Panther by Melvin Van Peebles
A Novel

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Looks at the making of the film about the Black Panther Party
 

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Published January 1, 1995 by PAYBACK PRESS. 242 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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Filmmaker, composer, and financial analyst Van Peebles (Bold Money, 1986) relies more on movie-like fantasy than accuracy for his first novel—a historical fiction about the Black Panthers' early years: soon to be released as a movie by the author's son, Mario.

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Writer, director, actor and singer (he wrote, directed and starred in Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song), Van Peebles has now written an engrossing novel about the early days of the Black Panther move

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Writer, director, actor and singer (he wrote, directed and starred in Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song), Van Peebles has now written an engrossing novel about the early days of the Black Panther movement in '67 and '68.

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Entertainment Weekly

If there's anything that Panther (Gramercy, R), Mario Van Peebles' hyperactive docudrama, gets right, it's the militant spectacle of young black men, armed, for the first time in their lives — for the first time in American history — with guns and the law, gazing with unblinking hatred into t...

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Variety

Panther," a fictionalized telling of some incidents in the life of the Black Panthers, represents a gloss on history for the ennobling benefit of its protagonists.

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