The Movie Remark Podcast: Cop Motion pictures


This week’s podcast is about certainly one of America’s favourite genres: cop films. The episode takes inspiration from a collection that not too long ago screened on the Brooklyn Academy of Music, titled “Watch the Cops! Policing New York within the Motion pictures,” curated by scholar Pooja Rangan and filmmaker Brett Story. This system included a small however eclectic vary of movies, together with big-budget style flicks Cop Land and Canine Day Afternoon, which present how ambivalence about policing is commonly resolved in popular culture; the documentary Making Do the Proper Factor, a behind-the-scenes file of the Spike Lee traditional and a glimpse into how movie-making impacts native communities; and the activist movie, The Torture of Moms: The Case of the Harlem 6, a docu-fiction a couple of well-known 1965 case of police brutality and wrongful conviction.

Movie Remark editors Devika Girish and Clinton Krute invited Brett and Pooja to debate the considering behind their picks and to information them by way of the thought-provoking concepts underpinning this system. See beneath for hyperlinks to a number of must-see movies featured within the collection.

Hyperlinks and issues:

Excerpt from Black Journal: The Black Cop (Kent Garrett, 1972)

By Any Means Essential (Paul Garrin, 1990)

Copland (James Mangold, 1997)

Body Up! (Steven Fischler, Joel Sucher, & Howard Blatt, 1974)

Making “Do the Proper Factor(St Clair Bourne, 1989)

The Torture of Moms: The Case of the Harlem 6 (Woodie King Jr., 1980)

4 Propositions on True Crime and Abolition” by Brett Story and Pooja Rangan in World Information Journal: Quantity 5





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