Blackkklansman

Blackkklansman

DVD - 2018
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Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2018]
Branch Call Number: DVD BLACKKK
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (135 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Language Note: In English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned; descriptive audio

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JCLKarynH Sep 15, 2020

A classic trickster tale with a Spike Lee twist and social and political commentary. John David Washington and Adam Driver own this film. The best part is the protagonist, Ron Stallworth, is a real person and really did infiltrate the KKK. This is my favorite Spike Lee film and deserved so many more Academy Awards than it got. Truly a masterpiece.

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KNisa
Aug 27, 2020

I have mixed feelings about this movie . The acting is excellent. The only complaint I had was that I was hoping for more depth into the COOINTELPRO project. Instead I got some candy version of it . The movie focuses more in racism aspect and considering movies like washed up Green Book this one handles it more in the heavy side. I am pretty “ Meh” about it .

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JDellapina1986
Jul 14, 2020

I've now finally watched "Malcolm X" and now this brilliant Spike Lee film. This movie is made more disturbing by the 2016, 2017 and 2020 protests... how much Black Lives Matter and the destructive sad ways of the KKK. The final few moments will shake you and hopefully bring people to vote this November 2020.

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afowler813
May 03, 2020

I found this movie scary, realistic, funny, satirical, and seriously thought provoking. I would easily recommend it to friends. I hope to read the book someday.

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ReaganLam
Mar 09, 2020

Fantastic and superb movie! Based on a true story, it was enlightening to see how the group works & how a black police officer was able to infiltrate it in the '70s. The actors/actresses did a great job with the characters that they played. There are so many layers in this movie. Evokes a lot of thought and emotions! Highly recommend checking out this film!

At the end, they showed clips of racial protests & fighting from the Charlottesville car terror attack in 2017 and how Trump addressed it. Scary how things have not changed much or have gone backwards.

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pateckhardt
Sep 04, 2019

couldn't really watch past the first 20 minutes- relying too heavily on stereotypes, funny one but stereotypes just the same

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10derly
Aug 23, 2019

A decent satire based on true events. There are just so many possibilities available here, it seems a bit like a missed opportunity. Good, but a bit too simple. Good performances with standouts being Jasper Paakkonen and an unexpectedly impressive turn by Topher Grace. Ashlie Atkinson shines in a minor role, as well.

LPL_TriciaK Aug 22, 2019

Wow! All the buzz about this film is deserved - suspenseful, funny, but devastating in its depiction of racism in the 70s and its continued plague on our country. I revelled in the the joy of the Soul-Train-dance line in the club scene (and I read in _Vulture_ that that was actress Laura Harrier's favorite day of filming). Such scenes, along with the hilarity of the black policeman's chummy phone discussions with KKK leader David Duke, carry you through the tragic story that is racial oppression in America. A must-see.

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mustang351c
Aug 05, 2019

This was marketed as a comedy. It's actually a hastily and poorly written drama with a couple of attempts at satire. It plays on racial stereotypes and bad history and ends up becoming the very thing that it attempts to critique. A low budget production with actors fairly unknown and meant to appease certain types of pliable viewers.

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INVS
Jul 25, 2019

There was so much to like in this Spike Lee adaptation. On the other hand, I kind of wish it followed the book more so those who haven't read it don't understand where Lee took liberties, however, Stallworth does not seem to mind the variance. Sadly, this will not ever change or enlighten the minds of the population that yet oppose or recognize the vast difference in views. I had to search for the corrected version since listening to the book several months ago & now having viewed it. Yes, Lee turned it back on current events.

The Cornelius Bros. 1972 song used was a delight, one that never gets old. I kept searching John David Washington for similarities in looks, mannerisms to dad Denzel, that's going back many years of watching every Denzel film. Young JDW held his own, I hope this means he'll be seen more often. The entire cast was excellent, the cringe factor, name calling & beliefs were disturbing. Simultaneously reading Undaunted by Wickenden reminded me of the racial disparity and true character of Woodrow Wilson, his racist views hidden by the elite. What we learn at home can be good or very, very ugly.

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Mar 10, 2019

Coarse Language: Racial epithets.

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reginator_22
Mar 10, 2019

Ron Stallworth: Hello, this is Ron Stallworth calling. Who am I speaking with?

David Duke: This is David Duke.

Ron Stallworth: The Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, *that* David Duke?

David Duke: The last time I checked. What can I do you for?

Ron Stallworth: Well, since you asked, I hate n***ers, I hate Jews. Spics and micks. Italians and chinks. But my mouth to God's ears, I really hate those black rats, and anyone else really that doesn't have pure white Aryan blood running through their veins!

David Duke: I'm happy to be talking to a true white American.

Ron Stallworth: God bless white America.

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