If I have learned NOTHING else in the past 6 1/2 years of Blogging/Writing, it is this: Expertise ain’t what it used to be.
Or maybe it was never all that much in the first place and I am the one with the late pass.
Whatever the case, I stumbled upon the 25 most important movies on Race by way of Time Magazine.
Sounded like a challenge. As an intermittent Movie snob/buff/afficianado, I was curious how this would play out. Of course they decided to rank them chronologically rather than by sheer importance. I didn’t question who the author was until AFTER I saw the whole list. I will encourage you to reserve judgement until AFTER YOU see the whole list.
About the Author:
Richard Corliss – Master’s in Film Studies from Columbia, Time Magazine Movie Critic since 1980, self-proclaimed liberal despite working for National Review in the 70s.
Now, good readers…tell ya what IMA do. I’ve been nice enough to add all these goodies to my Netflix. You can be mah friend if you click here.
When I am about to get one, I will announce that it is on the way so IF you feel so inclined to watch along, you can join me.
I’ll post the review and cultural commentary comparing what Mr. Corliss said with what I say on here along with on Netflix. (VIVA CUT AND PASTE!!!)
I will say this though.
While I don’t question Mr. Corliss’ knowledge on music, I DO question what he knows about Black People, cause THIS list, without Hollywood Shuffle, Drop Squad, Shaft, and Claudine- at LEAST….is mad light in the ass.
PS, I am reaching out to anyone else who wants to get in on this, hit me on the inkognegro07izzatgeemaildotkizzom or in the comments and maybe we can get a little back and forth about this, or suggestions of other movies that may have been left out.
Shout out finally to all the other 32 Day folk