Set in sierra leone in 1999 in the midst of a civil war, blood diamond draws attention to the responsibility of citizens and businesses in the developed world groups on occasion—a multifaceted clash over the economics and politics of resource extraction, technology transfer and sustainable development. (contains spoilers) the film blood diamond was recently lent to me by a friend in the hope i would find it interesting, considering my studies into african history i had heard of blood diamond review a historical aspect portrayed less satisfactorily, however, is the political situation during the war at one. Kirsten dunst, american/german actress, singer—“the beguiled,” “spider-man” 1-3, “marie antoinette,” “melancholia” faith: apparently secularism, lutheran background politics: liberal graham king, british film producer and president and ceo of production companies initial entertainment group and gk films—“ the. For example, educators could review the history of sierra leone or review a explain the concept of a causal diagram and review the example politics un sanctions consumer demand united nations diamond industry 1 presence of aid orgs 2 un sanctions 1 prolonged conflict 2 natural.
Amazoncom: blood diamond [blu-ray]: leonardo dicaprio, djimon hounsou, jennifer connelly: movies & tv editorial reviews hounsou and connelly, though saddled with all the moral and political speeches, rise above the cant and keep the movie's treacherously formulaic plot rooted in human characters. Director zwick has a tendency to lecture the audience about the dirty business of conflict diamonds, but his film is too simplistic to function as an effective political commentary however, as a rootin-tootin boy's own adventure yarn it works just fine video watch: the blood diamond cast talking about the. Read what all the top critics had to say about blood diamond at metacriticcom 64 metascore generally favorable reviews based on 39 critics blood diamond attempts to be an action thriller with serious political overtones, to be as much position paper as zulu dawn read full review 70.
Blood diamond is a 2006 german-american political war thriller film co-produced and directed by edward zwick, starring leonardo dicaprio, jennifer connelly and djimon hounsou the title refers to blood diamonds, which are diamonds mined in war zones and sold to finance conflicts, and thereby profit warlords and. Yet blood diamond doesn't really convince as a movie: all that juicy information about unsavory industry practices is relegated to a few ham-handed speeches and title cards sprinkled across conventional action-adventure fare it's the classic case of a filmmaker having a political message, then awkwardly. Diamonds have played an important role in the political economy of sierra leone , as was highlighted by the use of 'conflict' or 'blood' diamonds. Philip french: a political thriller with international ramifications and moulded on an armature of well-researched journalism.
Blood diamond is a 2006 american-german political thriller film directed by edward zwick and starring leonardo dicaprio, jennifer connelly and djimon hounsou as civil war rages through 1990s sierra leone, two men, a white south african mercenary (leonardo dicaprio) and a black mende fisherman. An action, political adventure at its best nazi_fighter_david22 august 2007 blood diamond is the kind of action film that makes you think that 'a moment of love, even in a bad man, can give meaning to a life' the film opens in sierra leone, 1999 when civil war rages for control of the diamond fieldsaccording to.
The makers of “blood diamond,” an exceptionally foolish thriller starring a most excellent leonardo dicaprio, want you to know there may be blood on your hands, specifically your wedding finger the story involves so-called conflict diamonds, illicitly mined stones that have been used to finance some of.
Author becky korman compares and contrasts the strengths and weaknesses of a nigerian (ezra) and american (blood diamond) film based on a similar subject: the consequences of civil war on the people of sierra leone as a result of conflict surrounding the diamond trade. Leonardo dicaprio is coiled to spring as danny archer, a former mercenary from zimbabwe, now in the business of smuggling conflict diamonds, so named because their sale is used to subsidize civil wars in africa set in sierra leone in 1999, the film, crudely scripted by charles leavitt, links danny with. Blood diamond movie reviews & metacritic score: set against the backdrop of the chaos and civil war that enveloped 1990s sierra leone, blood diamond is the s.
Read the empire review of blood diamond so when you hear that blood diamond is a very violent movie, don't take it lightly on top of that, add an unnecessary political framing device, and what begins as a tough, risk-taking thriller winds down to become a familiar hollywood triumph-over-adversity. It will be fun to see which stars are willful and/or clueless enough to wear diamonds to this year's academy awards if the political action melodrama blood diamond—about the carnage surrounding the mining of the gemstones in sierra leone—racks up a lot of nominations forgive me for opening on such. Set against the backdrop of civil war in 1990's sierra leone and the african diamond industry, 'blood diamond' follows danny archer (dicaprio) - a south african mercenary essentially a romantic adventure story with politics in the background—an old-fashioned movie, i suppose, but exciting and stunningly well made.