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Bringing The Past Back to Life

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Any real life story portrayed on screen be it sports, music or art, is admirable. Reportraying the actual incident, story or series of incidents is not as easy as it is made to be onscreen. Hollywood's takes on the once in a lifetime/century personalities and never to be seen again geniuses of the world are not easy to make. It is more than just finding the best combination of the closest like looking actor who can play the game/instrument, sing or paint like the geniuses. To reportray them to make'em like the real thing is no joke. You have to find someone who can really get into the role and enact their lives of passion with an equal amount of passion to make the viewer feel the impact they had on the world all over again. Jamie Fox did this particularly well in Ray. If you knew the masters music, you would fully understand what I am talking about. Johnnie Cash, the first prince of country music, was portrayed well in Walk the Line by Joaquin Phoenix who acted alongside Reese Witherspoon who played June Carter. They were the first couple of Country Music-royalty.

On the sports side, you have the flick Wimbledon that stars Kirsten Dunst and Paul Bettany. The movie was made in memory of Mark McCormack who passed away in 2004 at the age of 74.

The olden days, the glory years are being kept alive by these reminders of the true greats of the generations that have passed on before us that we should remember for their contribution to society.

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