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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 42–55.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Tanya Batson-Savage While the Jamaican film industry is still fledgling, Jamaicans and Jamaica have made many cameos and acted as the background against which stories from Hollywood and other areas around the world are crafted. This article takes particular aim at three films: The Mighty Quinn...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 115–127.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Danny Méndez This essay analyzes the impact of María Montez as an eccentric Dominican actress in Hollywood and as an iconic figure in the cultural memory of the Dominican Republic. While Montez’s eccentric personality accorded her a place in the stereotypical landscape created for the “Latina...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 34–45.
Published: 01 June 2007
... of disasters. And this is to me the first question every single soul there wakes up to. From the most wretched living in the murky salt marshes on the coast to the dwindling Hollywood style villa dwellers in the hills. It is an equation that most have to solve in a minute-by-minute stanza and at the end...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 202–204.
Published: 01 September 2005
... their fi nal refuge after death. I don’t have the exact address, but Toussaint is there for sure. Let’s take one of the many descendants of these warriors who created Haiti’s modern epic. Th at sounds a bit Hollywood, I know, but I am still amazed that no major fi lm has been made about...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): vii–viii.
Published: 01 July 2010
..., and the Black Radical Imaginary Carter Mathes 42 Through the Eyes of Hollywood: Reading Representations of Jamaicans in American Cinema Tanya Batson-Savage...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (1): 164–166.
Published: 01 February 2007
...-Garde in Veracruz, 1925-1927 ELISSA RASHKIN The Image of the Creole Criminal in Argentine Popular Culture: 1880-1930 DONALD S. CASTRO The Promised Land: Resonance and Dissonance of Hollywood’s Portrayals of Latin Americans in Film JOHN L. MARAMBIO AND CHAD TEW Mi Familia Rara: Why Paco Isn’t...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 1–12.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of the Hollywood mediascapes that made increasing inroads into Jamaican society in the years following the country’s independence. In the aftermath of the shooting at the Singer’s house, Demus, one of the assailants, finds lines from the famous “Do you feel lucky, punk?” scene from the reactionary Clint Eastwood...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 56–76.
Published: 01 July 2015
... in Turkey, nor with the American-centered Goldfinger (1964), and was dead by the time their successors were planned. The later films have taken full advantage of the many doors that Hollywood's cash and the Bond brand name will open, but these were not the same insider's opportunities Dr. No enjoyed...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 87–93.
Published: 01 October 2008
... by the Institut Français, Hollywood movies (and not the best kind) took over the screens. During the entire time of the Duvalier dictatorships, there was strict surveillance of films shown for fear that they might express subversive ideas. For example, Luis Buñuel’s film Fièvre monte à El...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 46–62.
Published: 01 June 2007
... have more to be concerned about with its 2003 predecessor Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, which greatly exceeds its sequel in portraying the Caribbean as Other, through an artful stratagem used in earlier Hollywood action films such asPredator and Marked For Death.2...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 64–71.
Published: 01 July 2018
... biographies attest to the lasting draw of Rubirosa’s performance of heterosexual masculinity. 8 I read Méndez’s recuperation of the work and life of the Dominican actress and Hollywood star María Montez as a welcome counterpoint to this androcentric focus. In fact, Méndez’s essay raises important questions...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 150–160.
Published: 01 October 2006
... Hollywood portrayals (153). There are, however, instances in which the author’s challenge to hegemonic interpretation might itself be more definitively amplified. In her “Lyrical Gun” chapter, she makes secondary reference to the marginalization and demonization of rap in America, and ways...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 164–174.
Published: 01 March 2016
... or trying to establish a steady income with a weekly show. The electric atmosphere attracted artists from other generations and nationalities as well as celebrities from Hollywood and the fashion world. When an investor invited Horta to relocate to Miami Beach, he reopened Café Nostalgia in a more...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 188–198.
Published: 01 November 2012
... exactly how it is differentiated from sensational Hollywood represen- tation, Glover focuses on the zombie as metaphor for condemning exploitation and Haiti’s social and political ills, and for expressing Haitianness and the writers’ commitment to Haitian popular culture, including Vodou. Glover’s...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 145–156.
Published: 01 February 2008
... of biography, relin- quishes some of her control over the material; one can understand how this happened since the story she tells about Williamson is compelling and intriguing as it taps into science fiction, Hollywood’s phantasms, and natural history museum displays, in short, the way...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 89–99.
Published: 01 July 2019
... the trigger for him. People like me and Ham. He called us off a job in Senegal, flew us all the way out here, offered us a fat pay packet. All we had to do was find the sons of bitches who’d made a fool out of him. “No one crosses a man like me,” he’d said. Like some two-bit Hollywood gangster. “Don’t...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 171–181.
Published: 01 July 2021
... not surprisingly, Hollywood also began to turn out “gangster women” as well, James notes, citing the roles played by Barbara Stanwyck (ibid.). 27 Ibid., 212. 28 Ibid., 213. Kamugisha faults James for this focus on middle-class women, but his quick discussion ( Beyond Coloniality , 143–44) overlooks...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 93–104.
Published: 01 February 2008
... on mass struggles. In connection with the latter see, most notably, George Padmore, The Life and Struggles of Negro Toilers(1931; reprint, Hollywood, CA: Sun Dance Press, 1971). On the use of anticommunism against the American civil rights struggle, see Carol Anderson, Eyes...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 97–127.
Published: 01 November 2020
... with a voiceover by Hollywood director Cecil B. DeMille: “We bring you the circus—that Pied Piper whose magic tunes lead children of all ages, from six to sixty, into a tinsel and spun-candy world of reckless beauty; of mounting laughter and whirling thrills; of rhythm, excitement, and grace; of daring, blaring...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 149–160.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Literature (London: Routledge, 2011), 460–69. 4 Ibid., 461. 5 Trevor Millett, The Chinese in Trinidad (Port of Spain: Inprint Caribbean, 1993), ix. 6 Gina Marchetti, Romance and the “Yellow Peril”: Race, Sex, and Discursive Strategies in Hollywood Fiction (Berkeley: University...