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Classic Motion Picture Review – ‘J.D.’s Revenge’ [1976]

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Liverpool [UK], up until 1986, was still the classical Dock/Port in the transportation of goods as well as people. To compare, its local rival Manchester had an established Airport but was only a quarter of its current 2013 size, and also the price of a Plane Ticket was expensive due to lack of competition within the commercial airline sector.

One of the benefits was obtaining things from all over the world as childhood Birthday & Christmas Presents, especially Action Figures from far places…

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Whilst I didn’t own that exact action figure I had a number from the same range from Japan and, before you Tweet, they where finally given away to my local Oxfam (UK national chain Charity Shop) once this life-changing moment arrived on my radar…

Due to the overt racism on British 1970’s & 1980’s Television (it still is but only shows up during moments of major national tension) many people got their entertainment via VHS Tapes (the Great-Grandparent of Blu-ray) creating a compilation of African-American Television. Along with similar films this tended to be uplifting rather than humiliating. The media as a whole, even now in the allegedly more liberal era of the early 21st Century, has problems dealing with the following subject. Yet people have been doing this since the beginning of humanity…

The greatest impact those mentioned American VHS compilations had on me was a Horror-Gangster Film

J. D.’s Revenge

The Film, released in 1976 and based in New Orleans, tells the fictional story of a African-American University Student studying Law (a new concept to my 8 year old self in 1985) that gets possessed, after participating as an audience member in a hypnosis act whilst on a night-out in a cabaret club.

Normally in Cinema possession occurs by a demonic force, yet what makes this unique is that it’s done by a restless soul of a murdered Gangster. The genius angle of the Film is the Gangster – ‘J.D Walker’ – died in 1942, and due to the rapid socio-economic changes, especially in America, this might as well be 84 years rather than the actual 34 time difference. Everything had suddenly progressed, from Women’s Rights to Music.

I remember my Dad, talking about ‘J.D Revenge’ for about two weeks to everybody. So, on a School-night in the early hours when everybody was sleeping I went downstairs put the VHS in & put my Dad’s Headphone’s into the front of Television. What I discovered was & still is a classic with plenty of memorable quotes. ‘J.D Revenge’ totally changed the way I saw Black people & for the better as the ending is uplifting.

The Film nails this point in a superb manner with J.D being amazed & surprised at this new world. Praise should go to Glynn Turman for a memorable performance playing two polar opposites, the type of young man who every mother would love her daughter to marry & a foul-mouth ultra-cool street villain.

George Lucas was that impressed with Turman that he was his first Choice to play a certain ‘Han Solo’, yet due to racism in Hollywood & Western Society funding would have NEVER been given as Carrie Fisher was lined-up to play the role of ‘Princess Leia’. Even in 2013, non-White Actors in American Cinema are portrayed as either the side-kick or equal, rarely the hero-lead of a Film. Before anybody mentions Will Smith, in my opinion he’s the Hollywood version of Barack Obama – simply all hype with zero substance. Smith is the kind of Black Man that White People like due to him having no edge when he’s interviewed – you know what you’ll get. Certainly this doesn’t apply to say Samuel L. Jackson, Denzel Washington or the considerably older Morgan Freeman.

It’s possible those in control, yet always in the shadows of the Anglo-American Economic-Political-War Machine, might consider Will Smith as American President thus the perfect marriage of Langley, Virginia to Hollyweird, California. Will Smith has that much clout in Hollywood he can make a vanity project (his Son is the Co-Star) costing $130million yet Zombizoids programmed to worship corporate celebrity will go to the Cinema for this…

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Will Smith speaking in that ultra-serious manner is as believable as Real Madrid announcing Tony Pulis as their new Manager. Things can still have high quality with very little or no expense, something Will Smith could do with understanding:

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‘J.D Revenge’ Glynn Turman with the hashtag #GJBlog

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The Dark Knight Rises – Darren Williams Review

The Dark Knight Rises‘: funded by those that control you.

Rating: Not as good as ‘The Dark Knight’ – 3 out of 5.

A magick trick can ONLY work if the participant is unaware of the techniques being used to manipulate them.

I declare that Christopher Nolan is a smart-arse ‘Magician’ whom uses Pop Culture to create works based on Inception meaning placing subliminal messages into the thought processes of a significant percentage of the Global Population via his Films. Do not continue if you are yet to see this!

Don’t believe the hype around the Film as it’s…

A very good Saturday night Movie attempting but failing to be a Cinematic Masterpiece.

These are a few points that I have with it & always please leave your views especially if you’ve seen the film.

1). It’s the MOST along with blatant Pro-Fossil fuel / Nuclear Power Promotional piece, you can imagine. It made me think if silent backers of Nolan’s Batman ‘Trilogy’ are actually major Corporations? ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ cost $250million to film then another $150million to promote Worldwide, that’s $400million worth of cheddar..!!

