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Re: Onnidan's Black Movie Hall of Fame
« Reply #30 on: April 05, 2021, 04:57:08 PM »
My interest in Imitation to Life has be piqued

TCM has it airing on 4/11. I'll put a reminder on my phone.

You haven't missed much.  It's more of a chick flick.
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Re: Onnidan's Black Movie Hall of Fame
« Reply #31 on: April 05, 2021, 05:07:47 PM »
M&G, there are 2 productions of Imitation of LIfe. The original is from 1934. The 2nd one is from 1959 with Lana Turner and Juanita Moore. Thats the one that gets all of the replays and the one that people talk about the most.


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« Reply #32 on: April 05, 2021, 05:12:42 PM »
The ‘59 version is the one to air next Sunday
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Re: Onnidan's Black Movie Hall of Fame
« Reply #33 on: April 05, 2021, 05:15:30 PM »
Honestly M&G, you are the only black I have ever met who has never seen that movie. Granted there are many who have never seen the original.

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Re: Onnidan's Black Movie Hall of Fame
« Reply #34 on: April 05, 2021, 06:32:59 PM »
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« Reply #35 on: April 05, 2021, 07:44:10 PM »
Honestly M&G, you are the only black I have ever met who has never seen that movie. Granted there are many who have never seen the original.

and I still might not see it.  I’m subject to fall asleep on it.
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Re: Onnidan's Black Movie Hall of Fame
« Reply #36 on: April 05, 2021, 08:09:49 PM »
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I discovered this gem on TCM one night when zero was on TV.  Saw Sidney Poitier name and set my timer to remind me to watch.  I wasn’t disappointed.

soflo, by chance did you see Odds Against Tomorrow with Harry Belafonte from 1959?  Happened upon it the same way.
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« Reply #37 on: April 05, 2021, 08:54:06 PM »
give it look if you can
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Re: Onnidan's Black Movie Hall of Fame
« Reply #38 on: April 05, 2021, 10:46:40 PM »
Y's favorite:
Madea Goes to Jail
Madea Family Reunion

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« Reply #39 on: April 05, 2021, 11:08:33 PM »
Y's favorite:
Madea Goes to Jail
Madea Family Reunion

I was thinking any Elvis Presley movie.  Since Elvis got his moves from a Black man
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Re: Onnidan's Black Movie Hall of Fame
« Reply #40 on: April 05, 2021, 11:39:02 PM »
Honestly M&G, you are the only black I have ever met who has never seen that movie. Granted there are many who have never seen the original.

and I still might not see it.  I’m subject to fall asleep on it.

It was the one movie where parents would gather their kids around the tv when it came on. The Wizard of Oz, and The Ten Commandments were right up there as well. We had to go over to y nem's house to watch Gone With The Wind, Elvis movies, Shirley Temple movies and Green Pastures.


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« Reply #41 on: April 06, 2021, 12:09:03 AM »
My Mother would not have wanted to watch no supposed black person lamenting they weren't white.  She sneered at Leslie Uggams for marrying a white man.


Shyt....I still remember my mother threatening me one time out of the blue, "...you bet not bring no white gal up in here...."  I'm thinking to myself "whoa...where did that come from?"

  So you see it's not hard for me to have NOT seen this movie back when it was new. Certainly nothing I'm interested in even now, but will take a look next week if I stay awake.  :lol:
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« Reply #42 on: April 06, 2021, 12:15:37 AM »
I feel you. (Wait a minute, it's freaking past midnight now, and you are still awake. How are you not able to stay up to watch that movie?) My mother use to have a fit whenever an Elvis movie came on. She hated Green Pastures with a passion.

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« Reply #43 on: April 06, 2021, 12:19:23 AM »
the movie may bore me to sleep.
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Re: Onnidan's Black Movie Hall of Fame
« Reply #44 on: April 06, 2021, 12:33:23 AM »
the movie may bore me to sleep.

It may now, but back in the day, it was special.

 

 

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