"Cyniquian" Level Poster
Post Number: 322
|Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 11:04 am: |
I just finished watching Unforgivable Blackness and I loved it!! Ken Burns did his usual wonderful job. But, I have to say that I am most impressed by the fact that the documentary was not boring to me, especially with me having read the book first. Of course the book contains more information about Jack Johnson then the documentary covered (both the book and the doc was written by Geoffrey Ward), but I did not feel slighted by the doc for not having covered it.
I walked away from these projects liking Johnson a little more. He was a ballsy dude, if not a little stupid as well. Is Johnson the greatest heavyweight of all times? After looking at his boxing films, I am strongly leaning to answering, yes, he was the greatest.
If you haven't read the book, or seen the documentary, I strongly recommend it. At the very least, it will give many of us someone new to focus on this February.