The Rosa Parks Story
The above link is a YouTube link to a 2002 made for TV movie starring Angela Bassett. I watched it recently along with a discussion about Rosa Parks. I learned a lot from both. It makes sense now about the changing of the seat to the back of the bus and all.
Mrs. Parks did a great service all around to help with integration, not only with the bus boycott, but with her help as secretary for the NAACP.
I know that a lot of people know a little about her life, but this movie tells a lot more. She was a great figure in the civil rights movement and it’s worth it to learn more about her.
I recently watched the documentary, I Am Not Your Negro, which was a documentary about James Baldwin, based on the novel that the author never finished. What a powerful movie!
The movie is available on Amazon Prime for a few more days, and then it’s available for purchase or rental. It is worth watching, especially if you think you know about Baldwin’s writings. The movie was well put together.
I read an article today about how much Soylent Green got right about 2022. Halfway through the article was “We won’t spoil the ending, though if you know anything about the film, it’s probably the horrifying revelation about Soylent Green.”
If the movie was made in 1973, is it still considered spoiling the ending 49 years later? I think even those who haven’t seen the movie might know that famous last line, without knowing what the rest of the movie is about.
Soylent Green Article
Ruth Negga interview
Here are two articles linked above about the recently released movie, Passing, based on the book Passing, by Nella Larsen.
I enjoyed the movie, but I also enjoyed the book. The above articles are just a bonus. I believe the movie is still available on Netflix.
My movie group is going to the movie theater!
I have tickets for Dune in the IMAX theater.
I did get to No Time to Die last week. It didn’t follow the typical James Bond storyline, but it was worth seeing.
I hope I can say the same for Dune. I am wondering if it is more hype than anything. It only covers the first half of the first book. We will see soon!
YouTube video of the 1913 Derby
I recently watched the movie, Suffragette, on Netflix. I was halfway through it before I realized it was based on true events. I linked an article about the final event and a YouTube video of actual footage of the final event above. Don’t open them if you haven’t seen the movie. They do contain spoilers.
I was fascinated by the fact that I knew so little about this. I find that I learn more and more daily. I just keep looking things up and in this case, it was well worth the effort.
I finally got around to seeing this movie. I was very impressed. It told the story of Frida Kahlo and helped the viewer understand more about the artist.
I really wanted to see the exhibit when it was in San Francisco, but I missed it because of sheltering in place. I hope there will be another chance to see it at some point.
I finally got around to watching this movie on Netflix. I have wanted to read the book and its sequels for a long time, but I decided to get to the movie while I was thinking about it.
I thought the movie was done very well. It was about a former beauty queen’s daughter and her relationship with her family. I still want to read the series of books, assuming that the books are better than the movie.
I was listening to a conversation between friends and friends of the friends. One man started a story with “Back in the 70s, I went to the first Star Trek movie.” He was quickly interrupted with “Wait. Do you mean Star Wars or Star Trek?” His response? “There’s a difference?”
I thought that the man was going to be hurt by all the dirty looks he got. Is there a difference???? Yes, there is!
Jim Parsons on LGBT roles
The above linked article is an interview with Jim Parsons about equality in casting when it comes to LGBT roles in movies and television. It is a short interview, but it makes a lot of sense.