American Masters: Season 16, Episode 7

Ralph Ellison: An American Journey (19 Feb. 2002)

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This documentary presents a portrait of African American author Ralph Ellison, one of the great American novelists of the twentieth century.


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Episode credited cast:
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Dr. Bledsoe
Paul Benjamin ...
Invisible Man
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Amiri Baraka ...
Mattie Lou Trueblood


An examination of the life and influence of writer Ralph Ellison, whose only novel "Invisible Man" was a watershed work in African-American literature. Dramatic recreations from the novel are featured to complement the perspectives of several major African-American writers and scholars on Ellison's role regarding the continuing issue of race in America; Toni Morrison reads excerpts from Ellison's uncompleted second novel "Juneteenth." Written by scgary66

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a movie version of I'm?
4 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

do you think there will be a movie version of Invisible Man? when i first read the book, i totally saw it as a movie playing out the narration of the unnamed black man. the protagonist in the movie Rebecca had no name, thanks to the direction of Sir Alfred Hitchcock. If they did a movie with an unnamed hero like Rebecca, why not Invisible Man? they can come up with creative ways to keep the narrator from being named, right? Like in the documentary, have the guy narrate the voice-over and the same guy acting out the events that the narrator points out. let me say this, i personally love this book because the details captured my mind.

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