Black on Black Cinema: Ep3: Red Tails

Red Tails

 

This week on Black on Black Cinema the guys take a look at World War 2 through the eyes of young black fighter pilots. Red Tails, a movie that examines the heroism of black fighter pilots during World War 2 takes place squarely in 1940s Italy. Through adversity and shear determination the Red Tails pilots make their massive impact on history.

This modernized re-telling of the now famous story gives audiences a look at what the times were like. As the brainchild of George Lucas (Star Wars), Red Tails features some of the biggest and brightest action sequence for any film in this genre. We examine the good and the bad with attention to historical and racial context. So stay tuned for more Black on Black Cinema every other week and let us know what you thought in the  comments.

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