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anemone
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Free State of Jones--2016 Movie
Posted on: 6/26/2017 3:29:49 AM
A fine piece of America's history with some very nicely developed and told story about a man who fought for himself and others freedom.

Free State of Jones is based on a great story about Newton Knight and shows us in a great way how powerful can be man's will to fight and stand for something, in this case freedom and rebellion against powerful men that want ordinary men to play by their rules.It also shows a dark side o the Confederate Army

Matthew McConaughey plays Newton extremely well as he manages to portray this character of such great power, belief, bravery and emotions. Without doubt it is a great performance by him- as he chooses to play very touchy and hard characters.

It also shows us the KKK as they are playing by their rules and brutally killing innocent man. United together, black and white, maybe did not change everything ;but at least they did not give anybody the right to control their lives completely.All in all -a great movie IMHO.


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Michigan Dave
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Re: Free State of Jones--2016 Movie
Posted on: 6/26/2017 8:06:09 AM
Hi Jim,

I have yet to see this movie, looking forward to renting it or seeing it on the 100 plus channels we have on the TV!?

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looks pretty good!
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anemone
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Re: Free State of Jones--2016 Movie
Posted on: 6/26/2017 8:24:20 AM
Hi Dave- I will be most surprised if you don't enjoy this thrilling movie-however it is pretty brutal in places.It is a side issue of the ACW based on fact; and the aftermath and retribution following cessation of hostilities.Don't miss.

BTW- Your Read More failed.

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littlepowell
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Re: Free State of Jones--2016 Movie
Posted on: 6/26/2017 8:49:07 AM
It's an excellent movie but very hard to watch at times. You mention the brutality.. it's just flat out disturbing at times. It doesn't sugar coat.. that's for sure. It's a fascinating story--one that I had no idea happened until I saw the movie.
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anemone
DONCASTER S. YORKS, UK
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Re: Free State of Jones--2016 Movie
Posted on: 6/26/2017 9:21:33 AM
My sentiments precisely lp; but even the horror is fascinating
to a degree and only leavened y a FEW amusing moments.Odd little aside about the main character's descendants-in Mississippi for a person with a dash of negro blood today to marry a white person -it is an indictable crime-unless he/she annuls the marriage.Bloody Dark Ages.

Many thanks for your interest

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wazza
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Re: Free State of Jones--2016 Movie
Posted on: 6/26/2017 5:49:49 PM
I enjoyed it and seeking more facts the family googled the history behind the man and the myths around him.
It's bloody amazing to do what he did back then and survive.

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