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Birth of An Industry: Blackface Minstrelsy and the Rise of American Animation

Nicholas Sammond, Author

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Conclusion, Page 271

Writing for Salon, Stephanie Zacharek comments on the film Tropic Thunder (2008): "The actors playing actors in ‘Tropic Thunder’...see themselves as craftsmen striving for authenticity in an artificial world...." A parody of  the performance, anxious authenticity and race in Hollywood blockbusters, Tropic Thunder speaks to the contradictory desire to create an honest performance that also has mass appeal. 
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