Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Debaters Should be Great

Wassup, Y'all!

With a subject like that you have to know that this post has nothing to do with presidential debates either Democrat or Republican but rather that big buzz, Denzel Washington / Oprah Winfrey movie 'The Great Debaters'. If you've seen American Gangster then you likely saw the trailer to this one but if not, you've probably been hit by the email campaign that's propping this joint big time, but it not...

Based on the trailer it looks like a cross between Remember The Titans (another favorite of mine), Dead Poet's Society and Pride and stars two southside movie titans - Denzel, who stars (with a nappy a$ 'fro) and directs, and Forest Whitaker fresh off his Oscar win for The Last King of Scotland. It's produced by Big O's Harpo Productions and similar to Remember The Titans, The Great Debaters is inspired by the 'true story of Melvin B. Tolson (the original Mel B. in the glossy), who, while at Wiley College formed a debate team that challenged Harvard during the 1935 National Debate Championships.

Sounds tight, looks inspiring and it's always good for us to pause for the cause and take a look back to see how far we've come so we can see how far we've yet to go. Big ups to Big O and 'Zel for keepin' these types of stories in front of us.



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