Peter Brunette (essay date August 1991)
SOURCE: Brunette, Peter. “Singleton's Street Noises.” Sight and Sound 1, no. 4 (August 1991): 13.
[In the following essay, Brunette discusses Singleton's response to the positive and negative critical reaction to Boyz N the Hood.]
Present at this year's Cannes festival for the world premiere of his first film, Boyz N the Hood, a sophisticated if somewhat preachy account of three young boys' violent coming of age in the black ghetto of South Central Los Angeles, twenty-three-year-old John Singleton is clearly enjoying the attention.
When I arrive for our scheduled interview, he is on his way back to his room. He suggests that we talk as we...
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