my Movie

Movie Details

Title:   Black Caesar
Director:   Larry Cohen
Year:   1973
Genre:   Soul Cinema
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   06.29.06

Other Movies Seen By This Director (2)
- Hell Up in Harlem
- Q: The Winged Serpent

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
06.29.06Internet Rather than go out for Terror Thursday (I can rent House on Sorority Row later. It's a QTfest film so I want to see it but.. not in the mood tonight), I have a pretty kickass triple feature lined up... starting with two blaxploitation films that I only know from their amazing soundtracks and a midnight movie that, if memory serves, is also pretty amazing.

Black Caesar, basically Little Caesar remade with a little Scarface thrown in for good measure, is good mostly because of Fred Williamson... and James Brown. I don't think it's Larry Cohen's best movie (ahem, The Stuff) but for what it is with what he had you could certainly do a lot worse. Definitely enough blood for the massacre scenes and the real NYC locations are awesome. I recently played this video game that has an exact map of Manhattan (well, the streets and major landmarks anyway) and I was more interested in finally connecting all the dots from all the NY movies together... Since I've only been there a few times and never very long each visit, I've never really gotten a grasp on the geography of the place, like TriBeCa vs. Harlem vs. Lower East Side vs. the Village. So I'm playing this video game and thinking "so this is where Serpico was" and "ahh, 110th Street!" rather than paying attention to whatever lame plotline the video game had going. So many movies have been made there that I'm familiar with a lot of places without ever being there. I'm sure I had a point at the beginning of this paragraph but... oh well. Black Caesar was good.
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