The representations, narratives, aesthetics and common themes of contemporary African American basketball films

Vickers, Edward (2007) The representations, narratives, aesthetics and common themes of contemporary African American basketball films. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The dissertation explores the way African Americans are represented in contemporary basketball films, with reference to the negative stereotypes used in the past. I also analyse the narratives, aesthetics and common themes found in the films. The chosen films are Jeff Pollack's 1994 film Above the Rim, Ron Shelton's 1992 film White Men Can't Jump, Thomas Carter's 2005 film Coach Carter, Steve James' 1994 documentary Hoop Dreams and Spike Lee's 1998 film He Got Game. I draw my conclusions from the primary research collected through the analysis of the films, and the secondary research from studying the works of a variety of social and filmic theorists such as Todd Boyd.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:47
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:13
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/314

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