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The Mack

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The badly lit dance-floor mise en scène from 8:42 – 9:25 in the lowbrow blaxploitation thriller The Mack (1973, d. Michael Campus) communicates that movie’s theme (dandyism and flâneurie as radical/misguided street theater operating within oppressive social context) more effectively and movingly than all of the rococo, orgasmic, anti-repressive dance scenes in the low-middlebrow blockbuster Saturday Night Fever (1977, d. John Badham) put together.

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