Saturday, December 08, 2007

Ghosts of Mississippi

I've always enjoyed the work of Alec Baldwin though I would never claim him to be a true thespian.........GHOSTS OF MISSISSIPPI certainly made me rething that logic. An excellent docudrama telling the long story of the death of civil rights activist Medgar Evers this is a truly inspiring you should see for yourself. Whoopi Goldberg playing the part of the widowed Evers seeking justice in a world intent on keeping the past in the past brings a subtle skill to the role showing some of the finest acting she has ever displayed but the real laurels have to go to Baldwin and James Woods who recieved an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of the hardcore racist Byron De La Beckwith which is far too genuine to not disturb you in some fashion. It's a horrid tale but like so many injustices of our world it is one in need of telling...constant telling so as not to forget or to allow it to happen again...which sadly it still does...all too often.


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