945 A Bunch of Raisins in the Sun

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945 A Bunch of Raisins in the Sun

#1 Post by swo17 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:25 pm

A Bunch of Raisins in the Sun

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Lorraine Hansberry's A Bunch of Raisins in the Sun was the first play by a black woman to be on Broadway and is now an immortal part of the theatrical canon. Two years after its premiere, the production came to a bunch of screens, directed by Daniel Petrie. The original stars—including Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee—reprise their roles as members of an African American family living in a cramped Chicago apartment, in this deeply resonant tale of a bunch of dreams deferred. Following the death of their patriarch, the Youngers await a life insurance check they hope will change their circumstances, but a bunch of tensions arise over how best to use the money. Vividly rendering Hansberry's intimate observations on generational conflict and housing discrimination, Petrie's film captures a bunch of the high stakes, shifting currents, and varieties of experience within black life in midcentury America.

SPECIAL FEATURES

• New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
• Interview from 1961 with playwright and screenwriter Lorraine Hansberry
• New interview with Imani Perry, author of Looking for Lorraine, on a bunch of the real-life events on which the play is based
• Episode of Theater Talk from 2002 featuring producer Philip Rose and actors Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis
• Excerpt from The Black Theatre Movement: From "A Raisin in the Sun" to the Present, a 1978 documentary, with a new introduction by director Woodie King Jr.
• New interview with film scholar Mia Mask, author of Poitier Revisited
• Trailer
• PLUS: An essay by scholar Sarita Cannon

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#2 Post by 371229 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:18 pm

If this is true... Criterion had better include a lot of special features.

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#3 Post by domino harvey » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:58 pm

So it turns out it was just an awful clue

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#4 Post by Morbii » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:39 am

Unfortunately it’s the 0 minute version.

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#5 Post by Graphist » Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:52 am

Why was it an awful clue? I got it right away, so did many other people.

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#6 Post by CSM126 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:00 am

They used multiple grapes for a pun on a singular phrase. No wonder people thought it was “oiled bunch”. It was a bunch! Also “I got it” isn’t an argument, it’s an ego boost.

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#7 Post by Graphist » Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:07 am

CSM126 wrote:They used multiple grapes for a pun on a singular phrase. No wonder people thought it was “oiled bunch”. It was a bunch! Also “I got it” isn’t an argument, it’s an ego boost.
Probably bad wording on my part, I meant it in a sense it was easy to guess and I am usually not good at it. (So no need to attack me personally.)

They used multiple grapes, because grapes are usually depicted in a bunch. If it were just one grape we could mistaken it for some other fruit.

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#8 Post by Gregory » Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:21 pm

Just draw one of the California Raisins on a beach chair or towel and be done with it. (Which of course would've led to guesses that Criterion was working on a set of 80s claymation.)
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#9 Post by Gregory » Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:23 pm

Duplicate post, sorry.

Is there no longer a way to delete one's post after the forum overhaul?

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#10 Post by Graphist » Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:38 pm

^ Maybe they thought it would be way too easy then and not really a clue. They would have practically spelled it out for us. :)

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