Worth Watching - Nov 6: Denzel Washington's The Great Debaters
It must be the year, but the number of big actors who are turning into directors grows every day. The latest is Denzel Washington who is debuting his second directorial effort, The Great Debaters, on Christmas Day. Set back in 1935, The Great Debaters is based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas who inspired his students to form the school's first debate team. This actually looks really damn good, I'm quite impressed. Oscar contender?
Watch the trailer for The Great Debaters:
The Great Debaters is directed by Denzel Washington, whose first directorial debut was Antwone Fisher. The film's screenplay was written by Robert Eisele (Breach of Contract) and Suzan-Lori Parks (Girl 6, Their Eyes Were Watching God). The Great Debaters opens in theaters everywhere on Christmas Day, December 25th.
Reader Feedback - 7 Comments
Eh, average looking. LET FREEDOM WRITTERS BE A CONTENDER! THat was great.
Ryan on Nov 6, 2007
Denzel Washington is immortal. I'll be there day one.
Joe H on Nov 6, 2007
I am a Wiley grad and am anxious to see this movie. It is an honor to be an alum of this institution. Oh, Wiley Dear, ever we sing thy praise.......(a verse from our alma mater.)
Candice on Nov 18, 2007
I agree with you...it looks fantastic and may be an Oscar contender. Ang
angelarae on Nov 28, 2007
I look forward to seeing this masterpiece. Masterful because it showcases not only the phenomenial Denzel Washington and profoundly unforgetable, Forrest Whittaker, but also the up and coming team of debaters. Awesome cast! Prolific story. Dynamic truth. I will not miss this. I live not far from Wiley! Graduated from a predominately white university. I know the struggle. And I applaud those who dare to tell of the journey. Keep on keeping on Oprah!
jo on Dec 4, 2007
A MUST SEEN FOR EVERY AMERICAN!!!!!
HEATWAVE on Dec 26, 2007
saw the movie and it was awesome! I haven't seen a movie that has inspired me in a very long time. This is Oscar material for sure!
acevaz on Dec 29, 2007
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