As I write this I'm unsure a hypermasculinization of the African-American
character in MISSION IMPOSSIBLE; however, this film might be one to
consider as you compile your "list of American films in which highly
masculine blacks are overshadowed in some significant way by white men."
It seems to me that "overshadowed" is an understatement, on more levels
than one, with regard to this film.
Hope this helps.
                               Melissa Lynn Love
                                Cinema Studies
                           Tisch School of the Arts
                             New York University
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