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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Miracle at St. Anna

posted by on September 27 at 10:28 AM

It didn’t make it up in time for This Weekend at the Movies yesterday, but if anyone is wondering about Spike Lee’s new WWII drama Miracle at St. Anna, you can now read Charles Mudede’s review here:

The pre–civil rights black American soldier is the ultimate contradiction. And Spike Lee is well aware of this; he knows that the men in his new film, four black American soldiers in Italy at the end of World War II, are caught in a complex web of contradictions: black Americans in white Europe, black Americans battling racist Germans for their racist American government. And then there are all of those lonely and lovely white ladies in the Italian villages. Good lord, how can a brother keep his head straight in this most trying of situations?

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Posted by danny | September 27, 2008 10:53 AM

I'm sad that Charles hasn't yet posted about Amanda's (and Raffaele's!) appearance in Friday's court. She looked quite amazing!

Posted by stinkbug | September 27, 2008 12:16 PM

I know this film is about soldiers in WWII, but every time I hear the title "Miracle at St. Anna" and that it's directed by Spike Lee, I think its going to be about a bunch of Irish-American dudes at a Catholic school in Briarwood, Queens who rumble with a bunch of black dudes from Hollis.

Posted by John Bailo | September 27, 2008 5:48 PM

When I wrote "amazing" above I meant "dreamy".

Posted by stinkbug | September 27, 2008 6:51 PM

oh it was amazing. oh it was so good! opening scene... gosh...

Posted by whomsRU | September 29, 2008 11:24 AM

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