Gordon Parks

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    Summer of Shaft: Shaft’s Big Score (1972)

    Shaft’s Big Score is probably my favorite Shaft film. Building almost immediately off the action of the first film, Shaft is caught in an emerging mob war. Multiple spots in the Ghetto are being used as criminal fronts, while competing mobs are growing more and more vicious. Who will...
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    Summer of Shaft: Shaft (1971)

    The Summer of Shaft begins now! Shaft debuted in 1971 as audiences were growing far too accustomed to the Youth Power films and Studio Tentpoles of the era. Director Gordon Parks was tasked with mining the urban truth out of Ernest Tidyman’s source novel. Tidyman’s source novel was a...
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    SUPER FLY (1972)

    SUPER FLY REVIEWED “Super Fly” was one of the earliest Blaxploitation films. Shakespearean actor Ron O’ Neal played the drug dealer Priest, who dreamed of one last million dollar score. The film was lensed by James Signorelli and directed by Gordon Parks. Parks was coming of the surprise hit...