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Blaxploitation Cinema: The Essential Reference Guide

BlaxploitationOn May 15th FAB Press will be releasing a new book about blaxploitation films made during the seventies called Blaxploitation Cinema: The Essential Reference Guide by Josiah Howard. The book promises to be the first truly comprehensive examination of the genre, its films, its trends and its impact.

Blaxploitation Cinema: The Essential Reference Guide will include detailed A-to-Z reviews of more than 240 blaxploitation films made between 1970-1980, as well as interviews with important genre directors such as Jack Hill (Coffy (1973), Foxy Brown (1973), etc.), Larry Cohen (Bone (1972), Black Caesar (1973), Hell Up in Harlem (1973), etc.), Jamaa Fanaka (Welcome Home Brother Charles (1975), Emma Mae (1976), Penitentiary (1979), etc.) and Arthur Marks (Detroit 9000 (1973), Friday Foster (1975), J.D.'s Revenge (1976), etc.).

The book will also feature reproductions of many colorful movie posters that were used to promote the films, as well as stunning stills and original newspaper ads.

Author Josiah Howard is an avid 1970s pop culture enthusiast and the author of Donna Summer: Her Life and Music. He has also written for Parade magazine, the Village Voice and Motion Picture Review.

Blaxploitation Cinema: The Essential Reference Guide will be available from the official FAB Press website when it's released and you can currently pre-order the book from Amazon for $18.96.

For more information please visit Amazon.

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