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Friday, July 17, 2009

Brian's Song (1971)









Starring:

  • James Caan
  • Billy Dee Williams
  • Jack Warden
  • Bernie Casey
  • Shelley Fabares

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It is a story of 2 men--Gale and Brian...2 unlikely people to become the best of friends...The actors were well cast--James Caan and Billy Dee Sayers fit their roles to a tee. It is a film not only of friendship but also of love...a film of triumph of the human spirit. It is a story that transcends time and overcomes barriers to relationships, whatever they might be--racial, religious, or political. It challenges the viewer to assess his/her own prejudices and why it must be overcome. It is as timely as it was when it was first shown. A real winner but be prepared with a box of Kleenex when watching this very touching film.

2 comments:

Funkback said...

Wow!
A first for Yours truly. The hero from Rollerball and Lando together. But it doesn't really seem to "Blaxplo" really. More hollywood, but I'm a check it out. I wasn't aware of this.
/Funkback the proud father of M

SelfScience said...

It's not Blax at all, but a great movie all around. Certain Movies just kind of deserves to go on the blog ya know. That's why I posted Malcolm X