The Devil Finds Work
First edition cover
|Publisher||The Dial Press|
The Devil Finds Work is a book length essay by writer James Baldwin. Published in 1976, it is both a memoir of his experiences watching movies and a critique of the racial politics of American cinema.
The book opens with a discussion of a Joan Crawford film, which is the first movie Baldwin can remember seeing, and ends with a discussion of The Exorcist, which came out in 1973. Among the other movies discussed are Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, In the Heat of the Night and The Defiant Ones.
- Coombs, Orde (May 2, 1976). "The Devil Finds Work". The New York Times Book Review. The New York Times. Retrieved January 31, 2017.
- Berlatsky, Noah (April 2, 2014). "The Most Powerful Piece of Film Criticism Ever Written". The Atlantic. Retrieved January 31, 2016.
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