Episode 73 : Dead Presidents
Mar 29th, 2021 by dontpushpausepodcast
- Capturing the Black experience before/during/after the Vietnam War; the director’s visions for the film, plus positives & drawbacks of loosely adapting true stories, truth vs. fiction, pacing & visual style; interweaving genres to blend a serious story into an entertaining film; strength of the cast & unpacking the main characters; the film’s incredible soundtrack, release & critical reception.
- DEAD PRESIDENTS (1995). Larenz Tate, Keith David, Chris Tucker, N’Bushe Wright, Freddy Rodriguez, Rose Jackson // Directed by Albert Hughes & Allen Hughes.
***Picks of the Week***
- Lindsay’s Pick, SET IT OFF (1996). Jada Pinkett, Vivica A. Fox, Queen Latifah, Kimberly Elise // Directed by F. Gary Gray.
- Justin’s Pick, LOVE JONES (1997). Larenz Tate, Nia Long, Isaiah Washington, Lisa Nicole Carson, Bill Bellamy // Directed by Theodore Witcher.
- Comparing the journey in DEAD PRESIDENTS to Billy’s labor of love, THE RAZOR’S EDGE, plus the process of adapting a novel into a screenplay.
***Final Thoughts on DEAD PRESIDENTS.***
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