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samedi, juin 16, 2012

Save your "sorry. I don't need are anymore apologies

Last night, I watched for the second time the Tyler Perry movie "For colored girls" starring some of my favorite African-American actresses : Kimberly Elise, Kerry Washington, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose etc...

The quote I love the most, is the one from Jo (Joanne Bradmore) played by an astonishing Janet Jackson.

Save your "sorry.

" One thing I don't need are anymore apologies.
 I got sorry greeting me at the front door. 
You can keep yours. 
I don't know what to do with them... 
I can't even... 
I have to throw some away. 
I can't even get to the clothes in my closet for all the sorries. I
'm not even sorry about you being sorry. 

Here is an extract from: for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, the original play from which the movie was adapted,  

“one thing I don’t need

is any more apologies
i got sorry greetin me at my front door
you can keep yrs
i don’t know what to do wit em
they don’t open doors
or bring the sun back
they don’t make me happy
or get a mornin paper
didn’t nobody stop usin my tears to wash cars
cuz a sorry.” 

Ntozake Shange

La Donna in Viola

Listen to the drama of the movie "For Colored Girls" unfolds with great perfection at the rhythm of La Donna in Viola opera. 

To me, this is one of the best soundtrack of the movie directed by Tyler Perry and adapted from the play of Ntozake Shange And this is for Colored girls who have considered suicide, but are moving to the ends of their own rainbows. 

This modern opera really gives me chills. 

Performers: Karen Slack, Andrea Jones-Sojola & The Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra