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will they ever remake ROOTS for the big screen?

Old 02-05-09, 08:41 AM
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will they ever remake ROOTS for the big screen?

The 1970's miniseries was very good, but it has its flaws - for instance, the african native women had tan lines around their breasts.

While the TV miniseries was shocking for "its time" (the use of the N-word, naked women, blatant slavery and the brutality it entailed), I definitely feel they held back on just how evil the white people were, and how awful the whole situation was.

Since Hollywood is on a remake-kick, might as well remake TV miniseries, and this one would be a winner, if made right.
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Re: will they ever remake ROOTS for the big screen?

well?? there is this...

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Re: will they ever remake ROOTS for the big screen?

Tan lines are a reason for a remake now?
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Re: will they ever remake ROOTS for the big screen?

The series still holds up very well. No need for a movie version.
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Re: will they ever remake ROOTS for the big screen?

Only if Robert Downey Jr. plays Kunta Kinte
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Re: will they ever remake ROOTS for the big screen?

I watched it again last year and it holds up. I don't care about tan lines, don't remake.

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