Has Anyone Ever Seen the Movie - "Imitation of Life"?greenspun.com : LUSENET : A.M.E. Today Discussion : One Thread
The Oscars are right around the corner and many of you will be pulling for Jamie Foxx to win Best Actor for his role in "Ray". Personally, I would like to see veteran actors like Morgan Freeman or Don Cheadle win Best Actor, although I think Johnnie Depp wil win in this category since he was previously snubbed in his great performance in "Pirates of the Carribean". An Oscar for Mr. Foxx (Is he related to the late comic great Redd Foxx?) as Best Supporting Actor would be great.
In any event, I "interrupted" my viewing of the President's State of the Union tonight when I learned that the classic movie Imitation of Life (1959 remake) was airing on TMC. I quickly switched channels. I have seen this movie at least a half-dozen times and the effects remain the same. I still get goosebumps at that funeral scene! When God calls me from labor to reward I sure hope somebody can sing at my homegoing like the incomparable Mahalia Jackson. The song she sung at Annie's funeral left no dry eyes in the sanctuary and probably no dry eyes (mine included) for those who watched the movie. Imitation of Life remains in my opinion one of the most important movies which dealt with the complexities of race in America. Kudos to Lana Turner, Juanita Moore (Annie) and the woman who played her bi-racial daughter. QED
-- Anonymous, February 02, 2005