Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Butler - L. Daniels 2013

Why this ought to be a brilliant film :
- Top-notch actors.

- An engaging angle of the infected father-and-son relationship, exacerbated by the roles they play in the Civil Rights movement; the father is a butler at the White House, the son a Black Panther.
- A large chunk of US history, treated in a somewhat cursory manner, but still!

Why it isn't : 
Da*ned if I know. Conventional storytelling. But still?

Should work just fine in class, though.

 

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