Marshall

Marshall

DVD - 2018
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About a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career defining cases.
Publisher: Universal City, CA :, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment,, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC MAR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (119 minutes) :,sound, colour ;,4 3/4 inches
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, 2.0, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda

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firefly5
Apr 11, 2018

Excellent movie! Thurgood Marshall became a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. This story is about his early years as a lawyer for NAACP. Acting is suburb, the story is heart wrenching and I found myself completely involved in the events. Recommended!

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richmole
Mar 23, 2018

The DVD box cover makes the movie look...ho-hum boring. Imagine my surprise!

This one qualifies as one of the best movies I'll see this year (2018, a safe bet, even we're only in late March...). This recent movie is THAT good.

Dramatic, sure, but also oh-so-funny! The ironies are all over this TRUE story of a young black lawyer--the only lawyer--In the NAACP. His task is simple: to keep arrested American negroes out of jail and away from the hangman when they are brought to trial and found guilty because of racist prosecutors, judges, juries and, in some cases (this one, in particular) the alleged victims, too. Where? Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, maybe? Nope: Connecticut, in the enlightened (oh, okay, at least "tolerant") north. Irony, right?

Terrific performance by Chadwick Boseman (Number 42; Get On Up) as the lawyer bound for greater jurisprudence glory, and also lesser-known Josh Gad as the unwitting, unwilling Jewish co-attorney for the defence (because the judge won't allow the black lawyer to say anything in his courtroom.)

It's a rape case...but it is actually so, so much more...

When did all this bad stuff happen? 1800s? 1920s? Nope. Mid-1940s, when America was fighting the Nazis who were bent on exterminating people not unlike the Jewish defence attorney. Like I said, ironies everywhere...

Just...wow.

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