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Movie Details

Title:   Willie Dynamite
Director:   Gilbert Moses
Year:   1974
Genre:   Soul Cinema
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   03.28.07

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Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
03.28.07Weird Wednesday So the print of Erotic Adventures of Superknight was incomplete, forcing Lars to switch in a last-minute replacement. I seemed to be in the minority by being sad about that but whatever... the film he replaced it with was this ge of blaxploitation pimp cinema. I knew this was on the crew's top 30 movies so I was excited to see it, even though it's no sexploitation musical based on Don Quixote...

So... things that are great about this movie: the theme song, the score, Milky Way, the truck driver, the outfits, the lamb, the bitches, Bell's hand movements, Willie's crotch holster, and more. I also thought it was a real interesting turn how, after the big climactic police chase and shoot-out, instead of ending, the movie continues on for a few scenes to get really dramatic and performance-y and (i think) elevate the movie from simple fun to a more complex level of pimp and ho life. Unexpected and certainly slower than the jackals in the back row who laughed at a woman getting her throat slit would've liked, but important to have in there I think.

So yeah, this was a great movie. I liked it a lot.

On a side note... those of you who know me or have been reading this for a while might recollect that I used to play a lot of video games. Nowadays I see too many movies to get wrapped up in console gaming but two titles still appeal to me like crack rock (GTA and Elder Scrolls). Well, an expansion pack to Oblivion just came out so... this journal might be slowing down for the next few days. Fair warning.
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