Race and the revolutionary impulse in The Spook Who Sat by the Door /

Ivan Dixon's 1973 film The Spook Who Sat by the Door captures the intensity of social and political upheaval during a volatile period in American history. Based on Sam Greenlee's novel by the same name, the film is a searing portrayal of an American black underclass brought to the brink of...

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Other Authors / Creators:Martin, Michael T., editor.
Wall, David C., editor.
Yaquinto, Marilyn, editor.
Greenlee, Sam, 1930-2014. Spook who sat by the door.
Format: eBook Electronic
Language:English
Imprint: Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2018]
Series:Studies in the cinema of the Black diaspora.
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Online Access:Click here for full text at JSTOR
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: The spook who sat by the door / Michael T. Martin and David Wall
  • Writer/producer's statement: the making of The spook who sat by the door / Sam Greenlee
  • "[D]uality is a survival tool. it's not a disease": interview with Sam Greenlee on The spook who sat by the door / Michael T. Martin and David C. Wall
  • Cinema as political activism: contemporary meanings in The spook who sat by the door
  • Marilyn Yaquinto
  • Persistently displaced: situated knowledges and interrelated histories in The spook who sat by the door / Samantha N. Sheppard
  • Subverting the system: the politics and production of The spook who sat by the door / Christine Acham
  • The spook who sat by the door, screenplay / Sam Greenlee and Melvin Clay.