1. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    We saw this movie actually about a week ago...but I forgot to review it here.

    This was a beautiful film...plain and simple. A historic record of this incredible human being done with some hollywood flair. Admittedly, I don't know a world about Martin Luther King or his team of extraordinary men, but watching this movie, I felt that I learned a lot more than I would have just reading a book or watching a documentary.

    The performances were stellar. Were they oscar shoe ins? I don't know, but I was truly impressed with what I saw. Emotional and true to period...everyone in the movie felt purposed, and that was enough for me!

    I loved it...maybe not my favorite movie, but still a work of art.
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    01-17-2015 10:32 PM
  2. qbnkelt's Avatar
    This is one I can't miss. Maybe after church today.
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    01-18-2015 04:25 AM
  3. anijh's Avatar
    Planned on seeing it yesterday but the schedule didn't go as planned so maybe tomorrow or Friday. I'm seeing a lot of good reviews from people who've watched it.


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    01-18-2015 08:09 AM
  4. kch50428's Avatar
    Maureen Dowd in the NY Times called the portrayal of LBJ an "Artfull falsehood"...
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    01-18-2015 08:52 AM
  5. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Maureen Dowd in the NY Times called the portrayal of LBJ an "Artfull falsehood"...
    You know, this harps back to me being ignorant of the subject...but the movie DEFINITELY portrayed him as a "villain" of sorts...and then used him as a plot tool to show triumph by the end of the story. This may be exactly as it happened in the eyes of the people who were telling the story, because as we know, point of view is everything when telling a story, and there's always more than one side. I can imagine that the president was represented in a more negative fashion to make the story more dramatic and make the ending more sensational. I don't necessarily like when this is done because representation of a historic figure is really all that person has in this nature...but it worked well within the story, so as a movie lover, the story felt balanced as it was.
    01-18-2015 11:36 AM
  6. kch50428's Avatar
    Artistic license is one thing... It can be argued a line was crossed to demonstrably false for the sake of telling the story as they see it.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/18/op...t-a-movie.html
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    01-18-2015 12:11 PM
  7. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    Maureen Dowd in the NY Times called the portrayal of LBJ an "Artfull falsehood"...
    This woman is so pathetic that if she said the sky was blue, I'd have to walk outside and verify it myself. She's a disgrace to everyone in journalism.
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    01-18-2015 08:34 PM
  8. kch50428's Avatar
    The LBJ portrayal,had to be really beyond the pale for MoDo to call it bad... Yeah, she's a liberal hack... Like the broken clock, she can be correct on occasion.
    01-18-2015 09:04 PM
  9. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    The LBJ portrayal,had to be really beyond the pale for MoDo to call it bad... Yeah, she's a liberal hack... Like the broken clock, she can be correct on occasion.
    I'm still waiting on that occasion.
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    01-18-2015 09:14 PM
  10. Coachbulldog's Avatar
    The way LBJ is portrayed in Selma is one of Hollywood's all time greatest efforts in rewriting efforts. I am discouraging my students from seeing the movie because of it.
    01-27-2015 03:37 PM
  11. kch50428's Avatar
    I'd encourage sudents to see it - with a healthy knowledge and skepticism that there are 3 versions to every story... what I think happened... what they think happened... and what really happened.
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    01-27-2015 03:46 PM
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