History Film / Shaft

4th Sep '17 2:07:04 AM DemonDuckofDoom
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* BigBad: The first film has Lee, TheMafia agent who led the operation to kidnap Bumpy's daughter.


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31st Aug '17 10:11:01 PM JMQwilleran
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* TVTelephoneEtiquette: Shaft does it in style...
-->'''Shaft''': Vic, your case just busted wide open.
-->'''Androzzi''': So close it for me.
-->'''Shaft''': Cut the crap man, this is Shaft. Looks like you gonna have to close it yo'self, ''shitty''! (''cackles and hangs up, walks away, theme song music plays'')
5th Aug '17 8:50:57 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* MafiaPrincess: Deconstructed with Bumpy's daughter. Turns out, in the cutthroat world of organized crime, being a crime lord's beloved little girl isn't necessarily a good thing...
27th Jul '17 6:11:48 AM jamespolk
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* GrievousBottleyHarm: Shaft whacks a bottle over a Mafia mook's head at the bar. All it gets the mook is a cut scalp.
11th Jun '17 3:29:46 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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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. It also earned Hayes a "Best Original Song" Oscar, the first ever awarded to a Black musician.

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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. It also earned Hayes a "Best Original Song" Oscar, [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]], the first ever awarded to a Black musician.
9th Apr '17 4:17:30 PM moloch
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In 2014 a ''Shaft'' comic book debuted to strong critical reaction, inspired more by the Tidyman novels and written by David Walker of [=BadAzz=] [=MoFo=], a blog about Blaxploitation 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.

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In 2014 a ''Shaft'' comic book debuted to strong critical reaction, inspired more by the Tidyman novels and written by David Walker of [=BadAzz=] [=MoFo=], a blog about Blaxploitation 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 In Walker's second arc, ''Imitation Of Life'', is in the works.
Shaft gets hired on a low-budget detective film [[MythologyGag that may or may not be based on his life]].
25th Feb '17 6:16:37 PM themisterfree
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* CanonWelding: According to Creator/QuentinTarantino in a 2012 Comic-Con interview, Django and Broomhilda (von Shaft) from his movie ''Film/DjangoUnchained'' are the great-great-great-great grandparents of John Shaft. Make of this what you will.
11th Feb '17 3:17:29 PM Mdumas43073
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Incidentally, Ernest Tidyman, writer of the original novel series and the first two movies, also wrote ''Film/TheFrenchConnection.''

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Incidentally, Ernest Tidyman, writer of the original novel series and the first two movies, also wrote ''Film/TheFrenchConnection.''
''Film/TheFrenchConnection'' and ''Film/HighPlainsDrifter''.
11th Feb '17 3:16:57 PM Mdumas43073
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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. It also earned Hayes a "Best Original Song" Oscar, the first ever awarded to a Black musician.

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''Shaft'' is a 1971 {{Blaxploitation}} film, film directed by Gordon Parks and written by Ernest Tidyman, based on Tidyman's novel of the same name. 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. It also earned Hayes a "Best Original Song" Oscar, the first ever awarded to a Black musician.
11th Feb '17 3:15:42 PM Mdumas43073
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