Movie review: The Long Walk Home

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Movie review: The Long Walk Home

Post by charvaka on Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:46 pm

This movie is set in the backdrop of the year-long successful bus boycott in Montgomery, AL that desegregated that southern city's bus system and brought Martin Luther King, Jr. to national attention. Sissy Spacek and Whoopi Goldberg play powerful roles as white housewife and her black maid. It is the story of one person who participated in the bus boycott, told from the eyes of a little girl. A wonderful movie about a pivotal time in American history. It is available on Netflix for instant viewing.

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Re: Movie review: The Long Walk Home

Post by Maria S on Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:47 am





Nice mini review Carvaka.

Since you are interested in these chapters in American history..would recommend watching "The Help"..watched in during my recent flight to India..although it's seen as a women's movie- think you will like it. It's funny (a comedy really) and based on some true events in the South.

Another movie portraying more brave in WW2- and will be released soon is the "Red Tails".

Speaking of the South..I would certainly recommend you visit the South..and walk the trails of the Civil Rights Movement..in Atlanta, Birmingham, Montgomery, Selma and other places..and if you ever decide to do it..and if you need good tour guides and hosts, let me know- will find you some of the best:)

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Post by Maria S on Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:50 am



Thought I will post the trailer for - Red Tails too.

Looking forward to watching it soon.

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Post by charvaka on Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:14 pm

Thanks Maria. I have never been south of the Mason Dixon line (Texas doesn't count) so I do have plans to visit those trails. I will take you up on that generous offer when I do.

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Re: Movie review: The Long Walk Home

Post by Maria S on Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:47 pm

Sure Carvaka, you can count on that.

And I look forward to that!

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Re: Movie review: The Long Walk Home

Post by ashdoc on Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:15 am

sounds an interesting movie .

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Re: Movie review: The Long Walk Home

Post by Hellsangel on Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:27 am

charvaka wrote:Thanks Maria. I have never been south of the Mason Dixon line (Texas doesn't count) so I do have plans to visit those trails. I will take you up on that generous offer when I do.
Where is Virginia with reference to the Mason-Dixon line?

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Re: Movie review: The Long Walk Home

Post by charvaka on Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:42 am

Hellsangel wrote:
charvaka wrote:Thanks Maria. I have never been south of the Mason Dixon line (Texas doesn't count) so I do have plans to visit those trails. I will take you up on that generous offer when I do.
Where is Virginia with reference to the Mason-Dixon line?
South, I presume

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