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Biography - Martin Luther King Jr.: The Man and the Dream

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  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: A&E Home Video
  • Release Date: Feb. 22 2005
  • Run Time: 50 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • ASIN: B0002V7NZ2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #157,886 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will live long in our collective memory as a symbol of peaceful resistance to injustice. But, of course, he was more than a symbol--he was a man. Biography: Martin Luther King Jr. uses striking images and first-class research to explore both sides of this tragic hero. It tells us how his comfortable upbringing made him resistant at first to his role as leader of the civil rights movement, but also how he ultimately came to terms with it and even accepted the inevitability of his martyrdom. Documentary footage of his brilliant speeches and interviews with friends and associates make for a penetrating look at the inspirations and frustrations that made up this great man's life. --Rob Lightner --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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This was an interesting documentary, but the directorial artsy stuff was quite curious. Filters (?) on the camera lenses gave the skies wierd hues and landscapes were odd colors, too. And that "turn the camera sideways" thing was in most of the still shots.
Those nuances almost drew my focus away from the story of King's life, which was not what the director intended, I'm sure.
This is one of the first documentaries I've seen on King where it freely discusses the whole FBI-King wire tapping incidents and the skirt chasing episodes. Also discussed the fact that Daddy King (MLK's Dad) rose up from abject poverty and his own children grew up in relative affluence - compared to most of the black community.
But if you want to learn more about the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr., I'd recommend "Eyes on the Prize" put out by PBS.
It's longish - but I guarantee you can't watch one episode without weeping tears of joy and gratitude at the price that was paid by MLK and others to buy freedom for men and women of color.
Eyes of the Prize is still the definitive series on the history of civil rights.
But this documentary on MLK is a good one - just not the very best.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9732e3fc) out of 5 stars 5 reviews
66 of 67 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x97a4a918) out of 5 stars A good one hour documentary, but not the best in the world June 8 2000
By Rosemary Thornton - Published on Amazon.com
Format: VHS Tape
This was an interesting documentary, but the directorial artsy stuff was quite curious. Filters (?) on the camera lenses gave the skies wierd hues and landscapes were odd colors, too. And that "turn the camera sideways" thing was in most of the still shots.
Those nuances almost drew my focus away from the story of King's life, which was not what the director intended, I'm sure.
This is one of the first documentaries I've seen on King where it freely discusses the whole FBI-King wire tapping incidents and the skirt chasing episodes. Also discussed the fact that Daddy King (MLK's Dad) rose up from abject poverty and his own children grew up in relative affluence - compared to most of the black community.
But if you want to learn more about the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr., I'd recommend "Eyes on the Prize" put out by PBS.
It's longish - but I guarantee you can't watch one episode without weeping tears of joy and gratitude at the price that was paid by MLK and others to buy freedom for men and women of color.
Eyes of the Prize is still the definitive series on the history of civil rights.
But this documentary on MLK is a good one - just not the very best.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9750b954) out of 5 stars Concise History Oct. 12 2006
By Andrew Stuart - Published on Amazon.com
Format: VHS Tape
This intriguing video covers a lot of ground in 60 minutes or less and does so in classic A & E quality.

The story begins where it should, in the beginning. The early years of Martin's life are significantly impacted by his dad. "Daddy" King is painted as a culturally elite and powerful black leader. This did some harm to my limited understandings of the elder King but were necessary to establish the reason for some of King Jr's college aged decisions.

The video revealed some hidden truths about Pastor King's life. Secrets I had never heard of or imagined possible. The delivery of these secrets is believable due to the testimony of the involved parties. A few shocking facts are also revealed from the politics of the day.

In short, this video is almost too concise to do justice to the legend and fame of Dr. King. On the other hand, much can be learned and appreciated from this "short story".
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x97620bc4) out of 5 stars Pessimistic view of M.L.K. Jr. Jan. 6 2008
By Gerald Sproehlich - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
Sure, as the other viewers pointed out, this movie does indeed provide some insight into the personal life of King and it shows a side of him that we aren't really familiar with. The problem is that this is the only material shown about King. It's always a sad story or a pathetic reality about him. Rarely do these people emphasize what actually made the man decent, instead they focus exclusively on what his personal problems were. To me this movie honestly seemed more like an E! Hollywood Story rather than a balanced biography. I don't recommend this movie to anyone with a serious interest in learning about the life of King as the only new [to the general public-revealing]information provided here can be summed up in a few statements: -He admitted he may have slept around -He used to be saturated with pride and insecurity during his 20's -He was imperfect.
HASH(0x9aa8456c) out of 5 stars This is an important video about Martin Luther King's public and private life Jan. 7 2016
By Josephine Michael - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is a wonderful movie about Martin Luther King, Jr that gives insights that history books don't tell you. And great video footage that we had never seen before. It also gives a respectful venture into his personal life that portrays him as a great (all be it) flawed human being. It is a movie that I will share with my children and others to keep Martin Luther King's memory alive and remind people of why we have a holiday in his honor.

The only downside is I would have loved it to go even more in depth. Only so much you can put into an hour!

It was a very good video.
HASH(0x9750087c) out of 5 stars Five Stars Aug. 20 2014
By George King - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
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