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Were movies like this really mainstream in the 70s

Old 12-24-08, 04:32 AM
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Were movies like this really mainstream in the 70s

NSWF (despite being a PG movie)

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Old 12-24-08, 04:35 AM
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I think this film is historically inaccurate.
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Old 12-24-08, 04:45 AM
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Blaxploitation was the rage in the 1970s...

Shaft and Foxy Brown were the big ones that most people remember.

In fact, Pam Grier's Jackie Brown is a tribute to her blaxploitation days.

Some lesser knowns:

Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
Coffy
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Originally Posted by emachine12 View Post
Blaxploitation was the rage in the 1970s...

Shaft and Foxy Brown were the big ones that most people remember.

In fact, Pam Grier's Jackie Brown is a tribute to her blaxploitation days.

Some lesser knowns:

Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
Coffy
Oh I know about Blaxploitation, but this one makes me go WTF?!
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Old 12-24-08, 08:19 AM
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Don't think the title song could get much airplay these days ....
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Blaxploitation wasn't really "mainstream", but was very popular and quite common in bigger cities in the North. We didn't get a lot of Fred Williamson flicks at the local theater where I grew up in eastern Kentucky.

But I'd like to point out that the sorts of films that were mainstream in the 1970s would only play at art theaters now.
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Yeah, while this one is particularly noteworthy for the shock value of the title (and the unusual setting), the blaxploitation thing was fairly popular in the early to mid 70's. Not hugely popular, but the movement did have a significant following.

And some of those movies were just really, really entertaining (Coffy, Foxy Brown, Slaughter's Big Rip-Off, etc).
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Another eyebrow-raising title:
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there was a movieposter topic awhile back with a bunch of posters for more movies like this.
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I didn't know Will Smith was in that.
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Old 12-24-08, 04:14 PM
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there was a movieposter topic awhile back with a bunch of posters for more movies like this.
Is it wrong that I've always wanted all three of these (Boss ****** is part three) on DVD and now I yearn for them on BD?
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Another eyebrow-raising title:
I love how the narrator sounds like he can't believe what he's saying the second time he mentions the title.
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for size
Spoiler:




and how could it get better then this...

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Umm. I want to see The Klansman. NOW.
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Umm. I want to see The Klansman. NOW.
Agreed. Looks intriguing.
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Old 12-26-08, 07:45 AM
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Umm. I want to see The Klansman. NOW.
It's on dvd.
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During the OJ Simpson trial, audio tapes of LAPD detective Mark Furman saying "******" got played on television. Within a week, the word went from impolite to completely taboo. Except for 9/11, it was the fastest cultural shift I've seen in my life.

I think that Fred Williamson must have been part of an attempt to take the sting out of an insult by giving a word new connotations. It worked for the word "cop". Some feminists tried it with "****", with limited success. It obviously didn't work for "******".

Blaxploitation movies didn't play in my town in New Hampshire. There weren't any black audiences north of Boston.
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During the OJ Simpson trial, audio tapes of LAPD detective Mark Furman saying "******" got played on television. Within a week, the word went from impolite to completely taboo. Except for 9/11, it was the fastest cultural shift I've seen in my life.
You have a tenuous grasp of history. The so-called "N-word" was completely taboo long before the OJ trial. It was merely "impolite", maybe in the Deep South... in 1964...
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