Poetic Justice: Filmmaking South Central Style

Poetic Justice Filmmaking South Central Style Includes a foreword by Spike Lee the screenplay for the film Poetic Justice starring Janet Jackson poetry by Maya Angelou and sixteen pages of photographs from the set At twenty four John Singlet

  • Title: Poetic Justice: Filmmaking South Central Style
  • Author: John Singleton Veronica Chambers Spike Lee
  • ISBN: 9780385309141
  • Page: 403
  • Format: Paperback
  • Includes a foreword by Spike Lee, the screenplay for the film Poetic Justice starring Janet Jackson , poetry by Maya Angelou, and sixteen pages of photographs from the set At twenty four, John Singleton became the youngest filmmaker and only African American to ever be nominated for Best Director and Best Screenplay for Boyz N the Hood, his debut feature film Only a yIncludes a foreword by Spike Lee, the screenplay for the film Poetic Justice starring Janet Jackson , poetry by Maya Angelou, and sixteen pages of photographs from the set At twenty four, John Singleton became the youngest filmmaker and only African American to ever be nominated for Best Director and Best Screenplay for Boyz N the Hood, his debut feature film Only a year after receiving such sensational acclaim, Singleton returned to the Hood with Poetic Justice, a movie starring Janet Jackson and featuring the poetry of Maya Angelou In this vivid document of moviemaking, Premiereeditor Veronica Chambers shadows Singleton from the early days of preproduction through the final editing, moving from the streets of South Central to Oakland to Big Sur and beyond By recording the daily struggles and triumphs of the cast and crew, she captures the unique voice and vision of a singular American filmmaker In Boyz N the Hood, John Singleton was able to capture something very real, an element in black American life, maybe all of American life the duality of our life, the ambiguity, the schizoid nature of our life And that is that we are loving people who become destroyers we are destructive people who become love Quite often, we are portrayed as things with no redeeming qualities or Martin Luther Kings with no chicanery, no cruelty John had the courage to give life to these falsehoods Maya Angelou

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