History Film / Shaft

11th Oct '16 6:20:04 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* PayingForTheActionScene: Shaft routinely compensates people for the damage his fights cause.
5th Oct '16 9:46:06 PM NWolfman
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''Shaft'' is a 1971 {{Blaxploitation}} film, directed by Gordon Parks and written by Ernest Tidyman, based on Tidyman's novel of the same name. It tells the story of an African-American private detective, John Shaft, who travels through Harlem and infiltrates TheMafia in order to find the missing daughter of a black mobster. It stars Richard Roundtree as Shaft, Moses Gunn as Bumpy Jonas, Charles Cioffi as Lt. Vic Androzzi, and Christopher St. John as Ben Buford, along with Gwenn Mitchell and Lawrence Pressman. Isaac Hayes did the [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic theme song]] quoted above, which has reached MemeticMutation to the point where it may actually be better known than the movie..

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''Shaft'' is a 1971 {{Blaxploitation}} film, directed by Gordon Parks and written by Ernest Tidyman, based on Tidyman's novel of the same name. It tells the story of an African-American private detective, John Shaft, who travels through Harlem and infiltrates TheMafia in order to find the missing daughter of a black mobster. It stars Richard Roundtree as Shaft, Moses Gunn as Bumpy Jonas, Charles Cioffi as Lt. Vic Androzzi, and Christopher St. John as Ben Buford, along with Gwenn Mitchell and Lawrence Pressman. Isaac Hayes did the [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic theme song]] quoted above, which has reached MemeticMutation to the point where it may actually be better known than the movie..
movie. It also earned Hayes a "Best Original Song" Oscar, the first ever awarded to a Black musician.
2nd Aug '16 1:10:48 PM JamesAustin
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* BadassMoustache
* [[{{Badass}} Bad Motherf]]-- ''[[BigShutUp Shut your mouth]]!''
** {{Badbutt}}-- In the series of TV movies, he got downgraded to a [[{{Bowdlerize}} Bad Melon Farmer]] for fear of [[MoralGuardians offending the delicate sensitivities of white TV audiences]].

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* BadassMoustache
* [[{{Badass}} Bad Motherf]]--
BadassMoustache: Shaft has a moustache, and as we all know, he's a bad motherf-- ''[[BigShutUp Shut your mouth]]!''
** * {{Badbutt}}-- In the series of TV movies, he got downgraded to a [[{{Bowdlerize}} Bad Melon Farmer]] for fear of [[MoralGuardians offending the delicate sensitivities of white TV audiences]].
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.
21st Jan '16 2:41:19 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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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":
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