History Film / Shaft

22nd Apr '16 8:46:18 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* GuileHero: Shaft's cunning is one of his greatest assets.
26th Mar '16 7:00:40 PM JMQwilleran
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* FlippingTheBird: The original film opens with John Shaft flipping the bird at a cab driver who's honking his horn at him and yelling "Up yours! Get out of the way!"
26th Feb '16 1:08:05 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* FollowTheLeader: ''Shaft'' essentially was the UrExample for {{Blaxploitation}}, with ''Film/SweetSweetbacksBaadasssssSong'' as the genre's TropeMaker, though not an example.
21st Jan '16 8:23:54 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* IHaveYourWife: The mafia kidnaps Bumpy's daughter to try and make him back down.
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* TheMafia: They serve as the main antagonists, trying to take over Harlem.
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* FriendOnTheForce: Lt. Androzzi, one of the few cops Shaft genuinely likes and respects.


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13th Nov '15 2:00:14 AM moloch
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!! Films in this series:

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!! Films "That cat Shaft shows up in this series:these baaad mutha- / Shut your mouth!":



!!"But I'm troping about Shaft/And we can dig it":

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!!"But I'm troping about Shaft/And Shaft!/And we can dig it":
8th Oct '15 11:29:24 PM moloch
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* [[{{Badass}} Bad Mother]]-- ''[[BigShutUp Shut your mouth]]!''

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* [[{{Badass}} Bad Mother]]-- Motherf]]-- ''[[BigShutUp Shut your mouth]]!''
8th Oct '15 11:26:07 PM moloch
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Incidentally, Ernest Tidyman, writer of the original novel series, also wrote ''Film/TheFrenchConnection.''

In 2014 a ''Shaft'' comic book debuted to good critical buzz, inspired more by the Tidyman novels and written by David Walker of [=BadAzz=] [=MoFo=], a blog about Blaxploitation history.

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Incidentally, Ernest Tidyman, writer of the original novel series, series and the first two movies, also wrote ''Film/TheFrenchConnection.''

In 2014 a ''Shaft'' comic book debuted to good strong critical buzz, reaction, inspired more by the Tidyman novels and written by David Walker of [=BadAzz=] [=MoFo=], a blog about Blaxploitation history.
history. Included in each issue of the first arc, ''A Complicated Man'', was a chapter of ''Shaft's Revenge'', the first new novel about John Shaft since Tidyman's death. A second arc, ''Imitation Of Life'', is in the works.
17th Sep '15 6:36:19 AM moloch
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The film was followed by another movie, along with a series of TV movies, following the further adventures of Shaft during the 1973-74 season on The New CBS Tuesday Night Movies. As the series was being aired on network television, the character of [[AntiHero Shaft]] was [[{{Bowdlerise}} toned down]] [[{{Badbutt}} a fair amount]]; for example, he frequently worked with the police, instead of being against them as in the original movie. Due to this ExecutiveMeddling, the series was unpopular, and it was quickly cancelled.

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The film was followed by another movie, two more movies - only the first of which was based on a Tidyman novel and directed by Parks - along with a series of TV movies, following the further adventures of Shaft during the 1973-74 season on The New CBS Tuesday Night Movies. As the series was being aired on network television, the character of [[AntiHero Shaft]] was [[{{Bowdlerise}} toned down]] [[{{Badbutt}} a fair amount]]; for example, he frequently worked with the police, instead of being against them as in the original movie. Due to this ExecutiveMeddling, the series was unpopular, and it was quickly cancelled.
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