Friday, August 31, 2007

Can You Dig It?

We here at Better Chatter hope you've enjoyed our celebration of blaxploitation across the nation. But we've barely touched on what makes these films so exciting, funny, thought-provoking, offensive, inspiring, tragic, etc, etc. To fully appreciate their power you must experience blaxploitation firsthand. We've comprised a brief list of some essential primers for further exploration. Get to know the themes, actors, and music. You will be rewarded. Plus, you'll feel cool as shit.

-Black Belt Jones (1974)
-Black Caesar (1973)
-Cleopatra Jones (1973)
-Coffy (1973)
-Cotton Comes To Harlem (1970)
-Dolemite (1975)
-The Mack (1973)
-Petey Wheatstraw: The Devil's Son-in-Law (1977)
-Shaft (1971)
-Superfly (1972)
-Sweet Sweetback's Badaaasss Song (1971)
-Three The Hard Way (1974)

Here's a trailer to get your juices flowin'. Enjoy.

2 comments:

James said...

Oh how i have enjoyed this site, but i must suggest the admition of Dolemite 2, "the human tornado" with my favorite quote "don't believe I did that, watch the instant replay" folloed bgy him rolling up a hill and into the arms of his sheriff's wife's arms\\

thanks for the memories SHAFT

Bryan said...

I would have to agreeThe Human Tornado is superior to the original. I also would have thrown Avenging Disco Godfather on the list, but it already had two RRM films. I'm hoping this week will be a forum for discussing blaxploitation.