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From Madea to Media MogulTheorizing Tyler Perry$
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TreaAndrea M. Russworm, Samantha N. Sheppard, and Karen M. Bowdre

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781496807045

Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2018

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496807045.001.0001

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The Case for Calling George Lucas the “White Tyler Perry”

The Case for Calling George Lucas the “White Tyler Perry”

(p.200) Chapter Ten The Case for Calling George Lucas the “White Tyler Perry”
From Madea to Media Mogul

Paul N. Reinsch

University Press of Mississippi

Incomparing and contrasting Perry’s media influence with that of another famous director, Paul Reinsch concludes the collection by reframing the media discourse around Tyler Perry’s work and career to consider him alongside a comparable media mogul: George Lucas. What might the creator of Star Wars and the creator of Madea possibly have in common (aside from a possible penchant for high fantasy)? In closely analyzing the critical reception, aesthetics, and ideologies of Perry’s For Colored Girls(2010) and Lucas’s Red Tails(2012), Reinsch exposes how each filmmaker ultimately negotiates a particular nostalgia for Classical Hollywood Cinema while also maintaining a particular intrusiveness.

Keywords:   George Lucas, Classical Hollywood Cinema, Nostalgia, Film History, Mogul

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