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A study that explores the use of sampling in the cycle of hood films between the years of 1989 and 1995, highlighted by a detailed analysis of the use of audio sampling in Do the Right Thing (Lee, 1989) and the use of visual sampling in a section of Tales from the Hood (1995) called “Hardcore Convict”. Following such analysis, would it be fair to say that the use of sampling in these films reinforces opposition towards dominant ideology and mainstream representations of African-American culture?

A study that explores the use of sampling in the cycle of hood films between the years of 1989 and 1995, highlighted by a detailed analysis of the use of audio sampling in Do the Right Thing (Lee, 1989) and the use of visual sampling in a section of Tales from the Hood (1995) called “Hardcore Convict”. Following such analysis, would it be fair to say that the use of sampling in these films reinforces opposition towards dominant ideology and mainstream representations of African-American culture?

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A study that explores the use of sampling in the cycle of hood films between theyears of 1989 and 1995, highlighted by a detailed analysis of the use of audiosampling in 
Do the Right Thing 
(Lee, 1989) and the use of visual sampling in a section of  
Tales from the Hood 
(1995) called “Hardcore Convict”.  Following such analysis, would it be fair to say that the use of sampling in these films reinforcesopposition towards dominant ideology and mainstream representations of African-American culture?Russell Cook Independent study submitted as part requirement for the B.A (Hons) degree in FilmStudies and Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Worcester.(May 2010)1
 
Abstract
The ultimate purpose of my Independent Study is to try and understand the effectsof sampled music and sampled images upon a film text, and in turn to discern howthese effects impact upon audience interpretation of onscreen events. In doing so, Ihope to gain an insight into the importance of sampled music to contemporaryAfrican-American musicians and composers, and the importance of sampledimages, depicting key moments in African-American history, to the understandingof African-American culture as a whole. As a result, I hope to make sense of therepeated use of sampling seen in the cycle of hood films produced between theyears of 1989 and 1995, allowing me to explore the prospect of these films being aresponse to dominant ideology and mainstream representations of African-American culture.To conduct this study I will textually analyse two films:
Do the Right Thing 
(Lee,1989), and the fourth section of Rusty Cundieff’s
Tales from the Hood 
(1995)called “Hardcore Convict”. Such a process of analysis should highlight directorialattempts at conveying meaning, both in an explicit or implicit fashion. To analysethese moments effectively I will need to conduct a semiotic style of analysis of anysampled material applied to them, enabling me to understand these key moments ina new manner.As a result of this style of analysis I hope to tread relatively new ground withregards to understanding Spike Lee’s
Do the Right Thing 
and Rusty Cundieff’s
Tales from the Hood 
. Moreover, I hope to establish a deeper understanding of theresponses made by African-American directors during the 1980’s and 1990’s, to thedominant ideological values and mainstream representations of black Americanpeople and their culture.2
 
Table of Contents:I. AcknowledgementsII. Independent StudyIII. Bibliography
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