dubois begins his second chapter “ The “New Jack” years” with a list of events that show recognition and a better status of the Afro American. In 1983, Vanessa Williams became the first Black Miss America. A year later, the Afro American politician Jesse Jackson ran for the presidential elections. Another significant event in 1986 is the declaration of the Martin Luther King Day, specifying Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday . All this episodes echoed in the Hollywood industry. We show more Blacks, we trust more Blacks. Besides, more African American directors and actors turned towards Hollywood to begin their carriers: 20 years after the Blaxploitation, The “Black Magic” is returning. Re-integrating Hollywood mainstream has a cost. This Black cinema is less political but more commercial. Anne Crémieux evokes the fact that the interest of the Hollywood producers for the Black cinema bases above all on its benefice and the profitability . According to Régis Dubois, 1991 was a turning point and the height of the Afro American movies production. In 1991, there were indeed 17 movies produced by the major companies and directed by an Afro American directors …show more content…
We observe the emergence of more and more Afro-American actors and actresses such as Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Eddie Murphy, Whoopi Goldberg, Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, Halle Berry, Angela Bassett or Samuel Jackson. The professionals recognize the talent of these actors in the 2000s: Afro American actors obtain four Oscars of best Actor/actress. The revelation and the confirmation of theses actors show well the increasing access of the Afro American within the industry of Hollywood. It seems to be that Hollywood tends to more multicultural. But, can a black Hollywood industry exist independently from the dominant majors or must it be integrated within mainstream Hollywood to become legitimized and also

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