INDEX
adaptation, 23, 32, 53, 174n8; animated
forms of, 15, 167–68n27; blackface
minstrelsy and, 32; disobedient forms of,
26, 48; distinction from source material
and, 161n4; live- action film and, 3, 15,
63, 67, 92, 175n19, 179–80n69, 184n25;
narrative recoding and, 67; revisions of
the black vernacular within, 26; roving
as, 155; sonic forms of, 130
aesthetics, 3–7, 11–12, 77–78, 84–87,
158–59; ambition for, 65–68; black cin-
ematic strategies and, 3, 6–7, 12, 78, 121,
158; black critical ideas of, 35, 118; craft
and, 6; literary affinities and, 86, 118
Africa, 62, 130
allegory, 85, 184n25
Allen, Harry, 3–4
Allen, Lewis (Abel Meeropol), 45
Allen, Woody, 71–72
ambient sounds, 120, 127, 140
animation, 19–21, 29, 159, 165n7, 166n18;
blackness and, 19, 27, 165n8; figurations
of, 23; history of, 15, 165n10, 169n42; live
action, 19, 27
antebellum, 21–22, 25–26, 44
antiblack: American imaginary, 19, 44,
60; belief, 97; codes, 3, 13; collectibles,
171n75; critique, 23; everyday, 89; ico-
nography, 20–23, 27, 34, 171n74, 172n78;
inscriptions, 32; intent, 96; precognition,
97; presumption, 46; racism, 6, 48, 66,
75, 90, 96, 137, 146–47, 173n88; regimes,
35; social hierarchies, 63; speech, 66,
184–85n34; standards, 60; tendencies,
19, 32, 60; terror, 22; violence, 168n33;
visual culture, 20, 22–23, 27, 33, 37, 48,
158, 165–66n17; whiteness, 31; world, 61
antiblackness, 34, 91; anonymity and,
185n45; authority of, 96; systemic cri-
tique of, 101; terms of, 89
art, contemporary, 13, 173n89; filmic inter-
textuality and, 2, 194n15
Atlanta, 13, 70–72, 178n49
Atlanta Constitution, 168n33, 178n49
Atlanta Municipal Police, 168n33
attachment, 16, 120–21, 131–34, 153–55,
158–60; adventure plot of, 121; chronicle
of, 132, 155; stakes of, 131
Aunt Jemima, 39–41, 171–72n77
auteur, 65, 74
avant- garde film, 9; black artistic gestures
toward, 160; black filmmaking as,
178n49
Baker, Houston, 44, 168n30
Bakhtin, Mikhail, 22, 33–34, 162n16
Bakshi, Ralph, 15, 17, 23–24, 26–27, 35–37,
44, 48, 164–65n6, 167n24, 167n26,
169n35; black artists and, 173n89; black
film and, 36, 170n61; career of, 27,
166n18, 167n25, 167–68n27; reductive
views on black politics of, 36–37, 166n20
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