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Topic: Emancipation
Posted by: Sara Nathan
Date/Time: 04/12/22 22:52:00

This long civil war, slaves fighting for freedom movie is supposed to help redeem Will Smith after he was banned from attending for a decade after he slapped a presenter who made a tasteless joke about his wife.

At the time it was said that the strains of making this movie made his reaction more predictable and less culpable - though no-one really bought that as an explanation.

But it must have been testing to make and Co-produce as itís a great sprawling huge picture including panoramas, amazing cinematography, hundreds of extras and a LOT of violence. Plus he is in practically every shot.

Itís about a slave, Peter who is conscripted into the Confederate Arman, made to build a railway under appalling conditions and then flees into the Louisiana swamp, pursued by a vile slave-hunter and his dogs. The movie spends far too long playing cowboys and Indians in said swamp and some of it is pretty gross. Itís based on a true story.

The Villain is the same chap as the villain in Hustle - getting a bit type-cast as Ann oppressorÖ

Itís in a mid-way between colour and black and white, which works rather well.

Definitely one to see on the big screen.

And I would think Smith a shoo-in for an Oscar nomination


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