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Plot: Judge Clarence Thomas’ nomination to the United States’ Supreme Court is called into question when former colleague, Anita Hill, testifies that he had sexually harassed her.
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Claims and rejects and the stupid enquiry!
This is a television film, a political-thriller-drama from the director of ‘Dope’. Inspired by the real 1991 event when president Bush nominated the judge Clarence Thomas to the supreme court. Followed by a former employee Anita Hill, came forward claiming Thomas sexually harassed her while working for him back then which brings an enquiry on the issue before any big decision regarding his new post. Both the sides fight, but it’s her alone against the president backing team. How the hearing ends and who wins it disclosed in the remaining part.
Good cast, but Kerry Washington was reason the film to shine. Her performance reminded me Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin from ‘Game Change’. She won the Emmy Awards for that and now I believe Kerry Washington has a chance to do the same. Apart from her, the story did not look good. It opened so well, followed by strong middle part and then the last act last its charm quickly. Because it was all about one alleging against another and he keeps rejecting them, but that twist I expected never came or its powerful dialogues. Even though it was beautifully made.
The reason the movie staying neutral is might be the actual result of the trial. So they kept balancing the contents throughout the narration, yet the as the viewers, we can understand the guilty feelings from the suspect’s face. That’s how the film silently gives its own verdict regarding whatever the real one was. One of the best television film, but due to its weak conclusion, the people are dissatisfied. Still, it is a good watch, if you are interested in politics to learn how ugly and at a same time how silly it is.
Hill v Thomas
A drama that recreate the events surrounding Clarence Thomas’s nomination to the Supreme Court in 1991.
President Bush had nominated Thomas to succeed the retiring Thurgood Marshall who had made history as the first black judge to the Supreme Court.
Thomas’s nomination was expected to be rubber stamped by the Senate, despite his apparent inexperience to be such a senior judge.
It was nearly torpedoed by allegations of sexual harassment from Anita Hill (Kerry Washington) while he was once her supervisor.
The confirmation hearings became a media circus. Thomas described it as a ‘high-tech lynching…’ by white liberals.
It was actually Hill who was vilified in the process. In this drama, Republican senators banded together to fight off the allegations by hook or crook.
The Democratic senators appeared to be weak and disunited. Joe Biden (Greg Kinnear) the chair of the Senate committee seemed to be easily swayed and manipulated by the Republicans.
This was made 25 years after the event. This should had been more than a ‘he said, she said’ dramatisation. Maybe it should had been more contextual regarding the rampant sexism and racism that Hill had faced.
The Senate is painted as an old boys club where such type of sexual harassment was regarded as almost normal.
The events surrounding the nomination deserved more than this sapless drama. It has the structure of so many HBO true event films. A cookie cutter approach to docu dramas.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 50 min (110 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, History
Director Rick Famuyiwa
Writer Susannah Grant
Actors Kerry Washington, Wendell Pierce, Greg Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright
Awards Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 17 nominations.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 16:9 HD
Camera Arri Alexa Mini, Panavision G-Series Lenses, Arri Alexa XT, Panavision G-Series Lenses
Laboratory Light Iron (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format N/A