Black on Black Cinema: Preview to Episode 43

August 28, 2014

This week the next film is introduced, the 1973 satirical black militancy story, 'The Spook Who Sat By the Door.' The film stars Lawrence Cook as the first black CIA agent, Dan Freeman.

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BOBC: Ep42: Purple Rain

August 23, 2014

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew discusses the 1984 rock opera/musical/fictional biopic entitled, Purple Rain. A movie so squarely aimed at the fans of the singer Prince that is was a hit before it was ever released.

The film portrays The Kid (Prince) as a narcissistic, arrogant, and highly talented singer who is striving to make it in the business. He meets a woman name Apollonia who is also working to make it in the music business. The two have a tumultuous back and forth "relationship" all the while struggling to succeed.

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BOBC: Preview to Episode 42

August 13, 2014

This week the next film is introduced, the 1984 rock drama musical film, Purple Rain. The film stars Prince as himself in a fictional retelling of his rise in the music industry.

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BOBC: Ep41: Get On Up

August 7, 2014

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew discusses the 2014 James Brown biopic, 'Get On Up' starring Chadwick Boseman. The film covers the life of the 'godfather of soul' from his time as a young poor kid from Mississippi through his meteoric rise to fame and subsequent ups and downs.

Black Films, Black Movies, Get On Up, Chadwick Boseman, Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis, Craig Robinson, Nelsan Ellis, Jill Scott

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