This expansive three-volume set investigates racial representation in film, providing an authoritative cross-section of the most racially significant films, actors, directors, and movements in American cinematic history.
• Views the films via a historical approach in which every subject is considered both through a contemporary lens and in terms of the time of its production and initial reception
• Provides up-to-date information on recent movies such as Selma (2014), The Fast and The Furious (2001–2015), 12 Years a Slave (2013), Django Unchained (2012), and Lone Survivor (2013)
• Provides readers with the information and background necessary to form informed views about racial representation in film—still an important "hot-button" subject today
• Edited by top scholars in the field, Daniel Bernardi and Michael Green, and contains entries by other important experts, such as Andrew Gordon and Priscilla Ovalle