Sunday, 25 January 2009

Milk - the movie

Saw this today - have to admit I found it at least mildly mawkish. Nonetheless, it's well made, well cast, well acted, and worth a watch. Happily enough, it's not sugar-coated or over-varnished either. An interesting reminder of a fascinating and important bit of modern history.

The movie has a little too much original newsreel footage in the first half hour for my taste, though interesting seeing Dianne Feinstein at the start. She's since a long-standing US Senator - and the woman who 'hosted' the Obama inauguration ceremony, introducing the speakers.

Just a few months ago though - California passed Proposition 8, rescinding gay marriage. This guy got it right.

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