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Encyclopedia > Shaft (1971 movie)
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Shaft is a 1971 blaxploitation film which tells the story of a detective, John Shaft, who travels through Harlem and to the Italian mob in order to find the missing daughter of a black mobster. It stars Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Charles Cioffi, Christopher St. John, Gwenn Mitchell and Lawrence Pressman. The movie was adapted by Ernest Tidyman and John D.F. Black from the novel by Tidyman. It was directed by Gordon Parks. Image File history File links This image is of a DVD cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the DVD or the studio which produced the movie in question. ... Image File history File links This image is of a DVD cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the DVD or the studio which produced the movie in question. ... 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... Blaxploitation is a portmanteau of the words black and exploitation. ... John Shaft is a fictional character created by screenwriter/novelist Ernest Tidyman. ... Richard Roundtree (born July 9, 1942 in New York) is an African American actor and hero famous for portraying John Shaft in the movie Shaft (1971) and in its two sequels: Shafts Big Score in 1972, and Shaft in Africa in 1973. ... Lawrence Pressman (born July 10, 1939 in Cynthiana, Kentucky, USA) is an actor, probably best known for roles on Doogie Howser, M.D., Ladies Man, a recurring role on Profiler, and as the titular character on Mulligans Stew. ... Ernest Tidyman (January 1, 1928 - July 14, 1984) is an American author and Academy Award winning screenwriter, best known for his novels featuring the African-American detective John Shaft. ... John D.F. Black is a writer of television and movies. ... Gordon Parks (born 1912) is an African American photographer, musician, poet, novelist, journalist, activist, and film director. ...


Shaft's character embodied standard movie-detective coolness, but brought it to a new level by adding pronounced blackness. John Shaft was cool, confident, sexy, and represented the black point of view. In being rational, real, and afrocentric, Shaft outclassed other black stereotypes in the film, including black urban junkies, black activists and black gangsters. The degree to which an individual is sympathetic to or a part of the culture of African-Americans. ... Gangsters are members of a professional crime organization, i. ...


A crucial scene emphasized Shaft's afrocentrism, and unwillingness to accept racial hypocrisy: a police detective compares Shaft's skin tone to a black plastic Bic pen, saying "You're not so black." Shaft replies by holding up a white ceramic coffee cup, "you ain't so white either." Look up Hypocrisy on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Hypocrisy is the act of pretending to have morals or virtues that one does not truly possess or practise. ... BIC may refer to: Bank Identifier Code The BIC Corporation and its brand Bicuculline Le bic is a village in Quebec, Canada Baltimore International College This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Operation Coffee Cup was a campaign by the American Medical Association (AMA) conducted in the late 1950s and early 1960s in order to derail plans by Democrats to extend Social Security to include health insurance for the elderly, later known as Medicare. ...


It won an Academy Award for Best Music, Song for Isaac Hayes for "Theme from Shaft". It was nominated for Best Music, Original Dramatic Score. Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Academy Award for Best Song // 1930s 1934 - The Continental from The Gay Divorcee 1935 Lullaby of Broadway from Gold Diggers of 1935 1936 The Way You Look Tonight from Swing Time 1937 Sweet Leilani from Waikiki Wedding 1938 - Thanks for the Memory from The Big Broadcast of 1938 1939 Over... Isaac Hayes Isaac Hayes (born August 20, 1942) is an influential soul singer, songwriter, musician and arranger. ... From Rule Sixteen of the Special Rules for The Music Awards Original Score: An original score is a substantial body of music in the form of dramatic underscoring written specifically for the film by the submitting composer. ...


Two sequels were made: Shaft's Big Score in 1972, and Shaft in Africa in 1973. Shafts Big Score, released in 1972, is the second film in the trilogy in which actor Richard Roundtree starred as the private-eye, John Shaft. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... Shaft in Africa, released in 1973, is the third film in the trilogy of films that starred actor Richard Roundtree as John Shaft. ... 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ...


In 2000, a sequel was made featuring Samuel L. Jackson in the title role (see Shaft (2000 movie)). Jackson plays the nephew of Richard Roundtree's character; Roundtree makes a cameo appearance. This article is about the year 2000. ... Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an American actor. ... Shaft (2000) is a John Singleton directed sequel/spinoff of the 1971 original. ... Richard Roundtree (born July 9, 1942 in New York) is an African American actor and hero famous for portraying John Shaft in the movie Shaft (1971) and in its two sequels: Shafts Big Score in 1972, and Shaft in Africa in 1973. ...


In 2000, the United States Library of Congress deemed the original film "culturally significant" and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry. This article is about the year 2000. ... Library of Congress, Jefferson building The Library of Congress is the unofficial national library of the United States. ... The National Film Registry is the registry of films selected by the United States National Film Preservation Board for preservation in the Library of Congress. ...


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