* One title that immediately comes to mind is Preminger's *Carmen Jones*,
* in which Bizet's opera is "updated" and transported to the US: here, not
* just a single character, but the entire piece is transported from the
* mean streets of Seville to the mean streets of the south (and eventually,
* Chicago).  Here, the entire cast is African-American.  (Harry Belafonte
* plays Joe, aka Don Jose.)
Black Caesar and BET's The Odd Couple come to mind.
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