Hellhound on my trail: Crossroads and the Racist Ravishment
Abstract:This article analyses the ideological implications of Faustian figurations in Crossroads (1986) in the context of other post-World War Two American films featuring a musical demonic compact and the blackface economy within American culture. The essay demonstrates that the film's narrative of a white Julliard musician's transgressive desire to play the blues transposes the minstrel form and the longstanding racial bias within Faustian discourses.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills, Los Angeles.
Publication date: 2002-11-01
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