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Encore: Looking back on the legacy of ‘Shaft,’ 50 years later

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see extra, go to https://www.npr.org. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: 1971 launched moviegoers to an iconic character, John Shaft. (SOUNDBITE OF SONG, “THEME FROM SHAFT”) UNIDENTIFIED MUSICAL GROUP: (Singing) Shaft. ISAAC HAYES: Can you dig it? SHAPIRO: The movie was successful for then-floundering MGM Studios. “Shaft” impressed a quantity of different movies which […]

Encore: Looking back on the legacy of ‘Shaft,’ 50 years later

ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: 1971 launched moviegoers to an iconic character, John Shaft. (SOUNDBITE OF SONG, “THEME FROM SHAFT”) UNIDENTIFIED MUSICAL GROUP: (Singing) Shaft. ISAAC HAYES: Can you dig it? SHAPIRO: The movie was successful for then-floundering MGM Studios. “Shaft” impressed a quantity of different movies which are known as Blaxploitation cinema. We’re taking a second […]

Encore: Looking back on the legacy of ‘Shaft,’ 50 years later

ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: 1971 launched moviegoers to an iconic character, John Shaft. (SOUNDBITE OF SONG, “THEME FROM SHAFT”) UNIDENTIFIED MUSICAL GROUP: (Singing) Shaft. ISAAC HAYES: Can you dig it? SHAPIRO: The movie was successful for then-floundering MGM Studios. “Shaft” impressed a quantity of different movies which might be known as Blaxploitation cinema. We’re taking a […]

Encore: Looking back on the legacy of ‘Shaft,’ 50 years later

ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: 1971 launched moviegoers to an iconic character, John Shaft. (SOUNDBITE OF SONG, “THEME FROM SHAFT”) UNIDENTIFIED MUSICAL GROUP: (Singing) Shaft. ISAAC HAYES: Can you dig it? SHAPIRO: The movie was a success for then-floundering MGM Studios. “Shaft” impressed a quantity of different movies which can be known as Blaxploitation cinema. We’re taking […]

Looking back on the legacy of ‘Shaft,’ 50 years later

ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: 1971 launched moviegoers to an iconic character, John Shaft. (SOUNDBITE OF SONG, “THEME FROM SHAFT”) UNIDENTIFIED MUSICAL GROUP: (Singing) Shaft. ISAAC HAYES: Can you dig it? SHAPIRO: The movie was successful for then-floundering MGM Studios. “Shaft” impressed a quantity of different movies which might be known as Blaxploitation cinema. We’re taking a […]

Looking back on the legacy of ‘Shaft,’ 50 years later : NPR

ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: 1971 launched moviegoers to an iconic character, John Shaft. (SOUNDBITE OF SONG, “THEME FROM SHAFT”) UNIDENTIFIED MUSICAL GROUP: (Singing) Shaft. ISAAC HAYES: Can you dig it? SHAPIRO: The movie was successful for then-floundering MGM Studios. “Shaft” impressed a quantity of different movies which can be known as Blaxploitation cinema. We’re taking a […]