|Posted by Crayzon Deeyon on October 7, 2016 at 10:00 PM|
It is truly a breath of fresh air to watch a film that revises history, to include the truth about the enslaved, in America. It would seem that some would feel disturbed by what they see on the screen, but the script, now a film by Nate Parker, is not merely a "get whitey" get revenge narrative. It is a coming of age-reluctant hero-love story.
Nat Turner finds himself in an untenable condition, continuing to ignore what he sees, just to survive, but in the end, when he decides to end the untenable, he puts his faith forward to live.
The sound mix on the film, the edit and the cinematography-- shot for shot-- is classic storytelling. The acting, the motivated lighting, and how it accents the exterior and interior design of the sets, the costumes on the actors, and 'the unspoken' by the actors-- elements seldom recognized-- drives the plot as much as the spoken words and actions of the actors.
This is truly, forget Oscar-- NAACP, BET Honors, Stellar Awards, etc., worthy, and then once it receives all of the Black awards, then and only then should Nate Parker even think of giving Oscar the blessing of the cast, the crew and himself at the academy awards.
What's the greatest advance brought by Nate Parker's The Birth of a Nation? It is the Black lead character does not need the help of a munificent white character that is the "great savior" of Black people in bondage. Like films that have come before it, "Boss Ni@@er" (1975), "Shaft" (1970); lately, "Django Unchained" (2012), and "The Magnificent 7" (2016)-- the lead actor is a strong-in thought and deed-hero, whom everyone, no matter what race he or she is, can relate to.
We need more heroes on the big screen representing the Black experience, which is anyone's experience who loves movies about the underdog triumph.
Nate Parker's The Birth of a Nation Is Worth The Ticket Price; so get your crew of family, friends, boyfriends, girlfriends together, and see this film again, again and again.
Crazy Dee's Rating - 10 Champaign Flutes & Toast Master!