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Wednesday
May 01 2019

John Singleton (1968-2019)

by guest contributorAlfred Soto

Few young filmmakers get their scripts approved and direct a film in which most things go right,and John Singleton did withBoyz n the Hood.The 1991 depiction of life in blighted South Central L.A.starring a mesmerizing Ice Cube became the kind of phenomenon that absorbs cultural currents and creates new ones;for a few years pop music and MTV took their cues fromBoyz n the Hood.It made $60 million and,in one of the Motion Picture Academy's occasional gob-smackingbeau gestes,earned Singleton a Best Director nomination,the youngest in history and,more crucially,the first nomination for a black director.

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Tuesday
Jul 12 2016

Boyz n the Hood Turns 25

Lynn Leerevisits the John Singleton classic on its 25th anniversary.

Four young boys walk along a railroad track,idly chatting but in search of something specific.They find what they're looking for: a dead body.A group of older boys arrives and harasses them.The most pugnacious of the younger group fights back in a way that foreshadows his destiny as an adult.

Stand by Me?No,Boyz n the Hood,which opened in theaters 25 years ago today.And the parallels are no mere coincidence.Writer and drector John Singleton was intentionally referencing the earlier Rob Reiner film – perhaps as much for the differences as the similarities between the two narratives of boyhood and the cultural spaces they occupy...

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