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Re: Onnidan's Black Movie Hall of Fame
« Reply #45 on: April 06, 2021, 01:28:04 AM »
No love for Friday?

Also, Dreamgirls, Get Out, When We Were Kings, and Akeelah and the Bee.

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Re: Onnidan's Black Movie Hall of Fame
« Reply #46 on: April 06, 2021, 11:12:13 AM »
No love for...

Drumline

Marshall

Dream Girls

42

Uncorked

Dear White People

Just Mercy

Girls Trip

Mudbound

Hidden Figures

I Am Not Your Negro

12 Years a Slave...


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Re: Onnidan's Black Movie Hall of Fame
« Reply #47 on: April 06, 2021, 08:10:16 PM »
The title said Hall of Fame.  Not every black movie is HoF worthy.
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Re: Onnidan's Black Movie Hall of Fame
« Reply #48 on: April 06, 2021, 08:50:34 PM »
Y's favorite:
Madea Goes to Jail
Madea Family Reunion

Not a big Madea fan.

Nobody liked Soul Plane?

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Re: Onnidan's Black Movie Hall of Fame
« Reply #49 on: April 06, 2021, 09:45:29 PM »
The title said Hall of Fame.  Not every black movie is HoF worthy.


THIS VERY POINT WAS MISSED BY SOME PEOPLE. ::)
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Re: Onnidan's Black Movie Hall of Fame
« Reply #50 on: April 07, 2021, 12:06:20 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:
You too?  My Mom told me that when I left for the military.  I had never been interested in white women and liked my women jet black.  However, because my mom said it I hooked up with a white senior at Austin Peay no sooner than I arrived at Fort Campbell to see what all the hype was about.  We broke up however after I saw a cross burning in a field in Clarksville. :shrug:
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Re: Onnidan's Black Movie Hall of Fame
« Reply #51 on: April 07, 2021, 01:06:37 AM »
The title said Hall of Fame.  Not every black movie is HoF worthy.


THIS VERY POINT WAS MISSED BY SOME PEOPLE. ::)


 :lol: Yeah, the thread evolved into something I did not intend. But once you release something into the ocean, you have little control over the direction the waves take it.

IMO there are only a few iconic black movies. These are the movies that are actually discussed in black circles. The Color Purple is one.  Imitation of Life is another. Harlem Nights, Coming to America, the original Friday, Boyz in Da Hood, School Daze, Miss Jane Pittman....

Back in the 70's Car Wash was a big point of discussion in the community. Don't know why it resonated, but it did. Carmen Jones was the movie of it's time. To Sir with Love was a big thing to do in the late 60's. Coolie High in the 70's.

Most of those movies were not Academy Award caliber, but they were elevated to a certain status in the community.

The Color Purple is at the top of the heap. Why, if you walk into a room filled with 10,000 black folk, and quoted one of the movie's iconic lines, 100% of the people in the room would know where you got it from. Harlem Nights is another, and it's largely because of Della Reese. Something about shooting off a pinky toe resonated with the community.
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Re: Onnidan's Black Movie Hall of Fame
« Reply #52 on: April 07, 2021, 04:51:44 AM »
The title said Hall of Fame.  Not every black movie is HoF worthy.


THIS VERY POINT WAS MISSED BY SOME PEOPLE. ::)


 :lol: Yeah, the thread evolved into something I did not intend. But once you release something into the ocean, you have little control over the direction the waves take it.

IMO there are only a few iconic black movies. These are the movies that are actually discussed in black circles. The Color Purple is one.  Imitation of Life is another. Harlem Nights, Coming to America, the original Friday, Boyz in Da Hood, School Daze, Miss Jane Pittman....

Back in the 70's Car Wash was a big point of discussion in the community. Don't know why it resonated, but it did. Carmen Jones was the movie of it's time. To Sir with Love was a big thing to do in the late 60's. Coolie High in the 70's.

Most of those movies were not Academy Award caliber, but they were elevated to a certain status in the community.

The Color Purple is at the top of the heap. Why, if you walk into a room filled with 10,000 black folk, and quoted one of the movie's iconic lines, 100% of the people in the room would know where you got it from. Harlem Nights is another, and it's largely because of Della Reese. Something about shooting off a pinky toe resonated with the community.

Thanks for adding Friday.  We don't have very many classic stoner movies in our catalog (Half-Baked, How High, etc); and even though Next Friday is insanely funny in it's own right; it lacked the heart of the original Friday. 

26 years later, people are still waiting on 'Smokie' to return to the role.  That tells you something. 

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Re: Onnidan's Black Movie Hall of Fame
« Reply #53 on: April 07, 2021, 09:26:53 AM »
In The Heat of the Night (Original)

Jackie Brown

Are HOF worthy I believe.

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Re: Onnidan's Black Movie Hall of Fame
« Reply #54 on: April 07, 2021, 09:33:04 AM »
Love her or hate her,  Madea has left a mark on the community and deserves recognition. Everyone has an opinion about her, whether it's positive or negative.

If we did a list of TV shows, the list would be very short.

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Re: Onnidan's Black Movie Hall of Fame
« Reply #55 on: April 07, 2021, 09:32:27 PM »
Love her or hate her,  Madea has left a mark on the community and deserves recognition. Everyone has an opinion about her, whether it's positive or negative.

If we did a list of TV shows, the list would be very short.

I disagree. Do it.  Animated shows alone could carry the conversation. 

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Re: Onnidan's Black Movie Hall of Fame
« Reply #56 on: April 07, 2021, 10:38:13 PM »
The title said Hall of Fame.  Not every black movie is HoF worthy.

Oh, that's easy...
No love for...

Hidden Figures

I Am Not Your Negro

12 Years a Slave...


 




Here's an interesting list on 100 years of Black Film Making
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Re: Onnidan's Black Movie Hall of Fame
« Reply #57 on: April 10, 2021, 09:44:04 PM »
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Re: Onnidan's Black Movie Hall of Fame
« Reply #58 on: April 11, 2021, 11:48:19 AM »
Reallly enjoyed Brother from Another Planet.

TOP of my list for HOF:

LUMUMBA by Raoul Peck

Just commented on it in another thread:



Must see!!

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Re: Onnidan's Black Movie Hall of Fame
« Reply #59 on: April 11, 2021, 03:28:39 PM »
Love her or hate her,  Madea has left a mark on the community and deserves recognition. Everyone has an opinion about her, whether it's positive or negative.

If we did a list of TV shows, the list would be very short.


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