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George Lucas` THX-1138 has some interesting, and possibly controversial, 
black characters.


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From: "Jeremy Butler" <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: Re: [SCREEN-L] query: blacks and science fiction


> The Brother From Another Planet, directed by John Sayles.
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> Date:         Sun, 5 Feb 2006 21:14:55 -0500
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> From:         Scott Hutchins <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject:      query:  blacks and science fiction
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> Can anyone think of anything additional? I came up with the following for 
> him: Born in Flames (Lizzie Borden, 1983) The Gifted (Audrey King Lewis, 
> 1993) Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde (William Crain, 1976) The Carrier (Nathan J. 
> White, 1988) Romero's Dead trilogy Meschach Taylor and Chuck Berry's 
> cameos in _Explorers_ (Joe Dante, 1985) Aliens (James Cameron, 1986) 
> Demolition Man (Marco Brambilla, 1993) Daybreak with Omar Epps & Moira 
> Kelly Welcome II the Terrordome *batteries not included <<Scott, I'm 
> working on a documentary film with a friend of mine about black science 
> fiction. You have a handle on obscure films, and you might be able to help 
> in some form. Mostly, I'm in search of sci-fi related films that are 
> related to black issues or characterization. I'd be grateful if you had 
> some books or sites for reference as well. I have a majority of typically 
> known blaxploitation and some other stuff that is easily attainable, again 
> any help would be appreciated. thanx in advance.>> 
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