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James Baldwin & The Devil Finds Work

This was a small book (really it's more like an essay but it was published as a book in the 70's so I think it still counts as that) where the writer James Baldwin wrote about various movies and their various socio-racial-political contexts as he saw them. Some of the text you can actually hear as part of the narration read by Samuel L Jackson in 'I am Not Your Negro', but this is a comprehensive list of ALL the films he talked about in this particular book.
Some movies I think he mentioned but couldn't find (if they exist):
- Requiem for a Nun
- They Shall Not Die
- Le Tabou
- I Shall Spit on Your Grave…

Read notes
  • Dance, Fools, Dance
  • The Last of the Mohicans
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • A Tale of Two Cities
  • 20,000 Years in Sing Sing
  • The Birth of a Nation
  • The Prisoner of Shark Island
  • Slave Ship
  • Dead End
  • M
  • Fury
  • You Only Live Once
  • You and Me
  • Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
  • They Won't Forget
  • One Third of a Nation
  • The Ox-Bow Incident
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • Intruder in the Dust
  • Mary Burns, Fugitive
  • Street Scene
  • Behold My Wife!
  • The Childhood of Maxim Gorky
  • Imitation of Life
  • Imitation of Life
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • Rain
  • The Sheik
  • Tarzan the Ape Man
  • Rebel Without a Cause
  • In the Heat of the Night
  • The Defiant Ones
  • A Raisin in the Sun
  • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
  • Home of the Brave
  • Super Fly
  • Lady Sings the Blues
  • The Member of the Wedding
  • Gunga Din
  • My Son John
  • Tales of Manhattan
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • A Stolen Life
  • A Star Is Born
  • Double Indemnity
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice
  • Mildred Pierce
  • Young Man with a Horn
  • Body and Soul
  • The Green Pastures
  • I'll Cry Tomorrow
  • Gone with the Wind
  • The Godfather
  • The Devils
  • The Exorcist
  • In This Our Life
  • Up From Slavery
  • I Spit on Your Grave