ABSTRACT In Bamboozled (2001), Spike Lee extends Mel Brooks's camping of race in The Producers (1968), but how do their movies illuminate racial history? Taken together, both spoof American cultural industries, even as they prove that America provided an escape from genocidal violence for Jews but an entrapment within it for blacks.
RACIAL CAMP in The Producers and Bamboozled
SUSAN GUBAR is Distinguished Professor at Indiana University. She is the author of Rooms of Our Own (University of Illinois Press, 2006), Poetry after Auschwhitz: Remembering What One Never Knew (Indiana University Press, 2003), and Racechanges: White Skin, Black Face in American Culture (Oxford University Press, 1997).
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SUSAN GUBAR; RACIAL CAMP in The Producers and Bamboozled. Film Quarterly 1 December 2006; 60 (2): 26–37. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2006.60.2.26
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