A Raisin In The Sun

A Raisin In The Sun

DVD - 1999
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An African-American family battles against years of prejudice to achieve their piece of the American dream.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Columbia Tristar Home Video, c1999
ISBN: 9780767828062
0767828062
Branch Call Number: DVD 812 Han 3558
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (128 min.) :,sd., b&w ;,12 cm., in container +,1 insert

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Feb 19, 2016

The precarious equilibrium of an impoverished black family living in a Chicago slum is thrown into chaos when elderly matriarch Lena Younger receives a life insurance benefit of ten thousand dollars courtesy of her late husband. Taking its name from Langston Hughes’ poem "Harlem" which begs the simple question, “What happens to a dream deferred?” director Daniel Petrie’s adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry’s play casts a passionate eye on prejudice, identity, and the cold edicts of capitalism. The Younger family’s various dreams are indeed deferred—or crushed or largely forgotten—as Lena’s small inheritance teases them with promises of either deliverance or downfall. A generational schism opens between her son Walter’s cynical pursuit of the American Dream no matter what the cost and her implacable sense of dignity, borne out of her early experiences in the South. The final showdown between them, when it arrives, is both heartrending yet unexpectedly poignant. Reuniting most of the original broadway cast Petrie elicits knockout performances from his three leads Claudia McNeil, Sidney Poitier, and Ruby Dee, while Charles Lawton’s crisp B&W cinematography turns a cramped tenement apartment into a fractured battleground. Pure cinema.

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tt14 Jun 18, 2012

Brief Summary ( conflict ,themes, plot): Walter want to be man of the house. Take responsibility. He invested his money in a liquor store and lost the money. The money was supposed to go Beanthen’s school. Mama want to to buy a house where there were only white people on the block. The guy who was supposed to sell them the house. The guy said that he couldn’t sell them the house,so he offer them money to stay where they are at. Walter wanted to accepted the offer because the money,but at the end he didn’t the offer.

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tt14 Jun 18, 2012

“Our association is prepared, through the collective effort of our people, to buy the house from you at a financial gain to your family.”

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