Separate But Equal
The movie Separate But Equal portrayed the struggle against racial prejudice, which ignited the famous US Supreme Court case of Brown vs. Board of Education. This case was arguably the most influential case of the twentieth century as it called for the desegregation of elementary schools across the United States. The prosecuting attorney, and the protagonist in the movie was Thurgood Marshall, the famous black lawyer who was played by Sidney Poitier. Through strong actors such as Poitier, the movie was very well done. It was also historically accurate in terms of the names and the events that occurred. However, often times the movie showed its Hollywood spine by showing many melodramatic moments which were highly unrealistic. The movie Separate But Equal had good acting, was educational and historically accurate, however, it had quite a few unrealistic events.
The movie Separate but Equal, had very good acting, and was also educational.
Sidney Poitier led the way in a talented array of actors, which also included Burt Lancaster, Richard Kiley, and Cleavon Little. The actors played their roles well. This is best exemplified during the end of the movie, when the Supreme Court made the decision to restrict segregated schools, the level of acting continued to make me anxious to hear the decision, even though, historically speaking, I still knew what the decision was. Along the lines of history, Separate but Equal was historically accurate as well. From the characters used to the dates, times, and sequence of events given, the movie did follow the historical facts. It is not often that Hollywood goes out of its way to make a movie that does go along with history, however Separate but Equal does this quite effectively. The names of the Supreme Court Justices, the...