The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.
Helena Bonham Carter
Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.
The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.
F. Murray Abraham,
Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) will forever alter his life. Written by
This was an awful depiction of the life/times of the era. The plight of the slave was considerable worse. A slave would've never been allowed to act the way this main character would've..the slaves could not speak proper English, let alone command the language enough to effectively insult/manipulate their captives.
The "masters" were as uneducated and unrefined as their slaves..but they were in control..period. ROOTS was a considerably better depiction of the times.
One thing I noticed, is the only emhasise of the time was the reference to both the master and slave. Although it was accurate, the language spoken was of illiterate people..both master and slave. The only ones who had mastered the language were the land owners themselves.
I'm so appalled by this thinly veiled attempt to target the white man in general. We must never forget that the north was republican and the south was democrat, who insisted on slavery..which is what the civil war was all about.
Appalled...simply appalled.. the acting alone was worth steering clear of this atrocity that claims to represent the horrible times of the era...absolutely appalled.
I think I'll watch ROOTS again to regain my perspective of that horrible stain on America's history...because this film accomplished the opposite of what it so blatantly attempted to do.
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