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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Panther (1995)


It is a time of tension of rioting in the streets. A time of change. In Oakland, California, 1968, a militant group, The Black Panthers led by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale have armed themselves and are ready to right for freedom. To the people, they're heroes, but to the FBI they're Public Enemy Number One. Now the Feds will do everything they can on the right or wrong side of the law to bring the Panthers down.


Anonymous said...

Remember thinking Mario was too much of a showboat to do this justice. And I was right. There was one scene where two fellows are talking on a basketball court and the camera swirls around and around, faster and faster, for no reason. Drove me crazy. Like all those long, lingering, loving shots of Mario's own body muscles in Posse. Ridiculous.
The great Black Panther film has yet to be made.
But I DID dig this soundtrack at the time. Thanks for reminding me.

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