DUTCHMAN (1967) Set of 7 photos


LeRoi Jones, later Amiri Baraka (source) Set of seven (7) vintage original 8 x 10″ (20 x 25 cm.) photos, USA. Al Freeman, Jr., Shirley Knight, dir: Anthony Harvey; Continental. JUST ABOUT FINE.

Film adaptation of the LeRoi Jones one-act play of the same name.

By its conclusion, perhaps better than any other piece of dramatic writing of the 1960s, articulates what many then felt were the only options left open to a black man in white America: either he can survive by joining the ranks of the black bourgeoisie… or he can lash out at the dominant culture… Jones’ highly charged theatrical dialogue and the exciting, kinetic performances of Al Freeman, Jr. and Shirley Knight make the movie work. (Bogle, p. 77)

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