Tuesday, September 04, 2007

*sigh* I never get tired of watching A Soldier's Story

One of my favorite movies and one of my favorite plays. (The movie version has a better ending than A Soldier's Play, though.)

The whole ensemble in this 1984 flick is so on point (especially the young Denzel Washington and the woefully underrated Howard E. Rollins, Jr.) but Adolph Caesar's performance as Sgt. Waters is just on a whole 'nother level altogether.

What a masterfully nuanced portrait of a tortured, complicated man, dripping with menace and pathos!

Damn shame he passed away so early.

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