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An excellent showing of a historical triumph,
This review is from: Amazing Grace [DVD] (DVD)Amazing Grace is an excellent showing about an historical triumph accomplished through the heroics act of a political activist and religious campaigner William Wilberford. He launched a large campaign, which attracted wide support from other activists. In 1807, slave trade was finally abolished thanks to the heroics deeds and the continued campaigning that William Wilberford and other activist started. Amazing Grace highlights the issue of slavery. The movie provides an accurate and vivid picture to the viewer regarding the brutality of slavery practices and the actions pursued to abolish slavery.
It should be appreciated he is one the true heroes to emerge in history, through the noble deeds in humanity and always fighting for the true Christian cause. He never gave up despite earlier setbacks in achieving a key bill in parliament. This was one of the historical and heroics triumphs that we should be proud to treasure. The main aspect highlighted in the movie is the parlimentary procedures.
The historical representation of the movie is accurately sketched, with the periodic costumes, buildings, ships and general atmosphere within the period. The casting for the movie is excellent, with a line up high calibre actors/actresses in the form Albert Finney, Ioan Gruffudd and Michael Gambon. The performance provided, adds a strong sense of credibility to the characters featured in the movie and really enhances the realism of historical period.
Amazing Grace is an interesting movie to watch and to really appreciate the importance of a historical event which raised awareness of injustice in humanity. It is a pivotal stage in history that was much desired during the time. This genre of movie is well suited to anyone who expresses a strong interest in historical and epic movies.
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Initial post: 28 Apr 2009 17:25:46 BDT
M. R. Mullen says:
Your review is so full of errors it is meaningless. The film has nothing to do with the origins of slavery which occurred in pre-history and functioned all over the world and even continues in some states to this day: it is particularly prevalent in religious cultures.
There was no "slave trade in Britain". Since medieval days slavery was not officially sanctioned and the matter was put to rest in 1772 when a judge declared there was no provision for slavery in the British Isles. This may have been a contributory cause of the American Revolution.
Wilberforce was religious but he was only one of a great many campaigning against slavery and for every religious person against there was probably one campaigning for - and using the Bible as evidence.
The film is very entertaining and generally gives a good account of the times but despite your comments to the contrary it is let down somewhat by many factual inaccuracies. But not as many as in your short review.
Posted on 2 May 2009 20:14:37 BDT
P. DATTA says:
Thank you for your comments. Your historical knowledge is excellent and your input is much appreciated. I have amended my review with correct facts. I have done some reading around William Wilberford since you written your comments. I did it to fill in the gaps in my knowledge of slavery. I hope what I written is accurate now and I am deeply sorry for errors in my review, but at least I understood the general gist of the movie.
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