Black People : The Lost Man

Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by oldsoul, May 27, 2012.

  1. OldSoul

    OldSoul Permanent Black Man PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Former U.S. Army lieutenant Jason Higgs (Sidney Poitier) who, after becoming a black militant during the 1960s Black Reveolutionary movement, is wounded when he pulls a payroll heist to help imprisoned "brothers" and has to hide from the police. Social worker Cathy Ellis (Joanna Shimkus) falls in love with Higgs while helping him elude capture. Loosely based on the 1947 Carol Reed film "Odd Man Out."
     
  2. MsVeraisblessed

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    thank you for this...i'm watching this now...i have nothing else to do.
     
  3. MsVeraisblessed

    MsVeraisblessed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    in the first part----they planning to rob a bank to steal from the white man and fight the pigs(white people, polices)back,..but something goes wrong..
     
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    i remember every one of those old players in the movie..
     
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    i finished watching the whole thing. Its just sad to see the ending.

    i don't think he was lost i just think he was really trying to help his movement but too many distractions got in the way.
     
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    Will watch this tomorrow..good thread
     
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    I watched the whole movie and appreciated it for what it was. but also undersand that 'whites were presenting it to themselves and to US. The initial premeses was nobel and positive. The execution is where all of the problems arose. The heist was not properly thought out or through into the final conclussion or resolution so that all internal elements would walk away with no traces of their presents being revealed. The other glaring message shown was that the white girl (plant) will be more supportive of the black man and self sacrificing to him than his own black women who will betray him at the drop of a hat. This was a good propaganda movie that was intended to tell blacks that ' You may scheme to free your people from our might but you and them will still fail because we will continue to out think you and side step your weak and feeble minds because you are not capable of GROUP THINKING for the benefit of ALL OF YOUR PEOPLE. Now, let the critics arise. This is just one black mans opinion who saw the whole movie. Peace
     
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    Seksen,...you just brought something to my attention,...you said something bout not planned throughly and seen'd thru.

    I started thinking bout this movie, Ocean 12, where all the guys including Bernie Mac was planning on robbing their rivial's casinoe. They really planned it thru and, got it right and nobody got hurt. Every body got their money and went home happy. Only thing is,..it was white people and 1 black.

    It makes me wonder as i was watching the "LOST ONE" why in the hell couldn't the black brothers get it togethar? But you answered my question,... thank you
     
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    I was watching this about a month ago on youtube... I didn't know anything about the film.. but I'm dig Sydney Poitier so I watched it... Soon as I saw him as a militant I just busted out laughing.. Sydney was white folks Morgan Freeman.. I was looking for the white girl from the opening scene.. I knew their had to be a white girl lurking somewhere..
     
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