Something the Lord Made

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  1. Chris

    Chris Lead Actor

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    Did anyone else catch this on HBO last night? Far better then I thought; Mos Def has turned into a pretty reliable actor.
     
  2. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    Thread title edited to correct the name of the film (Something the Lord Made instead of What the Lord Made).

    M.
     
  3. Chris

    Chris Lead Actor

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    Thanks Michael, I noticed that right after I typed it.

    Watched it again last night with a friend. I'll have to catch this one on DVD. Should definitely be run during Black History Month. A powerful story.
     
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    Jesse Blacklow Cinematographer

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    Yeah, Mos Def has been showing up a lot on the big (Bamboozled) and small (StLM, Chappelle's Show) screen. I really liked him in this, but I'm really excited to see him as Ford Prefect in the new Hitchiker's Guide.
     
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    A friend of mine's in this movie!

    While I haven't watched it yet, my friend Sean is in the commerical. He's the guy who goes up and says "Doctor so-and-so is needed in the OR" or something.

    I remember him telling me about filming this in Baltimore last fall and how neat it was to be on the same set as Alan Rickman and Mary Stuart Masterson. I can't wait to watch it this week. Glad to hear it's good.

    Rafael.
     
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    I think you're referring to the point in the movie where a doctor runs into the hallway and says, "Vivien Thomas is assisting in an operation with the Chief of Surgery." Then everyone crowds around the labs looking through the windows.

    I really enjoyed the movie though, I even caught myself getting choked up near the end when Mos Def is looking at the portraits on the wall.
     
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    I Tivo'ed it last night. Can't wait to see it later.[​IMG]
     
  8. Jim Dalton

    Jim Dalton Stunt Coordinator

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    I saw this on The American Experience a little while ago and absolutely loved it. Although I can't picture Alan Rickman in the role as a white southern doctor, I will reserve judgement until I finally see the movie.
     
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    I too saw The American Experience version of the Thomas/Blalock story so I knew the basic history. HBO, as usual, did fine by the production. As for me, I'll watch Alan Rickman whatever the role. I think he acquitted himself nicely playing Blalock.
     
  10. Chris

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    Yeah, I was impressed with his performance. Really, the acting in this was top notch, and the direction was very good, with a lot of great tight shots to give you an idea of the intricacy of the projects.

    Another HBO original that didn't dissapoint, one I will eagerly own on DVD>
     

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