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 Posted: Sat Feb 24th, 2007 04:33 am
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Steven Cone wrote: While I dont dought the movie is wonderful.   AS I would love to see it myself. 

Kinda Curious on how much historical fact is behind the movie  or is it all hollywood.

My son, who is a movie buff, told me that he heard one critic say that Wilberforce's uncle was not, in fact, the repentent slave shipper the movie depicts and he did not write the song"Amazing Grace" because of the sudden epiphany he experienced in regard to the evils of slavery.

I cannot vouch for my son's statements because I didn't hear the radio program myself. Furthermore, I haven't done a Google search yet to discover more. Maybe first I just wanted to bask in the inspirational glow of the movie awhile before I discovered that some of the characters were exaggerated or fictional composites or some other theatrical artifice. I want to believe mankind can be remarkable a force for the betterment of all mankind.

Last edited on Sat Feb 24th, 2007 04:34 am by CleburneFan

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