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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Man Friday (1975)


  • Peter O'Toole
  • Richard Roundtree
The story mainly concerns redressing the racism in the original texts however the religious aspects are at the forefront of the movie.The differences between the god fearing guilt ridden Christianity of the 18th century and the free spirited tribal beliefs of Friday.Moreover the dated religious beliefs look even more dated against the background of gospel religious practises. Questions of ownership 'what is mine?',punishment,education, money capitalism etc are all scrutinised. The moments that bond the film are the more touching areas where Friday and Crusoe have shared emotions and empathy.The final twist in the tale of the film is where Friday turns the gun on Crusoe and en slaves him.After they escape to the island of Friday Crusoe is rejected by the tribe after impassioned speech by Friday, again turning the original tale on its head. one of the main goofs in the film is where Crusoe is teaching Friday to say Master. Crusoe says marster in a very English ways whereas Friday replies master in a very American way oops


Anonymous said...

thank you very much from argentina

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