Tuesday, January 13, 2009

They actually pulled it off

Last night I got a chance to check out a screening of Notorious. I've got to admit, I came in a little skeptical about whether Hollywood would do him justice but I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was really made by Brooklyn. All the people closest to Biggie were heavily involved in the project and you could tell.

The way this new actor Jamal Woolard managed to captured Biggie was incredible. There were a few moments that his flow wasn't quite in the pocket like Biggie and Angela Bassett's accent wasn't so consistent but those are petty observations considering how thorough they were otherwise. The movie was inspiring. I highly recommend you check it out when it opens this weekend.

The video diaries from the set that show you everything that went into the making of it are also worth checking out. Click here for those.