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    Reader comments on Washington Heights

    Subject: Re: Wash HTS
    Date: Jan 16, 2005
    Sender: UptownPrevious | Next

    Seriously, I along with everyone else expected something ENTIRELY different from this movie especially just from the tile alone "Washington Heights." As a lifelong Heights resident of 187 St. I was actually WANTING to see portrayals of drugs and the "life" circa 1985-1995, which is now a by-gone era round here, and most of the former drug supermarkets of NYC, Washington Heights being "El Rey." Yes this is a very deep and profound film in my eyes, I was a TAd dissapointed, not because of the lack of drug related topics, just because I thought it could've gone longer and delved into the characters more tha it did. I believe, and mistake me if I'm wrong, Tomas Milan's "Eddie" was actually supposed to be a Cuban immigrant, but anyone who knows anything about Heights history will know Cubans had put down roots here many years before Dominicans, including the ever popular "bodega." Regardless of ethnicity or sountry, Milan is an excellant casting as is Perez who IS Dominican and is the "anti Dominican" something many outsiders to the area don't even know EXIST! Wow a NON drug dealing, literate and artisitic Dominican guy to boot? Well, overlal this is the best independant NY film I've seen, along with Albert Xavier's "Pasaporte Roja" or "Red Passport" a much lesser known but equally amazing portrayal of Dominican/Latino experience in modern day "Nueba Yol!" 4 out of 5 stars for WASH HTS!

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    Wash HTS

    This movie blew my mind. This is a movie about dreams not drugs in Wash HTS. What? you think only drugs exist in Wash HTS? The film was well cast and acted but is in dire need of a remake by a major film studio. This is a story that deserves to by told and shown to mainstream America beyond the psudeo-intellectual film festival audience before whom it was originally released. But I have a question. Why do a lot of cutting edge ethnic movies always have to include the stereotypical goofy, white guy who thinks he is black? why could not Carlos' best friend have been a black rapper struggling to make it big and get out of Wash HTS?

    Comment index:

  • Comic   from Chop, Aug 14, 2003
  • a seminal film   from DH, Nov 26, 2003
  • Wash HTS   from GMAN, Dec 22, 2003
  • » Re: Wash HTS «   from Uptown, Jan 16, 2005
  • Washington Heights   from Jeroen, Apr 26, 2004
  • [no subject]   from Jesse, Jul 20, 2006
  • Comic   from Chop, Aug 14, 2003
  • a seminal film   from DH, Nov 26, 2003
  • Wash HTS   from GMAN, Dec 22, 2003
  • » Re: Wash HTS «   from Uptown, Jan 16, 2005
  • Washington Heights   from Jeroen, Apr 26, 2004
  • [no subject]   from Jesse, Jul 20, 2006