Monday, May 01, 2006

Forest Whitaker Quote of the Month: May 2006

Deacons for Defense tells the true story of a group of black men in 1960's Louisiana who arm themselves and fight for their civil rights. The budget for this Cable movie is low, and it shows through the limited sets. The editing is a bit slapdash most of the time. Finally, Jonathan Silverman, for all his sincerity as civil rights worker Michael Deane, never looks quite right in a role where he's not hauling around a corpse.

Forest, on the other hand, does an admirable job with what he's given. One really good line occurs when his character discusses Deane's non-violent approach to their cause:

Marcus Clay - "You get on the floor. I'll go outside, see if I can find me some good old boys kick you around a little bit. I'll tell them you don't like to defend yourself. They'll be lined up all around the corner. (Laughing) You ready for a real good ass-whippin'?"

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