A raisin in the sun movie
A Raisin in the Sun: The Unfilmed Original Screenplay by Lorraine HansberryUnder the editorship of the late Robert Nemiroff, with a provocative and thoughtful introduction by preeminent African-American scholar Margaret B. Wilkerson and a commentary by Spike Lee, this completely restored screenplay is the accurate and authoritative edition of Lorraine Hansberrys script and a testament to her unparalled accomplishment as a black woman artist.
The 1961 film version of A Raisin in the Sun, with a screenplay by the author, Lorraine Hansberry, won an award at the Cannes Film Festival even though one-third of the actual screenplay Hansberry had written had been cut out. The film did essentially bring Hansberrys extraordinary play to the screen, but it failed to fulfill her cinematic vision.
Now, with this landmark edition of Lorraine Hansberrys original script for the movie of A Raisin in the Sun that audiences never viewed, readers have at hand an epic, eloquent work capturing not only the life and dreams of a black family, but the Chicago--and the society--that surround and shape them.
Important changes in dialogue and exterior shots, a stunning shift of focus to her male protagonist, and a dramatic rewriting of the final scene show us an artist who understood and used the cinematic medium to transform a stage play into a different art form--a profound and powerful film.
A Raisin in the Sun
The teleplay by Paris Qualles is based on the award-winning play of the same name by Lorraine Hansberry and is the second film adaptation of that play following the film that starred Sidney Poitier , Ruby Dee , Claudia McNeil , and Diana Sands. According to Nielsen Media Research , the program was watched by Matriarch Lena wants to buy a house to fulfill the dream she shared with her deceased husband. Walter Lee would rather use the money to invest in a liquor store, believing the income would put an end to the family's financial woes. His wife Ruth, wanting to provide more space and better opportunities for their son Travis, agrees with Lena.
Movies in Theaters
Instead of providing salvation, the money causes intense disagreements over what should be done with it. The family matriarch , Lena Younger played by Claudia McNeil , wants to leave their Chicago apartment and buy a home in a white neighbourhood. Her headstrong son, Walter Lee Younger played by Sidney Poitier , hopes to use the money to open a liquor store. Heart-wrenching at times and humorous at others, the screenplay was written by Hansberry, one of the first African American playwrights to have work staged on Broadway. Louis Gossett, Jr. A Raisin in the Sun.
Sign in. Get a quick look at the the week's trailers, including Villains , Countdown , Like a Boss , and more. Watch now. Title: A Raisin in the Sun A travelling handyman becomes the answer to the prayers of nuns who wish to build a chapel in the desert. A blind, uneducated white girl is befriended by a black man, who becomes determined to help her escape her impoverished and abusive home life by introducing her to the outside world. An African-American family struggles with poverty, racism, and inner conflict as they strive for a better way of life.