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Monday, August 18, 2008

The Education Of Sonny Carson (1974)































Starring:
  • Ray Clanton
  • Don Gordon
  • Joyce Walker
  • Paul Benjamin

IMDb.com
"The Education Of Sonny Carson" is such a moving film that brilliantly portrays the struggles and survival of ghetto life in 1950's Brooklyn,based on the best-selling autobiography by Sonny Carson,this is one of those films that is rarely forgotten,but it is still a visually stunning piece of film-making from the golden age of 1970's Black Cinema,directed by Micheal Campus. Produced by Irwin Yablans and released thru Paramount Pictures in 1974,this film hasn't been seen in decades,until now with the magic of video and DVD,the film has been restored to its glory and its a tale worth telling about one man's quest to survive in an ghetto infested area and eventually comes out a winner. But still this is a gangster's tale here with some hard edged hitting drama to boot with a performance that is played with absolute conviction by Rony Clanton. Clanton portrays Sonny Carson,a street-smart,bright,highly intelligent young man who gets sucked into gang turf warfare that ends up getting him arrested and eventually ends up in the slammer.


Link To Soundtrack Review
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson - The Education of Sonny Carson (1974)

1 comments:

Jay said...

oohweee

this should be a must see, very good film. Really good portrayel of early gangs in nyc.

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