a combination of the terms "black" and "exploitation"; refers mainly to sensational, low-budget films in the 1970's featuring mostly African-American casts (and directors), that broke the mold of black characterization in feature films; usually emphasized fads of the time in hairstyles, music and costuming, and also brutality, sleazy sex, street-life, racist and militant attitudes, etc.
  Examples: Sweet Sweetback's Badasssss Song (1971), Superfly (1972), and Ralph Bakshi's animated Coonskin (1975); a documentary titled Baadasssss Cinema (2003) from the Independent Film Channel by filmmaker Isaac Julien examined the early 70s and the phenomenon of blaxploitation films

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  • Blaxploitation — is a film genre that emerged in the United States in the early 1970s when many exploitation films were made that targeted the urban black audience; the word itself is a portmanteau of the words “black” and “exploitation.” Blaxploitation films… …   Wikipedia

  • Blaxploitation — ist ein US amerikanisches Filmgenre, das seine Blütezeit in den 1970er Jahren hatte. Der Name ist ein Kofferwort aus black, dem englischen Wort für schwarz und Exploitation, die Bezeichnung für ein Filmgenre mit Billigproduktion und expliziten… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Blaxploitation — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Blaxploitation fue un movimiento cinematográfico que tuvo lugar en los Estados Unidos a principios de los años 1970 con la comunidad afroamericana como protagonista principal y que consistió en un boom de cine negro… …   Wikipedia Español

  • blaxploitation — 1972, from BLACK (Cf. black) + EXPLOITATION (Cf. exploitation) …   Etymology dictionary

  • blaxploitation — [blaks΄ploi tā′shən] n. [? < BLA(CK) + (SE)X + (EX)PLOITATION] the exploitation of African American characters, settings, themes, etc. in commercial films: used esp. with regard to various films in the late 1960s and early 1970s that… …   English World dictionary

  • Blaxploitation — La blaxploitation est un courant culturel et social propre au cinéma américain des années 1970 qui a revalorisé l image des afro américains en les présentant dans des rôles dignes et de premier plan et non plus seulement dans des rôles… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Blaxploitation — Blaxploitation  жанр кино, появившийся в США на рубеже 1970 го года, являющийся подразделом эксплуатационного кино. Фильмы были ориентированы на чёрную городскую аудиторию. Само слово «blaxploitation» произошло от слияния двух слов «black»… …   Википедия

  • blaxploitation — /blæksplɔɪˈteɪʃən/ (say blaksploy tayshuhn) TV, Film –noun 1. the exploitative use of characters drawn from stereotypes of African American society, portraying them as tough, violent action heroes from black ghettos or gangs, who appear to be… …   Australian English dictionary

  • blaxploitation — noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: blend of blax (alteration of blacks) and exploitation Date: 1972 the exploitation of blacks by producers of black oriented films < blaxploitation movies > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • blaxploitation — /blak sploy tay sheuhn/, n. the exploitation of blacks, esp. in movies featuring or intending to appeal to blacks. [1970 75, Amer.; blend of blax (resp. of blacks) + exploitation] * * * …   Universalium

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