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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

blood diamonds are forever

since the turn of the century, mr. edward zwick has been churning out tasteful movies that touch those places we love to have touched (I am Sam, The Last Samurai, Traffic). Blood Diamond, though a good picture, is not one of those movies (but it's oh soooo close). Zwick has chosen to tell the tale of sierra Leone, Africa in the late 1990's, a time of civil war and chaos. we follow a diamond smuggler, an african fisherman, and a reporter as they all search for different things, eventually realizing they're all looking for the same thing-home. this was close to being great but there was definitely something lacking, Djimon Hinsou was amazing and I believed Leonardo Dicaprio's rodesian accent, but something was missing.


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