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Forest Whitaker: ‘A lot of the issues that they were fighting for in the Sixties are the same now’


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Forest Whitaker: ‘A lot of the issues that they were fighting for in the Sixties are the same now’

By Alexandra Pollard

 

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Forest Whitaker: ‘The way I work as an actor is to dive down deep into the character and then surrender’

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The world didn’t need another mob drama. Or so you may think. The Godfather, Goodfellas, Scarface, The Sopranos: they’ve already barged their way, guns blazing, to the top of most “best films and TV shows of all time” lists.

 

To make another – with the word “Godfather” in the title no less – was surely asking for trouble.

 

But The Godfather of Harlem holds its own.

 

Set against the backdrop of the civil rights movement and women’s liberation, the US series places front and centre the characters usually ignored by the genre.

 

Full Story: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/features/forest-whitaker-interview-godfather-of-harlem-starz-last-king-of-scotland-b1374227.html

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1 hour ago, Hanaguma said:

What a maroon.

The problem is many maroonic people want to feel like they are fighting for civil rights because they have sad empty lives and they want to feel special and important.

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15 hours ago, BangkokReady said:

The problem is many maroonic people want to feel like they are fighting for civil rights because they have sad empty lives and they want to feel special and important.

I doubt that Forest Whitaker is a moron, and if you think the fight for civil rights are over then the moron is posting on Thai Visa. Yes a blackman can become President one in 200 odd years and at present only one on the supreme court. You may also want to watch how hard the Republican party fights to supress the votes of minority people across the US, that is a civil rights issue.

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