What’s your trifecta? What is your favorite movie, book and cd/album? You can only name one for each and share a little about your choices.
So Browngirl Speaks tagged me. It was SO hard to pick just one favorite, but I managed. I had bonus picks, but exercised restraint and deleted them from the post--playin' by the rules..
Movie: Love Jones
Everything about this film makes it my all time favorite--the cast, the characters, the relationships, the city, the soundtrack...everything. Best thing about it was that for once, a major film featuring all brown people told a story of us outside the hood. No stereotypes, just black folks being, working, socializing, livin' life. Every time I watch it (I own the DVD), it takes me right back to 1997 (when the film came out) , to my college days when I met my man and my dearest friends. So many one-liners from the film are still part of our regular conversations like, "well damn" and "there it is". No film has become a part of me like this one. There hasn't been a black love story told like it since--on film (somebody please buy the rights to The Accidental Diva, and feel free to cast Nia Long and Larenze Tate as the leads-Thanks). One highlight of this film is when Darius Lovehall (Larenze Tate) performs a poem for Nina Mosely (Nia Long) called A Blues for Nina. Check it...
CD/ Album: Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Oh, Lauryn. I listen to this album all the time remembering when. She gave us her best on this album, then life did something to her and she hasn't been the same. It's a shame, because she's an amazing singer and her lyrical skills when she raps are unmatched by any other female artist I've heard. This album is that fire, y'all. I can't say I have a fave track; the whole album is hot. But I do love this one in particular called "Nothing Even Matters" ft. D'Angelo. It's a love song. If you've ever been in love or just mad infatuated, you will feel this song. Check it...
Book: Their Eyes Were Watching God
I've written about this one before. Here's what I said:
After last time read back in 2005...
" This was my third of fourth time reading this book. When I heard O was doing a movie version of it, I had to read it again to refresh. I was kind of surprised they left out the skin-tone issues...maybe 'cause Tea Cake's character in the movie wasn't dark-skinned like he was in the book. I don't think you can read this one too many times. Each time the experience is different, especially if you read it at different stages in your life like I have...young teen, older teen, newly married woman, etc. It's such a rich work of fiction."
I think it might be time for another read since I'm good and married now. :)
Browngirl's trifecta theme was relationships, and based on my picks, looks like relationships is my theme too.
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