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A Good movie worth seeing: Blaze.

Posted by Jason O on Dec 28, 2009 in Movies/TV/DVDs |

Blaze: One of those movies that should be better known than it is.

Blaze: One of those movies that should be better known than it is.

“Blaze”  tells the (Highly-fictionalised) story of Earl Long (Played by a brilliantly on-form Paul Newman.), Governor of Louisiana in the 1940s, and his affair with a notorious stripper named Blaze Starr. It’s a funny, touching film about a flawed but genuinely compassionate politician who was one of the first southern politicians to stand up for black rights. Keep an eye out for his brilliantly simple response to being put into a mental asylum by his political enemies whilst still governor.

Good fun.   

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