1977 Was a Very Good Year
Who out there is old enough to remember a very special television series called “ROOTS”?
For the life of me I cannot believe 35 years has gone by since I watched it first on tv. I was mesmerized by it then and when it came on tv yesterday the same thing happened. I couldn’t stop watching it, and it was on for 11 hours straight!
I couldn’t take my eyes off of it. There were oh so many famous stars in it and then there was a new actor.. his name is LeVar Burton.. you may have heard of him since then!
Below: LeVar as the young warrior, Kunta Kinte. Who ever thought he’d become even more famous by covering those big eyes of his for Star Trek, or would be known to so many young children on Reading Rainbow?!
I couldn’t begin to mention all the wonderful actors and actresses in the movie but there are 2 who have always been favorites of mine… one is Lou Gossett Jr who played Fiddler in the movie.
…and the other who I’ve liked forever is John Amos who played the “older” Kunta Kinte.
I sat entranced for 11 hours!.. ok so the last few of those hours I was in bed , but I didn’t miss any of it! Did anyone else happen to see this yesterday or today???
If you’ve never seen it, treat yourself and buy or rent the movie! It’s really something (a part of history) you shouldn’t miss.
I am so happy they put it on again after all those years… Fabulous movie. Fantastic writing. Exquisite acting!