Wonder how the Japanese will respond to the direct message that Humanity isn’t ready for clean energy especially after with the The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster?

2). Only one true moment of exquisite brilliance exists within the film is a very sensual dance along with conversation between ‘Bruce Wayne’ & ‘Selina Kyle’…

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3). Why are all Main Characters connected with ‘The League of Shadows‘ that’s actually based on the legendary Mystic-Warrior Class from Ancient Eurasia / modern day Iran – The Hashshashin entirely White?

I connected this with White European Culture obsession with Ethic Cultures yet
still wanting to maintain their Ethnicity? An example being everybody I know that loves those ‘Rocky’ films are always White.

Also, what’s the deal with this White obsession with Tan’s? If I obtained £1.00p for each time a White Person has compared their Summer Holiday Complexion to mine I’d be rich

4). ‘Selina Kyle’ sums up the hypocrisy of the Western World in that she judges ‘Bruce Wanye’ for his ‘Sliver Spoon’ origins but then has a taste for the high-life herself as seen in the final of the film she seen in.

5). Nolan is ignorant in his view of the American Underclass as becoming ‘Animalistic’ if given the reins of power from those current Elites whom are supposed to improve standards for all of globally.

Yet, in the current reality we are living it’s the inhumane behaviour of some of the most educated people that’s created misery therefore an increase in poverty & a greater Underclass that Nolan so dislikes.

Evidence that the PEOPLE CAN RULE with justice together with humanity was South Africans accepting the findings of The Truth and Reconciliation Commission that showed the horrors of apartheid.

It must be noted that the United Nations, Commonwealth Secretary-General & various Multi-National Corporations had made it know privately to Mandela; the process would cause such psychological trauma to the population of South Africa it would lead to mass bloodshed. They where wrong as people are better than why they consider.

6). Warner Bros. Pictures & Nolan certainly didn’t have much time for the Occupy Movement that was occurring across America during the filming of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’. Technology, has made it possible for knowledge to spread & it’s possible we are learning things not covered by the Main-Stream thus being aware of how the Magick Trick has been played on us.

7). Guess who visited Occupy Wall Street, last year. Yet, what was his motivation?

8). Anne Hathaway that play’s ‘Selina Kyle’ admitted to admiring the work of Ayn Rand, that’s the same as British person admitting they admire Margaret Thatcher = not clever.

Additional Source: Page 5 – ‘Anne Hathaway
By Chelsea Handler’ from Interview Magazine
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9). The American Industrial-Military Complex would simply Nuke, any City on Home Soil that had been taken hostage by an Eurasian Terrorist with Anarchist tendencies.

Stanley Kubrick, knew very well the homicidal tendencies of the American Political-Military-Corporate Elite Class view of ordinary people way back in 1964…

Giving the order to Nuke Gotham would lower the Public Budget & also increase Patriotism with a result being vast amount of the population signing up to join the US Military to destroy ‘The League of Shadows‘.

That happened directly in America after 9/11 with that many people signing up to join the American Military it took on average 14mths from them signing to their first induction day..!!

10). Nolan is seen as a visionary but he’s really just a decent filmaker; yet in 2012 that’s sadly seen as excellence.

11). Why is such a violent & psychologically intense Film only a 12A (UK) / PG13 (America), it includes ‘Bane’ snapping people’s necks..!!

12). I found the sarcasm along with belittling view of Men expressed by ‘Selina Kyle’ on par with that of a know-it-all Teenager. Also, for a Woman to have that power over Men she’d need to resemble Bianca Beauchamp rather than Anne ‘nice but not Sexual’ Hathaway.

13). Nolan also didn’t get the Badass nature of ‘Bruce Wayne / Batman’ character instead he made him appear as weak.
Whilst, in the source material the character DOES have moments of depression when pushed he reacts with focused violent intimidation.

Whilst, ‘Bruce Wayne / Batman’ doesn’t kill even when having the ability the film should have shown in this manner of cold strength. Those of you that have seen ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ will understand

14). ‘Bane’ to me had a German accent, ‘Miranda Tate’ is French & ‘Dr. Leonid Pavel’ is Russian. Therefore, playing to long-held American fears going back to 1776, that these mentioned nations aren’t to be trusted as they wish to obtain their nation.

15). The Ending was terrible, leading to the numerous sequels that Hollyweird demands just like ‘Jabba The Hut’ requesting constant food.

Conclusion:

Christopher Nolan is just like Danny Boyle in making highly expensive productions that seem to have a obvious meaning but really to the untrained have the possibility of a complete other meaning.

Yet, for all their endeavours Nolan & Boyle will never reach Kubrick’s level as they ‘work for the Man‘ rather than exposing his trickery.

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