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the wood Essay

  • Submitted by: lesygptb
  • on November 17, 2009
  • Category: Arts and Music
  • Length: 607 words

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Film Essay
The movie “Rosewood” is based on the actual town of Rosewood in Florida. The town is an African American community, which is peaceful, where everyone knows each other. During the WW1 era, an incident took place that changed Rosewood forever. Surrounded by neighboring white communities that expressed their hatred toward the black community, Rosewood was nearly destroyed. The movie depicts the actual events that had occurred. The broad message in the movie is injustice. First is the director of the movie and actors that plays in the movie. Next is the comparison of the movie and the actual event that took place. Finally is the evaluation of the movie.  
“Rosewood” is based on the 1923 racist lynch mob attack on an African American community in Florida. The film was released in 1997. John Singleton, an Academy Award nominee, directed the film. He also directed the movie “Boyz n the Hood”, which had become a classic overtime. The main actors of “Rosewood” are Ving Rhames (Baby Boy), who plays the role of Mann. Mann is a war veteran who comes home from battle. Mann is also the Protagonist in the movie. Jon Voight (The Manchurian Candidate), who plays the role of John Wright. John Wright is the only white store owner in the town and does what he can to help the black community escape the violence that had erupted. Esther Roll (Good Times) plays as Aunt Sarah.   Aunt Sarah is well known through out the black and white communities at this time. Don Cheadle (Devil in a Blue Dress) plays the role of Sylvester Carrier, the son of Aunt Sarah and a hot tempered man who refuse to be treated like a dog for the whites. This film had gained nominations for Best Film and best actor. Also, this film won the PFS award for expose and human rights.
Most parts of the film are accurate. The story begins with a white woman having an affair with a white man, who beats her. Being fearful of her husband finding out about the affair, she claims to be raped and beaten by a black...

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