Jimmy Carter should see this Human Right and that’s very telling. Scarface, directed by Brian DePalma, definitely runs the gamut of reviews. In this episode I’m going to talk a bit, in a loose fashion, about how this movie impacted me and the world around me.
I don’t know that there’s a whole lot of objective information here but there is a bunch of subjective stuff going on. There are some links I do want to throw in. They will be forthcoming. As always you can find me on Twitter @coolmarkd (yes the name is 1. ironic 2. homage 3. another homage you probably don’t get). I’m on Letterboxd as markd20.
This is the link for the Action Button review by Tim Rogers so you can straight click it in your podcatcher https://youtu.be/Hu4H5ykBP0I
This is the Suniland shooting. It’s just information. But it paints a picture of what South Florida/Miami was like at the time.
This is some info on ¿Qué Pasa, USA? which is a very formative show for me but also stars Steven Bauer aka Rocky Echevarria. DVDs are apparently available on eBay (link in the Instagram bio) but I bought mine from WPBT by donating.
The IMDB page for Cocaine Cowboys (2006) which is a compelling documentary.
Here’s a link for the video of the first level of Scarface: The World Is Yours so you can click it straight from your podcatcher https://youtu.be/CHDo6mgl-SA
One Day at a Time (2017) is a reimagining of a 70’s family sitcom that focuses on a Cuban-American family in current times. It’s wonderful and beautiful in every way. I didn’t talk about it in the podcast because that’s a whole different headspace but this show is authentic and has a lot of heart. The first three? seasons should be on Netflix and the fourth is airing on Pop! That’s an app that I don’t have but it’s some type of NBC thing? The show is fantastic–the cast, the stories, the sets. I love it all.
Black lives matter.
Some info on the Mariel Boatlift. It leaves out all the good parts but it’s… contextual at best.