Thursday, 24 February 2022

The Spook Who Sat By The Door

quote [ A former CIA agent (Lawrence Cook) organizes black teenagers into well-trained guerrilla bands bent on overthrowing the white establishment. ]

I watched this movie last night. Fucking amazing.
[SFW] [tv & movies] [+1 Underrated]
[by steele@2:17amGMT]

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milkman666 said @ 1:55am GMT on 25th Feb [Score:1 Underrated]
A friend of mine gave me the hookup, when i was talking to someone else about the movie fight club. This movie is far and away one of my favorites.
steele said @ 1:26pm GMT on 25th Feb
At first, I was amazed at how blatantly racist it was, until I remembered the time period it was made in and realized that what they were showing was probably about as racist as they could get away with while still getting released. And that society around that time, especially the sort of white people depicted, was still much, much more racist. Very sobering.
milkman666 said @ 2:18pm GMT on 28th Feb
It managed to hew close to the book without losing its edge, which was also critiqued for its portrayal of white people. Also the protagonist isn't tempered for the larger white audience by being a pimp or a hustler. It was a bold move to make the film. I hope the remake will be just as good.
steele said @ 6:20pm GMT on 28th Feb
I guess they were working on a series? Apparently the first remake was quashed. But they're going for a second. They're mentioning a rework of the plot. Not gonna lie, after they turned Snowpeircer into a cop drama, which I would not have seen coming a mile away, I don't really have high hopes for a lot of these types of work. But, we'll see.🤞

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