Episode 206 – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020)

We’ve got the blues here at Max, Mike; Movies. Not because of our series “Focus On: Viola Davis,” because Ms. Davis could never give us the blues. No, we’ve got that movie-podcasting blues, the kind where you’ve got the blues so bad, you just want to find the most annoying pony you can find and shave your initials in his hair a foot high, that’s the kind of blues we’ve got. Those Bumpy Shavin’ Blues . . . but this week we’re checking out a movie about a REAL blues singer, as seen through a film adapted from an August Wilson play starring Ms. Davis and Chadwick Boseman. August Wilson . . . well, it’s not like a movie about the blues could be depressing or unhappy, right? I mean, that’s just silly talk . . . join and and see just how silly!

Poll question: if you could project yourself to live in the actual world of one movie, what would it be and what would your place in it be? Would you want to be an elf in Elrond’s hall or work in Rick’s Café American? You’d have to be your own character, not take the place of an existing one!

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2 thoughts on “Episode 206 – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020)”

  1. I would like to live in the no scarcity world Star Trek in spite or maybe because of how ambiguous it is or rather isn’t represented throughout the franchise. We simply no that the virtually unlimited energy and the invention of replicators has freed humanity from poverty and war and everyone can concentrate on things they want to do as opposed to need to do to survive. We never really see it in action for the everyday citizen of the Federation. A world where I could just do my animations and art and not worry about losing my home etc sounds like one I want to live in!

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