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Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson(Movie, 2005)

3h 34min | Genre: Documentary
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack JohnsonRating: 3.6/5 (with 9 votes)
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson is a documentary by filmmaker Ken Burns based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Geoffrey C. Ward (2004). In Burns' signature style the 220-minute film serves as a biography of Jack Johnson, the first African-American Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World, as well as a documentary of racism and social inequality during the Jim Crow era against which Jack Johnson lived in defiant opposition. The documentary was first broadcast on PBS in two parts on January 17 and January 18, 2005. The film is narrated by Keith David and features a soundtrack by Wynton Marsalis and Samuel L. Jackson as the voice of Jack Johnson. Alan Rickman also contributed his voice to the documentary. Stanley Crouch appears offering commentary, including a quote from Johnson responding to a question from a white woman about black people, "We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." This documentary is an example of a type frequently used by Burns, namely authority contributions, where a range of authorities give voiceovers to contribute particular details. Stanley Crouch is the star authority, whose personal recollections, storytelling ability, and freq... ()
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About Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson

The story of Jack Johnson, the first African American Heavyweight boxing champion.


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Production country: United States of America (USA)
Original language: English (EN)
Translated into 3 languages: German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES)
Status: Released
Release date US: 09/04/2004
Director: Ken Burns
Producer: Ken Burns
Screenwriter: Geoffrey Ward
Composer: Wynton Marsalis
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Unforgivable Blackness"
"Unforgivable Blackness - The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson"

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