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Baldwin’s personal reflections on movies gathered here in a book-length essay are also a probing appraisal of American racial politics.

Offering an incisive look at racism in American movies and a vision of America’s self-delusions and deceptions, Baldwin challenges the underlying assumptions in such films as In the Heat of the Night, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, and The Exorcist.

Here are our loves and hates, biases and cruelties, fears and ignorance reflected by the films that have entertained us and shaped our consciousness. And here too is the stunning prose of a writer whose passion never diminished his struggle for equality, justice, and social change.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “If Van Gogh was our nineteenth-century artist-saint, James Baldwin [is] our twentieth-century one.”

    Michael Ondaatje, New York Times bestselling author, praise for the author

  • “The best essayist in this countrya man whose power has always been in his reasoned, biting sarcasm, his insistence on removing layer by layer the hardened skin with which Americans shield themselves from their country.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “[Baldwin] has taken the old subject of race and made it even more personal, probing perhaps more deeply than ever before into American racial practices.”

    Nation

  • “It will be hard for the reader to see these films in quite the same way again.”

    Christian Science Monitor

  • “A provocative discussion.”

    Saturday Review

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About the Author
Author James Baldwin

James Baldwin (1841–1925) was a pioneer of primary education. He worked as a teacher for many years and eventually as an administrator. He also served as editor-in-chief of the American Book Company, which specialized in educational texts.

About the Narrator

Dion Graham, from HBO’s The Wire, also narrates The First 48 on A&E. Winner of more than a dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for best narration, he has performed on Broadway, off Broadway, internationally, in films, and in several hit television series. His performances have been praised as thoughtful and compelling, vivid and full of life.