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I just finished reading Juneteenth last December, and it strikes me it would make an excellent movie! I would love to see someone like Clint Eastwood direct it, especially seeing how delicately he handles period pieces (like Changeling). It has some wonderful cinematic references and scenes, the main character thinks his mother is in a movie he watches -- and later he becomes a free-lance photographer. Some great stuff! And also, besides race relations, the book encompases Christian themes like transformation and self-sacrifice! It's too bad it was never fully completed. The vague end of the book also makes me think a director like PT Anderson would be perfect to handle material like this!
What do you think?
P.S. Although a black director (like Spike Lee) would probably be just as good
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