멜빈 반 피블스, 블랙 시네마의 아이콘, 죽었다 89

“아빠는 흑인 이미지가 중요하다는 것을 알았어,” his son Mario Van Peebles 성명에서 말했다 released by Criterion. “사진이 천 단어의 가치가 있다면, 영화의 가치는 무엇이었는가? 우리는 우리가 보는 성공을 원합니다, thus we need to see ourselves being free. True liberation did not mean imitating the colonizer’s mentality. It meant appreciating the power, beauty and interconnectivity of all people.

Melvin was known for directing productions such as the 1971 indie classicSweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song,” “The Story of a Three-Day Pass,” “Watermelon Man” 과 “Don’t Play Us Cheap.

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In an unparalleled career distinguished by relentless innovation, boundless curiosity and spiritual empathy, Melvin Van Peebles made an indelible mark on the international cultural landscape through his films, 짧은 이야기, plays and music,” the Criterion Collection added.

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The father/son duo worked together for the 1989 필름 “Identity Crisis.Melvin directed while Mario wrote and starred as a rapper possessed by a dead fashion mogul.

Melvin appeared in his son’s 1993 flickPosse,” as well as in Mario’s dramaPanther,” writing the script adaption from his own novel.

Melvin Van Peebles and son Mario Van Peebles are seen during the 14th Annual Gotham Awards in New York City, 뉴욕.

Melvin Van Peebles and son Mario Van Peebles are seen during the 14th Annual Gotham Awards in New York City, 뉴욕. (사진: Jim Spellman/WireImage)

Mario directed the filmBaadassss!” 에 2003; it served as both a documentary and an homage to his father’s iconic film.

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Melvin was married to actress Maria Marx in the 1950s. The marriage ended in divorce, but they shared daughter Megan Van Peebles and son Max Van Peebles.

He was born in Chicago and attended Ohio Wesleyan University. He earned a degree in literature and also served in the Air Force in his younger years.

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