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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

By The Way...

Did anybody see the TV version of "A Raisin In The Sun"? What were your thoughts? Please let me know...

11 comments:

Mes Deux Cents said...

Hi Invisible Woman,

I saw it and I enjoyed it. It was nice to see African Americans on TV who were not being stereotypes.

When is the last time there was a show on network TV with a Black cast that was a drama? I can't remember. So this was a nice change of pace.

Anonymous said...

I felt a bit amibvalent about it. Wanted to love it and loved the play with that cast, but it seemed to be in need of one set to make it work. What makes the play effective is the body language of the people around the scene who react to certain things. When you do close facial edits, you lose the ensemble reactions and this play really only works as an ensemble piece.

tayo said...

I was in a meeting and missed it and I was so mad. I wonder if it will come out on DVD or something?

The Obenson Report said...

I forgot that it was even on... so obviously, I missed it. Guess I'll go surf for reviews.

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MsMarvalus said...

I watched it...Phylicia Rashad was beautiful and very good...

Sanaa was good and Audra I think was held back by playing against Puffy...

Puffy, Puffy, Puffy...I think if there was nothing to compare him to, you could say that he did a good job. If you have ever seen Sidney Poitier in this role, then you know that Puffy needed to go and sit down...an actor he is not...

Regina said...

I refused to watch a classic redone starring puffy, puff daddy, p didly, didly widly, sean cock-eyed combs or whatever he wants to call himself these days. Some people need to stop trying so hard to be what they CLEARLY are not. He can't do a good job in a video, how can anyone expect him to pull of imitating Sidney P.??
Stop the madness!

Invisible Woman said...

Hi MDC. Thanks for your opinion....the last drama I remember like that was Lackawanna Blues...and it was a big deal just like this.

@anon: that is a very good point. You felt the desperation of their situation by being stifled in their tiny apartment in the original...it takes away from the inensity of why the mother wants to move so badly by showing them elsewhere in the remake

@tayo: you know it will be out eventually on DVD for sure, but I bet you can probably find it online somewhere right now

Invisible Woman said...

@Ms. M: I am reading a lot about how Puffy was miscast; I know he wasn't fit to be in a movie I liked called "Made", and in Monster's Ball it was so brief it was hard to tell...

@Regina: to be fair, not to many people could fool with Sidney, for reals

Invisible Woman said...

@Obenson: you're starting to be a slacker like me, haha :-)

Anonymous said...

It was okay. It misses the rawness of the original film of the 1960's version. But young people would get a lot out of it.