Thursday, May 19, 2016

Goodbye Uncle Tom A.K.A. Addio Zio Tom (1971)

An Italian mondo film directed by Gualtiero Jacopetti and Franco Prosperi.
A historical tour of slavery in America is shown. Interviews with slave owners show different aspects of the practice.
This was alright. The plot was non-linear and there were no consistent characters. The video was pretty good, with very graphic close-ups and panning helicopter shots. The audio was atrocious. The dialogue was generally too quiet and not very good quality of recording. The soundtrack was loud, repetitive and annoying. There were some female anatomy points as the female slaves were mostly topless and the slave breeder was striving for breast quality. To be totally honest, even this racist cowboy found the treatment of the slaves almost too cruel to watch. Overall, the production quality hampered the content. I rate this o.k.

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