Assimilation and its Discontents: Ethno-Racial Conflict in the Films of Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, and Spike Lee

By James F. Scott.

Published by The Arts Collection

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This work argues that these three minority filmmakers dramatize and critique the process by which minority cultures of the USA are assimilated into the more prestigious anglo-nordic world.

Keywords: Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, Ethnic Studies, Assimilation

The International Journal of the Arts in Society, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp.49-56. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.659MB).

Professor James F. Scott

James F. Scott has been active in teaching, research, and media production (film and television) since taking his doctorate from University of Kansas, Lawrence KS, USA, in 1960. He is the author of one book, "Film: The Medium and the Maker" (1975) and has another in progress, devoted to the films of Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, and Spike Lee. His media productions include, among others, "Confluence: The River Heritage of St. Louis" (2004), "Henry Shaw: The Good Neighbor" (2000), "Articulate Space" (1998), and "Worlds of Bright Glass: The Ravenna Mosaic Company" (1991); all premiered on local or regional PBS. His film publications include work on Ingmar Bergman and Michelangelo Antonioni. As a von Humboldt Fellow, he authored three scholarly articles on D.H. Lawrence and German culture.


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