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  posted on 8/3/2014 at 10:06 AM
Get On Up - I thought either very, very good or great. Wife went also, and not only managed to stay awake for the whole thing but liked it, too.

Course it probably could of been a 10 hour HBO mini-series; there are several things, mostly late career, that are sorta glossed over or not addressed at all.

But a very enjoyable flick I thought.

 
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  posted on 8/3/2014 at 08:05 PM
"Free James Brown!!"

I am looking forward to this flick. GPB in AtL showed his Live in America concert video for chastain park, 1984 last week. The God father indeed!

 

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  posted on 8/4/2014 at 08:10 AM
Hey Derek_Trucks, lots of famous people and popular musicians have mug shots on file.

James Brown is an icon and a legend! He certainly deserves to be thought of and remembered for more than that mugshot you posted. Not only is he the Godfather of Soul (and funk), he was a peacemaker. His actions following the assassination of Dr. King in 1968 kept the city of Boston (and others) from boiling over. He was kind and charity minded right up until the time of his death. I know he did a lot to help homeless folks in South Carolina.

I hope to see this movie real soon.

 

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  posted on 8/4/2014 at 08:20 AM
Too true, Rusty.

Near as I can tell, researching a bit over the weekend, the movie is for the Most Part historically accurate. As one reviewer said, it could have been a 20 hour HBO mini-series, but it's just a 2+ hour movie.

And generally, who wants to be remembered for the worst things they've ever done? Not me for sure, and probably not James Brown, either!!!!!

 

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  posted on 8/4/2014 at 08:46 AM
I haven't seen it yet, but here's what I just posted on Facebook:


I'm glad the new film "Get On Up" is going to create a stir about James Brown; he certainly deserves it. It just came out on Friday and it's already getting rave reviews here on Facebook. It also kind of makes me laugh, though, that 99% of the people who will see it never bothered to see him while he was alive. Maybe I'm bragging, but I'll go ahead and brag. I saw him in 1982, 1992 and 2002. That means I saw him when he was 50, when he was 60 and when he was 70. 1982, L.A. (Reseda): Just UN-believable, still doing the splits, straight down! WHAT A show. 1992, The Mountain Winery, Saratoga: He was not long out of jail, very heavy, but that didn't matter, he was still incredible, the funkiest act in history, and his band, as usual, the greatest. At 70, Mountain Winery, Saratoga again: I still simply cannot believe it. He still, at 70, was blowing away every single other Funk/Soul/R&B act that you could name. And most people don't realize what a musician he was; the moves were mostly toned down at 70, but he played keyboards while he sang for most of the show. I'm really glad I had the good sense to see him one last time, because that show made the most impression on me of the three: How far ahead of the pack he still was at 70 years old.

He had horrible personal demons, but let's forget all that for a minute and remember his influence was as far-reaching as anyone in the history of contemporary music and it crossed many genres, from Rock to Soul to Funk to R&B. "The Godfather"..........Mick Jagger had a big hand in this film and he flat out admits that he copied Brown's stage moves, "even though I could never do them as well." Glad you're getting your due, James, you were quite simply a genius. I'll see the film, but in a way I don't really feel like I need to.








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  posted on 8/4/2014 at 08:56 AM
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Hollyweird ... You have to love their revisionist history.

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  posted on 8/4/2014 at 09:13 AM
tbomike: You are bad, bad, BAD..........but also funny as hell!!

 

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  posted on 8/4/2014 at 10:23 AM
Well it is clear now that Derek_Trucks is not Derek Trucks.
 

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  posted on 8/4/2014 at 10:14 PM
I haven't seen the film, but based on what I've heard, an Oscar nomination for the guy playing James Brown isn't going out on a limb at all. It sounds like a pretty good performance of a very distinct character.

If Joaquin Phoenix and Jamie Foxx can get nominated for Johnny Cash and Ray Charles, a well-played James Brown certainly deserves the same.

True story--When I was a kid my Dad proudly displayed a "Free James Brown" bumper sticker on our van. My sister was mortified!

I have to give it to my father. He is a James Brown guy, no matter what, and stuck with him in the bad times. I always say that when I was growing up, my Dad revered two men above all others--James Brown and Bob Marley.

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  posted on 8/6/2014 at 07:10 AM
I saw it yesterday and thought it was very good. Chadwick Boseman as James Brown will likely get an Oscar nomination for Best Actor IMO. One of the better biographies I've seen. I thought I had a bad childhood.............WOW.

 

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