If you permit yourself the pleasure of watching this film multiple times, look for it. Despite the scrutiny that Alfred must navigate through, a touching and heartfelt story of the underdog emerges while the racial and social stigmata of the day is addressed. If you're a movie buff or purist, latch onto this one. Great job by the set design folks. A strong and at times compelling true story of how a relationship between these two men changed the world of medicine. This voice of respect shone through as a narrator far away in the distance but ever-present. This film has taken its place on my top five list for its outstanding script with its artful use of subtext; restrained ensemble acting that makes its emotional currents all the more powerful; insightful, and sensitive direction; authentic set design; a score that enhances and complements emotional tone; and fearless editing.
A close friend of mine been there, where they were honored. If you are interested in medicine or just in interesting bits of history this is a movie for you. Movies that are inspired by true events, are either watchable, or too painful to watch. The only way he got to see his colleague honored in the Baltimore hotel was to pretend he was a lackey bringing in the suitcases. Blaylock Alan Rickman , which was just as important as showing his contribution to medical science. The magic they created is shattered by the reality of segregation, and the movie presents this as fact rather than making moral judgments. One of the young doctors learning from them was the now famous Denton Cooley.
A more is some value you don't question, and the 'slightly less human' condition of black people in the South in my youth and this time of the movie was one of those mores. I must add that my entire adult working life has been in the field of medicine so maybe I have more interest than some. Mos Def steals the show, however, in his subtle portrayal of Vivien Thomas. Perhaps that's one of the signs of good directing--truly caring about your characters and the story you're telling. The race gap closes there. The ultimate question is how do we cope with the hand we are dealt? Representing the old and the bridge to the next generation of doctors and physicians.
As we travailed through the growing pains of integration and striving for equality whether by race, gender or social class distinction; the story of how we coped and progressed has seldom been depicted with such artistic clarity. It definitely makes you want to read more about Thomas, Blalock, and how such a unique relationship especially in the 1940's survived and went on to make medical history. He made the viewer feel as if they were there, such great emotion. It isn't just that he gives an understated performance. Together, these two completely different actors portray their roles with brilliant ease.
Alan Rickman as Alfred Blalock is excellent, as he always is, but the real pleasure is in watching Mos Def as Vivien Thomas. Memang film yang bagus adalah film yang memiliki banyak sekali penggemar, dan pasti film yang bagus memiliki beberapa faktor sehingga bisa dikatakan film yang berkualitas. When the film finished I instantly wanted to know more, so I went looking for info on the internet and was amazed at what I read. Not a perfect film, might seem a bit slow-paced at times for some, but very engrossing. He is slowly approaching superstar status, but is not chasing it as many do.
Fortunately there were no angry customers. Alan Rickman is brilliant as I would expect I think perhaps one of his best roles. Blalock with the medical knowledge, and Thomas for his carpentry knowhow and mental instincts. This story was first and foremost about Vivien Thomas' journey and his impact on and relationship with those around him as he fought his own internal battle to live authentically, honorably, and self-expressively. At the end of the film, when Blalock calls Vivien's office, we see Vivien's title on the office door: Director of Laboratories.
Bisa dijamin Anda akan sangat menikmati film dengan genre ,. It can be enjoyed many times over! I certainly didn't expect such a performance, but gladly admit he's most definitely a fine actor. He is strong and silent to hide back his true emotions. I actually avoided this movie for awhile. I thought to myself, 'Why not? These people, Blalock, Thomas, Taussig, they have done so much for the world.
While other reviews focus on the content and plot of the film, I'd like to address the film-making. If it is, I will be purchasing multiple copies to give as gifts. This is a film I would certainly recommend each and everyone! The fact that Thomas lived in the slums while his colleague lived in a mansion is well illustrated. Trust builds up between the two, and his other coworker laughs at his attempts to do better. Well, he really pulled out his acting chops for this one.