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Episode Detail: Shaft - Movies That Shook the World

A look at “Shaft,” director Gordon Parks's groundbreaking 1971 adaptation of Ernest Tidyman's novel about a black private eye (Richard Roundtree). The film's theme song, by Isaac Hayes, won an Oscar. Narrated by Jeff Goldblum.

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Premiered: September 09, 2005, on AMC
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Premise: A nine-part series examining the impact on society of controversial films includes remarks by critics, actors, directors, producers and scholars, who comment on the content and context of films such as D.W. Griffith's `The Birth of a Nation' (1915) and Spike Lee's `Do the Right Thing' (1989).


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