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Nothing But a Man (1964) FotW #318

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Nothing But a Man (1964) FotW #318

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Film of the Week #318: Nothing But a Man (1964)

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Summary:
A black man and his school-teacher wife face discriminatory challenges in 1960s America.

#677 on 1000<400, with 211 checks.
Nominated by blocho and Cocoa.
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#677(⇩229, #448) Nothing But a Man (1964)
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Directed by: Michael Roemer
(215.09 Pts, 10 Votes) , Top 1–10–50: 0–1–1
History: 677448364865650NA←NA
ICheckMovies: 204 Checks , 25 Favourites , 3 Official lists
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This movie fits the current African American/Blaxploitation.



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I like the film, but I have mixed feelings about it. The ending is so abrupt. You can either imagine the characters' lives will get better or it gets worse. Some scenes felt unrealistic with its stereotypical dialogue/situation and flat acting, but other times it feels very real and has good acting. Also, the song Heat Wave is played a few times in the background (l)
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A perfect slice of American naturalism. There's not a false note in the whole movie. A great achievement.
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