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Myers Borrows Themes for ‘Powers’

May 27, 2002

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LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Mike Myers says he likes the style of 1970s blaxploitation films, and he’s borrowing from the genre for the third ``Austin Powers″ movie.

``It’s such a yummy flavor _ the language, the music, the cinematography _ and the clothes are so cool,″ Myers said.

Beyonce Knowles of Destiny’s Child co-stars as Foxxy Cleopatra with Myers in ``Austin Powers in Goldmember,″ which opens July 26.

Myers isn’t the only one looking back at blaxploitation films.

Opening Friday is ``Undercover Brother,″ an action-comedy that spoofs the genre. The era produced such films as ``Shaft,″ ``Foxy Brown,″ and ``Super Fly.″

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