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Cry, the Beloved Country

Tweet Review by Dean Duncan May 8, 2015 @deanduncan63

Saw #CrytheBelovedCountry (’95). Solemn, sincere, super-clear. Artless, but still skilful, & made w’ love & devotion.

The dialogue is faithful, but #CrytheBelovedCountry doesn’t otherwise find a cinematic equivalent to Alan Paton’s literary sublime. It does, however …

… find a dramatic, or performative equivalent. James Earl Jones! This book is unmissable. The film adaptation is a worthy handmaiden thereto.