The Problematic Tyler Perry

Author: Brian C. Johnson
Editor: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
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For the past decade or more, few Hollywood stars have experienced a more meteoric rise than Tyler Perry. As much as he is lauded by fans, Perry is panned by cultural critics who reject his work as overtly preachy and rife with racially stereotypical characterizations and controversial themes. This book explores the vast chasm between his fans’ adoration and the critical reception of his work: while some argue that Perry’s brand of «blackness» is little more than buffoonery, others claim he offers representations that are missing in entertainment choices, especially among niche audiences. He is applauded by some for offering films and television shows that are «good entertainment», while others label his work trashy. He can be seen either as an oracle whose morality plays provide a gospel message of family healing, or as an actor with a misaligned worldview. This book asks: what are we to do with the «problem» of Tyler Perry?

Tyler Perry

Author: Janice D. Hamlet
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 149682461X
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A career-spanning volume, Tyler Perry: Interviews collects sixteen interviews, ranging from the early 2000s to 2018. Once a destitute and struggling playwright, Tyler Perry (b. 1969) is now a multimedia phenomenon and one of the most lucrative auteurs in Hollywood. Known for his unwavering and audacious rhetorical style, Perry has produced an impressive body of work by rejecting Hollywood’s procedures and following his personal template. Featuring mostly African American actors and centering primarily on women, Perry’s films lace drama and comedy with Christianity. Despite the skepticism of Hollywood executives who claimed that church-going black people do not go to the movies, Perry achieved critical success with the release of his first film, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, which became the US’s highest-grossing movie of 2005. With his movies, Perry has discovered an untapped audience for the stories he has to offer—stories about adversity, faith, family, and redemption. Critics, including African American filmmaker Spike Lee, have censured Perry’s work for being repetitive and reinforcing negative stereotypes that have long plagued the African American community. Supporters, however, praise Perry for creating films that allow his audience to see themselves onscreen. Regardless of how his films are received, Perry’s accomplishments—establishing the Tyler Perry brand, building one of the largest movie studios in the country, employing more African Americans in front of and behind the camera than any other studio, and creating cinematic content for audiences other filmmakers have ignored—undeniably establish him as one of the most powerful multimedia moguls in the country.

Interpreting Tyler Perry

Author: Jamel Santa Cruze Bell
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134510748
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Tyler Perry has become a significant figure in media due to his undeniable box office success led by his character Madea and popular TV sitcoms House of Payne and Meet the Browns. Perry built a multimedia empire based largely on his popularity among African American viewers and has become a prominent and dominant cultural storyteller. Along with Perry’s success has come scrutiny by some social critics and Hollywood well-knowns, like Spike Lee, who have started to deconstruct the images in Perry’s films and TV shows suggesting, as Lee did, that Perry has used his power to advance stereotypical depictions of African Americans. The book provides a rich and thorough overview of Tyler Perry’s media works. In so doing, contributors represent and approach their analyses of Perry’s work from a variety of theoretical and methodological angles. The main themes explored in the volume include the representation of (a) Black authenticity and cultural production, (b) class, religion, and spirituality, (c) gender and sexuality, and (d) Black love, romance, and family. Perry’s critical acclaim is also explored.

Womanist And Black Feminist Responses To Tyler Perry S Productions

Author: L. Manigault-Bryant
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137429569
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Tyler Perry has made over half a billion dollars through the development of storylines about black women, black communities and black religion. Yet, a text that responds to his efforts from the perspective of these groups does not exist.

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Dr Feelgood

Author: Christian Keyes
Editor: Urban Renaissance
ISBN: 9781622869565
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Having recently ended a failed engagement, Phillip Gordon buries himself in work at his therapy practice to avoid dealing with his problems. Dr. Gordon isn't your typical, dull workaday therapist. He has some unusual ways of addressing patients' concerns; from anger management and infidelity to intimacy issues and marital woes, he always makes his clients feel better. Many of his female clients go as far as to secretly refer to him as Dr. Feelgood. Yet, when it comes to making himself feel good, Phil is clueless.

Screening The Dark Side Of Love

Author: Karen A. Ritzenhoff
Editor: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230341543
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This edited collection unpicks the ways in which love can be understood globally as a problematic and often violent transgression rather than the narrative of 'happy endings' that Classical Hollywood has offered. The contributors utilize varying methodologies of history, textual analysis, psychoanalytic models, and cultural critique and engage with films that have been made from the margins to the mainstream of cinema to explore issues surrounding gender identity and spectatorship.

The Hollywood Reporter

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Situating Semantics

Author: Michael O'Rourke
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Original commentary on the work of philosopher John Perry by prominent contemporary analytic philosophers, with Perry's detailed and original responses; topics include the metaphysics of identity, semantics, and philosophy of mind. John Perry, Henry Waldgrave Stuart Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University, is one of a handful of contemporary analytic philosophers to combine the focused approach of most current work in analytic philosophy with the more expansive systems-building of earlier analytic philosophers and contemporary philosophers in other disciplines. Perry, like W.V.O. Quine, Donald Davison, David Lewis, and Hilary Putnam, focuses on narrow topics across a broad range of subjects. In this volume, leading contemporary analytic philosophers contribute original essays in each of the areas that have been most influenced by Perry's work--metaphysics, language, and mind. Perry himself contributes detailed and original replies. After a comprehensive introduction to Perry's work by the editors that places semantics at the heart of Perry's philosophical strategy, the essays discuss Perry's contributions to the metaphysics of identity, the philosophy of language--in particular, contributions related to reference and unarticulated constituents--and the philosophy of mind. The essays and replies provide new perspectives on Perry's philosophical contributions over the last four decades, and yield insights into contemporary debates on these topics. Contributors Robert Audi, Kent Bach, Patricia Blanchette, Herman Cappelen, Eros Corazza, Ernie Lepore, Brian Loar, Peter Ludlow, Genoveva Marti, Michael McKinsey, Stephen Neale, Michael O'Rourke, John Perry, François Recanati, Cara Spencer, Kenneth A. Taylor, Corey Washington

Cd Review

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Vom Winde Verweht

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The Philosopher S Index

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Public Relations Review

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Bulletin

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Neotectonics Of Maine

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Counseling

Author: Gary S. Belkin
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