Seen "Milk"?

@anniepa (27240)
United States
August 9, 2009 8:34pm CST
Who here has seen "Milk", the movie for which Sean Penn won his Best Actor Oscar? I saw it a month or so ago on PPV and I thought it was excellent and there's no doubt Penn deserved the award. Josh Brolin also gave an Oscar-worthy performance I thought. Any comments? Was anyone hesitant about seeing it because of the controversial subject matter? Annie
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• United States
10 Aug 09
I loved that movie, it came out (pardon the pun) right when prop 8 was going on in CA. I think all the actors did a marvelous job, and Penn does bare a physical resemblance to the real Harvey Milk. I am pleased to announce that they approved a Harvey Milk day. I was born three days after he was assassinated, but would have loved to have met him. They have a documentary on him at hulu. In my streets people would hold signs saying that "Dan White was a hero". It makes me so sad how intolerant and cruel people can be.
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• United States
10 Aug 09
Here's a link to the documentary: http://www.hulu.com/watch/49577/the-times-of-harvey-milk
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• United States
10 Aug 09
I wanted to add another comment, too. James Franco starred in that movie, and was supposed to be a speaker at UCLA's graduating class this year, but people opposed it. And, Penn's acceptance speech where he mentioned the "signs of hate" was very touching. I woke up daily to having to see those signs. When prop 8 was upheld, I went to a protest, and met with one of the 18,000 couples that got to keep their marriage intact. Wow, and to think, nothing happened to the sanctity of all the hetero marriages here. Odd. Please, note the sarcasm.
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@anniepa (27240)
• United States
11 Aug 09
Thanks for a great response and for the link to the documentary. I must confess to not having known much about Harvey Milk until the movie came out but the more I learn the more I admire him. On Oscar night I was so happy Sean Penn won the award even though I had yet to see the movie and I thought his acceptance speech was the best I've ever heard. I know there are people here who can't stand him and I'm sure some here who would agree that Dan White was a hero just like some think Scott Roeder was a hero for having assassinated Dr. Tiller but to me those attitudes of hate don't fit in with the "pro-life" ideology these same people claim to live by. I regret that I wasn't in California where I would have been happy and proud to go with you to protest Prop 8 if I had been there. Annie
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
10 Aug 09
I have never even heard of it. What is it about? It has such a strange title.
• United States
10 Aug 09
It's about Harvey Milk. He was the first openly gay person to hold a political office, and he made quite a movement for the gay community. It is very saddening but very important to watch. You can see a documentary about Harvey Milk, too, if you look at the link in my first post.
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@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
10 Aug 09
Interesting.