#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Using flashbacks from a statement recorded late in life and archival footage for atmosphere, this film traces Harvey Milk’s career from his 40th birthday to his death. He leaves the closet and New York, opens a camera shop that becomes the salon for San Francisco’s growing gay community, and organizes gays’ purchasing power to build political alliances. He runs for office with lover Scott Smith as his campaign manager. Victory finally comes on the same day Dan White wins in the city’s conservative district. The rest of the film sketches Milk’s relationship with White and the 1978 fight against a statewide initiative to bar gays and their supporters from public school jobs.
Plot: The true story of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man ever elected to public office. In San Francisco in the late 1970s, Harvey Milk becomes an activist for gay rights and inspires others to join him in his fight for equal rights that should be available to all Americans.
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Great Actors and a Great Filmmaker at the service of a Great Story
Enormously moving film/document about the raise and fall of Harvey Milk. If you don’t know who he was, you will. The most startling feature of the film is the casting of Sean Penn. A stroke of genius. I, personally, never would have though that the range of this fantastic actor was as wide as this. He took me over and convinced me. I was watching Harvey Milk himself and Penn with the extraordinary support of his director never betrays that illusion. I’m sorry “Milk” didn’t come out a few weeks ago. For those in California having to vote for Proposition 8, it would have been easier to decide just by watching Anita Bryant ranting about the evils of homosexuality. She sounded ridiculous then, Im sure, but today she sounds ridiculously ancestral. The vision of Harvey Milk is still, unfulfilled but we’re certainly getting closer. Gus Van Sant surrounds our hero by an extraordinary group of young actors, in particular Emile Hirsch, James Franco and a superlative Josh Brolin. Not to be missed.
Gotta Give ’em Hope
Greetings again from the darkness. Bio-Drama based on the political rise of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man elected to office, is much more than that. It is a reminder of just how ridiculous and closed minded the establishment was just 30 short years ago. Seeing Anita Bryant brought back some scary memories and reminds us just how important it is to understand an issue PRIOR to passing judgment.
Sean Penn turns in yet another of his seemingly endless top-notch performances. However, this time he is not the brooding, mumbling type … he is the action-oriented, quick thinking, charismatic leader of the gay movement in the 70’s, and he is spot on as Harvey Milk. The film does not portray Milk as a perfect man, but does spend most of the time on his mission to be elected in order to provide a voice for the gay movement.
Excellent support work by Emile Hirsch and James Franco, and Josh Brolin takes on the tough role of Dan Brown, a good man who just couldn’t understand why people listened to Milk instead of him. I can’t comment on Diego Luna’s performance, because it is extremely flamboyant. My guess is that is probably an accurate portrayal of Milk’s lover.
Director Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Drugstore Cowboy) does a masterful job of capturing the feel of the times through sets and a mixture of news footage and other actual video. We get a feel for the cause without dwelling on the discrimination and outright abuse that this group absorbed. While not a documentary, it is a strong recollection of a very explosive time in U.S. history.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 8 min (128 min)
Genre Biography, Drama
Director Gus Van Sant
Writer Dustin Lance Black
Actors Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin, Diego Luna
Awards Won 2 Oscars. Another 64 wins & 144 nominations.
Production Company Groundswell Productions, Jinks/Cohen Company
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Cooke S4 and Angenieux HR Lenses, Arricam ST, Cooke S4 and Angenieux HR Lenses, Canon Scoopic, Clairmont Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), EFILM Digital Laboratories, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (processing)
Film Length 3,505 m (Portugal, 35 mm), 3,508 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 16 mm (Kodak Vision 500T 7279), 35 mm (Kodak Vision 500T 5279)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Spherical (16 mm footage) (source format), Super 35 (3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383)