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Monday, January 7, 2013

Baadasssss! (2003)


















Starring:
  • Mario Van Peebles
  • Nia Long
  • Joy Bryant
IMDB.com
Melvin Van Peebles stunned the world for the first time, with his debut feature, The Story of a Three Day Pass. Filmed in France and selected as the French entry in the San Francisco Film Festival, Melvin's film was awarded the top prize. Saying it was controversial would be an understatement. In 1968 for a black man to walk up to the podium and accept the top festival award for a film he had to go abroad to make--now that's how you make your mark. After his comedy, Watermelon Man, Melvin was determined to push the Hollywood boundaries with the groundbreaking, and even more controversial, Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song. Turned down by every major studio including Columbia, where he had a three-picture deal, Melvin was forced to basically self-finance. Risking everything he had Melvin delivered to the world the first Black Ghetto hero on the big screen--whether they were ready or not...

Soundtrack Review
Various Artist - Baadasssss! (2003)

3 comments:

JawsOfJosh said...

This film is one of the best examples of how one can muscle and hustle through life with the Do It Yourself mentality. Only blindness could stop this guy!

oldschool said...

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Self-Science said...

Oldschool,

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